Continuing the refresh challenge with kids’ bedrooms and bathrooms! A few notes on kids’ rooms:
*Rooms age with kids; Neutrals are our best friends here.
*Stars and Stripes count as neutrals. So does plaid. So do graphics and big bold patterns. They age well.
*Neutral functional storage will last; what’s in the bins will change with age, but the bins help with tidy at all ages.
*Fun, inspirational, happy, safe and calm. Not so busy they can’t sleep and keep themselves organized. Places for everything that’s important. Plenty of warm comfy decor to sleep, and easy ways to get through the ‘wash, brush, flush’ sequence, but also fun pieces that let them just ‘be’ in their own space, we all need that, right?
Easy install. So sweet. And they can turn-out their own light when they are done reading at night. Perfection.
Bins are a ‘time to clean up your room’ best friend.
Plenty of places to hang things on walls also helps everything have a ‘place’.
A little inspiration goes a long way, for all of us!
Do your kids ask you to tell them stories from your own life? Like, Mom, why does that poster make you smile so big? For the same reason you guys singing all of the songs I grew-up with does sweets. All of them.
6/ WOODEN BOX
We do lots of boxes: cash/bank boxes of tooth fairy money and special grandparent gift money, and foreign money from travels, boxes for special cards and notes, boxes for jewelry and pen and carving knives and all kinds of other tiny little items that the kids consider special but would otherwise be lost in the shuffle. Basically we collect boxes along with everything we collect in them.
This one works as well for laundry as it does for nerf gun, barbie doll, stuffed animal, sporting equipment etc. storage. Lots of these=Tidier.
Duvet Sets make it easy to make your bed.
9/ STAR PILLOW
On theme. Why not?
Our current favorite nightstand at a super reasonable price. Such great lines, color, and accents.
A little bit of light fun goes a long way, and you can play ‘change the message’ just for fun with your kids. Maybe they’ll even play back!
12/ GREY STAR RUG
Great steal! Super sweet.
I have a kid who needs her own space. Even when she’s already in her own space. It’s where she goes to calm her big brained big hearted big energied self. A sheepskin rug in a tee pee= a great place for a kid to calm themselves. It serves a big purpose for us, but it also just looks so cool!
Just a little fun twist on a necessary object!
Stripes. Fun Chevron Stripes in Blue!!!
Love the Rainbow Stripes too!!!
Strong Messaging. I’m getting one of these and hoping it saves me saying it. Over. And Over. And Over!!!
Neutral enough, Fun enough, dresses both up and down well!
In kid baths, guest baths, vacation home baths…stripes are so amazing!!!
We have these in the kitchen. We also have them in the kid’s bathroom and in the powder room…b/c when they ‘forget’ to brush their teeth upstairs, they do it there before we walk out the door! Great as a drying rack, but also as a toothbrush, toothpaste, cup holder. And just so fun!!!
Cool. Clean. What more do you want from a can?
Did everyone read French Kids Eat Everything? Somewhere in there, and among many other parenting books did I pick up two thoughts: let kids use potty words…in the potty room…and make that distinction for them. And I forget the french term for this…but kids should have a small collection of small ‘kid’ almost not ok, but still acceptable words that are healthy for them to use, appropriately. Save the NO for the big big stuff. Let them have a little wiggle room. You know…to wiggle their booties.
10/ Black Towel Hook
THIS is a hook kids can actually get a towel to stay on. Done.
If not matte black, and not white, have some fun with lucite!!! Looks totally amazing!!!
Does anyone else dislike the designs on tissue boxes as much as I do? Once every 5 years there will be a box I can live with. Otherwise, I just love fun things like this to hide the stuff I don’t want to see!
Hands down. Works everywhere. Best looking free standing tp holder on the market.
Kid Room/Bath More? Sure.
Great Duvet sets:
Great Room Rugs:
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