TODDLER BED VS STANDARD SINGLE BED

Is there a hard-and-fast age that a toddler has to vacate from his crib? Are we going to put him in a toddler bed, sleeping together with parent in the parents’ bed or put him in a standard single size bed? These are common questions asked by many first-timer parents.

There are few clear signs that it’s time to change your baby from a crib to a bed, when he starts climbing or attempts to climb out of the crib and when he asks for a bigger bed. Most parents move their child from a crib to a bed when they are one and half to three years old because this is the time he starts to get too active to sleep in a crib anymore.

How to decide between a toddler bed or a standard single bed to suit your family needs?  Here’re some tips for you.

A) Is the child going to sleep in the same room with the parents or to start training him sleeping independently in his own room? Most parents feel that the child is not ready to sleep on his own and he still require their presence in the night, for this instance, a small toddler bed will fit nicely next to their bed and not taking up too much space.

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B)  Most of the toddler beds fit standard crib mattresses. Toddler beds are convenient options if the crib mattress is available. A standard single bed require the additional purchase of a new mattress.

C) Another factor to consider will be the cost of the bed. For a toddler bed usually cost not more than $350,  a standard single bed cost more than $600 depending on its level of design and quality of the materials. Toddler bed can be used up to age 5 or 6 , therefore, it is a better investment if you can pass on the toddler bed to a younger sibling.

D) Toddler bed is always a very safe option as it is designed to sit low to the ground and usually designed with side security protection guard to keep him from falling out. Even if he has fallen off from the bed, he will be fine as the bed is so low from the floor. A small size bed may also give the child a sense of security to have a bed of his size, especially when he just transitioned out of his crib.

E) Fresh loud designed themed toddler beds are more attractive to entice younger children as compared to standard single beds which are usually of simpler designs. Themed toddler beds like fire engine bed, dollhouse bed, fairy bed or excavator bed. Anyway this is the only time they enjoy most in their childhood room making their childhood dream….. how about let them make their own choices?

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Dollhouse Toddler Bed

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White unisex toddler bed

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A standard single bed fixed with side safety rails and a wooden bed step stool.

The Elegant Ballerina

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Inspire your little Ballerina

Ballerina themed bedroom is a little girl’s dream.  Decorate your ballerina bedroom walls with (1,2) Ballerina wallpaper or pretty pink paint, glitter and sparkles or ballerina wall sticker decals . Featuring new (3) ballerina duvet cover showing real life image of a ballerina with amazing tutu and beautiful crown. A freestanding (4) heart clothes hanger is a perfect furniture piece for your little ballerina to organize her dresses, shoes and accessories, get her ready be more independent at getting dressed for her dancing class! The (5) cute kids stars fairy bookshelves matches well with the ballerina theme. Add accessories like a (6) fun ballerina clock, rug, wall arts or (7) storage boxes at the room and make it complete. She’ll be dancing the night away!

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Image source from HGTV – Grand Ballerina Room with Victorian Style.

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How about organizing a ballerina kids party ?! Source from http://www.kristendukephotography.com/ballerina-birthday-party/

 

Nautical Room

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Nautical decorating theme is one of favorite boys bedroom ideas. Here we have pick up some products from Piccolo House – Sail boat wallpaper , Patersonrose Mariner bed linen matches with cushions, bunting, lampshade and rug. A wooden boat oar decoration.

Fun nautical theme can always team up with seaside or beach vintage look. Red & white and blue are the classic color palette when come to this theme , it is cheerful, energetic,  Lots of ocean inspired fabric patterns, beach decor accessories offer great decorating ideas for kids room.

 

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The serenity of the ocean is brought inside with life buoys hung as decoration.

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An oar transformed into a curtain rod.

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 Decorative anchors, brass bells, cabin decor accessories, ship wheels, fish nets and ropes, canvas art, tote

bags and tall ships images are wonderful decorating ideas for kids rooms that feel adventurous and fun.

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Patersonrose nautical themed cushions : From left – Nautical , Compass , Pacific Stamp

DIY Shelf

A DIY wall shelf with rope

DIY Name

A DIY rope name on a recycle wooden plank

 Sail away

Fabric & wallpaper from Harlequin “Sail Away” is a timeless retro boat design.  This design comes in 2 colour-ways.

Go fishing decals

If your kid’s room looked like this you would never get them out. Ocean giant stickers turn a simple painted wall into a whole new land of make believe, let the kids imagination go wild! Coming soon at Piccolo House

Lighthouse wall mural

For older boys, a real life lighthouse print out wall mural.

 

Pink and Black Glamour

We would like to share with you the project we completed for this glamorous tween girls bedroom. Inspired by Hollywood glitz , the owner wanted a glam room with fashion accents , she wanted to introduce black to the pink room and was thinking of  making  a statement with the combination. We started by choosing the right pink fabric to match with black, working closely with the owner on the window treatment , especially the ruffled valance at the window, the same fluffy skirting to dress up the white vanity . The room is undeniably girlish and fashionable. We are utterly satisfied with the outcome.

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We designed and built two castle storage units at each side of the room , add a cozy alcove feeling to this window seat. A crisp black with pink spot cushion gives the scheme a tailored edge. The owner selected a beautiful crystal chandelier as the center of  attraction for the room. And of course Piccolo House’s Emily Princess Beds and nightstand for the girls.

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The bed pelmet was custom made with personalized name, matches with soft ruffled bed curtains. We designed and made the distinctive , pretty castle shelved cabinets, deliberately created “window” opening for keeping the precious collection of the girls’ hair accessories.

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We had specially painted pink for the knobs , scallops and the crown applique for the Emily chest of drawer, the contrasted design has made the piece of furniture truly girly and interesting. Our Victoria vanity is dressed up with the whimsical skirts, adding in more details with black rim ribbon around the stool and little ribbons onto the skirt.

 

 

Pretty in Soft Pink Room

Pretty in Soft Pink Room – We love how fresh this Pink and White combination for a girl’s room. Very soft and feminine without being over the top. Recommend Classic Emily Armoire with pink ribbon, Damask wall covering, Pink bean bag chair, Crystal Chandelier with pink shades, Pink vanity and Butterfly rug .

Colour Palette

Lovely color palettes for pastel pink room.

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Multiple shade of pink combine with crisp white to create a warm and cozy reading corner in this girl’s bedroom.It is brilliant to use pastel green fabrics create interesting contrast.

Wall Treatment for Kids Room

Many people come to Piccolo House for wall decoration advices . There are few basic choices when it comes to walls : decorate them to make a dramatic statement, or let them act as an unobtrusive backdrop for  the furnishing.

If the room lacks architectural interest, you can create eye-catching effects with paint, wallpaper, decal or combination of the any two.  Your only limitation is your imagination and the time and money you have to spend for kids’ rooms. Many available methods allow you to create fun effects with no particular professional skills. Eg. Glow in the dark and glittery top coats, as well as blackboard paint that kids can write and draw on J

Wall Decals is an inexpensive way to decorate a wall. Your kid’s tastes are always changing, today it’s trains, and tomorrow it’s Mickey Mouse! Use wall stickers to keep up with their ever-changing world. No worrying about holes in the wall or peeled off paint, just remove and replace with re-stickable wall decals.

Wallpaper can add instant style to your child’s room and give you a headstart in developing the overall decorating scheme. Remember to match with the coordinate fabric curtain. You can easily mix and match them to create a cohesive look not only for the wall but for the window treatments and bed dressings as well. But don’t go overboard with mix and match prints. You want your child’s room to reflect his or her unique personality. Large-scale pattern print might be too much for an entire bedroom, you can give it to a feature wall and the rest of the wall with simpler wall paper design or plain painted wall.

Let our kids go beyond the paint and personalize their bedroom.

Tips

1. Pick a theme that will coordinate easily with the room’s other elements, such as bedding and curtains

2. Use a peel able border over plain wallpaper. As your child’s tastes change, you can simple replace the border.

3. To be on the safe side, it’s a good idea to take a small cutting of wallpaper or take photo of the design and print it out, have a curtain fabric cut-out and paint colour sample, tape or track it on the wall, this is the only way you can be sure that what you’ve selected will look the way you envisioned.

4. Always check the dimension of the roll of wallpaper and its pattern repeat, this is to ensure you will not waste too much excess wallpaper.

5. Use color effectively to enhance the perception of the space itself. Make a large room fell cozy with warm colors, conversely open up a small room with cool colors or neutrals.ImageImageImage

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Creating a boys room or boys nursery full of fire trucks is fun and exciting with help from Piccolo House. You can find (3) fire engine bed, (7) fire engine shelf, (4)pull along cart, (5) rug and (2) Fire Station Playhouse. Suggest simple colour (1) stripe wallpaper . Our designers have not left out any detail to surround your little boy with the things he loves. Any boy will love having these red fire engine themed items all around him as he plays and lets his imagination run wild.  See Piccolo House’s  Theme page.

Turquoise and Pink Girls Room

Turquoise and Pink Girls Room

Little-girl dreams of pink princess room, sensible parents always think that too much pink will spoil the room design. We love the idea of integrating soft turquoise into a pink room, instead of using pink on every available wall, consider an accent wall and mix it with soft turquoise or wallpaper. Cleverly placing some turquoise accessories like a bunting, pinboard, storage bag , this will balance the pink in the room without the color being overwhelming. 1.Chandelier 2. LOL bunting 3. Candy pink 4. Soft turquoise 5. Wallpaper – What a Hoot 6. Dollhouse bookshelf    7. Dollhouse bed 8. Fairy pull along cart 9. LOL storage bag 10.-14. Patersonrose Charlotte 15.LOL Pinboard

Piccolo House Mood Boards

Visualizing what your child’s bedroom or living space will look like can be a tough challenge. As far as words go, pictures can hold more than a thousand. We have decided to create mood boards, especially for the parents scratching their heads as to what would their little angel wants.

A great example would be our latest “Construction Mood Board”! It’s the perfect guide to designing a themed room for your tyke.

Keep on a lookout for more moodboards! Who knows, you might just find the right theme for your child!

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Choosing the Best Furniture For Your Child’s Bedroom

 It’s that time–your little ones have grown up, and want to have their own bedrooms. But they’re not old enough for mature teens things yet. How do you design an individual bedroom for a child who wants their own things now?

Redesigning your child’s bedroom is an exciting task with all the available choices for furniture and color designs that are available nowadays. You haven’t even started and you already can’t wait to see the finished product. Sometimes, though, it can become a bit daunting and you don’t know where to start with so many ideas running in your mind.

Start the project by getting a piece of paper and sketch the layout of the kid’s bedroom as you picture it to be. When you already have made the drawing, you can now consider what kind of children’s bedroom sets is suitable for the design you chose. Of course, you have to take into consideration your child’s hobbies and interests as these will be vital in choosing the furniture designs. Get the size of the room so that you can choose the best type of bed. Make sure that you are realistic with your measurements so you don’t end up cramping all the furniture you bought because you thought you had more space to put them in.

Generally, the furniture that will eat up most of the space in the bedroom, no matter what the room’s design, is the bed. It is of importance that the right type of bed is chosen to utilize space to the maximum especially if there is more than one child occupying the room. Experts suggest dividing the whole room’s measurement by three, allotting 1/3 for the bed, the next third for clear area and the last for children’s bedroom furniture.