Clinton's Tiny Yet Terrific Toddler Room

Clinton's Tiny Yet Terrific Toddler Room

Carrie McBride
Dec 2, 2014

Name: Clinton (3)
Location: Washington, D.C.

My son’s room is the tiniest bedroom in the house. Even though we had taken his closet doors off and put his dresser inside, the room still seemed so cramped with a bed, bookcase, and big chair. So, my goals were to make the room appear larger, add lots of color, and just make it more fun and reflective of Clinton’s personality.

This room started out with beige walls, beige carpet, and beige furniture. I love Scandinavian-style kids' rooms (with their white walls, eclectic feel, and bright colors)— but I really didn’t want to paint the walls in this room. I was feeling lazy, but I also like to reduce my son’s exposure to harmful chemicals as much as possible, and even zero VOC paint is not exactly an air freshener.

The chair is a mid-century Craigslist find that I reupholstered myself with some fun, bright fabric (it was actually featured on AT). The book ledges were a DIY that cost only $15 to make, and they really opened up the space! I made the toy shelves using boxes from IKEA, and the garland from felt I had lying around. The dresser is another Craigslist find that I revamped with some white paint.

In the end I broke down and painted his closet nook in Behr's California Dreaming….what can I say? I was desperate for color.

The color of the walls made decorating this room a challenge, but I'm happy with the way it turned out—and more importantly, so is Clinton!

Source List:

  • Half Shell Rug in Grey: Land of Nod
  • KRÄMARE Wall Spotlight: IKEA
  • Mr. Cat Cushion: Ferm Living
  • All fabric: Joann
  • Hudson Crib in Grey: Babyletto
  • Nice & Knit Blanket: Land of Nod
  • FÖRHÖJA wall cabinets: IKEA
  • MERETE curtains: IKEA
  • Chair and dresser: Craigslist
  • Balloons Tivoli print by Ingela P. Arrhenius: The Kid Who
  • Fox Print: My Dear Fellow
  • Frames: IKEA
  • Faux Sheepskin: IKEA
  • Wire Basket: HomeGoods
  • Owl Nightlight: Land of Nod

Thanks, Anna! Readers, visit Anna at Annabode.


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