Demetri’s Toddler Room


This toddler room for Demetri encapsulates everything about being a boy.

Little Demetri is almost 3 and loves trains, rockets, robots and planes. I did not want to bind the room with only one theme,  I would like to have the option to tweak the room as he grows up, to match his personality and likes. I wanted a real boyish room since he was still in his nursery so I had a custom cross stitch piece made for him, inspired by the nursery rhyme “What are little boys made of?”. This became the inspiration behind this room.

Demetri has taken over his big sisters room seen bellow in the before image.
Click here to see how we renovated and transformed this toddler room with the help of Prominent Paints.

I have kept the walls and window dressing a neutral grey, as I wanted to mainly add primary and secondary colour pops with the decor. I used a slightly darker grey decal to add some fun elements to the walls like this stars on the one side and the little figurines on the book ledges.

I’ve created areas in the room for the different activities that a toddler enjoys; like his reading corner, a seating area where he can draw and play, and a drawing board to create a vertical surface for him to use. I also included a storage unit with bins for all his smaller items, this is also an easy way to teach him to pack away toys in specific places. I have left enough space for him to play with his train set on the floor and the steel chest is an ideal storage for all his trains.

I love the fact that I can use the table as storage too and the lids have a blackboard back so that he can draw on it. I am still trying to get him to sleep in his own bed so I’ve made a fun game out of his sleeping area. For now we are taking 10 minutes every evening to go and “camp” in his tent bed. He will (hopefully) soon become more comfortable with this space as a sleeping area.

Here’s a list of items and suppliers that I used in this toddler room:

Book ledges: The Crate Emporium
Hot air balloon drawing board: Little Playroom
Mate Play Table and Chair: Little Playroom
Storage unit: KIS (imported by Plasticland)
Teepee: Little Interiors Blog (DIY)
Lego Storage Boxes: Plasticland
Rocket plush toy: Popsiebelle
Heirloom Bear, Wooden Cars: LaFede
Geo Dino: Schnooky Pie
Knot Pillow: Cherry Dot Studio
Bot Light: Vintage Living Furniture
Dragon Print: Ten Eleven Twelve
Print Hanger: LittleME by Little Interiors
Bunting: Lou Harvey
Custom Decals: Bokaloli
Black sleepy fox pillow: Ten Eleven Twelve
Steel Kist, Rug, Smash Scatter, Dino Wall hooks: Mr Price Home
LittleME hanger: LittleME by Little Interiors
Howzit shirt: Hello Yellow
Lego Man: Mini Me Memorables
Batmat Cross stich & Little Boys cross stitch: LittleME by Little Interiors

I intended to create a neutral, modern looking space for this toddler room. It is bright and airy during the day and a calm area during the evening, just perfect for the little man to enjoy.