If you’re thinking about moving your tot to a big bed soon (or even from your room to her own room), a great idea to get her to be more accepting of the move is a room make-over. And it doesn’t always have to be expensive.

ALSO SEE: Moving from a cot to a big bed 

We found some great budget buys for you!

Toddler beds

This will probably be one of your biggest expenses when moving your toddler to a big bed – especially if the cot you used can’t be transformed into a big bed. Before buying a toddler bed, it’s worth investigating whether the bed can be bought in a bigger size so it can grow with your child. Both the below beds can be ordered in a toddler size, single bed or ¾.

Teepee bed with base, R2 000 – R2 600

Toddler room decor ideas - Teepee bed

The Bella Bed, R2 900 – R3 950

The Bella Bed

Both beds are available from www.declanandleah.co.za.


A fun duvet set is almost guaranteed to keep your toddler in his own bed for longer.

Batman Comic Duvet Cover Set, R289.99 – R429.99

Available from www.mrphome.com

Toddler room decor ideas - Batman duvet cover

Polycotton Folk Unicorn Duvet Set, R169.99 – R229.99

Available from www.mrphome.com

Unicorn duvet set

Embroided Sequin Unicorn Scatter Cushion, R169.99

Available from www.mrphome.com

Toddler room decor ideas - unicorn scatter cushion

Paw Patrol Duvet Cover Set, R289.99 – R429.99

Available from www.mrphome.com

Paw Patrol Duvet Cover Set

Spiderman Shaped Cushion, R149.99

Available from www.mrphome.com

Spiderman Shaped Cushion

Accessories for play spaces

If you don’t have a dedicated play room in your house, chances are your toddler’s room will have to be a space where he sleeps and plays. But that doesn’t have to be a problem. You can create such a fun space to play – all you need is a couple of cute items.

Kids Sofa Dino, R695

Available from Takealot.com

Toddler room decor ideas - Dino sofa

Unicorn Toy Basket, R199.99

Available from www.mrphome.com

Unicorn toy basket

Animal Canvas Tidies Storage Boxes, R100

Available from www.geewiz.co.za

Animal canvas storage tidies

Princess Castle Tent, R750

Available from www.ikids.co.za

Toddler room decor ideas - princess castle tent

Teepee Tent Owl, R990

Available from www.ikids.co.za

Teepee Tent Owl

Forest Play Mat Giraffe, R399

Available from www.ikids.co.za

Forest play mat

Wall décor

So, you’ve given the walls a fresh coat of paint, but it looks a little bare. Brighten the room up with these wall decorations.

Starry Night Vinyl Wall Patterns, R275

Available from www.fantastick.co.za

Starry Night Vinyl Wall Patterns

Polka Dot Wall Stickers, R140

Available from www.mapetite.co.za

Polka Dot Wall Stickers

Butterfly Tree Vinyl Wall Stickers, R275

Available from www.fantastick.co.za

Butterfly Tree Vinyl Wall Stickers

Pastel Star Wall Sticker Set, R400

Available from www.mapetite.co.za

Pastel Star Wall Sticker Set

Afritoons Vinyl Wall Stickers, R315

Available from www.fantastick.co.za

Afritoons Vinyl Wall Stickers

Cute Bugs Vinyl Wall Stickers, R315

Available from www.fantastick.co.za

Cute Bugs Vinyl Wall Stickers

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