Our granddaughter, Zoe turned six this week and it’s been a delight to hear details of her school party (brownies with oreos baked in), the hilarious menu for her sleep over (Indian food and pizza), and the various gifts she received (a waterproof shower radio and talking alarm clock in addition to a matching sweater for her favorite baby, Giraffy.) So its no surprise my attention turned to rooms for children and fun things to put in them. “Fun things” are, of course, a matter of taste and judgment.… Continue Reading
Ideas for decorating children’s bedrooms and playrooms.
Pre-schoolers and primary graders use color and shape to identify things, researchers say, which may explain the rosy fixation kids can develop, particularly when it comes to their bedroom decor. If pink bedrooms are must-haves for little girls, I favor simplicity and mutability versus overwhelming color and accessories. It’s easier to change out a rug, paint an accent wall, or swap out bedding in than it is to break down and redecorate an entire room. For the adorable princess bedroom [top] the crown wall decal sets the color scheme and acts as a headboard, too.… Continue Reading
Music has always held a special place in my heart so I found this musical theme children’s room wallpaper mural rather comforting. Marching children and animals parade across the staff, serenading sweet dreams. The striped rug pattern echoes the musical score. Little Hands, of Portugal, custom size each wall mural for a perfect fit. The framed bed is sweetly painted to coordinate with the background color of the mural.
One thing is certain, babies don’t stay babies very long. Our youngest daughter has been looking for sheets suitable for her 2 year old when his crib is converted into a toddler bed. She has zeroed in on several designs, one of them being the simple, modern pieces from Candy Kirby Designs. All this organic bedding for children is handmade in the USA with American grown kona cotton in patterns that can be mixed and matched. Designer Erin Mercado is a mom of three who still works at home.
The shop also carries blankets, pillows, throws, gowns, leggings and hair bows. … Continue Reading
I recently shared our youngest daughter’s (DD2) budget friendly guest bath which is now used by my darling grandson (DGS). His bathroom is off a short hallway between his eclectic nursery and the guest bedroom.
When DD2 purchased the home, the previous owner’s space [left] was turned into guest room [right] using her original master bedroom furniture.
Then along came baby. And as children grow, so do the size of their toys. DD2’s goal was to create a bright and fun-filled colorful playroom space so that the living room wasn’t overrun with toys. … Continue Reading
As a child grows, tastes and needs change. And it happens faster than you’d think! A year ago, I featured a nursery [below] in Hand Painted Nursery Wall Designs and wrote “wide stripes are commonly used in nurseries, but this soft aqua is not. Colors and designs that can grow with the baby are always nice.” Last week I spotted the similar bedroom with horizontal wide striped walls [above] that could easily go from toddler to teen with a few tweaks. In both rooms, light stripes are painted only on one or two walls, with other walls left light to keep the room from feeling confined. … Continue Reading