Casimir's Room Grows Up from Nursery to Big Boy Room

Kids Room Transitions

Name: Casimir (3)
Location: Helsinki, Finland
From: Nursery To: Big Boy Room

The toys were piling up in Casimir's nursery and he was definitely ready to stretch out in a bigger bed - time to transition his nursery to something more suited to a three-year-old. With just a few strategic changes, Stefanie was able to grow up and refresh her son's room without spending a lot of money.

What was this space before the transition?

This was a study/dressing room and then it was turned into a nursery and now we have changed it to a little boy's room.

What prompted you to change this space?

My boy needed a bigger bed and more storage space for toys.

Tell us about the new space:

We tried to keep the same feeling in the new room as when it was a nursery and as the rest of the apartment. As the toys kept piling up we bought two more Ikea Bestå cabinets and there are Lego boxes underneath the new big boy bed. Now everything has its own space and it's easier to keep the room tidy. We have made new diy projects like the drum pillow and the hooks in the door to keep the same feeling as the older diy projects like the Teepee, pillows, and stove/magnetic tables. We love wooden toys and the newest wooden pirate ship and spaceship are in hard use.

We also wanted the room look like a kid's room although we like a modern and minimalistic style. Casimir was with us planning where everything should be placed and what toys are in the window shelf etc..

Any advice?

When toys have their own place its easier to keep the room tidy and when cabinets have doors the room looks more tidy when most of the toys are behind doors.

Sources:

Lots of diy projects and wooden toys from Brio, Hape and Plan toys


Thanks Stefanie!

(Image credits: reader Stefanie)

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