decorating for kids

Let's talk about kids rooms.

Even if you're not "currently in the market" (as I deem myself), kids rooms are incredibly fun to peruse because, let's be honest, it's the place people feel comfortable embracing the whimsy. 

Bold colors. Fun patterns...


...a chalkboard wall (100% acceptable in an adults-only home). 

Or you know, a teepee. 

I personally think whimsy should be present in any home, but I understand that it's even easier to embrace when decorating for wee ones. 

Teepees and animals and tassels oh my. Whimsy galore. 

My recommendation for decorating any nursery or children's room is this: keep the floors, the walls and the windows something that can grow into an adult room (aka no rainbow ABC tile rugs). 

This room does it beautifully with a grown-up rug and wall covering (and the most adorable ceiling which, by the way, that can definitely go beyond kid years). 

This is also true for furniture. Beyond the crib, it's nice to keep adult furniture in a child's room (and it will save you money in the long run). 

Real bed and real dresser that can go from here to the kid's first apartment. 

Once your basics are in place you can "kid it up" with accessories. Here are a few of my favorites...

...that I may or may not already have in my adults-only home. 


P.S. I'm over on The Vault Files today sharing a peek inside my closet. Be sure to check it out! 

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