Transitional Toddler Room (Blue/Gray)

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A Project For



Two and a Half


Toronto, ON


It's incredible how easy it is to accumulate a mountain of toys over two years. These were my goals in creating a toddler room for my son:

  1. Have only the age appropriate toys in the room (all baby toys went into storage)
  2. Keep them off the floor
  3. Have the toys easily accessible

Design Inspiration

It all started with the colours in the Dwell "transportation" themed bumper for the bedding. I grabbed the gray and blue tones for the wall paint, and everything else just came together.

Decorating Style

Clean. Modern. Functional.

Project Details

Favorite Items

I have more than one favourite item.

  1. Custom Canvas Art - Not only cause I make them, but because it's such an easy way to dress up a bare wall.
  2. Tiered platform the whale is sitting on - I was using these Debbie Travis Ledges as shelves before, and loved them so much that I had to find another use for them.
  3. Chair Cushions - Marcus does not really need his crib bumper anymore, but I'm attached to it for some reason. I cut up four sections, sewed and placed them onto his new chairs (I ended up with just enough bumper length to stretch around the sides and back of his bed).
  4. Book Shelf - It's really just his old baby change table (minus the pad). I had to find a use for it because I didn't want put another item into our already filled storage.


If you are able to find new uses for old things, it really helps the transition process.  


  1. 1

    I love the colors and the minimalistic lines…. I love the rocket ship bead maze (our theme is rockets and robots). May I ask where you got it? Thanks!

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    Hi Leslie, Thanks so much! The Rocket was a gift and my friend doesn’t remember where she got it, but the brand name is “Chad Valley.” I hope you find it for your little one!

  3. 3

    I really love the colors; they are so calming and so clean. I also love the canvas art and that wooden whale decor.

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    I so appreciate your lovely comments. Thanks!

  5. 5

    I like how the room looks really airy, thanks to the glass windows. I also like your color scheme a lot. It does have a relaxing effect.

  6. 6

    What paint colors did you use? We have the same Dwell Transportation bedding set and artwork, but I’m trying to convert my son’s room into a toddler room, as well. Love your son’s room!

  7. 7

    Thanks Caroline!
    I used Benjamin Moore’s Old Pickup Blue & Gull Wing Gray.

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    avatar Three Little birds

    wow!!! I love how you turned the changing table to a book shelf. So clever.

  9. 9

    What a great idea to use the bumper as a chair covers! I have a table where that doesn’t work because they are bench seats but that thing is just collecting dust in her closet now. Love the room!

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    Thank you to Three Little Birds also!

  12. 12

    you should work as a designer !

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    I love the colors, the organization, and details. It’s like a breath of fresh air!

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    Thank you :) My son loves playing in his room.

  16. 16

    Where did you find the owl image in the picture over the cube shelving?

  17. 20

    I like the stacked ikea expedit shelves, did you secure them together when you stacked them? If so, how?

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