redecorated my 4 year old daughters room and asked her specifically
what she wanted in it and then based my design around it. It was a
great project for me and she loves it!
I have to admit, I am not one for themes, at all. But my two younger boys really started getting into airplanes and talking about travels so it was my goal to bring some of their passion into their shared bedroom. I started out with two airplane prints, which I hung above each of their beds. Then, I pulled a few of the blues and reds from their artwork, and continued those colors through linens and small accessories. The walls received an all around the room stripe treatment, which the boys love equally as much as I do. Maps not only work with the world traveler theme, but they are also a very versatile and timeless addition to any space, so I knew that was a great route to go. We DIY’d a giant map which should stay relevant and “cool” throughout future updates to the room as they grow older. Since we made the map ourselves, it’s fun to know that it is unique to their space, and they get excited to share it with their friends during sleepovers. In the end, the room never ended up feeling too theme like, yet still incorporates the boy’s passions, which is a win win for all.
if you are reading this blog) than chances are you have a design plan
for your child’s room and your child has a plan of their own too. It’s
never a surprise to learn that something a child might adore you abhor,
and vice versa. Instead of getting caught up in the
differences or picking a theme (in my opinion, a theme for an entire
room is never a good idea) I always find it fun to pick favorites. Sit
down with your child and have them pick a favorite color, a few favorite
toys, special memories, and so on. If your little one is old enough
maybe even gather a few inspiration photos from pointiest and let them
show you what stands out to them and why (don’t give too many options as
they just leads to indecisiveness). After talking and seeing some
ideas help guide them in selecting what would be fun to incorporate.
Just because your little likes superhero’s or smurfs doesn’t mean you
have to get super hero bedding or paint a giant smurf on the wall. I
love keeping the walls somewhat simple (this way changes and updates can
be made easily and little ones can grow with their room) and then use
some of their favorite things / toys / collections to display in a
these things took a significant amount of energy at a time when I was
decidedly short on it, I think it really makes my kids feel special to
look at the murals and know they were made just for them. Both kids
often ask me to “tell them the story” of how and when their rooms were
details. One of my favorite ways to do so for kids spaces is
personalization and monograms. I’ve designed a good amount of rooms for
kids in the 7-11 range and I have found that they love their
initials/monograms on everything just like me! I’ve used their initials
on everything from their bedding to window valances and even custom cut
glass initials for wall decor. In
nurseries I like to make things special by making sure I include items
that the parents adore and would love their baby to adore too.
Personally I have a passion for unique artwork that doesn’t come from a
big box store or is a reproduced print so I made the effort to include
some custom original artwork in my son’s nursery. I love that I enjoy
the art, it adds color and life in the space and that Hudson will have
these pieces to cherish for the rest of his life and that they can go up
in his home one day.