Themes for a Toddler Girl's Room
- Your daughter can have an indoor garden plot, a beige rug with "furrows" drawn on with a dark brown permanent marker. A few sprouts cut from green felt make the plants. She can tend her garden with toy garden tools. Reproduction fruit crate prints on the wall and vegetable-shaped pillows on the bed add the finishing touches.
- A wood or laminate floor provides a stable surface for a child who loves to preform. An unbreakable mirror and posters from musicals such as "Mary Poppins" provide the wall decor. A shelf for a small CD player will be useful. Put it at a height that will allow your child to reach it when she is old enough to operate it herself. Hang an assortment of costumes on a small coat rack. A valance and throw pillows sewn from fabric printed with musical notes add to the theme.
- A budding artist needs a studio. Give her a colorful work surface by painting an artist's pallet on a child-size table. If desired, cut out the thumb-hole, and attach a basket for large crayons underneath. Museum stores carry child-friendly reproductions of famous artworks such as, Picasso's "Bouquet of Flowers" for wall decor. You will also need a bulletin board or clothesline for displaying artwork.
- A school needs a blackboard, so paint one on the wall with chalkboard paint. Letter charts from a school supply store make an appropriate border around the room. Hang the border at chair rail height so it will be at your toddler's eye level. Add a small table and chairs or a desk. A comforter covered with fabric printed with childish lettering ties the bed into the theme.
- Strengthen your daughter's love of books with prints of book illustrations on the walls and soft toys that mimic favorite characters on the bed. A wooden book display rack will showcase her favorites. Place it within reach of a child-size armchair or bean bag. You will need a comfortable rocking chair and a good reading light for story time with your child.