When my daughter was changing from a toddler bed to a twin mattress, we needed to switch her room in the house to fit the new bed. Of course, I couldn’t let the opportunity pass by to without updating a few things and adding some key pieces to welcome her into the new space.
It is hard to believe we are just weeks away from Christmas. I have a confession to make. I am one of those people that decorate early, like days after Halloween early. I figure it takes a while to get all the decorations out of storage so why not enjoy them for as long as possible? And let me tell you, I don’t get any complaints from the family. Well, maybe my husband, who is still getting used to it.
When we moved from our small two bedroom apartment downtown to our current suite that still isn’t massive, but does have four good sized rooms, I was thrilled to make the extra room a play space for the kids. I was happy we could have an area that could house their toys and foster their creative sides.
When my little girl was finished with her crib, I knew I wanted to refresh her room and bring in a cute toddler bed. My husband will tell you that I have gone through room themes like underwear since she was born…hearts, woodland animals, and most recently palm trees and flamingos. It is just that girl stuff is so darn cute and I find it easy to switch out a couple elements (like different printable and a blanket or two) to create a whole new look.
In my early days as a Pinterest addict, I was inspired by all the images of gallery walls that were circulating. However, I found that more often than not, they looked complicated and time-consuming. With two young kids, time is always at a premium, so I needed something that was easy to execute and simple to install.
Living in Vancouver, it’s well known that real estate and space come at a premium. When my daughter was born, my husband and I were living with our 3-year-old son in a two-bedroom apartment downtown with just over 800 square feet. So, unless we wanted our newborn and our toddler to share a room, I had to get creative. Fortunately, our place had a little den that was being used for storage. I moved the contents to a storage locker and—voila! The den-nursery was born!