And then I got the opportunity to do a little reading area under the shelves with some throw pillows I got on clearance at Target. Oh, and here you can see my 'example baseboard.' One day!
antique bed, and just one set of twin sheets I used to stage the old house. One of the most exciting purchases for me was the yellow quilt and sham from Target that almost exactly matches his dresser. I love it!
His closet and main entry doors are still sort of an eyesore, but I'm still working on my plan for those.
The inside of the closet was pretty run of the mill, so I painted it a fun accent color (Behr Voyage) that perfectly matches the blue in his drapes, painted all the existing shelving fresh white, and picked up a simple STUVA storage system from Ikea. It works well to hold toys at his level, rather than having them on the floor. As he gets older, we can add doors or drawers to customize it.
We also keep the ottoman for the glider in here, so it's not cluttering up the main room. And the little stool is something he uses to get into (and out of) bed.
It's pretty cute to see him using the stool because the bed is quite high!
And in case you think I'm nuts to let my toddler sleep in this tall metal bed, here is what is looks like in real life!
We always keep the foot board covered with the quilt, and he usually has a pillow there as well. The guard rail is a great investment because this dude is like a rotisserie chicken at night, he has fallen off many a bed and I often catch him totally squished up against the rail at night. I also bought a few under bed baskets from Home Goods for easy clean up of clutter around the floor.
So, that is about it! I believe I spent $120 on all the items from Ikea, $80 for the bedding and pillows, $25 for the bed rail, $35 for the baskets, and $18 for the three shelves. Add that to the couple gallons of paint, and it's more than I wanted to spend, but I think it's worth it to have an organized and nice looking room.
How have you designed around a tiny room? I'd love to hear your clever ideas!