With the arrival of a new baby, I knew I'd need to make this room functional for both a toddler AND a baby- which meant some creative planning for clothes and toy storage. The room isn't huge, but I was able to comfortably fit both of their beds, a rocker, toy and book storage, and plenty of clothes storage by putting the dresser in the closet with a changing area on top and making it feel like an extension of the room!
I love using staple pieces from places like Ikea and Land of Nod, and filling in the details with pieces from Etsy to make the space feel truly unique!
Design InspirationI'm really inspired by white Scandinavian style kid's rooms mixed with an eclectic, colorful style. I wanted it to incorporate natural textures and animals, because what kid doesn't love animals? My color scheme idea came from the gift wrap framed on the closet wall.
My style can best be described as eclectic meets shabby chic and rustic. I love implementing colors with natural textures.
Jillian's toddler bed is from IKEA. I LOVE it because it is built to grow with her. The frame actually expands to a twin size with another size in between. It has mattress inserts to make the mattress as long as a twin to fit the bed. GENIUS I tell you.
Jillian's toddler bedding and that cute doll are also from The Land of Nod. The house pillow was a DIY.
For the raindrop garland above the bed, I just cut rain drop shapes out of felt and fabric and did a blanket stitch around the edge, then threaded through twine and taped up with washi tape.The yellow braided ribbon rug is also from The Land of Nod. Olivia's Crib/bedding:
The cloud pillow is from The Land of Nod.That faux sheepskin rug was $10 at Ikea! Olivia's crib is also from Ikea. Her crib skirt actually isn't a crib skirt, it's just a piece of cute fabric I folded and tucked under the mattress. Super cheap alternative! The crib mobile is from Gigi Love Feathers on Etsy. I love how delicate the gold-dipped feathers are! Wall and other details:
The clock is from Society 6.
The art in the closet is a framed piece of gift wrap from Rifle Paper Co.
The adorable hand block-printed fox pillow is from Laura Frisk on Etsy.
The dresser in the closet is a total space saver- it holds SO much! It's also from Ikea. I also love that I can have a changing area on top of it, which I use daily for Olivia. The bookshelves on the wall are Ikea spice racks that were painted and stained.
The painted pink ombre canvas was a super easy DIY.The pictures for the DIY Olliblocks are from The Caravan Shoppe. The fox print is a digital download from a favorite shop of mine on Etsy, Paper Canoe Printables. The ABC letter cards are a free download on The Handmade Home.
My favorite item in the room is probably the framed gift wrap in the closet from Rifle Paper Co. I love that it made for a super adorable and cheap art option, and it inspired the colors for the whole space!
First, decide the function of the space- what do you need to fit in this room? Is toy storage important? Find pieces that are both stylish and functional. Lastly, use pieces that your kids will love that reflects who they are!