The ‘Art’ of Changing the Nursery into an Amazing Toddler’s Room
So, you not only have some ideas available, but also an adorable little human who just might want some input into his or her room. And, it can start with the walls.
Here are just a few ideas on what you can do:
- Murals – Having a mural painted in a child’s room can add such a whimsical element to the décor. If your toddler is a girl, try a Disney princess wall mural, or butterflies and flowers. For a boy, a baseball field, or a car for a transportation theme.
- Decals – I found some great removable decals for my son’s room. We went with an aquarium theme, with beautiful and colorful tropical fish swimming on the wall. There are various places you can find them with many styles to choose from.
- Textured Paint – It might be considered more for adult rooms, but a textured paint technique such as ragging, decoupage, or sponging can add a lot of character to a child’s room as well.
- Chalkboard Paint – You can always combine décor and function, with chalkboard paint. This allows the child to be a little graffiti artist on a wall, without getting in trouble. Of course, you need to make sure the paint comes down low enough for the child to reach it.
Then next thing you can do is add finishing touches to the room through bedding, window treatments, toys, and framed photos. If your child likes to color, or draw, frame some of their best work and use that as wall art. It helps with the décor, as well as encourages them in their artistic endeavors.
The transition is definitely a milestone that might come with mixed emotions. But, embrace this new stage and watch how they adapt to the new room with wide eyes and wonderment.
About the Author
As a freelance writer, Kathy Barber is currently working on a series of articles about nurseries and toddler rooms. Her inspiration for this set comes from researching Pixar and Disney Cars mural
and art. She also enjoys writing on topics like travel, cooking, medical, and anything about the Internet. Kathy lives in Michigan with her family, and enjoys cooking, mystery, and photography.