Today, I’m taking you all on a tour of what might be my favorite room in our home: my toddler’s bedroom.
Maybe it’s the peaceful color scheme. Perhaps it’s because everything in this room hits the mark on my useful/beautiful quest. Or maybe it’s because it’s so stinkin’ easy to keep clean.
Now, it may be obvious to some of you that this room does not belong to my firstborn.
When you are expecting your first baby, you have the tendency to go out and buy ALL THE THINGS. But by the time your subsequent kids roll around, you have a better understanding of what you need (a bed) and what you don’t (a wipes warmer?)
Here’s a list of what’s in our youngest daughter’s room right now:
- Crib converted into a toddler bed
- Small rocking chair
- Toy box containing a few age-appropriate toys and books
- Baby monitor and sound machine
You’ll notice she does not have a dresser. Since her room is small (much like my budget), I did not want to take up any more floor space than necessary.
All of her clothes and other supplies are stored in her closet, like so:
Here in the South, you have to keep your “warm weather” clothes at arm’s length even in the winter, because it might be freezing one day and 80º the next!
In each of her drawers, I keep about five articles of clothing for each season (so, five long-sleeved and five short-sleeved tops, etc.)
We kept things simple in the decor department, only displaying a few meaningful items. I adore this artwork my husband’s talented aunt made for this room – complete with a drawing of our house at the bottom!
Once her crib was converted to a toddler bed, I wanted to encourage my daughter to become more independent.
She is responsible for putting away any toys that she takes out of her toy box. Her play clothes are stored low where she can access them easily, and she knows to take her dirty clothes to the hamper in the laundry room at the end of each day.
Also, I discovered that a fly swatter from the Dollar Tree makes an excellent light switch extender. Now, she can turn her lights on and off all by herself!
And, of course, these two goobers had to be in a shot of their own 🙂
I hope you’ve enjoyed taking a peek at how we’ve embraced minimalism in our toddler’s bedroom. Do you have any tips to share for reducing clutter in your kids’ spaces? I’d love to hear from you in the comments!