We live in a one bedroom apartment.
While we used to be pretty comfortable before having a baby, we had to find new ways of organizing the space in a more efficient way now that Emi went from being a baby to a toddler.
First thing we wanted to do was a “safe room” were he could play without us being looking over him every second. It mean that the room would have to be
- Baby proof
- Furniture secured against the wall
- Play Area
In order for this to be possible, we knew we had to sacrifice our bedroom to make it “Emi’s Room”. With a few inspiration from Pinterest, this is what we came up with.
We also wanted the room to have a Montessori approach. This ment that everything had to be at Emi’s reach. He’s able to grab his clothes by himself, he’s got just a few toys (not a ton), and a reading nook where he loves to lounge throughout the day.
Another thing I really wanted was a little kitchen (there is so many great DIY of the Ikea kitchen on Pinterest ! ). It was really funny to see my in law’s first reaction when they saw it for the first time “but he’s a boy!!” 😀 What I like to respond is, “The most notorious chefs in the world are men, so why would a kitchen be a girl’s toy ?? :-)” . Regardless, I turned it into a “coffee shop” style kitchen to make it more “boyish” and I painted the sides with chalk paint so he can write something on it (maybe the Menu ?! 🙂
The plush animal heads are from Babys’R Us (but I’ve seen some at Target as well)
Tepee is from Amazon
Chalkboard : Michaels
Rug : Rug USA
Furnitures and bed : Ikea