- 24 Toddler Room Ideas That Will Make You Wish You Were A Kid
- 1. Modern Toddler Bed
- 2. Easy Toy Storage
- 3. Cozy Nursery
- 4. Vintage Inspired
- 5. Safari Adventures
- 6. Alphabet Wall
- 7. Personalized Nook
- 8. Modern Play Kitchen
- 9. Themed Prints
- 10. Off-The-Wall Wallpaper
- 11. Geometric Fun
- 12. Girly Girl
- 13. Space Saving Elements
- 14. Tree House Bed
- 15. DIY Wooden Letters
- 16. Hanging Beds
- 17. Vivid Color
- 18. DIY Bed Rails
- 19. Sleep Under The Stars
- 20. Child- Sophistication
- 21. Rocket Bookshelf
- 22. Kid-Friendly Storage
- 23. DIY Magnet Board
- 24. Custom Wall Decals
- 6 Best Mini Cribs of 2020
- What is a Mini Crib?
- How We Chose Our Best Mini Cribs
- Keep in Mind
- What Babylist Parents Say
- Additional Specs
24 Toddler Room Ideas That Will Make You Wish You Were A Kid
Your baby is growing into an energetic and playful toddler and it’s time to update their bedroom to suit their needs.
When designing a room for a toddler, it’s important to create a space that will inspire creativity and encourage your kid’s curiosity. Your kid isn’t a baby anymore, but not quite a big kid either.
So, you’ll want to consider safety, functionality and how well the room will grow with your child.
To help inspire your kid’s room design, check out some of our favorite toddler room ideas. They’re so fun, you’ll wish you were a kid again!
1. Modern Toddler Bed
Source: A Beautiful Mess
A toddler bed is the perfect way to transition your little one from a crib to a big kid bed. This modern toddler bed will appeal to your mid-century Scandinavian design aesthetic. Give the deep blue bed a cute and cool pop of color with funky neon hairpin legs.
2. Easy Toy Storage
Use personalized drawstring bags as an easy way to organize the growing amount of toys your toddler accumulates. These bags make it easy to storage big plush items in any space.
3. Cozy Nursery
The toddler years are where you’ll start to notice significant changes in your little one’s intellectual and social skills. Having a cozy nursery for you and your child to play, read and create memories is a must. All you need is some comfy elements a throw blanket, a plush rug and some cute pillows.
4. Vintage Inspired
Your baby girl is growing up and needs a big girl room to match. Keep it feminine with touches of light blush pink. Make sure the room can grow with her by decorating in a sweet vintage style — classic chandelier, ruffled linens, distressed furniture and an accent wall made from reclaimed wood.
5. Safari Adventures
Spark your toddler’s sense of adventure with just a few subtle decorations. It can be as simple as adding a couple of furry friends these cute and unique giraffe figures. Throw in a couple of adventurous storybooks and your little one is sure to become excited for bedtime.
6. Alphabet Wall
Source: Color Made Happy
Now I know my ABCs! This adorable alphabet wall is an ideal accessory for your kid’s room. Make it really playful by using letters in different shapes, sizes, textures and colors. The possibilities are endless.
7. Personalized Nook
Your child is probably already curious about a lot things and eager to learn. Personalizing any space with their name and positive affirmations will better prepare them for when the time comes to go to school. Customize a pillow, a photo frame or a book and remind your little one how special they are every day.
8. Modern Play Kitchen
Source: Dahlias & Dimes
Kids love their play kitchens — but sometimes parents don’t love how they look. Why not renovate that ugly kitchen into something modern and chic that matches the style of your home? Special touches, metallic accents and funky wallpaper, will make that play kitchen into a dream kitchen.
9. Themed Prints
Adding some fun and colorful canvas prints is an easy way to switch up your little one’s bedroom theme without having to break the bank. Superheroes, animals, florals — the possibilities are endless! You can even buy a few blank canvases and let your toddler get creative with some finger paint.
10. Off-The-Wall Wallpaper
Start with a bold and colorful, whimsical wallpaper and the rest of your toddler’s room will be a snap to design. Into animals? Then a fun print this one is just the right choice. Pair it with light and bright furniture and fun animal accents to bring the look together.
11. Geometric Fun
Adding fun and bright texture to your toddler’s bedroom is a great way to ignite their creativity. Geometric wallpaper, toys and decor will give their room a chic and polished look. Not to mention a fun and inviting environment for them to play in.
12. Girly Girl
Source: Girl Loves Glam
Give your baby girl’s room decor a toddler-sized transformation with girly girl bedding, pastel storage bins and a vinyl princess-inspired polka dot wall. It makes a perfect backdrop for a gallery wall featuring photos of your growing girl and her family.
13. Space Saving Elements
As your little one grows older, you may find that you need more space for toys and trinkets. Shelves will not only help you organize but allow you to personalize your child’s room even further. Use them to showcase some treasured photos, art and books.
14. Tree House Bed
Source: Winter Daisy
What nature-loving kid doesn’t dream of living in his or her very own tree house? Here’s a fun nursery theme idea. Bring the outdoors in by painting a huge tree on the wall. Complete the look with this loft bed that feels a tree house, complete with roll-up windows and a wooden plank ceiling.
15. DIY Wooden Letters
These too-cute wooden letters add a touch of color and whimsy to your gallery wall. Find your big kid’s initials and decorate them with bright colors, dots and stripes for an adorable, easy project that will look great in any toddler’s room.
16. Hanging Beds
Looking to update your baby boy’s room? Here’s an eclectic design with an industrial flair. Black and green accents paired with the industrial pipe hanging beds and mixed modern graphic fabrics all work together to create a fun and functional room for a young child.
17. Vivid Color
Source: Kate Decorates
When it comes to a kid’s room, there’s no reason to shy away from bright, vivid color. A lime green wall is just the right backdrop for a wall of vibrant art. Pair it with cheerful bedding and pillows and a funky lamp. Keep the room light and bright by adding accents of white.
18. DIY Bed Rails
Source: Rogue Engineer
You’re ready to switch your baby from a crib to a big kid bed but for safety’s sake, you’ll want to install some bed rails to keep the little one from rolling bed at night. These wooden bed rails are super sturdy and inexpensive to make!
19. Sleep Under The Stars
Source: Hello Bowsers!
Your little one will have sweet dreams in this tent-shaped toddler bed alongside a wall of stars. The cool campout look is complete with a bearskin rug, woodland creature stuffed animals and even a snow-covered pine tree.
20. Child- Sophistication
This little girl’s room feels fun and happy, but it’s also a design that can grow with her. A cool cloud mural keeps the room light and airy, while a sweet canopy draped in whimsical pom poms keeps the space fun, not fussy.
21. Rocket Bookshelf
This out-of-this-world rocketship bookshelf is the perfect accessory for a space-themed bedroom. Store books, games, toys and more without breaking the bank. This project is inexpensive and easy to make. Blast off!
22. Kid-Friendly Storage
Source: Visual Meringue
Toddler rooms are typically teeming with toys — so you’re going to need some neat and tidy storage inspiration. Try these fun but functional brightly colored bins, complete with pictures on the labels.
23. DIY Magnet Board
Source: Whisking Mama
Here’s a quick and simple idea for your toddler’s bedroom wall. Pair a mechanic’s oil drip pan with a set of colorful magnet letters and voila! Instant entertainment and education for your little one.
24. Custom Wall Decals
Source: Girl Loves Glam
Make an impression with custom wall decals, these colorful flying balloons. No matter what your theme is, you can create large, custom decals from any image you choose. Make balloons, clouds, animals, automobiles and more. You’re only limited by your imagination.
Whether you’re looking to easily transform from baby to toddler with just a few small changes, or you want ideas to completely redo the room, you’re sure to find an idea here that will inspire you.
6 Best Mini Cribs of 2020
Photo by @littlegoldieshop
Does thinking about how to fit a full-size crib—along with all the other baby gear—into your home throw you into a panic? Consider a mini crib. It’s a major space saver and sometimes a multitasker, too, doubling as a bassinet or transitioning into a toddler bed down the road.
What is a Mini Crib?
Mini cribs are much smaller than standard-size cribs, and some models come with wheels, which make it easy to move your child from your room into the nursery when you’re ready. Some mini cribs can also be folded flat to store in a closet or under a bed, ideal for keeping at a sitter’s or grandparents’ house.
Often, little ones can fit in mini cribs until it’s time to transition to a toddler or twin bed—around two- to three-years-old or when your child starts climbing the rails.
Some models convert into toddler beds or even a headboard and footboard for a twin bed. However, you typically have to buy a separate conversion kit to make the transition.
If that’s what you’d to do, buy the conversion kit at the same time you purchase the crib (just in case the model becomes discontinued).
Note that you’ll need to purchase a mini crib mattress and mini crib sheets ( these examples: mini crib mattress and mini crib sheets) to go along with the smaller-size frame. (Typically mini cribs come with a one-inch mattress, but it’s really skimpy.)
Note: the average standard crib mattress is 28-inches wide and 52-inches long, while the average mini crib mattress is 24-inches wide and 38-inches long.
How We Chose Our Best Mini Cribs
We asked thousands of real Babylist families about the baby products they love the most, then took the top mini cribs they shared with us and added our own research and insight. We think you and your little one will love at least one of these items too.
This simply designed crib is super adorable in mint green and cotton-candy pink, and cotton-candy pink to a more neutral grey, there’s a style for everyone in this simply designed, colorful mini crib. The Babyletto Origami folds flat for easy storage, has locking wheels and comes with a one-inch mattress pad. You can also adjust the mattress height to two different positions.
Keep in Mind
The Babyletto Gelato is another great mini crib—while it doesn’t have wheels or fold, it does convert to a twin bed with a conversion kit, purchased separately.
What Babylist Parents Say
“This crib is a great color, and it only takes up a little bit of space. Our daughter can still sleep in the same room as us.” -Nicole C.
|Dimensions||38 5/8” x 25 3/8” x 36”|
|Child Guidelines||Stop using when child begins to climb or reaches 35 inches|
The bloom Alma has the slimmest profile on our list.
The lockable wheels mean you can move it from room to room, and its narrow shape makes it a cinch to get through smaller-than-standard doorways. It even folds for storage and adjusts to two mattress heights.
Just note that the Alma isn’t a standard mini crib size, so you’ll need to take that into consideration when buying a mattress (bloom sells one separately).