Interior Design Revealed… Toddler’s Room

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Interior Design Revealed… Toddler’s Room

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It took no time for your baby to become a toddler.  Your child is aware of its surroundings and has a lot of imagination.  At the same time, your little one is full of energy, playing, walking and climbing.  Your toddler’s needs are transitioning, and the nursery is no longer suitable.  You need for more floor space, more storage, and more furniture.  It’s official! It’s time to design a room for your toddler.  Let’s Talk About Your Interior Design Tips For Toddler’s Room.

Tip 1: Plan It!

Your toddler’s room is a multifunctional room. To plan it, first select a convenient location in your home for your toddler’s room.  If you’re just converting the nursery, then you already have a cozy and quiet room.  Otherwise, make sure that the new space is warm, has fresh air and is well lit.  Follow-up by making a list of all the functions performed in your toddler’s room.  Once done, measure the room and draw a plan or sketch.  The sleeping area will take up most of the space so go ahead and place the bed and the bedside table on your plan.  You’ll notice that the bed is larger than the crib.  It’s a good idea to place the bed against a wall to create more floor space for playing and rolling around.  Plan the other activities such as a place to dress, read a book, listen to music, play and storage.  Remember, keep it simple.

Tip 2: Furnish It!

Ideally, your toddler’s room should be adaptable and grow as your child does.  You’ll need a new bed, and you may want a low table with small chairs.  It works well for creative activities like drawing.  As you’re designing the room, you’ll notice that a toddler’s room needs more storage than a nursery.  The reason being that, toddlers have a growing collection of belongings.  A well-designed storage system works by improving the comfort level in the room.  It must, therefore, work for both you and your child.  For example, bookcases, wall shelves, and toy boxes are storage solutions that’ll help your child manage its books, toys, and games.  Small-scale storage furniture make getting dressed more comfortable for your child.  Finally, when buying new furniture, select durable and versatile furniture with smooth and round edges.  Remember that besides looking good, the furniture must be safe to use, be solidly built, and be correctly assembled.

Tip 3: Accessorize It!

There no getting around it, your child will change a lot during the toddler’s years.  When you think about it, the new room needs to be suitable till your child’s first day of school.  Accessories are the jewels in the room, and as a rule, less is more.  They’re a great way to integrate your kid’s favorite color and personal taste.  They transform the room and can be quickly updated as your kid grows.  There’s a rule though: install mirrors, boards, shelves, and pictures at your child’s eye level.  Pinboard, blackboard or chalkboard can be used to create and showcase your child’s favorite “art” pieces.  A skid-proof backing area rug, with exciting patterns and vibrant colors, will brighten up the room without having to paint the walls.

Few more things:  Toddlers undergo several change’s which make it essential to create a sense of stability in their room.  Just like adults, children need to feel familiar and comfortable in their surroundings.  As you implement the physical changes to your little one’s environment, consider this:  If your child is sensitive to environmental changes, make the changes gradually instead of all at once.  Changes such as moving from the crib to bed, for example, may need to be done in steps.  Another example: Removing the rocking chair only when you no longer used on a regular basis.  And for safety’s sake: Cover electrical outlets, childproof drawers, anchored furniture to the walls, and install a smoke alarm in the room.  Don’t decorate with small objects that could be accidentally swallowed by your child.  Kids grow up fast so keep an eye on your child’s future needs.

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Sharlene Ionescu is a Certified Interior Designer and Educator. She is a principal at Aesthetic Concept Interior Design and Architecture. Her extensive experience includes residential, commercial and hospitality design. She completed projects throughout North America, Europe and Africa. Her teaching experience spans over 20 years both as a faculty member and as a consultant. In 2017, she launched to promote online interior design education. Her weekly blogs give you quick and easy interior design tips. It's a new platform where she shares her design expertise and experience with you. Do you want to read about a specific design topic? Let her know in the comment section below!

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