Sunday, 12 April 2015

Three easy ways to add dots and spots to a kid's room.

Whenever I see dotty decorations in a kid's room it makes me think of confetti at a summer wedding; brightly coloured discs of celebration swirling around the happy couple...putting everyone in a good mood...so what better way to cheer up a kid's room.

If you're competent at hanging wallpaper, or know someone who is, create a spotty wall behind the bed or in an alcove. Try Harlequin's neutral design for a casual finish in a nursery or go bold with gold glitter-effect spots from Spoonflower...my favourite!



 pinsta

Or try a more 'random' finish using a stencil...the Stencil Library has loads of dotty designs...but you could always make your own...




And finally...wall stickers!
Probably the easiest option of them all...and the least messy!!!
Again, you can either buy them ready to stick to the wall...or try making them yourself...


 etsy

Saturday, 4 April 2015

Colouring in is cool for kids...and grown-ups apparently!

Well according to the news reports this week it is...
All us stressed-out adults could benefit from a bit of 'me-time' accompanied by a colouring book and some crayons to ease our frazzled minds...

And, as sales of the adult colouring book, The Secret Garden, hit over a million sales this week who am I to disagree...!

Some of the covers alone are a work of art...





Pop along to Amazon to accommodate a huge range of coloring styles...I'm loving this 'Adorable Animals' book...and am thinking I could adapt some of the illustrations to make interior accessories when I've finished colouring them in...!

That's entertainment with the kids sorted for the Easter weekend then...


All images from Amazon

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Sugar-free Easter treat ideas.

I've given up sugar!
I know, my timing is impeccable...less than two weeks before Easter weekend and I'm having to avoid the chocolate aisle at the supermarket whilst fighting off mega sugar cravings.

So I've been looking for Easter treat ideas with a zero-calorific content....

 Clothing...



Bedding...
 

Tableware...
 

Books...
 

 Toys...

 pankrolik


Craft kits...
 


How did I do...? See anything you like...? 
I'm off to find some more carrot sticks...at this rate I'll turn into the Easter Bunny!

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Seeing stars...a simple decorating motif.

A firm favourite at Dreams and Wishes, stars are a wonderful motif for decorating kid's room...here's a little reminder why...


Images, clockwise from top left...momsbestnetwork roomtobloom etsy peonyandsage lorenacanals

Monday, 9 March 2015

Great kid's room storage ideas.

I don't know anyone who says they couldn't do with a bit more space to store away the clutter of family life...and it's sometimes hard to imagine you can squeeze another inch of storage from anywhere...well how about these ingenious ideas...!











Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Kid's rooms with a pop of colour.

Wanted to show you these rooms...just because they include a bit of colour...!
Just in case you're as fed up with this grey and rainy weather as I am.





 miliccia



 thelowlifenc

Friday, 13 February 2015

Happy Valentines...

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.