Teeter Tottering With Excitement: Our Dream Toddler BedroomMay 29, 2019
Toddlers are adorable little bulldozers. And while a practical toddler bedroom would have all the furniture mounted into the studs, with rounded corners and totally devoid of anything sharp or remotely dangerous, that’s not really realistic.
Good thing we don’t have to be realistic when we conjure up our dream Swedish bedrooms. We’ve previously dreamt about the perfect Scandinavian nursery, but now that our fictional child is a toddler, we wanted to give our vision an upgrade.
We’re obsessing over this transition bed from Stokke, which can start as a bassinet for a newborn and transition into an awesome little house-like fort with the side removed and a guardrail installed.
To help create some order to the tornado that is a walking, running, toddler, we’d get these IKEA storage bins. We like that the whole unit is pretty low to the ground, and the bins slide easily in and out, making it easier for little hands to help with clean up at the end of a fun day of play. And to keep dirty clothes off the floor and ready for the wash, we’d add a super cute dala horse hamper.
While we wouldn’t do the whole room in a funky wallpaper, having an accent wall in this fun design from Sandberg Wallpaper would be nice.
Since we know we’d be spending a lot of time on the floor to get at our toddler’s level, we’d create a super-cozy corner with a bunch of pillows (like these from Pappelina) and blankets (like these Klippan wool throws). For good measure, we’d also buy a couple of these plush Dala horses.
To complete the room’s ambiance, we’d get a couple of these colorful ceiling light pendants from Atelje-Lyktan, because obviously floor lamps would be disastrous in a toddler’s room. Even in our fantasy world.
Toys and fun
True story: One of our writers has been playing “Dancing Queen” for her baby boy since he was born, and she swears “ABBA” was one of his first real words. Whether your baby bops to ABBA or Tove Lo (no judgment), having a bright, colorful speaker from Urbanears to play music through will be perfect for all the evening dance parties.
We also love these iconic Lundby of Sweden dollhouses (particularly the holiday house), and we’d get all the accessories to go with it. And what toddler room would be complete without a classic BRIO train set?