Changing from nursery to a toddler room was so easy ! All we needed to do was re-arrange his furniture to fit a full sized bed . Next we picked out complimentary bed linens. I wanted them to match the colors of the room but not be too babyish . I decided on a baby blue, white and beige gray stripe that matched the colors of the nursery perfectly but the stripe helped to make it a little bit more mature!
Finally we made sure the full sized bed was low to the ground so he could easily get in and out of bed on his own! We did this by not using a box spring . Instead we used what the mattress professionals call a "bunkie board". We had a piece of inexpensive ply wood cut to the size of the frame at our local Home Depot! We kept all his decor in the room the same!
Here is the finished big boy bed" and toddler room an "almost big big room"!
Little by little I have noticed more and more "big boy " signs creeping into his room! He now has a shelf for all his cool guy hats! I will often find a baseball or football on his bedside table or library books about outerspace !
It's been a year since he has had his "big boy bed" and he is now 3 1/2 years old! He's growing up , and even starts his first soccer team in two weeks! Yikes!! It's almost time to start incorporating big boy decor in his room. More on those changes coming soon! Until then I'm going to enjoy my "little boy "and his "little boys" room a "little" longer. :)