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Montessori Inspired Toddler Bedroom

Montessori Inspired Toddler Bedroom

Our Montessori Inspired Toddler Bedroom (Twin Style!)

Welcome back to the blog, Mamas! Today we are talking about our favorite room in the apartment; the boys Montessori inspired toddler bedroom! This was the room that took me well over 3 months to concentrate on in order to find exactly what the boys needed.

In those 3 months, the house was a bit chaotic and the boys just could NOT wind down. The family room turned into their playroom, my bedroom turned into their jumping room, the kitchen turned into their drumming room and we all needed a break haha. I realized that the one thing missing from our home was a room without distractions; a relaxing room for reading books, rubbing bellies and daydreaming. That is this very room!

Montessori inspired bedroom

The Inspiration

Montessori Inspired Toddler Bedroom

When we moved into our new home, I had plans for every single room except for the boy’s bedroom…I just could not figure out how I wanted to go about decorating. For the first three months, this bedroom was simply two twin mattresses, the boys shared XL crib, a box of toys and cardboard boxes taped to the window to keep the light out. It was horrid haha.

After we completed the living room and kitchen, I knew that this room had to go with the flow of the house; primarily white and green, minimalistic (of course), very natural, and above all, relaxing. I had this crazy idea; what if this room was ONLY for sleeping and relaxing? What if, as crazy as it sounds, I created the most relaxing zone for my twin boys?

And it worked like a charm. An absolute charm.

Montessori Inspired Toddler Beds

Montessori Inspired Toddler Bedroom

I fell in love with the idea of Montessori floor beds during my research to figure out which method I wanted the boys to be educated from; Montessori or Waldorf. We have not yet decided between homeschooling and traditional education or Montessori and Waldorf, but we have decided that we thoroughly love both, from the toys that are played with to the beds that the children sleep in.

Traditionally, Montessori floor beds are used from a very young age (I read a range between 4 months and 1 year). We started our floor bed experience at 14 months and I think it was a wonderful transition for Leo and Alessandro. They had just started to use each other to catapult out of their shared crib, so this was much safer!

We were able to find these beds locally at a little shop in Lana, Italy. The website for these beds is listed here; a company called ChildHome that is handmade in Belgium. You can absolutely make these beds at home if you wish, but we were in a bit of a time crunch (my mother was arriving in 2 days and I had to finish this room!).

We found the braided linen bumpers on Etsy by a beautiful company named Zachee Design. This shop has the most stunning items; from swings to chairs, bumpers to hammocks. Cannot recommend this shop enough and the seller is one of the nicest women ever!

For the blanket and sheets, we went ahead and used Martin’s blankets from when he was a teenager (his mother saves it all!) and just had them professionally cleaned. I purchased the duvet covers from Ikea: I chose this white lined fabric for the soft feel and cool touch.  

I also have a second set made of 100% linen that I absolutely adore and cherish. Linen only gets better with time and it is so fabulous for the environment!

The Storage

Montessori Inspired Toddler Bedroom

When we purchased the beds, we also threw in the matching closet that is Montessori inspired as well. It is low enough in height for the children to reach and also to add some free cloth boxes at the bottom for various shirts, pants, and socks.

We had a bit of trouble in the beginning (about 2 days time) with the boys throwing the clothes all around, but with a bit of respectful parenting and proper blocking, they have not mishandled the clothing since!

I snagged two wicker bedside tables from facebook marketplace for quite cheap and use these for onesies, pajamas and extra shirts. I keep their clothing amount as limited as possible for my own sanity as well as theirs. They really enjoy choosing their own clothes and we have lots of fun with it.

Lastly, I used a wooden coat wall hanging to hang their backpacks and heavy jackets. They love to take the backpacks on and off and stuff them with various toys from the living room.

The Decor

Montessori Inspired Toddler Bedroom

I had a bit of a “relax” room in our previous home that had fake vines lining the ceiling. We carefully removed these and wrapped them around the top of the tipi frame. I also hung up a dream catcher that I snagged from Etsy while I lived in Hawaii, laid down a rug from Maison du Monde that was a housewarming gift from my family, and lastly hung up random decor that we had hung up in our old garden.

We only had my Peace Lily Plants in here for the initial photos. They are safely back in the living room and bathroom where they receive much more sunlight. We have since swapped out for Jade Plants!

The Effects of Montessori Inspired Toddler Bedroom

Montessori Inspired Toddler Bedroom

My sons are extremely active; they run, jump, sing, scream, wrestle, cuddle, roll, dance and take bites out of every piece of fruit in the house and hide them in random places for me to find later. I created this space for them to wind down and take a breather.

Like I said earlier, it worked like a charm. The boys just turned two and use this space for quiet play (especially when they are a bit upset over a toy being taken by the other or just tired from a long day) and reading. Reading happens primarily in this room and occurs right before naptime or bedtime.

I adore the twin beds because I can fall asleep with them at any time of the day and all three of us are comfortable. Martin joins us a lot in family nap times and we each take one in our arms and cuddle them to sleep.

When the boys are sleeping alone, they simply wake up and open the door and join us in our bed (or wherever we are at the moment) and I believe this sense of freedom has truly opened up a new line of trust and respect between us. I trust them to stay in their bed until they need me, and they trust me to be there for them with just a “Mama” call.

Montessori inspired toddler bedroom

 

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  • Danielle Wolter
    April 2, 2019 at 5:39 pm

    i would like to have that bedroom for me!! it’s so beautiful and well decorated. what a peaceful spot.

    • Danielle
      April 4, 2019 at 1:02 pm

      Haha I absolutely love sleeping in here as well! It is so very relaxing 🙂

  • wander women abroad
    April 2, 2019 at 6:54 pm

    omg this room is soo cute! I wish my room looked like this now. Looks likes a great space for creativity

    • Danielle
      April 2, 2019 at 8:04 pm

      Thank you so much! This is their absolute favorite place for creativity 🙂 I wish my room looked like this too haha!

  • Maria N. Niezgoda Azanha
    April 2, 2019 at 7:55 pm

    What a lovely article! Thanks! The smoothie recepie sounds energising. Going to try it!

    • Danielle
      April 4, 2019 at 1:03 pm

      I do hope you love it! It is so satisfying and yummy!

  • sudipa
    April 2, 2019 at 9:34 pm

    I love the way you decorated the toddler rooms.I admire your creativity

    • Danielle
      April 4, 2019 at 1:03 pm

      Thank you so much! I knew that I needed to make it as relaxing as possible to calm down the nap time and sleep down chaos haha!

  • kumamonjeng
    April 2, 2019 at 11:59 pm

    Your deco is really amazing, you are gifted in this area I have to admit. By the way, love the baby body suit, super cute and bright and what a smart way to be included in this photo shooting of these pictures.

    • Danielle
      April 4, 2019 at 1:04 pm

      Oh thank you so much! Those were gifted to us by their grandma at Christmas time and they adore them!

  • Kim Seghers
    April 3, 2019 at 2:56 am

    I absolutely love your boy’s bedroom. The Montessori inspired room from the beds to the closets are so cute and creative! Your boys are going to love growing up in that room.

    • Danielle
      April 4, 2019 at 1:05 pm

      Thank you so so much for the kind words! I do hope they love it for years to come 🙂

  • Raluca
    April 3, 2019 at 9:28 am

    I absolutely love those two beds, I want one for myself! 😉 And thank you for the recipe, already saved it on Pinterest as I have to try it!

    • Danielle
      April 4, 2019 at 1:06 pm

      You are so sweet! Thank you so much for the kind words and support!

  • Yeah Lifestyle
    April 3, 2019 at 10:43 am

    Their bedroom is amazing, I absolutely adore the decor. I definitely need to give this smoothie bowl a try – it looks incredible.

  • Natural Beauty And Makeup
    April 3, 2019 at 2:47 pm

    Ahaaa,this smoothie bowl sounds so yummmyyy 😍 I am loving this idea of creating Montessori inspired beds for kids! Your son looks adorable ❤

  • Jessica may
    April 3, 2019 at 3:43 pm

    Montessori is a way of life for us. Such an amazing approach and your beds look amazing!

  • Heather
    April 3, 2019 at 10:51 pm

    That smoothie is calling my name! And the bedroom looks awesome too!

  • Jill Nunn
    April 3, 2019 at 11:20 pm

    I’d love to have this room for myself! It’s simple and beautiful.

  • Meredith
    April 4, 2019 at 3:51 am

    Wow – so many amazing ideas here! Thank you for sharing! I will absolutely share this with my other mama friends!

  • Shannon Gurnee
    April 4, 2019 at 6:20 am

    Your little one is so dang cute! This looks like a yummy treat.

  • Alexandra Cook
    April 4, 2019 at 7:13 am

    Yum! raspberry chocolate smoothie looks wonderfully easy and tasty. And the bedroom looks really pretty.

  • eli
    April 4, 2019 at 3:16 pm

    Smoothie bowls are my favorite! Such a healthy and delicious meal. I’ll have to try that recipe for sure.

  • Kalyan Panja
    April 4, 2019 at 3:17 pm

    I just loved your nice ideas to groom the baby room decor. They all look helpful for parents with toddlers.

  • Indu
    April 4, 2019 at 3:18 pm

    This montessori inspired bedroom is so innovative. I must say unique. Kids will love being in such creative space.

  • Jess
    April 4, 2019 at 3:51 pm

    This sounds so amazing! I cannot wait to try it. Boy does this look good !

  • pixels and thoughts
    April 6, 2019 at 3:04 pm

    OH MY GOODNESS!!! Can I please have that bedroom for me?! I absolutely love every single thing you did in there. Everything is so minimalistic, clean and super stunning! You did an awesome job!

    • Danielle
      April 6, 2019 at 8:50 pm

      You are so sweet! Thank you so so much 🙂

  • Laura
    April 7, 2019 at 10:07 am

    The beds look so cute! I love the style of the room! Beautiful inspiration x

    Laura
    https://pinkfrenzymissl.blogspot.com/

  • Lisa @ Midwest Glam
    April 8, 2019 at 1:15 am

    What a cozy bedroom! The smoothie bowl looks delish!

  • Vivienne
    April 9, 2019 at 2:01 am

    Wow! How whimsical! I love the space you created for your boys. Also, you had me at raspberry chocolate smoothie. I saw the beautiful bedroom, but immediately scrolled down to see what the smoothi was about! Lol 🙂 yum!

  • Chastity
    April 9, 2019 at 10:28 am

    I must say this room is too nice for these boys, lol. I would totally sleep in there myself. And I love the recipe easy and fun!

  • Chelle Dizon
    April 10, 2019 at 9:30 pm

    Good job on what you did on your kids bedroom. It looks really lovely. I’m drooling over your raspberry chocolate smoothie bowl.

  • Wafa Deshmukh
    April 15, 2019 at 6:55 am

    Wow the beds are amazing and the decor so pretty! love it

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