Converting Your Nursery to Toddler Room + Giveaway

Every mom knows decorating the nursery is one of the most exciting parts of nesting. You’re so eager to make everything just perfect for your new bundle to come. But eventually that tiny little newborn grows into a toy tossing, personality filled toddler who’s room needs an update. Most toddlers no longer need an abundance of pacifiers and are slowing making their way out of diapers. Here are 3 easy changes you can incorporate to convert your little’s nursery to toddler room.

Play Rug

It may be heartbreaking to pack away that beautiful white fur rug but changing the rug makes a huge difference. Now that your toddler has their favorite characters, grab them a play rug to set the opening act of the room. Since Max loves Mickey, Santa snagged a $15 Mickey Mouse play rug at Toys R Us. Its soft and came with a little car for him to drive all around the MM Clubhouse with the gang.

Add to Their Wall Art

Nursery to Toddler RoomDon’t get me wrong, I’m not stripping down the cute wall art I bought for the nursery but instead I’m going to add to it. Max loves turtles, dinos, and monsters so we hit up Etsy to find art pieces. The great thing about Etsy is that you not only have tons of designs and colors to choose from but you also are supporting small businesses by purchasing a piece.

New Furniture Additions

As you all know, I’m huge on purchasing local and USA made products. Brentwood Home uses a combination of organic, non-toxic, and natural materials when creating their products. They design and craft everything with as many local materials as they can in their LA based factory.

Nursery to Toddler RoomWhen you bought your crib mattress did you prepare for having a newborn and toddler sleep on it? Probably not. Brentwood Home’s Poppy Crib Mattress is the way to go. The Poppy was made with two layers, one firm side for your infant and one soft side for your toddler. So when your converting your nursery to toddler room, all you have to do is flip the mattress. Its that simple. Oh, and don’t worry about messes, the mattress’s waterproof cover is super easy to clean!

Create a Reading Nook

Want to know something else toddler’s love? Bean bag chairs. Brentwood Home’s Lounger is a plush hugging seat made with non-toxic polyurethane and gel memory foam. It doesn’t matter if your toddler can read yet or not. They love to explore and look at books now so why not create a great habit out of it when they’re this young? Its the perfect place for them to snuggle up and read a book or relax while watching their favorite show.


I teamed up with the folks at Brentwood Home for this awesome Baby Bundle giveaway, featuring their Poppy Crib Mattress mentioned above and a Sweet Pea changing mat(my fave!). This bed is the perfect size and feel for growing children, plus it’s made with healthy, natural materials that are safe for you and your home.

Also, you can use the Brentwood Home Coupon code “OURHOME” for 10% off!

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Converting Your Nursery to Toddler Room


  1. Will G
    January 26, 2017 / 3:15 pm

    I like decorating with barn wood.

  2. Rachel
    January 26, 2017 / 3:34 pm

    My favorite piece to decorate with is a old step stool from my grandma. It’s a classic piece that can be reworked over and over.

  3. January 26, 2017 / 9:08 pm

    My mother-in-law took a painting class and painted a sunflower for my daughter’s room which perfectly matched the rest of the room!

  4. Lindsay Bade
    January 26, 2017 / 11:43 pm

    I love hand me down stuff! My girls use the same old wooden dresser I used as a kid. We added some fresh paint and it looks so different! I also had 2 small wooden chairs in my bedroom that my girls have now. I have the vanity from my Grandma and one day they will get that too!

  5. January 27, 2017 / 3:06 pm

    My favorite piece to decorate with is a music box that was handed down to me. Sweet and innocent and love working around it for my little girl.

  6. Tabathia B
    January 27, 2017 / 8:41 pm

    The only thing I have redecorated was my parents living room door.

  7. susan d.
    January 27, 2017 / 10:46 pm

    I like decorating with a lot of fun textures in similar colors

  8. Mike M
    January 28, 2017 / 2:47 pm

    I like to decorate with whatever my wife likes to decorate with. 🙂

    • January 29, 2017 / 10:19 am

      Haha, that’s the right answer there! lol

  9. jeremy mclaughlin
    January 28, 2017 / 5:36 pm

    Like decorating with art.

  10. Kimmy Ripley
    January 28, 2017 / 8:21 pm

    I love to have a fancy crib blanket. It really helps complete the room!

  11. Elicia P
    January 28, 2017 / 9:41 pm

    I love finding old things to decorate with.

  12. mark thompson
    January 28, 2017 / 10:14 pm

    I love decorating with wall mural stickers!

  13. nickie
    January 29, 2017 / 12:18 am

    I love decorating with artwork

  14. David Heath
    January 29, 2017 / 6:52 am

    My favorite piece to work with is a pen and pencil stencil set.

  15. Terri Ingham-Bollin
    January 29, 2017 / 6:53 am

    I love re decorate in animated characters. The are bright and colorful.

  16. Carolyn Reilly
    January 29, 2017 / 7:04 am

    I have an od rocking chair from my grandmother.

  17. Brittany Millsaps
    January 29, 2017 / 7:33 am

    I love decorating with fun colors and keepsake baby pieces

  18. shirley
    January 29, 2017 / 9:37 am

    Love barn wood, going after more very soon, waiting on weather to get a little warmer.

    • January 29, 2017 / 10:18 am

      Are you good at building? I’d love to be able to do stuff like that!

  19. Samantha Seal
    January 29, 2017 / 10:25 am

    I love to decorate with hand made things <3

  20. Cacee
    January 29, 2017 / 11:57 am

    I like to use unusual things, and make new things to decorate with.

  21. Carmen Nickelson
    January 29, 2017 / 12:13 pm

    I love decorating with anything vintage!

  22. Angelica
    January 29, 2017 / 12:20 pm

    Anything old and chalk painted. A room is not complete until it has something I dragged out of the dumpster and refinished! 🙂

  23. Christine Labelle
    January 29, 2017 / 12:28 pm

    I love to decorate and refinish older furniture. We also have a of of hand made things by us. We made an entertainment center for our living room recently.

  24. Stacie H
    January 29, 2017 / 12:43 pm

    It’s amazing what a little paint, a throw pillow and an accent rug will do for a room. I also love to find old furniture pieces at yard sales and fix them up. 🙂

  25. Cindy Peterson
    January 29, 2017 / 1:20 pm

    I love using fabric to change the designs. Draped fabric to make a reading nook. Covering dresser knobs in fabric. Re-covering old pillows. So many things a piece of inexpensive fabric can do to quickly change the look.

  26. Lisa Coomer Queen
    January 29, 2017 / 2:04 pm

    I love decorating with old furniture that we can re-finish.

  27. Danielle Magee
    January 29, 2017 / 2:55 pm

    I love to decorate with pictures and candles.

  28. Tracie Vandermeulen
    January 29, 2017 / 3:02 pm

    I like to decorate with old stuff as the focal and modernize it from there.

  29. Juwairiya syed
    January 29, 2017 / 3:06 pm

    I love to paint as decoration

  30. Ronda Patrick
    January 29, 2017 / 3:11 pm

    I love old barnwood, sayings and pictures burnt on it are beautiful!

    January 29, 2017 / 3:43 pm

    I love to decorate using pottery my husband made!

    • January 29, 2017 / 4:39 pm

      Oh, I bet its beautiful!

  32. Holly Thompson
    January 29, 2017 / 3:59 pm

    Awesome giveaway! THANK YOU!

  33. angela smith
    January 29, 2017 / 4:01 pm

    Older wood

  34. Sarah Gillespie
    January 29, 2017 / 5:50 pm

    Our decor is mainly family photos along with two Thomas kinkade paintings from my grandmas house.

  35. Peggy Johnson
    January 29, 2017 / 5:53 pm

    My favorite piece to decoratewith is a handmade quilt from my mother

  36. Kristina Mc
    January 29, 2017 / 6:48 pm

    I like to decorate with paintings.

  37. Jean millsap
    January 29, 2017 / 7:11 pm

    I love to decorate with reclained wood!

  38. Wendy R.
    January 29, 2017 / 7:32 pm

    Wow, I like to decorate with everything! Pillows, paint, decals, etc.

  39. Cathi Schlosser
    January 29, 2017 / 9:49 pm

    I love decorating with anything vintage!

  40. golden storm
    January 29, 2017 / 10:16 pm

    i like to decorate with neutral colors

  41. dianne hall
    January 29, 2017 / 10:25 pm

    I have a nice rocking chair that was passed down to me 🙂

  42. theresa j
    January 29, 2017 / 11:03 pm

    I love decorating with fabric!

  43. Kenny
    January 29, 2017 / 11:08 pm

    I love decorating with fun art pieces

  44. pam irwin
    January 30, 2017 / 4:39 am

    I love to decorate with art

  45. kristy balser
    January 30, 2017 / 5:31 am

    I love to use older pieces and refurbish tem

    January 30, 2017 / 6:07 am

    I like to use different paints

  47. Kristen L
    January 30, 2017 / 6:09 am

    My favorite thing to decorate with is old pieces from our local resale shop.

  48. Shannon
    January 30, 2017 / 7:29 am

    I love decorating with photos of our adventures!!

  49. latanya
    January 30, 2017 / 8:26 am

    I like decorating walls

  50. lori clark
    January 30, 2017 / 8:26 am

    I love antique looking pieces. Distressed, slightly weathered furniture really makes a statement

  51. Meghan
    January 30, 2017 / 9:39 am

    I love awesome rugs

  52. Kim Naumann
    January 30, 2017 / 12:48 pm

    I love the hand painted art work from my grandkids!

  53. Ashley
    January 30, 2017 / 1:29 pm

    I love decorating with barn wood & pallets. My husband made a hanging bookshelf from a pallet & it looks adorable in our nursery!

  54. Janine Vance
    January 30, 2017 / 3:16 pm

    I like decorating with wall art. So many options and ways to switch things up to keep it updated!

  55. Christine
    January 30, 2017 / 4:12 pm

    I like to decorate with vases and candlesticks

  56. Lea Anna
    January 30, 2017 / 4:37 pm

    My Great Grandmother’s paintings

  57. Kristin McCall
    January 30, 2017 / 6:37 pm

    I love decorating with pastel colors.

  58. Marilyn Nawara
    January 30, 2017 / 7:28 pm

    I like to decorate with unique and colorful fabrics… pillows, drapes etc…

  59. Trasina McGahey
    January 30, 2017 / 8:32 pm

    Anything solid wood that I can repaint and customize!

  60. Cami Valenzuela
    January 30, 2017 / 8:38 pm

    I love to decorate with pictures.. and wall stickers.

  61. Denise
    January 30, 2017 / 11:29 pm

    I love to decorate with fun pillows. Combining different patterns/textures.

  62. January 31, 2017 / 3:43 pm

    What a fun giveaway!!! I love decorating kids rooms, it’s fun when they transition to older ages to redo their rooms!

  63. Amie W
    January 31, 2017 / 5:33 pm

    I like to decorate with handmade items like quilts and wood carved items.

  64. Allie
    January 31, 2017 / 6:24 pm

    I like decorating with fabrics

  65. Danalee
    January 31, 2017 / 8:31 pm

    I don’t really have a favorite piece to decorate with.

  66. January 31, 2017 / 9:09 pm

    My boys and I had such a fun time transitioning their nurseries to big boy rooms. It was great to have their opinions and perspectives and really see their personalities shine through the decor they choose.

  67. My Teen Guide
    February 1, 2017 / 2:24 am

    I want to have talent like yours. I am creative in thinking but when i does things it doesn’t look good. Lol! I love the ideas!

  68. Ann Bacciaglia
    February 1, 2017 / 7:45 am

    I love the look of this room. The little nook under the bed is a fantastic idea.

  69. Kathy Myers
    February 1, 2017 / 9:03 am

    My grandson is moving on up! This is adorable!

  70. Elizabeth Brooks
    February 1, 2017 / 10:29 am

    I love decorating with my kids art work

  71. February 1, 2017 / 10:41 am

    These are fantastic ideas! Both of my kids have reading nooks and they love them! I love Brentwood Home. Their stuff is so amazingly made!
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  72. Amanda
    February 1, 2017 / 10:53 am

    My favorite thing to decorate with in the nursery is my own watercolor art!

  73. February 1, 2017 / 11:55 am

    Great tips here! Love how colorful and fun your blog is! These are all great ideas – we just converted our youngest sons bedroom – such an emotional but fun experience!

  74. February 1, 2017 / 4:50 pm

    I love mixing vintage with modern. Thanks for the giveaway!

  75. Ashley Pichon
    February 1, 2017 / 8:22 pm

    I have an antique store, so anything old that can be repurposed safely. I love using old dressers and making them into new statement pieces.

  76. Kendra W
    February 1, 2017 / 11:30 pm

    I love to decorate with paintings and drawings I created for us! It really gives everything that personal touch to make it feel like home!

  77. February 2, 2017 / 6:19 am

    Super cute ideas and I love the decor but can I say one thing, that freestanding ladder by the tent is scaring the heck out of me. I can just see a toddler climbing up it and pulling a Clark Griswold and falling completely over. LOL But the wall art though, it is an amazing space.

  78. Em Mahr
    February 2, 2017 / 7:38 am

    I love to decorate with prints and pictures – they are easily changes and can be subtle with neutral tones or bright and fun.

  79. February 2, 2017 / 9:59 am

    What a great giveaway! I have been reading a lot about Brentwood home lately, they carry so many great home items.
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  80. Michelle J.
    February 2, 2017 / 11:44 am

    I love homemade signs!

  81. February 2, 2017 / 2:52 pm

    I love decorating with artwork and anything that is simple and interchangeable for mutliple ages.

  82. February 2, 2017 / 2:52 pm

    I love decorating with artwork and anything that is simple and interchangeable for mutliple ages.

  83. Marcia S
    February 2, 2017 / 7:58 pm

    I love family heirlooms to decorate with

  84. Colleen P
    February 3, 2017 / 8:38 am

    I love bookshelves for decoration because they are functional, but can also be beautiful, especially when items are thoughtfully arranged,

  85. Natalie
    February 3, 2017 / 11:36 am

    I love decorating with murals!

  86. Darlene Carbajal
    February 3, 2017 / 11:19 pm

    I like decorating with art. It adds a touch to each room in the house.

  87. Gayle Gildehaus
    February 4, 2017 / 7:28 pm

    I like to give old things new life.A coat of paint does wonders!

  88. Rivka
    February 4, 2017 / 9:30 pm

    I like using small add-ons!

  89. nicki joseph
    February 5, 2017 / 12:36 pm


  90. Nicole Martin
    February 5, 2017 / 1:11 pm

    I love updating antique furniture!

  91. Alicia Brown
    February 5, 2017 / 2:25 pm

    I like to find a fabulous art piece and decorate the room around that!

  92. Carrie goodin
    February 6, 2017 / 11:29 am

    bedding 🙂

  93. February 6, 2017 / 12:04 pm

    That would be a fun DIY for toddler parents! I love all the goodies Brentwood offers.

  94. Amy Hopper
    February 6, 2017 / 1:57 pm

    I love decorating with wood pallets.

  95. Larrissa
    February 6, 2017 / 5:24 pm

    Anything nautical is always cute!!

  96. February 6, 2017 / 6:24 pm

    I like decorating with items i find at the thrift store, like this wonderful small bookshelf I repainted.

  97. Kelli G
    February 6, 2017 / 6:59 pm

    I love my wood picture of an elephant!

  98. Michelle M
    February 7, 2017 / 1:55 pm

    I love using decorative pillows!!

  99. Angela Williams
    February 7, 2017 / 3:52 pm

    I love wooden signs with cute quotes.

  100. Casey Lynn
    February 7, 2017 / 5:39 pm

    I love decorating with words, the ones u stick on walls, or the photos with word phrases!

  101. Jill Rivera
    February 7, 2017 / 5:50 pm

    Venice Lounger is the piece which I could see my granddaughter curled up with a book.

  102. Erica Pallutch
    February 7, 2017 / 6:31 pm

    Old doors with glass look so cute for pictures on the wall

  103. Eileen burke
    February 7, 2017 / 8:20 pm

    My daughter has a personalized snow globe that I love decorating around.

  104. Patricia Wojnar Crowley
    February 7, 2017 / 9:39 pm

    I love decorating with blankets!

  105. Elizabeth McCone
    February 7, 2017 / 10:56 pm

    I have an obsession with decorating the house with old glass jars and vintage mirrors!

  106. Andrea Rust
    February 7, 2017 / 10:56 pm

    I like to decorate with vintage pieces!

  107. Kenia
    February 7, 2017 / 10:59 pm

    I like decorating with upcycled things like dressers I like to personalize.

  108. Crystal Gregg
    February 8, 2017 / 12:16 am

    I love decorating with wall art.

  109. samantha solorio
    February 8, 2017 / 9:13 am

    Rugs and artwork 🙂

  110. Lesley F
    February 8, 2017 / 1:49 pm

    I like to decorate with vintage items

  111. Jennifer H.
    February 8, 2017 / 3:06 pm

    I like to decorate the wall.

  112. John H.
    February 8, 2017 / 3:48 pm

    I like dragons to decorate with.

  113. Mandi Smith
    February 8, 2017 / 7:39 pm

    I love wall decals because when I get tired of a pattern I can change it up easily and without damaging the wall with holes to hang pictures and stuff like that

  114. Laurie Nykaza
    February 8, 2017 / 8:16 pm

    I love to decorate with pieces that are painted with a theme in mind. The walls to the dresser with flowers or animals that go together.

  115. sarah s
    February 8, 2017 / 9:44 pm

    I like decorating with items that were my mom’s.

  116. adriana
    February 8, 2017 / 11:29 pm

    i like to decorate with art,

  117. Julie R
    February 8, 2017 / 11:44 pm

    A framed footprint and picture of my baby!

  118. allyson becker
    February 8, 2017 / 11:57 pm

    I love to decorate with bedding.

  119. Quá hay
    April 30, 2017 / 7:00 am

    Looking forward to reading more. Great blog article. Awesome.

  120. Movi
    June 4, 2017 / 6:55 am

    In general, a successful nursery to toddler room transition is one that allows for independence in a safe place.

  121. June 17, 2017 / 5:28 pm

    Not sure how or when it happened, but at some point your sweet snuggly baby became a full-blown, fiercely independent, yet incredibly needy toddler.

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