Hey, fam! If you’ve been following along on Instagram over the past few months, you know that I have been working on making Taya’s room into more of a toddler room. That means no more crib and more space to learn and play. My goal was to have it all finished by the time her baby brother arrives and we accomplished that! Yay!
Now that Taya’s toddler room is complete, I wanted to put together a whole post sharing why I chose certain things for her room, as well as links to everything for you. As always, everything will be linked throughout the post and at the end. Let’s get right to it!
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If you weren’t around to see Taya’s nursery, you can catch the blog post on her Nursery Reveal HERE so you can see the changes we’ve made over time. Her room has always been bright and airy. We’ve never had a major theme to her room. Instead, we have always chosen pieces that suit her personality. She has a very “wild and free” spirit to her, so we naturally gravitate toward flower child and boho decor. Taya is also my “sunshine girl”, so anything suns and sunshine we love!
We moved the nursery glider out of Taya’s room mid-summer last year to start to make the transition to more of a toddler room. The glider took up a ton of space so taking that out really opened her room up. In January, we took out her crib and transitioned her right to a toddler floor bed. My original plan was to keep the crib until she tried to climb out, but with us using the same crib for her baby brother, I wanted to give plenty of time for Taya to adjust to her new big girl bed before he arrived. Thankfully, this transition went incredibly smoothly!
TAYA’S TODDLER ROOM UPDATES & DETAILS
This is the entryway wall into her room. It hasn’t changed that much over time – just some switching out of decor and bows on the accordion rack. This rack is really for coffee mugs but it works perfectly for her larger bow storage, as well as other accessories like small totes and purses.
I was eyeing this house floor bed for months before making the switch and I’m so glad we went with it. Taya’s great grandparents gifted it to her for Christmas, which was incredibly sweet. The quality is nice and sturdy for what it is. This one is still crib-size, so we are able to use her crib mattress still. The price of this bed has gone up and I personally don’t think it’s worth the listed price. However, the bed keeps going out of stock because it’s so popular.
Let’s talk about this fun daisy decal wall! My little flower child girl needed a wall full of daisies. Since we rent our townhome, I needed to find decals that were renter-friendly and won’t cause any damage to the walls once removed. I ordered the daisy decals from this shop on Etsy and they were perfect! I got to choose the color of them and the amount – I ordered the 20-pack. They were easy to apply and have held up great so far. The colors I went with: petals – terracotta, center – dune beige.
All of the frames in Taya’s room are from IKEA – their Fiskbo line to be exact. They’re much cheaper in-store but you can find some frames from the line on Amazon. I ordered most prints from shops on Etsy, but I chose to print them on my own – at home and the larger ones (12″ x 16″) from Staples.
One of my favorite small shops to support is the Imani Collective. Everything is handmade by artisans in Kenya and Ethiopia. All of their pieces are sustainably sourced and ethically made. I love that they give back! This “flower child” banner above Taya’s bed, the “I love who you are” banner, and the sunshine pillow are all from the Imani Collective.
Taya loves reading and that’s something we want to encourage her in, so I knew I wanted her to have a little reading nook space. Originally, I was going to do a big comfy chair for her, but I thought this little table and chair set from IKEA would be even more practical. In addition to reading at her table, Taya loves to color, stack blocks, and eat snacks.
For the wall art on this wall, I wanted it to resemble a collage of inspiring things for her. We got this long, white ledge shelf to hold some of Taya’s current favorite books. It was easy to install and is very sturdy! The “you are my sunshine” wood cutout, large pink flowers, and the macrame heart piece are all from Hobby Lobby. The gold sun pennant banner was from a small shop in Portsmouth, New Hampshire called Nahcotta.
I get a lot of questions about the cube unit storage in Taya’s room and it’s another IKEA love for us – it’s one of their Kallax cube units. It’s incredibly sturdy and of great quality. I love the thickness of it. The baskets are from IKEA a few years ago but here is a set of 4 that are very similar on Amazon. I love that in addition to this unit being great for toy storage that it’s also a great spot for Taya to play on (puzzles, stacking toys) and it even makes for a great photo spot.
The sun decal was a must-have for my sunshine girl and I got it HERE in the color Dusty Clay! These wooden stacking bins are perfect for storage and displaying some favorite plush toys. This seagrass basket is also a great piece for holding more plush animals and toys.
The wooden bookshelves are actually spice racks from IKEA. They’re like $5 in-store and are the perfect kid room shelves! The “girl, you are a world changer” banner is another Imani Collective find and these stacking rings are a favorite toy from Mushie. The glass vases with covers are from Hobby Lobby but you can find similar ones on Amazon and Target. I use them for hair elastics and pacifiers. The ABC canvas wall art piece is one of my favorite pieces in her room.
Since Taya no longer has a dresser in her room (we’re using it for baby bro), her closet is something I really had to use well for all of her clothes and accessories. I have everything from bodysuits, dresses, t-shirts, and sweatshirts hung up in the closet. We have a smaller cube unit storage piece that helps to store all bottoms and pants, socks, pajamas, and shoes, as well as some toys. It works out really well. I also store her pikler triangle and other climbing accessories in her closet when we’re not using them.
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WALL ART PRINTS:
- Rainbow Feelings Chart With Emotions
- With Grace In Her Heart
- Have Courage & Be Kind
- Golden Sun
- Let’s Read
- Affirmations For Kids
- You Are My Sunshine
WALL ART DECOR:
- Beechwood Accordion Rack
- Flower Child Banner
- I Love Who You Are Banner
- Wooden Eyelashes
- Daisy Wall Decals
- White Floating Wall Shelf
- Girl, You Are A World Changer Banner
- ABC Hanging Banner
- Small Wooden Bookshelves
- Large Sun Wall Decal
- Taya’s Wooden Name Sign
TOYS, TRINKETS, & MISC:
- Wooden Camera Toy
- Ballerina Plush Doll
- Sunshine Pillow
- Muslin Crib Sheet
- Stacking Rings
- Silicone Stacking Rainbow
- Wooden Stacking Storage Bins
- Seagrass Basket
- Cuddle & Kind Doll
- Baby Stella Doll
- Lily & River Little Climber (pikler triangle)
- Wooden Balance Board
- Toddler Table & Chairs
- Woven Rope Basket
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Taya says hello and thanks to you for stopping by! The poor girly is currently cutting new teeth – hence her tired face. I hope that seeing Taya’s Toddler Room was inspiring to you if you’re starting to transition your toddler’s room! I love seeing her so proud of her “big girl” room and upgrades. Let me know if you need links to anything not here!