I’m so excited to be introducing more about our home on Life Unexpected. In the next few weeks I’ll be designing my new home office, you’ll see our new bathroom and also our master bedroom makeover. But first up is our daughters room, which I really think has become the ‘ultimate toddler girls bedroom’.
For so long I have dreamt of creating a perfect little bedroom and playroom space for my daughter Evie. Ever since I found out that I was pregnant, I’ve been itching to nest and make a beautiful little nursery that she’ll love to spend time in.
Time and circumstance (four house moves) has meant that I’ve had to put off doing anything homey for a very long time. But, finally I have been given the reins to make Evie a little toddler room of her own and it feels so nice to have shelves up and to paint the house, however we like.
Ultimate Toddler Girls Bedroom
Evie’s room is a really odd L shape with one of the walls being diagonal. The odd shape, was frustrating at first, but now I’ve really grown to love it because we can move the furniture and toys about in a really creative way.
Above is the ‘normalish’ shaped corner where her bed and most of her toys are. I love that she can reach up and help herself to books at bedtime. The toy kitchen is on a long diagonal wall along with her unicorns and an armchair. You can see this in the picture below.
The picture below shows the other side of the room. It’s the only part that I’m not very happy with and I’m still working on.
I’m not quite sure what to do with this space yet. I’m not really keen on the curtains and the giant unicorn (it was a gift) never gets played with. It also takes up a lot of space. Unfortunately, we’ve all grown quite attached to it, so I have absolutely no idea what we should do with it.
I adore Evie’s tent. It was only £25. Again though, like this corner, it doesn’t get used very much. Oddly Evie never wants to play in it, so at the moment it acts as storage for way too many soft toys. For now this area is a work in progress.
The rest of the room I am in love with. This dolls house was an absolute perfect find! I couldn’t get over the price.
We were looking at getting Evie a dolls house for Christmas but they were all on average £100. I was doing a quick shop in Asda a couple of months before Christmas when I saw this dolls house for £40.
I couldn’t resist picking it up. As well as the entire set of furniture and dolls! Isn’t it the cutest?
It was such a bargain and the quality is incredible. It’s so sturdy and extremely well made. I’m keeping my eyes peeled for some more of their wooden toys every time I visit.
It’s hard to choose what my favourite thing in Evie’s room is, but this Jamm Scoot is definitely up there. This was the second thing we ever bought from the Great Little Trading Company. If you’ve not heard of GLTC, it’s an adorable children’s toy and furniture shop.
I urge you to have a peek at their website if you’re decorating your children’s room or are stuck for toy ideas.
We bought a ‘Wooden Trolley’ from there initially, which we keep downstairs for Evie to play ‘shops’. We couldn’t get over the quality of it, so when it came to buy Evie’s first ride on, we knew the Jamm Scoot would withstand use by a rowdy toddler. Nearly two years later and it’s still in amazing condition despite being ridden a lot.
Can you tell we’re a little bit obsessed with wooden toys? Most of Evie’s toys are wooden. They last a lot longer than plastic toys and I love the idea of handing them down to future generations. They’re the perfect keepsake for grandchildren or even if we decide to have another child.
This easel is also from the Great Little Trading Company. It doubles up as a chalkboard too. You might be able to see the blackboard peeking out underneath the paper. The paper is easily replaceable and is attached to a little wooden roller.
I made this little pot for Evie’s crayons out of a Johnson’s earbud pot and some pink sticky back plastic. We’re going to be making Evie a little art box soon in the same way, so she can store her paints and chalks. You can get sticky back plastic in a whole range of colours and styles. It’s great for making things match with your theme.
I have loved finding little accessories for Evie’s room. On one side of Evie’s dolls house is a painting of a little garden. We had a mini Christmas tree next to it in December, but it looked so bare when we removed it in January.
I picked this little plant pot up in New Look a couple of weeks ago and it’s the perfect replacement. It is so sweet! The plant is fake, but we’re planning on removing it and using the pot for a real plant, so Evie can learn to nurture it.
Another accessory from New Look is this star light. Evie hates sleeping in the dark so this acts as our night light. It sits out of reach on her middle bookshelf, but lets out enough light to help her sleep.
Evie has three bookshelves, which are actually picture ledges from IKEA. They were so cheap and one of my favourite buys in this room. They were really easy to put up and I want to get a few more to display some accessories, pictures and some of Evie’s artwork.
The top two shelves are a random assortment of books, but I love to theme her bottom bookshelf, so that we can learn about different things every few weeks. At the moment we’ve been teaching her about Winter.
We normally cover anything from the seasons, to holidays like Christmas and Halloween, to every day things like potty training, animals and travel. You can see some of our bookshelves in our posts here:
Next to Evie’s bed and bookshelves is her adorable country style wooden kitchen.
The clock hands disappeared one day and we haven’t ever found them. We know our toddler was involved in this and totally expect to find them somewhere one day in the most random of places.
The kitchen was a Christmas gift a couple of years ago and is perfect for role play. It’s a ‘Tildo Country Kitchen’ and I know you can buy it here on Amazon: Tidlo Country Play Kitchen.
The details on it are amazing. It came with a little washing up liquid, salt and pepper and utensils. The tap moves about, as does the knobs for the hob. Both of the cupboards have shelves inside too which are great for storing play food or general toys.
Soft Toys and Chair
As you can see we do love Unicorns maybe just a little bit. These two are out on display, but we also have more inside Evie’s tent as well.
Next to the Unicorns sits this arm chair from Sue Ryder. I didn’t want too much pink in Evie’s room so opted for a different shade. If you’d like one for your little one, the chair also comes in pink and red. You can get the chair from here. It’s a charity as well so I love that it supports a great cause.
The old books on the chair were a gift for Evie when we were in holiday in Palma. They were found in the most incredible bookshop I have ever seen. It was like stepping into Harry Potter, floors and shelves packed full of books there was barely enough room for you to squeeze by, all of them so old with such a history.
The two little friends sat next to the books were handmade by my Aunty. They hold such sentimental value. They always sit on Evie’s chair guarding books and she loves them so much. I always love her designs and wish she’d set up a little shop.
Toddler Bed and Bedding
I am so in love with Evie’s bedding. It’s from Next and it’s just about still in stock! I’d love to get lots of green, and different shade of pink cushions to match. I’m gutted that they don’t do curtains to match, but cutely, they do have matching pyjamas!
Evie’s bed is a toddler sized bed from Tesco. It was her first upgrade from her cot and I really wanted it to be special. I adore the stars and moon on the end of it.
It’s very well made, despite being such a good price. We know it’s going to last us until Evie is ready for a bigger bed and probably even longer.
The only thing you can’t see from our pictures of Evie’s room, is her toy cot. This lives on the other side of her bed. Every night when she goes to sleep her babies or soft toys have to go to sleep in her cot.
This cot has two heads so it can either be an elephant, or you can easily change it to a fox. It’s so beautifully made and is going to stay in our family for a long time. We wrote a review about it and interviewed the mum who made it in a separate post too. You can find those here:
What do you think of our ultimate toddler girls bedroom? Which piece in Evie’s room is your favourite?