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Get the Look Decor: Children’s Bedrooms

Feb 19, 2012

by Gabriella Cetrulo

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Get the Look isn’t just about real homes; it can also be pure fantasy. This week, guest writer Gabriella Cetrulo curates a set of rooms inspired by kids’ interests.

When I was a little girl, I spent a lot of my time daydreaming and drawing. I didn’t really care all that much about what my teachers were saying; I was more interested in staring out the window, picturing Julie Andrews singing “The Sound of Music” in the softball field. I remember wandering into the woods (where were my teachers?) and singing songs that I made up as I went along. I was a weird kid.

My brother was a totally different story. He was social and well-adjusted from an early age. He excelled at every sport he tried. I remember his bedroom walls were covered in Michael Jordan posters, his shelves were filled with trophies, and he even had a tiny basketball hoop hanging from his door. Meanwhile, my room was filled with fairytale books and costumes.

Looking back, I realize how much our childhood bedrooms reflected and nurtured who we were becoming. I was growing into a creative person while my brother was becoming athletic and popular.

With this in mind, I started to dream up children’s rooms tailored to different interests.

The Artist

[1. Vintage Spanish postcard from Carpemanana 2. Vintage easel from Vintagejane 3. Balloon art hanger by Shelyka 4. Vintage wooden crayon holder from Thisvintagething 5. Hand-embroidered pillow by Alittleworld 6. Vintage clock from Cubecone]

 

The Little Champ

[1. Champ banner by Nhayesdesigns 2. Growth chart by Kimssister 3. Antique locker basket from Thecornerstorebk 4. Vintage ceramic mitt from Ohsoretrovintage 5. Vintage red folding chair from Southernwhimsicality 6. Vintage photo from Dawnandross 7. Vintage football lamp from Theweeshelf]

The Bookworm

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[1. Hansel and Gretel plaque from 100cards 2. Vintage flash cards from Jerseyicecreamco 3.  Antique chalkboard from Goseek 4. Letter pillow by Mabledear 5. World coin bank from Myheirloomcharms 6. Pencil bookshelf from Evanspicks 7. Vintage alphabet blocks from 1499vintage 8. Bookworm bookends from Compostthis]

The  Life of the Party

[1. Carousel tv tray from Thecottagecheese 2. Vintage clown lamp from Aneedleinthehay 3. Vintage plaster balloons from Vintagezen 4. Handpainted clown chair by Floridafound 5. Vintage bin from Luckylittledot 6. Vintage carnival duck from Heyyoyo 7. Vintage duck pillow from Fiftieshousewives]

 


Looking for more styles and interiors? Check out our video series, There’s No Place Like Here, where creative types show us their unique spaces — infused with their aesthetic and filled with the treasures they collect. Get involved and show us your amazing space in this Flickr pool.

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187 comments

  • madebynanna

    Miranda from madebynanna said 5 years ago

    How lovely, it brings up many memories.

  • MegansMenagerie

    Megan from MegansMenagerie said 5 years ago

    Beautiful!!!

  • fancygoods

    Kim from fancygoods said 5 years ago

    Darling

  • topsyturvydesign

    topsyturvydesign from topsyturvydesign said 5 years ago

    I am obsessed with the bookworm bookends - too cute ♥

  • flamingfuchsia

    flamingfuchsia from flamingfuchsia said 5 years ago

    I really like vintage in children's rooms, it makes it look so much more personal . Instead of looking like something out of a Mama's & Papa's showroom! Makes me want to have a baby right now...although I would have to find a decent partner first : )

  • PillowscapeDesigns

    Robyn from PillowscapeDesigns said 5 years ago

    I really enjoyed reading your blog. It is so true how what a child places in their bedroom reflects their personality. Etsy does have something for everyone!

  • TheMillineryShop

    Marcia Lacher from TheMillineryShop said 5 years ago

    So, what comes first, the chicken or the egg? Little boys and girls rooms get decorated by their parents initially. The big folk are responsible for priming a kids brain in one direction or the other. It can't be helped, it's natural for parents to want to direct their kids in the direction that must be heavy with wishful thinking. Of course as the kids get older, they pick those roles up themselves and most often slide nicely into them. But what might have happened if those rooms were switched? Would that creative girl now be on a Womens soccer team and her brother a famous artist?? Who wants to try it on their kids?

  • sakurakoalexis

    Alexis Young from ThankfulHeartArt said 5 years ago

    Thanks for sharing your story. I love the part where you wandered in the woods. I did that, too, but I guess my teachers didn't let me do it at school. Its amazing how our our adult personalities develop when we are little.

  • volkerwandering

    Jess from volkerwandering said 5 years ago

    That clock is amazing! What a great idea!

  • blueroompottery

    Marietta from blueroompottery said 5 years ago

    Very nice post, thanks for sharing your thoughts! :>)

  • L2Country

    L2Country from L2Country said 5 years ago

    Gabriella...this was a fun article. ...:-)...L2

  • PolClary

    PolClary from PolClary said 5 years ago

    Lovely idea and a fun article. Filling your room with things you love, even from an early age, helps show who you are.

  • ACESfinds

    Alison Herr Scates and Chuck Scates from ACESFINDSVINTAGE said 5 years ago

    Great to see children's decor. Nice article~ “It takes a long time to become young.” ~Pablo Picasso Peace~Alison & Chuck

  • QueenBeeVintiques

    Kim from RiverHomeVintage said 5 years ago

    I love the vintage decor in a child's room...even if it's just a few items to full on vintage, it's adoreable...great job on this article...keep day dreaming!

  • riricreations

    riricreations from riricreations said 5 years ago

    Very refreshing~

  • goodbeads

    goodbeads from goodbeads said 5 years ago

    So lovely and very very sunshine!!!

  • DecadesOfVintage

    DecadesOfVintage from DecadesOfVintage said 5 years ago

    A fun set of ideas Of course I love the books

  • vynsimplicity

    Melissa Mulder from VyntageBlooms said 5 years ago

    I LOVE the KIDDO banner <3 very playful. it is certainly a room a child could be expected to live in and I do also love the shutters on the inside .. smart privacy accent.

  • mochamint36

    Shannon from FreshlyFallenDesigns said 5 years ago

    Great blog!

  • hmmills

    Helen Mills from 1820BagCo said 5 years ago

    Great ideas, I want to use some of those items for my own bedroom. Is that so wrong?

  • baconsquarefarm

    baconsquarefarm from baconsquarefarm said 5 years ago

    Sweet room for kids~ great ideas too.

  • LivingVintage

    LivingVintage from LivingVintage said 5 years ago

    Wow! I'll take any of these room ideas as an adult. I obviously had a deprived childhood!

  • Shellyka

    shelly from Shellyka said 5 years ago

    Hi Gabriela, Thank you so much for featuring my balloons art display hanger in your great post! I was so excited to see that you have choosen them to be featured among these gorgeous things for decorating children's bedrooms. I really likes the vintage style and enjoyed very much reading your blog! Thank you !!

  • EndQuotes

    Emily from EndQuotes said 5 years ago

    Love the bookworm room!! Great feature!

  • BanglewoodSupplies

    BanglewoodSupplies from BanglewoodSupplies said 5 years ago

    I love the room!

  • joclarkdesign

    Jo Clark from joclarkdesign said 5 years ago

    Great article and some lovely bright finds!

  • Iammie

    iammie from iammie said 5 years ago

    Nice picks!

  • mazedasastoat

    mazedasastoat from mazedasastoat said 5 years ago

    Love that turquoise room at the top! Your childhood sounds a lot like mine, except whenI went off into the woods I usually ended up sitting in or under a tree... other kids had imaginary friends, but mine were all trees! :-)

  • leslieholz

    Leslie Holz from leslieholz said 5 years ago

    You forgot the farm kid! My kids have framed pictures of their sheep, goats, chickens, COW, donkey, pony and lllama all over their bedroom walls along with a donkey crossing sign, poster of all the various breed of waterfowl, and a vintage (looking) metal milk advertisement sign. Outside their window is their sweet cow Daisy Mae. Childhood dream realized. Now if I can get one of them to become a vet.....................

  • MagicMarkingsArt

    cathie carlson from MagicMarkingsArt said 5 years ago

    super fun and colorful vintage picks for all kids-no matter what their passion.

  • Armalique

    Abby from Armalique said 5 years ago

    Great article!

  • birdie1

    Laurie from BirdinHandVTG said 5 years ago

    Love all the vintage!

  • ArtDecoDame

    Desiree from ArtDecoDame said 5 years ago

    So cute!I have loved doing vintage themed rooms for my kids

  • chickadeecj

    Christy from chickadeecj said 5 years ago

    LOVE vintage for children's rooms! What an awesome job pulling it all together :)

  • cottonbirddesigns

    Angela Cotton from CottonBirdDesigns said 5 years ago

    Great article cute finds!

  • AddieLou

    Relina Chamberlin from AddieLou said 5 years ago

    I love kids rooms, you can be so creative with them. Great tips for when I decorate my daughter's room. :)

  • samantharose

    Samantha Swanson from 15Clove said 5 years ago

    I love the head and foot board from the first picture.

  • SamOssie

    Sam Osborne from SamOsborneStore said 5 years ago

    So many gorgeous, creative, inspiring finds! I'd love one of those easels for myself :)

  • nomadcraftsetc

    Janelle and Jason Ethridge from NomadCraftsEtc said 5 years ago

    great picks! love the easel!

  • BonnetsBagsTreasures

    Lisa Marie Renee Jane from BonnetsBagsTreasures said 5 years ago

    Wonderful article... Thank you!

  • elizabethwren

    Kathi from elizabethwren said 5 years ago

    so many great ideas here- love this one !!!

  • DaintyCheeksBoutique

    Chrissy K from DaintyCheeksBoutique said 5 years ago

    So fresh and inspiring!

  • Railin

    Mel from Cuteling said 5 years ago

    Nice ideas. Love the first picture especially, such a sunny and peaceful room.

  • pinksnakejewelry

    pinksnakejewelry from pinksnakejewelry said 5 years ago

    Great Post!!! Love that bedroom!!

  • DragonflysAndDaisies

    Nancy from DragonflysAndDaisies said 5 years ago

    Love the quilt on the bed in the first room. Looks so inviting!

  • mattyhandmadecrafts

    Matejka Max from NattyMatty said 5 years ago

    Fantastic!

  • maggiemaevintage

    maggiemaevintage from maggiemaevintage said 5 years ago

    so many cute ideas ...

  • NaturalVintage

    Amy from NaturalVintage said 5 years ago

    Super article and the fun rooms! I had a similar childhood, and I'm so grateful that my parents nurtured what was special in each of us! Daydreaming, woods wandering...wish I had more time for that these days! =)

  • gilstrapdesigns

    Debra Gilstrap from gilstrapdesigns said 5 years ago

    How cute I think your child's bedroom should reflect their interest after all it is their space. The Artist bedroom reminds me of my 5 year old grandson Doria he loves to draw and paint.

  • needlenerd

    Bonnie from needlenerd said 5 years ago

    love the bed/ bedding!

  • OnlyOriginalsByAJ

    AJ Marsden from OnlyOriginalsByAJ said 5 years ago

    Love your ideas! The little painter's room is so adorable!

  • jojosvintagecupboard

    jojosvintagecupboard from jojosvintagecupboard said 5 years ago

    Very cute!! Wonderful finds!

  • JulieMeyer

    Julie Meyer from JulieMeyer said 5 years ago

    Love that teal blue wall color - very nice!

  • ee333

    Erika Warren from Grotto333 said 5 years ago

    Love the whimsy in this feature... Thank youfor sharing... <3

  • mochamint36

    Shannon from FreshlyFallenDesigns said 5 years ago

    Those are awesome ideas! Love the plate clock...

  • MomsCottage

    Ruth Ann from MomsCottage said 5 years ago

    cute post! I'm a vintage loving kid! ♥

  • paramountvintage

    kristin from blackmoonsky said 5 years ago

    so cute! children's rooms can be so fun to decorate :)

  • DOTTO

    NICOLE Dotto from DOTTO said 5 years ago

    aw, I love the bookworm room. aw yeah BOOKS.

  • PollyPainting

    Polly Jones from PollyPainting said 5 years ago

    I love that top bedroom for myself!

  • archivioGotico

    Fabiola D'Antuono from archivioGotico said 5 years ago

    Love the story of two different children and their bedrooms and the selections are great! My room had nothing personal in it since my sister and I kept all our most precious possessions under our beds (a lot of psychology in that). Dad put a Starsky and Hutch poster up on the wall to inject a little personality into it. But I didn't like getting dressed with Starsky and Hutch looking at me. Anyway, I enjoyed this trip down memory lane!

  • FranceGallery

    France Gallery from FranceGallery said 5 years ago

    What a lovely room and fun vintage decor ideas!

  • Challand

    Sharon Challand from Challand said 5 years ago

    A cheery room and color scheme. Very nice!!

  • maryhahlbohm1

    Mary Hahlbohm from ZadieGlass said 5 years ago

    Lovely little visual story! It encourages me to think carefully before I turn my guest room into a childs bedroom for my wonderful first grandchild. Thank you, Mary / Zadie Glass

  • accentonvintage

    accentonvintage from accentonvintage said 5 years ago

    Great blog! Love the ideas!

  • HelloMountains

    Audrey from HelloMountains said 5 years ago

    I love that bedroom!!! Love the window shutters and the cocoon!!!!

  • HelloMountains

    Audrey from HelloMountains said 5 years ago

    I love that bedroom!!!! Love the window shutters and the cocoon!!!!

  • bhangtiez

    Jana from bhangtiez said 5 years ago

    cute collections!

  • AlisaDesign

    Alisa from AlisaDesign said 5 years ago

    Amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • simplycatherines

    Catherine from simplycatherines said 5 years ago

    Good article, love the selections!

  • pillowlink

    Rosita from pillowlink said 5 years ago

    Always interesting topic! My little daughter loves to have lot of little soft toys in her bed.

  • TheCottageCheese

    Marsi from TheCottageCheese said 5 years ago

    Designing rooms for kids is so much fun. Love this design feature and the collections you've put together. Thanks for featuring my circus tray!

  • leilalou

    Lesley from leilalou said 5 years ago

    Some fabulous ideas. Love the vinatge duck pillow.

  • sabahnur

    Sabahnur from sabahnur said 5 years ago

    AWWW so cutee

  • godo

    godo from godo said 5 years ago

    love that quilt!

  • dgmart

    dgmart from dgmart said 5 years ago

    yes, it is important, here is another inspiration: http://www.etsy.com/listing/66468917/the-happy-snail-double-curtain

  • dgmart

    dgmart from dgmart said 5 years ago

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/56995718/color-blind-for-girls-blue-eyed-girl or for girls

  • simplyuniqueboutique

    Shop Owner from simplyuniqueboutique said 5 years ago

    Brought me memories of my childhood.

  • hattieshouse

    Christy from Vintagology said 5 years ago

    Such a wonderful collection for the big kids too! Thanks for sharing!!!

  • Adrianchristian

    Adrianchristian from AdrianChristian said 5 years ago

    SO love this!!!

  • ClockworkCrow

    Pamela from CrowMetalworks said 5 years ago

    I had an awesome decorating idea in mind for my 7 year old. The problem? She didn't want it. She didn't want any design at all. So the 70's paneling stays put as well as the mis-matched everything. It's her room, after all. I had no control decor in my room when I was growing up, so my instinct was to give her the pretty room I had dreamed of. Nope. She has the room she wants. I control the rest of the house. (I do make sure it's a clean, un-designed room, though. ; )

  • jbeaudet

    Jennifer Beaudet from JBeaudetStudios said 5 years ago

    Great ideas for children's rooms. I pretty much let my daughter decorate her own room so it was a little mismatched but she liked it that way. Great post!

  • laceylamb

    Heather from HBoydStudio said 5 years ago

    it was fun to read this and to reflect on my own bedroom. thanks for the nostalgia!

  • elleestpetite

    Donna Thai from PetiteCuisine said 5 years ago

    I love those vintage easels! They're amazing.

  • Verdurebydesign

    Veronica from Verdurebydesign said 5 years ago

    I feel strongly that a childs bedroom should be an expression af themselves. Sometimes, that may grate with the adults in the house :)

  • peshka

    Peshka from Peshka said 5 years ago

    Love the look!

  • marimekkoLove

    marimekkoLove from ScandinavianFabrics said 5 years ago

    Lovely collection!

  • laurastark

    Laura Stark from laurastark said 5 years ago

    Letting kids decorate their room is the one area that they should have complete freedom. Recently my daughter asked for an all white room. We painted EVERYTHING white. When it was done it looked like a isolation ward. But then she stepped in and started filling the walls with art, pictures and inspiration - her version of Pinterest. She created a canvas for all of the things that feed her. Her room is now the most visually interesting.

  • MadeWithDreams

    Michelle and Joanne from MadeWithDreams said 5 years ago

    Really beautiful ideas :) I love the idea of allowing the children freedom to be creative. I think it's great to allow them to be as creative as possible. A friend of mine as a child had a white wall in her room that she was allowed to draw and paint and stick things on and by the time we were teenagers it was a beautiful expression of her growth and development of her artistic side. Lovely.

  • BlueMoonLights

    Alexandra Simons from BlueMoonLights said 5 years ago

    Very nice! Thanks for the post & great ideas!

  • nowvintage

    Bobbie from nowvintage said 5 years ago

    Really a nice post..I think you are so right, a nice way for children to express who they are. Maybe even more so for introverted kids.. I love your posts, I wish we would also have Mary's with the sneak peeks too. I miss seeing the items in settings..and what people are doing with their spaces..

  • ikabags

    IKA PARIS from ikabags said 5 years ago

    Beautiful colors together ! My sons room is bright green and we painted together , it was very funny :) We enjoy it .

  • tigersanddragons

    tigersanddragons from TigersandDragons said 5 years ago

    Playing in the nearby woods was my favourite reccess passtime, building forts and such, until it got knocked down for condos. My childhood rooms were nice but I would of loved any of the 'Artist' or 'Bookworm' finds to perk it up. I didn't have any input into my room growing up, until I was 15. I wanted black walls, but what I got was "fawn" and "country rose"...so I covered as much as I could with posters and my drawings.

  • MishaGirl

    Michelle from MishaGirl said 5 years ago

    Fabulous selection! I used to love re-inventing my room when I was a kid....actually, not much has changed.. ;-)

  • SusiesBoutiqueTLC

    SusiesBoutiqueTLC from SusiesBoutiqueTLC said 5 years ago

    Great article. Beautiful ideas.

  • DelilahsAttic

    Madeleine Keller from ThoseGoodVibrations said 5 years ago

    the first bedroom picture is amazing! I kinda want a room like that :) cute picks!

  • HelloShoes

    HelloShoes from HelloShoes said 5 years ago

    I love this and it also will help me with my ideas:)

  • jesmoore

    jesmoore said 5 years ago

    Since I'm going to be moving in to a house with my son and his dad, this article is a great inspiration. I like that you included a "champ" section right along with a "bookworm" section. However, at only 3 years old, its sort of hard to make these decisions for my son. And I do like the frame of the article that says kids room ought to nurture who they are, and who they are becoming. I will definitely be using many of your suggestions in my own decorating process. Thank you!

  • RenataandJonathan

    Renata and Jonathan from RenataandJonathan said 5 years ago

    Creative and charming :)

  • SimplyCutebyKarin

    SimplyCutebyKarin from SimplyCutebyKarin said 5 years ago

    My bedroom walls were covered with drawings I did of my favorite music, TV, and movie stars--portraits everywhere. I use to stay in my room for hours just drawing and writing.

  • SimplyCutebyKarin

    SimplyCutebyKarin from SimplyCutebyKarin said 5 years ago

    When I was a kid, my bedroom walls were covered with drawings of my favorite music, TV, and movie stars. I used to stay in my room hours drawing and writing.

  • katherinenortonmalek

    katherine norton malek said 5 years ago

    Wonderful ideas .... a child's room is so much a part of growing up. Adding 'vintage' items gives them a sense of history. Mine are all grown and I'm now decorating my granddaughter's room. She's so much like my daughter ( her aunt), its been fun adding "Ya-ya's" things that I hung onto all these yrs. Sadly, I didnt have much left from my childhood room. But of course, I was able to find replacements on Etsy. I love this curate.

  • barb170

    barb170 from NostalgiaFramed said 5 years ago

    I want to know more about the patchwork quilt featured at the beginning of the article in the bedroom.

  • LiseVintageLighting

    Susan from LiseVintageLighting said 5 years ago

    I loved your post, Gabriella. Nurturing a child's creativity and personality, as well as the use of vintage in children's and nursery settings, are topics dear to my heart! There is so very much to love about this great room! Perhaps I am biased but I especially adore the little vintage lamps on the dresser. Just enough for ambient or night lighting, that they are mismatched makes me love them all the more. Thanks for a wonderful post!

  • EggMoneyQuilts

    Vivian from EggMoneyQuilts said 5 years ago

    Love the colors in the top bedroom! Great and inspiring post!

  • CardboardCastle

    CardboardCastle from CardboardCastle said 5 years ago

    LOVE IT!!! Thanks for this, I go crazy redecorating my son's room whenever I get a chance, while I can before he changes the locks!

  • AmanaRayfield

    Amana Rayfield said 5 years ago

    I love all of your collections- nicely done! I am in love with the cocoon chair in the first photo, would anyone happen to know where I can find one or a pattern to make one?

  • fergusandme

    caroline and lynn-anne bruns from fergusandme said 5 years ago

    thanks for featuring caroline's room as the first image in this beautiful piece. the swinging chair is from habitat in the uk, and the quilt is a 1930s one from here in north carolina.

  • mycrochetgarden

    mycrochetgarden from mycrochetgarden said 5 years ago

    Charming

  • TresChicNmodern

    TresChicNmodern from TresChicNmodern said 5 years ago

    I KNOW I ABSOLUTELY LOVEDDDDDDDDDDDDD BEING A KID!!! AHHH THE BEAUTIFULLLLLLLLLLL MEMORIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • jessamyjay

    Jessamy from jessamyjay said 5 years ago

    Great post! It is wonderful to see all of Etsy's offerings for kid's rooms. These are definitely some great decorating theme ideas. I really enoyed the personal source of inspiration that you shared.

  • annagrace2010

    Lois Chang from annagrace2010 said 5 years ago

    Coincidentally, I got a similar tray in cream and gold tone. I got the TV tray from an antique show. It is cool to use it for TV lunch or dinner. I like the boy chair also. Thanks for sharing the story !

  • allsewnup

    Melissa Aliengena from AllSewnUP said 5 years ago

    Kids room, be they playrooms, or bedrooms are clearly the most fun to decorate in a home!

  • automatedslim

    Melissa Glass from SeedWerks said 5 years ago

    Fantastic Blog! Love the rooms you curated. I do not have children but I do agree that creating a beautiful, fun and stimulating environment in which kids can grow up is important. My background is in event planning and I love discovering new fun themes to explore for events and for home decorating. I am finding all sorts of ideas here. Thanks for a great blog.

  • compostthis

    Shawn from compostthis said 5 years ago

    love it! thank you so much for the feature :D

  • JenniferDannielle

    Jennifer Fraunfelder from SouthernBabiesEtsy said 5 years ago

    Awesome article. Very inspirational . I love the colors in the room and all the vintage finds. The antique gym locker basket reminds me of when I was a kid and swim team practice and having to put our clothing in these numbered baskets...Trick was, after spending all day at the public pool for swim practice and playing with friends...trick was to remember that number. haha.

  • ImmortalPomegranate

    Melanie Cuno from ImmortalPomegranate said 5 years ago

    I love love that first room- so pretty! The clown creeps me out.

  • myvintagecrush

    Kathleen from myvintagecrush said 5 years ago

    Great items from awesome inspiration! Nice!

  • piecesofelises

    Elise from piecesofelises said 5 years ago

    I love it! Especially the artist room.

  • uniquefabricgifts

    Unique Fabric Gifts from uniquefabricgifts said 5 years ago

    Great article and selections!

  • tenebaskets

    rachel from TeneBasket said 5 years ago

    great ideas!

  • BeMyBee

    Marcia Terry from BeMyBee said 5 years ago

    Would love to go shopping!

  • katrinaalana

    Katrina Alana from KatrinaAlana said 5 years ago

    Cute bedroom. I would love to decorate a kid's room someday. I can imagine it is sooo much fun.

  • LittleWrenPottery

    Victoria Baker from LittleWrenPottery said 5 years ago

    So sweet! I love the little easels very cute and colourful!

  • OrganicBrew

    Katherine from OrganicBrew said 5 years ago

    Very inspiring! My daughter is 9 and a creative sweet girl, I am going to look for something new for her room right now..:)

  • AmberHeartOfTheFinch

    Nicola Hart from StarlightSilverUK said 5 years ago

    What a fabulous idea filled with gorgeous items. As a mother of three very different little girls, i think this is a wonderful sentiment. And for the wishful thinking comment, i do have to point out that I no more pushed my eldest into her creative niche as i did my two little ones into their respective palaeontology and sport interests. Not to encourage our children's initial interests would be a very sad thing indeed!

  • PattiTrostle

    Patti Trostle from PattiTrostle said 5 years ago

    Great ideas!!

  • nhayesdesigns

    Nikki Hayes from nhayesdesigns said 5 years ago

    Fantastic blog post! It's so fun searching for items to fit kids individual personalities! Nice job!

  • FreakyPeas

    FreakyPeas from FreakyPeas said 5 years ago

    I always wonder...where is all their "stuff". I have never seen a kids bedroom so clean of toys, stuffed animals, pictures, books, pets ....as depicted in this picture.

  • KKSimpleRegalJewelry

    Krista from TheBeadtriss said 5 years ago

    LOL! :}

  • ThriftyVintageHome

    Carol from ThriftyVintageHome said 5 years ago

    Charming room . Thanks for sharing with us.

  • littleshopofphotos

    Michele Iljazi from OneDecember said 5 years ago

    Some very cute ideas!!!

  • osloantiques

    osloantiques from osloantiques said 5 years ago

    Love the room with the iron bed. They have always been one of my favorite pieces to work with . Thanks for sharing all your great ideas with us.

  • corrnucopia

    corrnucopia from corrnucopia said 5 years ago

    Great collection! Working on my son's room is a slow process for things just right. Vintage forest and naturel paint by numbers as well as old pennants from places we've been are some of my favorite touches so far. I love the comforting sense of the past that they represent.

  • unabellavita

    Susanna from unabellavita said 5 years ago

    I keep coming back to this bedroom image. It is the room I dream of, wooden floors, beautiful windows, great bed and quilt. Forget the kid, I want to move it. Is this my inner child or outside adult or just a cry for help? I love it, we all agree!

  • VintageNChic

    VintageNChic from VintageNChic said 5 years ago

    So many fun finds! A colorful child's room full of unique vintage bedding, decor... What child wouldn't love it!?!

  • NicoleNicoletta2

    Nicole Nicoletta from MintMarbles said 5 years ago

    so many good things here! beautiful room

  • ilivetocreate

    Michelle Davis from ilivetocreate said 5 years ago

    I have the vintage books in the Bookworm board. Does that make my future baby a bookworm? I hope so ;)

  • ARTingredients

    Alba Olaya from ARTingredients said 5 years ago

    I love kids rooms. I'm a new mom and inspired by my baby boy started a new art series. My paintings and drawings now reflect the immense love I have for this little person, my son. Thank you for sharing all these awesome finds :-) Sincerely, Alba Olaya

  • clipshop

    Odette-Odile Handcrafted Jewelry from clipshop said 5 years ago

    So refreshing and lovely. Loved reading this blog.

  • WingedWorld

    Vickie Moore from WingedWorld said 5 years ago

    What great combinations. The bookworm room is wonderful!

  • ParrisImpressions

    Rachel Parris from TheParrisDomestic said 5 years ago

    Such great collections- a feeling of authenticity in each of them :) I especially adore the bookworm collection.

  • stellartatter

    Blessy from stellartatter said 5 years ago

    The Bookworm, for the win! :D

  • CheyneSews Admin

    Cheyne from CheyneSews said 5 years ago

    Love all of these finds! Nice job, Gabriella!

  • MableDear

    Becky from MableDear said 5 years ago

    Love this post! What wonderful finds for a fun bedroom. Etsy is such a treasure trove for all those creative little touches for a room. Thanks so much for featuring one of our eco friendly felt letter pillows. We love seeing them fitting in to all different styles of decor.

  • PunkeyMonkey

    PunkeyMonkey from PunkeyMonkey said 5 years ago

    Kids rooms are so fun! Love the way you pull them together!

  • kitkat33

    kitkat33 from kitkat33 said 5 years ago

    What a cute little room in the picture. I like your ideas. I think the best way is to decorate with accessories the most. Let the child pick his or her favorite color for the walls that you can live with and liven up the room with different kinds of accessories and play things. Anyone remember the commercial for paint for one of the big box stores? One day the kid was into dinosaurs and the room was green, and one day the walls had crazy zebra stripes because he was going through a zebra phase. Kids change a lot as they are growing up. One day this is the coolest thing and next week it isn't. Choosing a favorite wall color is a great way to personalize their room and letting the accessories speak to what they're into at the moment because they can be easily changed when the child moves onto the next phase.

  • thevelvetheart

    Melanie Beth from thevelvetheart said 5 years ago

    I love the eclectic fee of this room. The wallpaper on the one wall is my favorite!

  • shootfromcanada

    Amy Kenny from shootfromcanada said 5 years ago

    The quilt on the bed is the first image is amazing! Guessing that's a one-of-a-kind family piece?

  • bijuterra

    Ioana Avram from bijuterra said 5 years ago

    so inspiring!

  • NaviWing

    NaviWing from NaviWing said 5 years ago

    Honestly, I have mixed feelings about this. Of course my parents designed my room to a certain extent when I was very small, but I soon took over my own decoration. I chose what went where and how it looked. I was a bookworm, too, and if my mother designed my room with vintage chalkboards and vintage children's illustrations in some attempt to cater to my interests, I wouldn't have liked it at all. That wasn't *my* style for *my* room. It would have creeped me out. I think the key to decorating a child's room is guidance. Listen to them. Understand what they are truly interested in and make it a collaborative effort. Let them know what their boundaries are, and just make it fun.

  • BambuEarth

    Amber from BambuEarth said 5 years ago

    i just ♥ these finds and themes. thanks for this.

  • snugglyugly

    Indira Villalobos from snugglyugly said 5 years ago

    cool!

  • noodleandlouvintage

    jenn from noodleandlouvintage said 5 years ago

    lovely article! adore all of your picks! xo

  • grandmae1

    Ellen said 5 years ago

    As a former nanny, a mother and grandmother I truly enjoyed this ... but I agree with NaviWing . After working in very highly decorated baby rooms and watching toddlers as young as three pull them apart and try to "re-decorate", I think choosing a soft color for the walls and a small but varied collection of art , books, and toys to start with, and then letting the child decorate as they age is the best advice I could give. Thank you for adding all of the vintage treasures! New parents should always add some of their favorites to start. (~.~) Ellen

  • TheBeautyofBoredom

    Gracie from TheBeautyofBoredom said 5 years ago

    Love it! When I was a child, I has my walls painted a light blue, and has sea animal decals on the walls (my favorite being the seahorse!) My dad painted my dresser (now a nightstand) blue, and my chair. So I basically had to have everything blue, but there were sea animals and flowers too. Interesting how I still want most things in my room to be blue and still have a fascination for seahorses. :)

  • thesittingtree

    Elizabeth from thesittingtree said 5 years ago

    So much fun!

  • ShabbyNChic

    ShabbyNChic from ShabbyNChic said 5 years ago

    Children's rooms are so fun to decorate. They are full of such imagination and whimsy and we can change them often because our children change so quickly. A lot of fun finds for kids here!

  • Emeraldtree

    Julia from Emeraldtree said 5 years ago

    I love thinking about what I can add to my little guys environment to help him grow! Great Article!

  • GoldWizard

    Ella Wizard from GoldWizard said 5 years ago

    wow!! beautiful!

  • sweetsarahcardsandtr

    Sarah M. from sweetsarahpatisserie said 5 years ago

    some awesome items, whimsy is my fav!

  • thedpb

    Mary Mollica from mollicart said 5 years ago

    I just stumbled across your blog and although I'm obviously a little late to this party, I still thought I'd let you know that it was a really cool post! You are so right about childhood rooms inspiring the person we grow-up to be! My wall was one huge mixed media piece! Tiger Beat pictures of Donny Osmand, poems, things I'd drawn; God bless my mom for allowing me such creative range :D Now, I'm an artist who paints furniture & home decor! Lol! Go figure, right? So, you were spot on with this post-at least for me anyway!

  • Namaz

    Nazima Banka from nazimabanka said 5 years ago

    beautiful picks!!

  • Kinderling

    Amanda Webster from Kinderling said 5 years ago

    Wow - I LOVE all of these - great picks!!

  • aneedleinthehay

    Sadie from aneedleinthehay said 5 years ago

    I adore this blog post! its so true that a child's room reflects who they are; I love all of the rooms you have curated here. beautiful! thank you for including my vintage clown lamp. :)

  • hchildress12

    Holly and John from ZCreateDesign said 5 years ago

    I love this post! I wonder if my husband would min my redecorating our room with some of this stuff ;)

  • GraceAndFlowers

    Miss Scarlett Scarlett from GraceAndFlowers said 5 years ago

    Thanks for this, it's so interesting how your room can reflect or effect who you will become. My bedroom facilitated a lot of day dreaming when I was little and my dollhouse was my absolute favourite toy! Some great choices, the artist theme is my favourite!

  • BeeingIdea

    BeeingIdea from BeeingIdea said 5 years ago

    You might like my item to decor your kid's room. http://www.etsy.com/listing/93657202/hello-kitty-riding-vinyl-sticker-wall

  • tresundesigns

    Lauren from tresundesigns said 5 years ago

    Great article, great ideas! Thank you.

  • Diannasdiapercakes

    Dianna Stewart from Diannasdiapercakes said 5 years ago

    Cute article, thanks for sharing!

  • amya68

    Amy from TheSquirrelCottage said 5 years ago

    Great article! I think Etsy is a great source for creating unique rooms. I only wish my children would let me do any kind of decorating in their rooms!

  • Caramelka

    Sweet Smoke from SweetSmokebags said 5 years ago

    so sweet:)

  • creativemummy

    Sarah Tristram from creativemummy said 5 years ago

    Love all the kiddy vintage items but most of all love that room at the top - that turq colour is divine.... hmm I feel some redecorating coming on, thanks for all the inspiration

  • marieowltoinette

    Marie Owltoinette from marieowltoinette said 5 years ago

    Precious! Any kid would be lucky to have such a whimsical room :D

  • junkgarden

    junkgarden from junkgarden said 5 years ago

    Super cute! My daughters and I always had so much fun decorating their bedrooms together. They are older now and ready to move out on their own so I miss those days. I love decorating for kids and I love children's artwork. I'm working on a line of children's picture frames right now. Great article!

  • alysavan

    AlysaVan from alysavan said 5 years ago

    I love vintage kids stuff, makes me feel like a kid still! I love the chalkboard easel. I think children should have decor to go along with their likes, it inspires them and brings joy through all the ups and downs of childhood.

  • DownEastAttic

    Adria from DownEastAttic said 5 years ago

    Children's bedroom?? I want that bedroom!!

  • kmurphy08

    Katie from GrowingWithWhimsy said 5 years ago

    Love that wallpaper. Thanks for the ideas!

  • kmurphy08

    Katie from GrowingWithWhimsy said 5 years ago

    I just want to add that I can totally relate to your childhood. I was just telling my daughter (an amazing mom) that her 3 yr. old daughter has more poise and social skills than I had at age 40.

  • twentyseven27soap

    Keri from twentyseven27soap said 5 years ago

    My room was color blocked in 1993 with blue, pink, green, and yellow (one wall each).These days I live in a house with green cupboards agains orange walls, a Mediterranean blue wall to the left with a spiraling sunset colored painting mounted on it, one pink bathroom, and a yellow rectangle for hanging children's art in the living room. Today I wore chartreuse boots, blue tights, a grey dress, and a red purse. Yep. My childhood bedroom totally reflected who I would mature into. I can relate.

  • Donkeystudio

    Donkeystudio from Donkeystudio said 5 years ago

    There was a lot of white chipboard furniture in my room which I shared with my sister which inevitably got decorated with stickers and posters of pop stars- our parents let us do what we wanted and we regularly re decorated the walls according to who was in the top 10 in the charts :)

  • snugglyugly

    Indira Villalobos from snugglyugly said 5 years ago

    beautiful memories..

  • PrayerNotes

    Prayer Notes by Cynthia from PrayerNotes said 5 years ago

    My room was filled with French Provincial (faux) furniture, with a beautiful canopied bed--white billowy sheers and butterfly finishings. And, I had a white wooden ceiling fan! I loved my room and it reflects who I am today, except I have moved on to a more traditional dark mahogany. This brings back wonderful memories of my childhood....

  • soveryhappyart

    Diane from soveryhappyart said 5 years ago

    Love this post. My room was filled with rainbows, unicorns, and my drawings on the walls. I don't think my parents liked the crayon on the walls very much, but it didn't stop me. Looking back, it definitely was the beginning of telling my story.

  • JoanOrr

    Joan Orr from JoanOrr said 5 years ago

    I too, love this post! Darling items and great picks! Thank you.

  • thetrendytot

    Jen from thetrendytot said 5 years ago

    Really, really LOVE the finds here! Nice job!

  • littlepinkdaisy07

    Roxann Huffman from littlepinkdaisy07 said 5 years ago

    Cute bedroom. I painted my kid's bedrooms and they are very cute! It's important for them to be organized.

  • luckyspencer

    Anita from HoHoHolidayShoppe said 3 years ago

    A child's room should be their own personal safe haven. A place to go and be quiet, dream, and let their imaginations run wild. Love your ideas. Wishing you continued success and joy.

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