Dreamy pastel toddler girl bedroom
When we lived in New York City we had a one-bedroom apartment and 9 months old Sasha took over our bedroom, making us move to the living room. I know, so far from ideal, but at least no one would bother her and she could sleep through the night (things we do for kids haha). We moved to Connecticut and finally, everyone got their own bedroom. You can probably imagine the level of my excitement to have a room to decorate.
DIY MONTESSORI FLOOR HOUSE BED
It took me so much longer than I expected to put her bedroom together, partially because I wanted to get her a Montessori floor house bed in full size, but all the options on the market seemed too pricey. Growing up I had a twin-size bed and always dreamt about a bigger one, where you can put tons of pillows and have plenty of space to roll around. Perhaps this bed is a bit too big for a two-year-old but she will be using this mattress till she basically goes to college haha.
After extensive research and disappointment with the prices, a serial DIYer, I've decided to build it myself. It took me over a month and it's far from perfect but it was so worth it. I wrote about how I made it HERE.
For the color of the room, I decided to go with light gray, white, and soft dusty pink. I've been against pink for most of my life but I guess having a girl changed me. ( I still can't stand bright pink though and don't think it will ever change). I used this chalk paint by Behr in Trellis gray color for the bed.
I've been looking for the tulle drapery all over the place and had a hard time finding a textile that wasn't sold by a yard in a pre-cut piece. It wouldn't go well to sew it together and have a stitch in the middle. I found this tulle in a local fabric store but I'm still in the search of a perfect drapery for this dreamy bed, so if you know where I could find it let me know. Sasha absolutely loves this bed, not only to sleep in it but jump on it, read books and just chill.
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UPDATED (09.25.2019) Since we moved to a new house a few months ago, I decorated a new bedroom, featuring a lot more DIY ideas and designs. You can find it HERE.
DIY PICTURE LEDGERS AS BOOKSHELVES
Another DIY project featuring in this bedroom is the floating bookshelves. As you know, toddlers and young kids should have their books displayed with the cover upfront. It makes books more accessible and intriguing for the little ones. I found these great MOSSLANDA picture ledgers in IKEA but for some reason, they were out of stock when I needed them. As an absolutely impatient person, I just went to Home Depot and got some wood to make the ledgers myself. I used these plans from Ana White and it was super easy and fun.
The dresser is from Ikea. I painted it in heirlroom rose color by Behr and I think it turned out to be quite good looking. If you decide to give it a go, check out this helpful tutorial on how to paint furniture. The only recommendation I have is to use a good quality roll instead of a brush. The latest has a tendency to leave strokes and pieces on the paint.
UBBI DIAPER PAIL
One of the absolute essentials of a toddler bedroom is a diaper pail. I've used a few different brands prior to getting a Ubbi diaper pail and none of them met my expectations. This one has not only flawless design but also locks the smell of those dirty diapers inside the pail, not letting it outside. Your room is guaranteed to stay fresh even when the pail is full. It's made out of powder-coated steel which compare to plastic will protect walls from odor sticking to it. Another feature that I absolutely love is there is no need to purchase a diaper pail refill bags! You can simply use any trash bag that you have handy. It's such a money saver to skip this step and be able to use any bag. Diaper caddy with wipes dispenser is super useful to store creams, diapers, wipes and can be easily moved around. As a huge bonus, Ubbi diaper pail comes in a variety of 12 colors. I chose mine in gray to fit the overall vibe of the room.
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Note: I received a complimentary diaper pail and diaper caddy from the Ubbi company. All opinions are my own.
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