We’re still bed-sharing, but the day is slowly approaching that Jasper will be moved to his own sleeping nook. Said nook will likely be in our bedroom for a while, but sharing a room with us doesn’t mean he can’t rock some seriously stellar bed decor. My guidelines for beds and bedding are pretty simple: 1) buy it online (I like options! And dislike pressure in stores!), 2) make sure it’s something he can sleep in/on for at least a few years, and 3) keep it bright, funky, or vintage. Gender-neutral is a plus, but not a requirement… in fact, I’m even open to some mild gender-bending if there’s an awesome flower pattern that is so obviously meant for a girl but that he would love. Like, say, the Olive Kids Flowerland Toddler Comforter Bed Set:
My favorite bed that I’ve stumbled upon is the Legare Frog Twin Bed. At $248 it’s more than a little pricey, but I prefer to think of each of those two-hundred-and-forty-eight dollars as an investment in Jasper’s awesomeness. A neon green FROG bed? That has raised sides so he won’t fall off? And that is big enough for him to continue sleeping in beyond the toddler years? SIGN ME UP.
If animals aren’t quite your thing, the P’kolino Toddler Bed and Chair might be up your alley. It’s modern, sturdy (it can hold up to 200 pounds), and can be used as a chair once your kidlet outgrows the bed. On top of all that, it’s ORANGE:
Those interested in working the practical and cost-effective (it’s $119) angle will dig the KidKraft Modern Toddler Cot. It may not be as bright as the other two, but this one’s got a built-in bookshelf. Win! Plus, the wood is neutral and can blend in with any design changes you make.
The Wings Four Piece Toddler Bedding Set is cuuuute — admittedly, the tones are a little on the “boy” side of the spectrum, but I’ve known a few toddler girls who would have loved something like this. I like that it’s vintage-y without being grandmother-y. Also, keep in mind that you don’t have to match your sheets with your comforter and other accessories — for example, you could pair the airplane blanket with zebra-striped pillow cases.
While your kiddo might not need each possible piece that is associated with the Lime Groovy Peace Sign Tie Dye Children’s Bedding 4pc Twin Set, the sentiment behind the design is solid and positively resplendent. I mean, it’s bright green! With peace signs splashed all over the place! If my husband wouldn’t hate it, I’d get it for our bed.
I’ve always had a thing for canopies, but never had one over my bed. I’m not sure if it’s the kind of thing Jasper would like or not, but there have to be at least ten guys and gals out there would who would love this Tie Dye-licious Rainbow Canopy:
How did you guys decide on a decor scheme for your toddler — did you have rules? If you haven’t hit that stage yet, are you planning to change your nursery as your child moves into the toddler years, or keep it the same?