Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Accents for children's rooms.

Hi Guys! I just wanted to share some accessories you might consider for your children's room... I just love these ladies blog! Kari and Kijsa are a pair of incredible sisters who have a fabulous and unique..fresh.. classy..style ...okay, I could go on for 'eva check them out! http://kariandkijsa.blogspot.com/
This is an old Chinese Checkers game board hanging in #1's room I found at a Antique mart...Why not try, Chutes and Ladders? Monopoly? Scrabble.. They are color full and the graphics are great. Unique, inexpensive art that a young one can appreciate with all the bold colors up to teenage years. Please forgive, but I couldn't see paying for 'bedding in a bag' of cartoon characters that my boys where going to grow tired of a year or two later. Personally, we can't afford to change room decor every time the 'wee ones' tastes change..LOL...

The first picture is a license plate collection I started for all three a while ago. There are some I found at antique marts, flea markets and our own vehicles! We even have one from 1925! Very original pieces of art in my opinion, each one has a story to tell. The above picture is a vintage one of a beagle... I think very reminiscent of the bedrooms of my grandfather's, of their favorite dog...
How cool is this, a cheap color full monogram!! Look for discarded marquee letters! This bright 'H' I picked up for only pennies... Spell out the little one's name or a favorite word. This one is hanging in #3's room... #2's room was just too messy to show the 'B' he picked for his favorite Movie character 'James Bond'
The painted trim in the boy's rooms when we moved in to our 107 yr.old farm house dictated actually what became their color scheme!. Bright red and blue with stark 'Glossy' walls... wooah! Three colors... you can build around. May I suggest picking one fave color and build around that, one bold piece , and add lighter accents..that way it isn't so overwhelming.
The Ralph Lauren quilt was just right for #3's bed. The little pillow I made is from scraps from Fab Hubby's work shirts... all three have one for their beds.
More license plates... the one on the far right and far left we found on our grainery that we had to take down, one from the 50's and one from the 30's...
My advice is think long term for nursery design... think fixtures that will grow with your baby and be timeless and wont hold the room at a certain age...
Tonight's post on Kari &Kijsa talks about the ceiling... just look up!
http://kariandkijsa.blogspot.com/

9 comments:

Kari & Kijsa said...

You are so sweet....we would love to reference your photos on our blog if you don't mind!....so CUTE and unique (although we are not surprised because you always have the best stuff).

smiles, kari and kijsa

BellaColle said...

Thank you ladies!!!!

Ann Westby said...

Very clever ideas -- thanks for sharing!

Nunnie's Attic said...

I agree with both of you. I love the looks on both blogs and I look forward to seeing them everyday. My sister in law painted a HUGE American flag in the boys' room and while we've changed blankets and pictures a few times, it's easy to mix and match.

Love,
Julie

KARA said...

great post buddy, how funny up until recently my little brother had a whole wall dedicated to american number plates, do you know I must sell those on sitting in a box, unless you want some Christine be happy to send.
Kara
xx

ShabbyInTheCity said...

Really cute and love all of your ideas! I'm soon going to show our gameboards too.

katydiddy said...

Great ideas Princess Charming!

Counting Your Blessings said...

Is saw their post last night and I loved it!! They really are something. As are you, dear. How darling that you've made dad's work shirts into throw pillows! I used the kids baby clothes to make into pillows. Tiny little blue jeans are fun pillows =) And we have license plates on our walls too! Blessings... Polly

Flea Market Queen said...

Loving the game boards on the wall!
Great ideas..
Priscilla