Not the 'norm' for a Dreams and Wishes blog I know...but what's the harm in just taking time out and wishing you all a little bit of love and kindness...?
Mind you, these images are not as randomly chosen as you might think...something about each of them inspired an idea for decorating a kid's room...the colours, the heart motifs, the textures...etc, etc, etc!
Yes, it's that easy to start a mood-board for your decorating dilemmas...so why not give it a go this weekend for a feel good vibe...?
I found these images here...bhg, tomboyvintage, etsy, and behance.
We see them in images of stylish family homes around the globe...rustic-looking cots in unfinished woods and rattans that, apparently, break all the safety rules out there.
So why do parents choose them over modern styles....I think I know...
I'm mostly of the opinion that when choosing larger decorative elements for your kid's room it's a good idea to avoid 'child-specific' themes that'll date very quickly...and whilst at first glance I thought Little Cube's kid's wallpapers were firmly in the 'limited time-frame' category, I'm now not so sure!
How charming is this example for instance?
The lack of colour gives it a certain sophisticated style, don't you think?
And the characters are just perfect for making up bed-time stories with the little ones.
London based Kreis Design launched their new 'Peg It All' boards at the show and, wow!, they're really something!
Made in heavy-duty Birch ply, the boards can be adapted to suit any space and are just perfect for a kid's room....mind you, I'd love one for the wall above my desk too!
You can customize the board with a selection of chunky pegs and shelves to suit your own ever-changing needs, and all for under £200.
Hi everyone...three months on and I've got my 'mojo' back it seems...! So let's get started with a potentially big trend for 2015...and go back to the 1970's....I know, how is that a new trend? Well, there certainly won't be any lava lamps and avocado bathroom suites this time round and, believe it or not, there are some positives to take from the decade that style forgot...
It was the age of sleek, industrial designs in glass and chrome with moulded plastics...think Eero's Tulip table...and rich dark woods like walnut and teak, so use these ideas as a starting point when adding elements to a modern interior.
Here's just a few ideas that we've come up with for a kid's room update...
Wowsers! I've just worked out how to make up these image collages...and am pretty impressed with the result...watch out for regular improvements in future posts...oh, and just be aware that posts will be once a week or so for the time being...I don't want to 'burn out' before I've even started...!
It's easy to see the initial appeal of these endlessly popular toys. Beautifully constructed, they look great as a play room accessory, but their practical use shouldn't be underestimated either.
As your toddler becomes mobile a pull-along toy comes into it's own, helping with fine motor skills, balance and co-ordination...as well as encouraging mobility.
Hi there, I'm a forty-something living in the UK, and the owner of Dreams and Wishes, specialising in designing children's rooms. having spent the last sixteen years as a police officer, I am now back indulging my original career path in interior design...and loving it!