This room has been at the top of my *must blog about* list for the last few months. I was first charmed by the wallpapered ceiling, but the more I looked at it the more I realized how much I love everything that's happening here.
So, why does it work?
#1 The Daybed
I'm constantly pushing daybeds on my clients. They are such a fantastic option for kids rooms and playrooms. Unlike other twin size beds which can feel childish as kids grow up, daybeds continue to hold their own. When kids are young they're a great place to cozy up and read books, or even just a place for adults to sit comfortably and watch kids play. As kids get older, they turn their bedrooms into hangout spaces acting more like a sofa than a bed. If you opt for a trundle you can also get two beds without feeling like you've lost your bedroom to a bunkbed. If you're looking for something custom Liven Up Design does a great job.
#2 A Whimsical Ceiling
I love how people are getting bolder with wallpaper...especially in children's rooms! Check out my Instagram for evidence. So, why not take it a step further and wallpaper the ceiling?? It's such a whimsical look. As a kid, don't you remember just lying in bed at night looking up at your ceiling at night? Mine was pretty plain (until glow in the dark stars came along) but I know I would have loved looking up at something special. I've always loved the ceiling Bailey McCarthy did in her son's room....such a perfect paper for this purpose.
#3 Grasscloth Walls
Grasscloth walls are a great way to warm up a room. It's a step up from paint but not a quite as intimidating as wallpaper. A word to the wise, it can be a bit delicate so you'll have to train your children young to be *extra* careful....let's just say it wouldn't take well to an impromptu marker session.
#4 Custom Swing Arm Sconces
As you know, I'm having a real moment with fabric lampshades. These are no exception and the pretty trim takes it up a notch.
As a card carrying member of pillow hoarders anonymous, I love nothing more than an excuse to buy more pillows. If you do a daybed without a back, you can stock it up with as many as you can find. It's also a great way to change the look of the room as kids get older. Or, if you have a daybed in your office or other room, you can change them with the season. Swap out linen and cotton in summer, for tartans and velvets in winter. It's amazing how just a few accessories can change the entire feeling of the room.