I'm Niky Foster! Lover of DIY, home design, and bullet journaling! It all started with my Youtube Channel, and now I'm here to showcase my budget-friendly DIY Projects!
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When I was planning this toddler bedroom makeover, there was a few key elements that I had in mind. First of all, I wanted to make this small room feel larger. I also wanted to reuse all of the furniture that I had so I did not spend money on buying a new dresser or new bed. The crib I already owned was perfect because it was white, my son could still fit in it and it was the perfect size for the space. I could go on and on, but there was a few things I wanted to point out that I did to transform this toddler bedroom from boring to beautiful with a few easy changes.
I like utilizing what I have to make any room work because it keeps my home diy projects on a budget. It’s also less work because there is no coordinating furniture pick ups. In addition, I don’t have to worry about returns just in case it doesn’t work out.
This is the smallest bedroom in my house and I wanted to make the room feel bigger. With a more welcoming space, this room would be another space where the kids could feel like they wanted to come and play since we do not have a playroom.
By painting the room with a white paint, I used Palais White by Behr paint (sold at Home Depot) and I’ve painted an accent half wall with the color, Beta Fish, also by Behr Paint.
The key to making the room still feel big with a dark accent wall was painting it with a low-half white wall. It makes the ceilings feel higher and the room to feel bigger overall. I used a batten and board hack to give the room texture and dimension as well.
I created this amazing and ingenious hack of upcycling to create this batten and board look, so if you’re interested you can check out that video here.
Originally the dresser seemed too large for the small room because at the doorway, the furniture piece was high and obstructed the entrance to the bedroom a bit.
By swapping the placement of dresser and putting it in the corner of the room, up against the wall, the dresser now fits seamlessly.
The bed also had to be moved and was put where the dresser originally was. These changes made this small bedroom feel way bigger and now offers a lot more play area for my young children.
To complete this toddler bedroom makeover, I wanted a book nook area! It made sense for a transitioning toddler bedroom to have one. It encourages reading and chilling out in his own room! After looking at inspiration on Pinterest and etsy that only showed wood name signs, I came up with the idea of a DIY removable wall decal using my cricut!
When I designed this room I knew I wanted to have a book nook area that was perfect for a nursery to preschool transition bedroom. I used clear acrylic shelves to house the books in a neat and easy way.
Having small ottomans that was round, but firm was important. I looked at reviews to make sure that the ottomans wouldn’t fall apart especially with my kids using it.
One thing I love doing is shopping at Goodwill for picture frames. I love the vintage feel of them. I used these gold frames to make the wall pop against the accent wall. For the art, I made my own DIY prints are using Canva. I printed it out on photo paper and then framed it on the wall. I loved the way it turned out.
The room has a jungle/tropical theme, but it’s not overwhelming. I like that it looks elegant all while still being a kid-friendly bedroom.
You can watch the full toddler bedroom makeover and reveal here to get my tips on how to store toddler toys discretely. 😍