If you remember a ways back, we had the great nursery debate where we wrestled with the option of making the nursery the tiny room closest to our bedroom or using the larger guest room. You know now that we went with the smaller room and its worked out very well but I'm starting to think it might be a good idea to give her a little more space. I had always planned on eventually moving her to the guest room anyway so it's just a matter of when.
As a nursery it worked very well since playing in that room wasn't a priority. Her clothes were small enough that it was easy enough to make do with a hanging rack in the hallway closet and a small dresser. But as she is growing, so are her possessions. Particularly her toys which are taking ever greater areas in the living room. She is still too little to play on the second floor alone but it would be nice to have more space to store all her stuff in one organized place when its not in use. The downside is that we lose our guest room.
So I turn to the moms of kids who are older. When did having a room big enough to play in really make a difference? What are the most important elements of a toddler's room?