Every decorating project is different. While most spaces and their contents are similar, a client’s age and personality always make every job unique. Most of the spaces we style are more “adult” in nature. But, every once in a while, we get the chance to work with the youngest members of the family on their rooms. Adding the finishing touches to a child’s bedroom makes him/her feel special and “grown up”. For us, it’s a chance to channel our own inner child with more whimsical & playful decor.
Earlier this year, we were invited back by a family we worked with a year ago styling their main living spaces. This time, we were being asked to work with what mom and dad had already started and put the finishing touches on the kid’s rooms. Three children at least three years apart offered a variety of personalities and interests to bring to life.
Our youngest was the self-proclaimed royalty of the family. Anything little princess was right up her alley. Having outgrown her infant space, she needed a new bed frame and night stand plus most of the finishing touches. To personalize her enchanted bedroom, we kept the light gray walls and geometric panels adding bright white and pink bedding, accessories and artwork.
For our middle child, we were inspired by travel. Everything trains, planes and automobiles was his thing. Starting with dark mahogany furniture, Kermit-green walls and dark blue draperies (complete with airplane finial hardware), we added an airplane shelf, art and accessories to transform his bedroom into transportation central.
Rounding out the trio, the oldest wanted her own sense of magic. Too old for the full princess treatment yet not old enough for all things teen, we needed to find the perfect blend of fun and sophistication. Inspired by her love of purple, pink and butterflies, we added a pre-lit tree, lanterns, art and accessories to give her a slightly older but whimsical finished look.
Making the most of what mom and dad had started, we added the unique, finishing touches that really reflected each child’s personality. The end result, three very happy kids.
Have fun channeling your own inner child as your decorate with your kids. Need help? We’d love to play along. Happy Decorating from Decor Designs. 815-245-2433