The last in this ‘series’ of numbers 1 through 10 of a list I originally saw on OhDeeDoh No 10 is ‘Something They Chose’. I thought it would be a great virtual inspiration board to go through points one to ten, one post at a time and to add my own slant to their suggestions… For numbers 1 though 9 please check out our previous posts.
10. Something They Chose: It’s all too easy to get caught up in decorating a space for your tiny tots without any input. Try letting them pick out a few items and allow them to help create their own space, they’ll be far more intuitive than you think though they might need a little adult guidance.
This post was a little difficult as how do I choose something the little ones would choose! So here we go – it might not be for the bedroom specifically, but I can’t imagine any kid who wouldn’t LOVE having in their living spaces!
And lastly (had to add a bit of colour), doesn’t this cute little kid could have chosen
everything from the pink suitcases to her dress and cute boots. Just love the photo
“9. Something With Color: Even if you love a totally monochromatic room (we do too!) there has to be some bit of color somewhere. A pillow, a throw, a mobile or even a rug, something to make the balance between cool and comforting and warm and bubbly exist!” (Original post from OhDeeDoh)
Colour is obviously something we’ve never had a problem with. I love this nursery with so much colour, but still so well balanced with the white of the room.
I admit – I have colour organization envy here! Isn’t this perfect for any child’s room. (Image taken from this article ‘Cutting through the clutter of toys‘) One day when I’m big, I’m also going to be so beautifully organized!
And if you’re looking for a simple colour solution, it looks like they’ve just used ribbon here. Got to love a bit of ribbon huh!
Number 8 on the list I originally saw on OhDeeDoh is ‘something to take pride in’. I thought it would be a great virtual inspiration board to go through points one to ten, one post at a time and to add my own slant to their suggestions…
8. ” Something To Take Pride In: It might be the pine wood derby car they made in Boy Scouts, a macaroni necklace they made, or a certificate of outstanding school attendance, but either way, having something they made themselves, won or achieved is a great thing to have.”
I think children’s artwork is always something that they (together with Mom and Dad of course) are proud of. Here are a few ways of displaying your child’s art, be it in their room or elsewhere in the house!
(As seen on www.ohdeedoh.com)
Here’s a great way to display numerous works of art by your child in one print…
Here’s another great idea which I’ve done previously as a different way to display my niece’s artwork (I think the fridge had run out of space!). It’s a coffee table book with prints of your child’s artwork printed in them.
I used www.myphotobook.co.za, and it was as easy as taking photos of the artwork and loading them using the software, laying the artwork out and sending the file to print – all done online using their software (which is easy to use) and a few days later I could collect the book from the photo lab.
Image from Martha Stewart
Here’s number 7 from a list on a post I originally saw on OhDeeDoh – something to intrique. I thought it would be a great virtual inspiration board to go through points one to ten, one post at a time and to add my own slant to their suggestions…
“Number 7. Something To Question: We aren’t going to be the ones to tell you that you have to have artwork or sculpture in a children’s space, but having something that intrigues them or has them curious about life, nature or the way something works is always a bonus.”
An interactive wall art globe – what better way to inspire the little adventurer in your house with dreams of so many places to visit, cultures to understand and thousands of kilometers covering our precious planet.
(Via Cup of Coco)
6. Something Handmade: Although this might not be at the top of everyone’s list, a handmade item in a child’s room is putting a bit of family right there with them.
Love this mobile that would be so easy to make!
Click here for a simple tutorial to make this. (Photo from Martha Stewart)
Or another mobile you could make (you can buy the kit here!)
Some handmade scatter cushions
Personalise some wooden blocks with baby’s name (from Not on the High Street.com)
Paint some door knobs to personalise the cupboards or compactums.
5. Something To Read: Even if you keep your main household library somewhere else in your dwelling, that doesn’t mean there shouldn’t be a few books in case naps are ended early or bedtime stories need to be read.
A new book…
You can read this book online at http://veryawesomeworld.com/
What can I say other than it just looks like a very awesome book!
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
This Book belongs to the Home Library of.……….. Great selection of free printable downloads for you to ensure the books that belong to you have your name in them in a bright and cheerful manner. (Link via www.2littlegirls.co.za)
Visit www.2littlegirls.co.za for an online bookshop specialising in children’s books for boys and girls of all ages, from babies to young adults.
Keeping the books tidy in the room!
Cute book ends from Urban Baby in Australia
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Following up on posts over recent days – here’s number 4 from a list on a post I originally saw on OhDeeDoh. I thought it would be a great virtual inspiration board to go through points one to ten, one post at a time and to add my own slant to their suggestions… Here’s number 4
4. Something To Snuggle With: For some it’s a blanket, for others it’s a stuffed animal.
Lily ‘n Jack Snuggle Bunny‘s are too adorable….with their long silky ears and super soft bodies, these bunnies are the ultimate soother. Perfect for snuggling. (Available in South Africa)
Couldn’t resist this cute and cuddly crocheted rabbit from Lindenfrench on www.notonthehighstreet.com
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I saw this post originally on OhDeeDoh and thought it would be a great virtual inspiration board to go through points one to ten, one post at a time and add my own slant to their suggestions… Here’s number 3.
Something That Tells Time: Even if they can’t tell time yet, it’s still a good resource for parents.
Some clocks we like…
How cute are these clocks from Evgie on Etsy – (Seen on the designstudiob.blogspot.com post Fun with Felt)
Couldn’t resist the Mr Happy Alarm Clock found online here
I saw this post originally on OhDeeDoh and thought it would be a great virtual inspiration board to go through points one to ten, one post at a time and add my own slant to their suggestions… Here’s number 2
2) Something That Glows: Overhead lights can be so harsh, especially if you’re trying to get little ones to sleep! A task light or lamp can bring much comfort and warmth. Even a flashlight to read under the covers with is a plus!
Isn’t this Sparkly glow too pretty!
Instructions on how to make this Glittering Lightscape can be found here
I don’t have the source for this image, but couldn’t resist including it – just love it as a reading light.
Last but not least – how awesome are these re ‘Glow in the Dark’ decals from http://www.wallcandyarts.com
I saw this post originally on OhDeeDoh and thought it would be a great virtual inspiration board to go through points one to ten, one post at a time and add my own slant to their suggestions… Here’s number 1 -
1. Something To Sleep On: We meant basic above, but the bed is the first place to start!
So I know the original post was referring to a bed, which would obviously be the first ‘something’ that every room should have, but in my mind, something as beautiful as this crochet pillow is just as important as a bed!
Image from the Holland Fabric House
But… I’ll stick to the topic… and here are some of my choice ‘something to sleep on’ – all from www.spearmintbaby.com
Last, but not least, I just love this linen from South African brand Tula-tu Baby