superhero style decor toddler room ideas

For a mum, there aren’t many priorities that top making things special for your children. That can mean anything from a special gift to a fun experience, or anything in between. But one way you can do something special for your child that will really last is by putting some special design touches on his or her bedroom.

Sometimes, bedroom design actually falls by the wayside. You might set up a nursery with calming colours and soft décor before a baby is born, but after you might not think to do a full-scale re-design; instead, you might simply add new things to the room as your child grows up. That’s all good, and if the child is comfortable and happy that’s really all that matters! But if you have a young child beginning to develop his or her own interests, you can really have fun crafting a room to suit those interests.

Here are a few fun ways to do it!

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Emphasise Favourite Colours

As I mentioned, a lot of parents will put a good deal of thought into a nursery design, and paint (or wallpaper) colour tends to be a bit part of that. Should you do baby blue for a boy, and pink for a girl? Or what about a slight variation with pale green for a boy and pastel purple for a girl? Or should you choose something more neutral like a pale yellow or a soothing off-white for the room? These are questions a lot of us ask when we have a baby on the way.

The fun part about watching a child grow older is that you no longer have to answer these questions! The child can. Some time ago Elle Décor posted a gallery of inspiring children’s rooms. While there’s a lot to glean from the designs, one thing that stands out is colour. Each featured room has one or two defining colours, and they’re not just rooted in the pink and blue stereotypes. The lesson here is to see what colour (or colours) your child might have a preference for and design accordingly.

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Build Low Cabinets Or Shelves

Sure, the idea of carpentry doesn’t sound like you’re creating a magical wonderland for the little ones. But I remember watching a friend’s toddler play a few years ago and being overcome by the cuteness of the little girl arranging her toys neatly on a shelf that was about up to my knee! It’s since occurred to me that children like to collect things, and they deserve the space to organise those things.

For this reason, I’d recommend building some small, low cabinets or shelves into your growing child’s room—and this actually isn’t too difficult. Aside from basic building materials, you’ll just need screws and a power drill. Screwfix’s inventory of Makita drills can help you to get an idea of what such a tool can accomplish. These drills feature the latest technology and can quickly do the work that might take you hours manually, which means any old mum (or non DIY Dad like my hubby!) can turn into a suitable carpenter to build little shelving for kids!

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Consider Bunk Beds

Bunk beds don’t always seem to be the most practical options. Indeed, unless you have twins or you have young children close enough in age to share a room, they might seem wholly unnecessary! Yet, if you recall being a child yourself, you may remember being fascinated by the idea of bunk beds. There’s just something exciting about them, whether it’s the promise of a friend staying the night at some point, or simply the tiered element they add to a room. One bed on top of another, to a child, may as well be a fort (which of course is great fun).

There are innumerable ways to design bunk beds, though in the end you’ll probably need more than materials and a drill for this one. You may need some outside help (or you may just have to make a purchase), but for some inspiration, the extraordinary bunk bed designs featured at Architecture Art Designs can all be of service. Some of them are truly outstanding.

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Supply Special Animals

I know, this sounds oddly specific in the context of room design. But let’s face it: every child loves stuffed animals! And better yet, larger stuffed animals essentially function as furniture (or at least pillows) for a small child. So it’s always a fun idea not only to stock a child’s room with stuffed animals as a form of decoration, but to find some particularly special ones to do it with.

If you want, you can always go for your child’s favourite stuffed animal, or else simply find some big cuddly ones you enjoy yourself. But a company called Budsies also offers a particularly special approach which I actually really love the idea of as the boys get older. They build custom stuffed animals based on children’s drawings (whether or not they resemble actual animals at all). It’s great fun, and something that your child will appreciate to no end. In fact, you may even find yourself tempted to build one or two on your own!

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I hope you like these ideas, I’d love to hear any of yours or see some of your little one’s rooms as I am gathering ideas for when George moves up into a “big boy bedroom” from his nursery so I’m looking forward to designing that with his tastes in mind!

This post was written in collaboration with Erin Marshall.

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FINALLY I’ve published Henry’s SUPERHERO TODDLER BEDROOM ROOM TOUR!

I wrote a blog piece all about all the superhero details and shared lots of pics, but finally the video is now live! Come and take a look around!

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Welcome to our toddler Superhero toddler bedroom tour.
With a Stars and stripes theme running through the room we’ve incorporated Superhero styling from pieces gathered around the world as well as homemade elements with accent splashes of red and grey.

The full details of everything include in the room cane found here; http://www.adventuresofamum.com/toddler-b…

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When the people behind the award winning SnuzPod got in touch to see if we wanted to review their new Snuz Designz cot bedding I was like erm, Hell Yeah! I had heard some great things about the SnuzPod so really wanted to see if the bedding matched up to the hype. We chose the cloud design which is super cool and matched the nursery perfectly. There’s also ‘Rootin’ Tootin’, featuring green and blue cactuses and teepees & ‘Little Tweets’, decorated in pink birds and trees.

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We haven’t quite got around to re-decorating the nursery since little G moved in, partly because I still really like it, but mainly because we just haven’t had the time! (2nd baby syndrome, soz George!) So it was lovely to inject a little bit of new style into the room just for him. The clouds compliment the wall decals perfectly – it was meant to be!

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I love how the blanket is reversible, with a darker side with the grey back ground. It’s super soft and made from 100% cotton, the Designz collection includes a complete three piece bedding set, the reversible blanket and fitted sheets – we went for the cot bed size but they also do a cot, moses and obviously SnuzPod option.

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The cot/cotbed sheet has an RRP of £19.95 and the blanket £22.95. I think the blankets particularly would make a lovely baby shower gift or new baby gift. I love the mustard trim against the grey.

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The full Designz bedding range is available to buy online

George’s room tour video can be found here

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Now that we’ve finished work on Henry’s toddler room, which you can see here we’re finally getting around to updating the dining room decor, and I have ideas racing around my head as to how I want it. I did a mood board for Henry’s room and it helped me download some of the many ideas as to how I wanted it, I’m hoping this mood board will do the same for all my ideas for the dining room decor.

Sadly the room doesn’t have much character and is just a square room with doors leading out to the back garden and off to the dining room with an open plan kitchen off of it, but I am hoping to inject some fun and style into the room. I’ve had some brick wall paper from Next in storage for about 5 years, and not really known where to put it, I’m not even sure how it will look; you may need to stand over the road with one eye closed and your head tilted for it to actually look like a brick wall, but I still really love it.

Teamed with dark grey walls and accessorised with lots of antique feel prints, metallics and a bespoke table which a lady is making for us, finished with some Eames style chairs. I’m hoping the room will have a luxe feel with hints of quirky character. I am now on the hunt for all the extra furniture, a sideboard or possibly larger unit and all the accessories and art work. I need to decide which metal to go with for the right finish, and where to place all the furniture to maximise the space the boys have to run through each room. Our decorator is coming this week, I can’t wait to see it painted!

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I’d love to know if you know of anything that would look great in our new dining room! Keep your eyes peeled for the finished result! x

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If you follow me on Instagram, Twitter or my YouTube channel, then you’ll know our little Henners has upgraded to his new toddler boy bedroom – and he’s done it in style! I have absolutely loved working on this project, it’s one of my favourite rooms in the house and it’s lovely for him to have his own bedroom now with lots of his toys and plenty of space to play in – as well as an upgrade to the toddler bed!

I blogged here designing a mood board for what I wanted to create him in his new toddler boy bedroom, and I am pretty happy with how it’s turned out – as is he (luckily!)

Whilst on our travels around America we have collected lots of superhero inspired memorabilia from different states and each piece is a special memory for us, so it’s lovely to have these up in Henry’s room, particularly the actual comics from each of our month and year of birth tracked down in America’s iconic comic book shops.

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The basic style of the room, was a stars and stripes theme – enabling easy change-up of theme if he wants to change it. I wanted to add pops of colour and with Stuart’s influence of incorporating superheroes it felt like the obvious choice for our little superhero in training.

I searched high and low for a wallpaper to suit the vision I had in my head and although I couldn’t actually find what I wanted, I’m happy with how this Homebase wallpaper has worked out. I coloured matched the paint for the remaining 3 walls and went with a dark wood floor – (wipe clean!) finishing off with a striped Ikea rug – a bargain at just £9!! Curtains and black out blind from Dunlem.

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How cute are these “Tutti Frutti” lights from The Little Life?! I could spend a ages looking at everything on their website, there’s so many lovely things available and I will definitely be revisiting when it comes to re-designing the nursery for George.

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I love these Batman decals from Sweet Sienna Prints – available on Etsy for only £15. As soon as I saw them I knew they would make a perfect final touch for this wall. They were super easy to fit and can be taken down and moved around without marking the walls.

The Superhero In Training letter banner was also from The Little Life which is reusable and comes with heaps of letters so you can make up lots of different creations and a total bargain at just £10!

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The good old Kallax unit from Ikea – a staple in most family homes due to being an incredible storage solution with interchangeable boxes to suit any theme. Plus they hide all manner of sins! Currently very organised by activity (puzzles, paints, trains & cars etc) I have no doubt as Henry gets bigger these will be all over the place – but no one need know once they are closed!

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The selection of LED star lights are from Home Bargains and the little gnome & friends are also from Ikea!

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Henry absolutely loves books and especially choosing a bedtime story. His favourites are the Gruffalo and Room On The Broom – both of which he knows off by heart and once he’s put to bed can be heard reciting to himself with all the different voices – cute!!

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The bunting is homemade; crafted whilst in labour no less might I add! Yup, day 1 of contractions was spent frustratedly trying to muddle together each painstakingly cut out flag (don’t look too close, I did a terrible job of it!)

Another Ikea purchase, this 5 drawer solid chest has plenty of room for his growing clothing collection! The middle print is a canvas from Next which was the first thing I bought for the room, while I was still pregnant! Flanked by 2 more comic books which are Henry’s birthday print and my own from November ’83 and hanging in good old Ikea Ribba frames.

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This Ikea bed canopy really compliments the room and he loves feeling cosy below it. The stars  lampshade peeking in the top of the shot is also from Next.

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I found this cool LED Hulk nightlight from Wicked Uncle and Henry is really fascinated by it! They have so many alternative presents on there, it’s perfect for finding gifts for all ages of children I will definitely be checking them out again for Christmas presents!

 

So there we have it!! You can watch the room tour VIDEO on my YouTube channel!

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