Liam’s room makeover: The Toddler Bed
Hello Cakelets! Jillian here, needing a little advice on my son’s room makeover. Yep, it’s time to take out the crib and bring on the toddler bed. Yikes!!! I guess that means he’s not a baby anymore?! This is heartbreaking, but very liberating for our little guy. Not sure if some of you saw my Instagram a few weeks back, but we took off the front of our crib to start the transition, and it’s been great! All of your advice was so inspiring and reassured me that we made the right decision. THANK YOU!
To give you a little back story Liam was born in New York, and our apartment was very small. Due to our spacial limitations his nursery was in our closet. (You can see a few pics here!) This was brilliant for the first 7 months, and then we pretty much needed our bedroom back, so we upgraded to a standard crib we had purchased off of craigslist, which meant we had to move out of the room and into our office, sigh! Flash forward a year later, now we’re living happily in California with lots of space, and while his room looks cute, it needs to feel like a boy’s room, not a baby boy’s room.
This is where I need your help! Below I’ve rounded up a few toddler beds that caught my eye around the web. My style is clean and modern, maybe an all white bed or wood options. I mean, really either one, as long as it has a modern vibe. Do you all have any toddler beds you love? Any advice would be great, and maybe this will inspire other parents in a similar predicament with their toddler.
I really love this collection from Kalon Studios! Their contemporary form and innovative design is right up my alley, and the prices really aren’t that bad. If you’re in the market for a crib you should totally check them out.
I’m hoping to purchase the bed first, and then begin all the other elements of the reno process. I’ll be painting, diy’ing and gathering all the other accent pieces along the way. You can follow my pinterest board for all my design ideas. It’s a bit all over the place, but you can get a sense of my style and general direction. I’m really looking forward to sharing our process with you and getting some great advise from all you cakelets that have already gone through this process or are just starting, like me.
Let the decorating begin! xo, Jillian