Decorating a room for your toddler is one of the most fun things for most parents – except for those who could be more creative and busy. In that case, you can hire an interior designer to have them decorate your toddler’s room. On the other hand, if you are creative, this is a perfect opportunity to display it practically. When decorating a toddler’s room, several crucial aspects must be considered.
Keep reading to learn more about how to decorate a room (that’s both practical and appealing) for a toddler. You can start the decoration process by asking your toddler for some ideas and choosing a theme. You should add plenty of play and storage areas. From the very start, you should strive to be space-savvy.
Don’t forget to consider sufficient toy and clothes storage. Also, leave room for free play and creativity. Moreover, use the wall space to display artwork, for instance. Create a cosy reading nook and ensure that the furniture you get is multifunctional.
Ask your toddler for some ideas
An excellent place to start the decoration process is by talking with your toddler and discussing some possibilities regarding room organisation and decor. Perhaps they won’t be able to tell you a lot, but there is a chance that you’ll learn something useful.
You can ask them what they would like to have in their room. You can also show them some photos and ideas and see their thoughts. After all, it is a room for a toddler, so it should be suitable for that purpose.
Parents can sometimes get lost in the decoration process and choose a decor they like that is not so practical and functional for the kid. So, try not to be that parent.
Choose a theme
Choosing a theme is not necessary, but it is functional. It helps by narrowing the many options there are. This is another excellent way to involve your toddler in the decision-making process.
A theme can be a colour or a set of colours. It can also be more elaborate and involve animals (farm, forest, sea, birds), landscapes (sea, nature, forest, space), a favourite cartoon or a fairy tale. It can also be a teddy bear or some other theme. When choosing a theme, you can choose all the other room essentials accordingly.
Add play and storage areas
Every toddler’s room should have plenty of play and storage areas. When you think about what toddlers do, most of the time is play. Storage is necessary to keep things organised and avoid having a messy room. You can look up some ideas online on how to do this by checking out platforms such as Pinterest and photos of preschools worldwide. You can get valuable ideas.
For instance, many preschools have plenty of play areas with storage for diverse age groups, so kids learn to be organised and responsible when they finish playing with a toy. Some storage alternatives also require them to use their motor skills and improve them.
Whatever room you decorate, it is essential to be space-savvy – especially for a toddler’s room. There are so many things that are useful for a toddler and that a toddler can benefit from, and to be able to fit them all in a room, we should be mindful of the space and how we use it. We should focus on using the floor and wall space for various things.
Consider toy and clothes storage
We already briefly mentioned that we need functional and practical toy storage. Now, we will elaborate a bit on what we mean by that. So, kids usually have a lot of different types of toys. All those toys need to have a place to keep the room neat. So, you can go for a shelf and have big boxes fit into them.
You can draw a drawing of the toys that go into each box. That will help your toddler with classification. For example, there could be a box for cars, colouring books and pencils, stuffed animals, etc. You should also find a plausible solution for clothes storage.
Leave room for free play and creativity
What you shouldn’t overlook is room for free play and creativity. So, your toddler’s room shouldn’t be crammed. There should be some free floor space for play. It would be great also to have a table with chairs when doing something artsy. Kids need to be exposed to different kinds of play as they acquire different skills.
A great way to personalise your toddler’s room is to display their artwork on a wall or shelf. That will help them boost their self-esteem, which is vital at an early age. It also encourages them to work on their art and display their creativity.
This is an excellent way to keep them busy in a way that’s beneficial for them. It is also what they do in preschool – Insight Early Learning takes displaying kids’ artwork seriously!
Use wall space
You shouldn’t leave wall space empty. Instead, decorate it with toys, artwork, photos, posters and similar things. You can even hang some selves and add amusing lighting and a few plants here and there.
Moreover, you can even hire a professional artist to draw your toddler’s favourite fairy tale characters on the walls. Kids love this! Consider sticking starts and moons that glow at night on the ceiling.
Create a reading nook
Creating a reading nook is an excellent way to encourage reading and develop a love for books. All you need is a bookshelf with age-appropriate books and a comfy bed or chair with a table light.
Opt for multifunctional furniture
We should note that when choosing furniture for your toddler’s room, you should always try to opt for multifunctional furniture. So, get a small table that can be a bigger table, and get a bed with a drawer that can turn into another bed. This is useful for sleepovers. You can look online for various multifunctional furniture pieces.
Decorating your toddler’s room is so exciting, and many parents can’t wait for that moment. The job is easier when the toddler is willing to participate in the decoration process.