I’ve been thinking about this room for some time now. I knew I wanted a low shelf that he can easily access but it also had to be wide enough to cover the space I wanted – which worked out to be 30” in height and 60” in width. I recommend measuring your space before buying anything.
Baby and toddler friendly shelves:
The tallest I would go is 30 inches. I think that’s a good height where your child can reach for items within the shelves, yet the top shelf can still be used as decor while they’re still young.
Wall decor ideas:
Don’t forget all of that precious wall space! This is a great place to hang pictures, artwork, DIYs and other cute wall decor.
From L to R:
- Fibre art rainbow [etsy @ mandismethells] or DIY
- Crepe Flowers
- IKEA Flisat bookshelf
- House Shelf or IKEA
- Neon Rainbow
When designing their playroom, try to get down at their eye level and see the room from their perspective. So far my goal was to have his toys accessible yet I wanted to add some decor touches that I can also appreciate while I’m in the room.
Here’s a sneak preview of our playroom:
[Before & after shots]
At 9 months, this shelf is the perfect height for baby J the middle shelf makes it easy for him to pull on up it and grab what he wants – just remember to anchor any shelving or large furniture to the walls to avoid it from tipping over.
That’s it for now!