Tuesday, 22 September 2015

the kids room: walls





The other day I posted photos of a few of the handmade and vintage things I'd found for the kiddos room, and today I'm back with some of the bits and bobs we found to put on their walls. It's a good sized room, but once you take into account the bunk beds and triple wardrobe, there isn't much left to cover; we've got some shelves from IKEA that are full of animals, books and knick-knacks, and some front-facing bookshelves for the larger picture books, an ace little pegboard from Zig Zag and Zebra (more details on this later in the week!) and a bunk-bed tidy for Ben in the top bunk, and to be honest, that leaves pretty much no space.

We're really into nature and the outdoors, so when I saw the Ingela Arrhenius postcards in the top photo on lovely Artemis's blog, I went on a mission to find some. I eventually tracked them down at The Hambledon in Winchester (if you follow me on Instagram, you'll know how much I love this shop!); they come in a pack of seven and are perfect for sitting on shelves and in smaller gaps.

Although our front facing bookshelves are primarily for books, I've used this as a way to get some colour and life into the room; everything is fairly pale and neutral (Ben has ASD, so I try to stay away from too much colour and pattern that might overstimulate him), so I like to find really gorgeously illustrated books which will double as artwork.
I found some vintage cards at the Vintage and Very Nice Market in Chichester, and was lucky enough to be able to spell out both kiddos names. These were going to go on the door, but they've ended up on the shelves as well!

I ended up saving loads of links when I was planning the room, and to be honest, I'm a bit disappointed that we couldn't fit more on the walls. Especially as the lovely folks at Room to Grow have just launched a free (yes, free!) set of downloadable wall stickers; you can choose from four different themes, including Under the Sea and Woodland Friends. I love a good wall sticker, as they're so easy to put up and take down - I honesty think they're literally the renters best friend!


If we'd not run out of space, I would have had one or two (or all!) of the lovely things in the collage above. Baskets that hang to keep toys and lego (so much lego!) off of the floor, garlands, prints and hooks galore; there's SO much good stuff to choose from when you decorate kids rooms!

1. Creature Kingdom Owl Hook, £20 , Anthropologie
2. La Mer Print by Double Merrick, £50, The Calm Gallery
3. Morkt Lantern for Tealights, £14, IKEA
4. Arrow Wall Flag by Ferm Living, £17, The Pippa and Ike Show
5. Shelf with Drawers, £39, IKEA
6. Natural Belly Basket in Medium by Olli Ella, £25, Molly Meg
7. Basket for Wall Rack, £4, HEMA
8. DIY Light Box by A Little Lovely Company, £30
9. Powder Tassel Garland, £13.95, Molly Meg

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2 comments

  1. I do love the little owl hook. Sasek's books are fantastic, aren't they. We have This is London, but none of the others (yet!)

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  2. very nice article about design tips i will try to use them

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