With Love From Sweden: Featured Toddler Room {Part 1}

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Shabby chic in Sweden! It’s always fun — and inspiring — to see what other moms are doing design-wise with their nurseries and toddler rooms on the other side of the pond. This lovely shabby chic, cottage-y toddler room comes all the way from Sweden and was decorated by mom, Helena, of Craft & Creativity. And it’s GORGEOUS! Scroll down for more pictures and details — and come back tomorrow to see the room of Helena’s other darling little girl!

Child’s Name: Elin
Child’s Age: 4 (she’s 2 in the pictures)
Location: Stockholm, Sweden

Elin’s room is the smallest in the house, but she’s been lucky enough to get the only room with a balcony (which she will be able to enjoy when she gets older). We put wooden planks on the floor and painted them white, as well as the ceiling and around the windows and the door. We chose a wallpaper from a Swedish importer, InTrade,and the other walls were painted in the same light shade of pink as the wallpaper.

Inspiration: Cath Kidston, Pip Studio, GreenGate. I also take a lot of inspiration from reading interior magazines and reading blogs.

Decorating style: I would say it’s a pretty romantic style, with white as a neutral base and adding a lot of happy colors and patterns to create a joyful place.

Room resources
The bed is from Ikea. The wardrobe is also from Ikea (Hemnes) and I put wallpaper (from Pip Studio) on it since it had a big hole in one of the doors (from our move). The bookcase I had in my room when I was a little girl. The armchair is also from Ikea with a cover from Bemz. I made a lot of the dolls myself also the pillow shaped like an “E” (for Elin).

Favorite items
The bookcase, since it’s been in the family a long time. I also love the wardrobe and how the wallpaper on it matches the wallpaper on the wall.

Don’t be afraid to mix and match colors and patterns, but for a calmer impression use a common theme. For example pastels, stripes, roses or polka dots.

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About Nicole @ Chic & Cheap Nursery

Nicole is the founder/editor of ChicCheapNursery.com and mom of a 6-year-old princess. She has a B.A. in Architecture and a passion for design—nursery design to be precise!


  1. I LOVE the wall paper esp near the book insert area. Are those pearl hangers??!!! .. I luv (even if not pearls)!!!

  2. I LOVE the wall paper combo esp near the book insert area (and that it is on certain walls). Are those pearl hangers??!!! .. I luv (even if not pearls)!!!

  3. I love the elephant bedding — where is it from?

  4. I love the mix in floral patterns especially the wallpaper and that little knit sweater that goes so well with the room decor. L.O.V.E. this.

  5. What a gorgeous toddler’s room! So fresh, so colorful and so inviting! I dig the rug and the wallpaper!

  6. Oh that has to be the cutest toddler room I’ve ever seen. Loving the Cath Kidston Wallpaper. I’m rubbish and the mixing prints thing but you’ve done it amazingly well. I’m a huge fan of Cath Kidston prints and her things regularly appear in my blog.

  7. Laura Young says:

    Where did you get the elephant bedding? I LOVE it!!!


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