Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Home Living | 10 Cute Ideas for Children's Room


For Christmas this year, we hope to kick Lil Pumpkin out of our room create a special place for Lil Pumpkin to rest, learn and play. It's going to be tough since she has been co-sleeping with us since birth but I reckon that if we have an inviting room that she loves to spend time in, half the battle is won.

And yes, we are thinking about Christmas now in mid-October. It might seem it's too early, but hey, the boy has put me to shame since he bought my Christmas present already. Like 2 weeks back {eeekss}!

Anyway, this project needs time to work on so better to get down to it. Actually I'm kind of worried we may not have it ready by Christmas (>w<)" Ahh well, we'll see how it goes. At least I've some cute inspirations for decorating her room, which I hope might help inspire you when thinking about your kids' spaces too!

1. Feature Furniture

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Not intending to have too many tables and chairs in her room because of the limited space, but we need some feature furniture, like this yarn bomb chair! Fun and funky!

2. Stuffed Toys Storage

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Lil Pumpkin is quite an animal lover and I think instead of the usual storing of toys in boxes or displaying toys on shelves, this is a cute idea for keeping the stuffed animals. Also consider putting them in trash bins or as stuffing for bean bags.

3. Reading Nook

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Reading is one of Lil Pumpkin's fave activities too. She has a comfortable reading nook in our room now, but I want to transfer it to her new bedroom and perhaps decorate the wall around it with framed covers of book she likes.

4. Wall Decoration

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Absolutely adore this alphabet wall decoration, especially when each alphabet is such an eclectic piece. It will be fun collecting all the different pieces and telling Lil Pumpkin about the story behind each one!

5. Children's Swing

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Since young, I've always wanted a tree house. Probably not gonna happen when we stay in Singapore, but I guess the best we can do is to get Lil Pumpkin a swing attached to a "tree" in her room??

6. Buntings
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There's something about buntings that reminds me of a fun day out at the circus! The white walls and mostly white furniture really makes the colours pop too. I plan to DIY these and make them versatile enough to be used at parties.

7. Art Display

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Lil Pumpkin has some beautiful art pieces from our own craft activities, preschool and art classes that we would love to display. I think this idea is great for showing off the work and changing the pieces easily.

8. Dress-up corner

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Personally, I like my clothes hanging so that they are easy to reach and see. Will probably create a small wardrobe like this to keep hang all the clothes she likes to wear often, together with her accessories for dressing up. Her usual pjs, school uniforms, home clothes etc will be in drawers.

9. Chalkboard wall

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There's so much to create, draw and imagine with a chalkboard wall. Enough said.

10. Bed for Sweet Dreams

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I think this would be the ideal bed for many a kids with all the activity areas, but not so ideal for parents that want their kids actually in bed and dreaming. It is fun yes, but maybe too distracting.

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Perhaps something like this for Lil Pumpkin. Not too much frills, but still fun with a slide. Under the bed can be her little "home within our home" too since we won't be bringing in her playhouse.

Any other ideas for a children's room? 

UPDATE: Have a look at Lil Pumpkin's room tour!! :)

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15 comments:

CraftyMummy said...

I love these ideas! Especially the dressing up hanging space.

Thanks for popping over to my blog earlier...

Stacy said...

Nice, wouldn't mind having rooms like that myself! I especially like the tree swing.

Grace said...

Love the idea of having a blackboard wall. I saw it at someone's house (in their kitchen) but I think it would look great in the boys room.
Can't wait to hear what you end up doing for Lil Pumpkin's room!

Julia Kuku Couture said...

I love love love the bunting, and the yarn bombed chair so very fun and playful.

Can't wait to see what you come up with for your little ones room

alittleunhinged.com said...

My favorite is the first one. That chair is adorable!

xo
Bonnie

Kylie Purtell said...

Those ideas are fabulous! I especially like the reading nook. I'd love to create something like that for Mia's room. I have been meaning to post the before and after pics of Mia's bedroom as we re-painted and mostly decorated before she was born and then added in a few extra bits and pieces after she was here, like her alphabet border and some canvas artworks my Dad bought for her. I also love that bed with a slide, I would have LOVED that as a kid. Can't wait to see the finished product of what you create.

Ai Sakura said...

CraftyMummy: yup that's gonna be a must-have in her room heh

Stacy: I know, me too!!

Grace: I'm just thinking will it be toooo messy with all the chalkdust in the room?

Julia: Yes love the yarn bombed chair!

Bonnie: try it for your own room :)

Kylie: Ooo please do! I'd like to see how Mia's room is

Oliveoylz said...

I like the reading corner suggested. It looks so inviting and attractive. You should do it for Pumpkin:)

jessica said...

Fabulous!!! I love the hanging art work of the child and the Picasso quote...great post! I am sure the room you create for your lil pumpkin will be brilliant with all these great ideas in it and I hope you get it completed by Christmas. Love to see pics of what you create.

Sophie Allen said...

Great ideas, I especially love the beds and the swing.

Deb @ home life simplified said...

I love so many of these ideas - love the letters on the wall and the bunting for decor that is simple but colourful and creative. Good luck with the transition!

Corsage@A Dollop Of Me said...

I am planning to move Bun to Bubbles' room sometime first half of next year and have been collating loads of inspirational pictures online like you have! Can't wait to see what you come up with. Love the little corner of your room that I saw on MamaJ's blog!

Veronica @ Mixed Gems said...

I've been meaning to finish reading this post for weeks (yikes!). The ideas are great. We don't have enough space in our apartment for many of them but they are still great food for thought. Now to catch up on more posts to see how far you've come!

alissa apel said...

These are some great things to pull from. That chair is the bomb!

Sheena Tomlinson said...

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