I found this cheerful paper birdhouse diy via my friends at Bambino Goodies the other day and thought it would be a nice one to share with you. The template was provided by Spanish blog Karmuca & Cuquino.
Download, print (scale up or down for different sizes), cut out and stick together. Then decorate with patterned paper and mix it up to your heart’s content with wallpaper, Japanese craft paper or wrapping paper. The wallpaper in the images is from Pip Studio.
Great for a kid’s room, but they would also make cute birth announcements don’t you think? You could add a little name tag under the entrance and send the template pre-papered to your friends and family to announce the arrival of a new addition to the family.
(image: pip studio)
Remember Dutch lighting designers Hartendief? I wrote about their wonderful range of children’s lighting a while ago. Founder Hylkia got in touch to let me know they have added three new magic designs – and they are lovely! As with the previous lamps, the lamp changes appearance when the light is switched on at night, revealing a magic scene.
I often find kids’ lighting a bit too themed and overbearing, adding yet another element that draws the eye in rooms that have so much going on already. The beauty of Hartendief’s magic lights is that they are mostly white with a simple motif when they are switched off during the day, and only come to life at night. The perfect solution!
Do you remember your bedroom light? Mine had different forest animals all around it, and I never tired of examining the colours, shapes and story it told. What did yours look like?
Every once in a while a new wallpaper design comes around that makes you go a little bit gooey. Hibou Home‘s new Into the Wild is one of them. Available in two colourways, I just love the stone and white version because it’s so versatile and easy to use in a nursery or woodland themed kid’s room. The quality is simply gorgeous too. Beautiful wallpaper for beautiful homes as the folk at Hibou say – I couldn’t agree more. You can check out the entire new collection here.
(images: hibou home)
All-white nurseries are as popular as ever and look even more stunning with the merest hint of colour. Introducing a feature wall is the perfect way to do this. I’ve listed some of my favourite wallpapers over on The Baba Blog - now all you have to do is choose!
Spring is officially here today, so to celebrate I wanted to share this gorgeous floral Garden Deer wallpaper by Zoe Barker. Don’t you think that a single panel of this would make a sweet accent mural in a spring nursery or kid’s bedroom? The design can also be printed large scale as individual wallpaper panels, printed at 160cm wide, tailored to your space.
(image: zoe barker)
I love Studio Ditte‘s wallpaper designs. You’ve probably come across their creations before – the scrapwood, robot, birdhouse and cars wallpapers for example. Though not all designed specifically for children, their wallpaper designs are eminently child-friendly and look great in kids’ rooms as an accent mural or feature wall.
In collaboration with BN Wallcoverings, Studio Ditte have recently released a new range of kids’ wallpaper inspired by toys of the past. The designs have a 1950s look and feel, with faded, aged colours and vintage style graphics.
The children’s collection includes small patterns using details from the main designs. It’s these that I find most appealing as they have a timeless quality to them – though they work beautifully with the main designs too. You can check out the full range here.
(images: studio ditte)
Measuring 5 metres, the circus wall sticker makes a cute little frieze above a cot, changing table or kid’s bed, and looks great against a bright white wall or wrapped around a corner. It’s an easy way of bringing a bit of circus fun to your child’s bedroom without committing to an all singing, all dancing circus theme – the wall sticker is easily removed when you little one is ready to move on.
How to enter to win the Mimi’lou Circus wall sticker:
1. Leave a comment below telling me where you envisage using the wall sticker.
3. Job done! Of course, if you’d like to say thanks to Petit Home, I’m sure they would love a ‘like’ from you too : )
The giveaway is open to UK residents only and closes 24th February 2013 at midnight. The winner will be chosen at random and notified by email.
Good luck everyone!
PS – If you’re not familiar with Petit Home and love modern French inspired kids’ decor – think powdery grey-pink-lilac-mauve palettes and whimsical touches - then definitely check out Petit Home’s children’s bedding and lighting selection.
Looking up one of Hibou Home’s children’s wallpaper designs for a new client, I happened upon this triptych of Hibou’s new children’s fabrics range. I love the subtle play of colours and the styling is super cute too.
The new designer fabric range complements Hibou’s wallpaper designs beautifully, but I think pattern like this works best if a little is used and given room to shine.
If you haven’t come across Hibou’s stylish wallpaper for kids (I doubt that very much as they have become hugely popular all over the world since their launch at the end of 2011), check out the full range on their website here.
Today I have an amazing competition to share with you… Photowall have teamed up with Room to Bloom to give away a made to measure wall mural worth up to £500 in a design of your choice! You can choose from one of their amazing mural and wallpaper designs or you can upload your own design. It’s a great way to create a feature wall in a nursery, kid’s room or playroom.
Wall murals are made to fit the exact dimensions of your wall. The design of your choice is made up of 45 cm wide numbered panels which are hung edge to edge to make up the complete image. Photowall offer two types of wall murals: the standard range, which is applied with paste onto the wall, and the self-adhesive range.
What you can win
The prize you can win today is for a design up to 4 metres long in the standard range for domestic use. You could choose a wall filling image that you love or choose a design that covers just part of the wall. I’ve selected some images with designs that I think work great in kids’ rooms, but you could choose anything from Photowall’s extensive library or design your own!
To enter the competition, here’s what to do:
1. Leave a comment below to tell me what type of mural you would go for to decorate your child’s space – I want to hear your ideas. There’s no “right” answer, the winner will be picked at random from all the entries. For inspiration visit Photowall’s website or have a look at the kids’ rooms I’ve selected which all feature photo wallpaper.
2. Go to Room to Bloom’s Facebook page and share the competition on your own Facebook page.
3. There is no number 3, leave a comment, share on Facebook, that’s it.
This Photowall competition is open to UK residents only. It closes 6 January 2013 at midnight. I will contact the winner by email and you have until the end of January to claim your prize. Best of luck everybody!
Design your own photo wallpaper
To get your creative juices flowing, here are a couple of ideas for design-your-own photo wallpaper that I spotted in Dutch magazines Ariadne at Home Kinderen and VT Wonen a while ago. Scale up a high-res image (scan or photograph) of a favourite piece of fabric and have this printed on wallpaper to create a feature wall. A vintage embroidery sampler was the source of the first image and you can see the fabric used for the wall in the second image on the chair in the foreground.
I hope you feel inspired to come up with a unique design of your own. There will only be one winner, but if you enter promotional code ‘roomroom0022‘ at the Photowall checkout before 13 January, you’ll receive a 10% discount.
(images: 1. spruce wallpaper by fine little day via my second hand life (available from photowall), 2. owl wallpaper by mini empire (available from photowall), 3. nature murals: natalie krag, kiet’s room via esther veereschild - find similar at photowall, 4. snail trail by team hawaii at photowall, 5. ariadne at home kinderen, 6. vt wonen)
fig. 1 JAPANESE NAVY SPOT DUVET SET (caramel baby & child), fig. 2 CARAMEL FLORAL DUVET SET (caramel baby & child), fig. 3 GRAN WALLPAPER (fine little day), fig. 4 KISS KISS WALLPAPER (marimekko), fig. 5 DOTTY WALLPAPER (ferm living), fig. 6 ROSE SUITCASE PEIXE ORANGE (lalé), fig. 7 VINTAGE BROWN FLORAL WALLPAPER pomme de jour), fig. 8 PAISLEY CRESCENT(mini moderns), fig. 9 VINTAGE WALLPAPER NO. 897 (5qm.de), fig. 10 RED CHECK WALLPAPER (room seven), fig. 11 WOODSTOCK WALLPAPER (rachel powell), fig. 12 DOTS FITTED SHEET (pip studio)