I really like a traditional cottage style playhouse with a thatched or tiled roof, but if you prefer go for something more modern. What about a gypsy or circus style trailer playhouse? (In Holland we call these “pipowagen”, Pipo being the name of a clown.) Another idea is to use a small vintage caravan and decorate this to your heart’s content with curtains, planters full of flowers, pretty wallpaper and paint. The ultimate hide-out play house is a treehouse. The one above is from a Dutch company I admire because they do sweet interiors as well. Here in the UK try the Blue Forest company for example. Happy playtime!
(top image: room to bloom 1. bespoke treehouse design 2. thatched cottage playhouse 3. mini pipowagen 4. tiled children’s cottage 5. poppy wallpaper air balloon - painting by joshua shaw - bottom image co-co the caravan)
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)
Thank you everyone who’s been visiting, commenting, browsing my blog… I hope to see you again in the new year with lots more tips and ideas for kid’s rooms. Happy 2013!
(image: wooden star light from xo-in my room)
Quickly go buy some white hama beads for the weekend to make these sweet Christmas decorations with the kids. I found these snowflakes and how to make them over on the Heodeza blog written by Aude, a very creative Swiss girl living in the Netherlands. Happy Christmas Aude!
(image: room to bloom)
Longing for summer, I’m bringing the outside in today. If you have enough space, you could set up a wooden playhouse in the playroom. Alternatively a teepee or play tent will provide hours of fun or a quiet nook to hide.
(images: 1. floral lamp 2. summer garden bunting 3. nurseryworks tree bookshelf 4. wooden swing 5. raccoon wall sticker 6. wooden playhouse 7. my first ever flower garden 8. dotty bird hook 9. crochet woodpecker 10. kids wheelbarrow 11. strawberry wall sticker 12. dragonfly 13. rainy day garden)
OK – when I came across these eye charts at Molly-Meg my heart nearly stopped. How inspired are these prints!? They are produced as a limited edition by creative design studio Floor 4 Projects in New York, who make eco-friendly toys and room decor for kids.
(Oh – and this Easter weekend I noticed Molly-Meg offers free shipping or 20% off all purchases – I’m not paid to mention this, but honest to goodness get over there fast).
(images: floor 4 projects)