Ideas For Decorating a toddler’s bedroom

 

As many of you know we are planning to move house this summer which is going to see Jess get her own room for the very first time.  I have not been able to actually design a nursery when she was born so I am so excited to do a toddler room for her. I have been thinking about the types of things which I want in her room of course some of them she might actually get a some of them may be able to occur not long after we move in the property which we get.

Reading Corner

Jess does actually love reading books and story time is something which I want to implement in her bedtime routine. I do actually think that reading is something which is very important when your child is young because of the fact that it allows them to be able to increase their language. I think this is something which may actually help her sleep better due to the fact that she is not going to be having a lot of screen time before bed as we all know too much blue light can make you not sleep. I would love to be able to get her a really nice bookcase which means that she is going to be able to reach her books so she could read them when she wants. Hopefully, we can have either some cute cushions to sit on or some bean bags so it is a very cozy and pleasurable area to be in.

Feature Wall

Feature walls can make a child’s room feel very personal. While browsing on the internet I found Wallsauce who are a company who sell made-to-measure children’s wallpaper.  There is some amazing wallpaper I think the one which is the lego pattern would love amazing in the man cave which Joe wants to create and would fit in with the gaming/office room he is hoping to create when we get the house. I know for sure that there is some of the wallpaper which Jess would love for example the animal ones due to the fact she is obsessed with them. I think I would be really fun to have something which is a bit different to the standard wallpaper which is on the market. These come in panels which I think it may make it easier than actually wallpapering normally.

Storage

Making sure that Jess has enough room for the oodles of toys which she has managed to accumulate in the short time which she has been here is important. I want to be able to make sure that she can get the toys which she wants to be able to play with easily without having to pull everything out.  This may mean that we end up having storage boxes which can be pulled out for example like the ones from Ikea which every blogger seems to have somewhere in their house, to be honest. Making sure she knows were things belong may actually lead to her been able to keep her room more tidy well I can always dream right?

Playden/ Tepi

This is something which I can see Jess really wanting due her always now wanting to build dens or as she calls them tents. This is an area which for her could be soft in case she does fall over because we all know she is a very clumsy child. Causing damage to herself is not something which I really want to occur I also think that this could be another area which she would be able to read in along with the fact she could play cars there no doubt quite happily. I have seen a few which are not too girly which I am sure is something she will like because she is not all about the pink.

Quotes and pictures

These are a great thing to put in your toddlers/ child’s room because of the fact that they are going to grow up. This means that things are going to want to be changed over this time as they will calim that something is for babies instead of the age that they are. A benefit of having quotes and picturres in frames it means that they can be updated over time which means can fit whatever the child is in to at the moment and recent pictures. For example, at the moment we have a few nice pictures of Jess which I would love to display along with some motivation/educational pieces. When I feel like they are no longer relevant it would be easy to get new ones along with the fact it would not break the bank.

 

How did you decorate your toddler’s room?

 

Charlotte

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Move or Improve?

As some of you may know we are looking to purchase our first house this summer.We finally want to have a house were we can all live together instead of spending half of the time solo parenting. While spending the rest of the time together it is now about time to combine two homes into one. With the budget we have it could mean that we have to make sure that the house is something which we can improve over a period of time. So it could me we do move and improve the house. Hopefully this is only simple things such as painting and making sure that we have our own touch on the place. I really do not want to be one of those peoples who have to knock wall down and build an extension because we really want to move in this summer. As you can imagine i don’t really want to live in a building site with a toddler.

Like most people location of the property which we are going to purchase is important but of a study of 2000 people conducted by Slater Gordon found only 35% stated that this was important. For us we want to be able to have good travel links due to the fact it is unlikely that we are going to have a job in the area we live. We also want a house that is going to be big enough should we have another child it will mean that we do not have to move we may end up moving again however,I hope to be in the house for a long time as well. However, you never know if you are going to have to due to job relocation or something similar. So you could say that I am one of the 1000 who wouldn’t say that they are never going to move in the future. As some of you know moving out fully is not something which I have done so it does mean that the whole new moving house experience is new to me.

I guess you could say I have moved a few times because I have actually changed houses while at university but these were not properties which I could have stayed in long term however, on average adults move 3 times during their adult life. So who know I may just not be normal.

This means that we are likely to be moving and improving the house both things which I barely have done in my life. However, some tips which I have been given when speaking to people about moving houses is make sure that you have removal men to take things from our house to the new house. This is something which I am unsure if we will have to do because we will be purchasing a lot of furniture new because we don’t currently have a family home.I know there is going to be a lot of bulky things which have to be moved so this could see us hiring a van so we can actually get them to the new house.

Another tip which I have been told is to make sure that you tell people that you are moving this is people such as the bank, phone companies and others who you may have to pay bills for. Don’t forget if you have something such as a subscription box do not forget to tell them that you are moving otherwise you will not have it at the new address. This is not going to be a problem for use because we are still going to have people who we know at the address which we are moving from. But usually of course this is something which you will need to do.

There is not guarantee that we are not going to have to do work on the house this could see us having to get tradesmen such as electricians and gas fitters. These are people who you need to make sure are qualified don’t try and do it yourself or you could see yourself as one of the 220,000 people who end up in hospital a year as a result of DIY.

Are you a person who would rather move than do their house up?

Charlotte xx

This post is in collaboration with Slater Gordon