Creating a space for your toddler that’s both unique and fun, whilst also being safe and practical can be challenging. Every child needs their own space that should say something about their personality and ensure they feel cozy and comfortable in their own home, so here’s a compiled list of a few tips and tricks you should bear in mind when designing your toddler’s room.
The first thing you should consider when planning the design of your room is the theme. What are you hoping to achieve from the overall look? Simplicity and subtlety are very current and timeless, so it’s best to pick a color or two and apply them every so often.
It’s also important to consider that your toddler has their own developing personality. They’ll want to start expressing who they are by decorating their own space with their favorite toys and such, so you should consider how bold the theme of the room is going to be. Light colors and bright space can help make a room feel less restricted when decorating and might even save you money.
Some popular themes include nature, animals, and insects; these are all very engaging for your toddler and will spark their imagination whilst also being gender-neutral, which is another important aspect to consider.
Your toddler’s room is their private space, where they’ll be spending a lot of time in their early years. It’s going to have a big impact on who they are and how they see the world. You may want to get colorful and inspired, but consider that children need space to be creative and discover who they are. Of course, this doesn’t mean every room should be a blank canvas, but no room should define who lives in it, quite the opposite actually.
It’s good to start planning a practical space. You’ll need room to fit all those toys, clothes and decorations. Likewise, toddler’s need plenty of room to be adventurous and explore. When you’re shelving stuffed animals and boxing race cars, you should consider two things.
Is it safe? Try not to stack containers that aren’t fixed, or place too much furniture, especially if there are lots of corners and edges. Expect a lot of mess, and ensure that your chosen furniture is tough, kid-proof and accessible.
Finally, consider whether your toddler can reach everything they need and save yourself the trouble of reaching it for them, whilst also ensuring they don’t try to clamber up the furniture and do it themselves.