Greetings Glams from decorating land!
So I’ve been in full-on decorating mode for the past few months. From selecting a new front entryway door to narrowing down colors for some exterior paint, home décor has been top of mind as of late! One thing that I’ve noticed in trying to shake things up on the decor front is that once you’ve started one room, you just can’t stop. What began as wanting to upgrade the living room has now evolved into a touchup of the guest bathroom downstairs, buying some new art for the walls and almost finalizing the sofa selection for the living room. This BGM is on a roll!
Recently perusing furniture store Restoration Hardware, my search was immediately sidelined from bedroom linen for my master to pumping up the volume of my little Sonshine’s abode. Known for their unapologetically sophisticated approach to home furnishings, RH took the idea of the ultimate boys playland and kicked it up a notch. Awesome part… With a little switcheroo and some imagination, these are great things to do whether it’s for a little girl or little guy.
Checking out the gorgeous furniture combined with some pretty cool decorating ideas, I had to share some of these tricks with you guys. So get your vintage shopping cap, paintbrushes and staple guns ready.
Tip 1: LIGHTING
Lighting and light fixtures are a key element to any room. In the case of your mini-me, have some fun with it. Whether it’s through shape, color, material. Even hanging something a little more sophisticated, but rustic, like shown here, throws things off a bit. This is especially cool for a little girl’s room where using a very ornate crystal chandelier would be so amazingly over the top.
Tip 2: ABOVE THE HEAD
When decorating any room, whether it is in your home or for an event, remember that you’re creating a mood or an environment. Being creative ” above the head” adds a sense of drama and over the topness to any space. In this shot, the decorator hangs a piece of canvas fabric from the ceiling which will make any little guy feel like he’s commander of his own little army. Depending on your theme, change it up and make it your own by using a different color fabric, a sports team or even sheer pink chiffon for your little princess.
Tip 3: WALL TREATMENT
Whether it’s through paint or an out of this world wallpaper like seen here, the wall is one of the bases to setting the mood of the space. Here, Restoration has used a textured paper layered over one another to give an outside feel. With the wall, the possibilities are endless; murals, color, painted designs, wallpaper. The sky is definitely the limit. I personally did a lot of research on colors before landing on the perfect blue that would soothe and encourage my little Jordie.
Tip 4: COOL STORAGE
Clothes, shoes, books, pampers, toiletries, bags and everything else you can imagine is beginning to take over every room in the house. So storage is essential. Take an innovative approach when looking at where to put everything. I thought the wire bookshelf in the shape of the United States was really cool. Another quick DIY is to completely shelve a wall, top to bottom. You can mount them at the same level or play with different heights to add some visual interest. Then place books, toys and anything else you want. Places like IKEA and the Container Store are good places to find other storage solutions. Just remember not to make it too cluttered.
Tip 5: BED LINEN
This is one of the things that begin to tie everything together. This is a chance for you to bring in some print and pattern to liven up things or something a little more toned down to quiet the room down a bit. One fun trick I like to do is mixing the colors of the sets in my sheets. For example, in the spring I love my white comforter paired with a vivid colored fitted and top sheet in a complimentary color. Then mixing my pillows, alternating the hues. It’s a way to make me happy when getting in the bed.
Tip 6: TINY DETAILS
The way to seal the deal when setting up any space is to look for the little items or knick-knacks that help tell your story. Restoration has chosen to knock us over the head with a little guy’s outdoor/camping oasis. Decked out with a Teepee, footballs, basketballs, baseballs and vintage library feeling leather. They even used light bulb lettering for another element of drama. I’ve been playing with some ideas around how to use all of my son’s Jordan sneakers in a cool way, so your creative input is definitely appreciated.
Get Inspired: Check Out Three Other Cool Kid’s Rooms For Inspiration
We are loving the colors in this room! Brights rule!
What a cute way to store your child’s books!
Loving the orange and yellow colors as well as the ceiling art
The major take away is to have fun when shopping for furniture. Your mood changes and so will your decor. Always remember, that for the most part, it’s all temporary, and there may come a point when you get tired of looking at the same old sofa or carpet. Hey and when it comes to decorating for the kids, they DO get older!
Glams, we want to hear from you! What are some of your decorating secrets when it comes to children’s spaces?
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