Once you’ve planted a forest to get the woodland look in your son or daughter’s room, it’s time to populate it with forest creatures great and small. I’m frankly amazed at the number and variety of animal wall decals available today. Some are graphic and photo-realistic, while others are sweet and simplified, more Beatrix Potter or Wind in the Willows than National Geographic. Pick the one that suits your child and his or her room best.
For a baby or toddler, I like the precious pastel Woodland Scene from Australian company Love Mae.
While it hails from Paris, Mimi' Lou’s Woodland menagerie is thoroughly pastoral. It’s made up of the forest’s smaller inhabitants: a bunny, squirrel, hedgehog, mouse and a flock of birds — perfect playmates for the littlest of kids.
Minimalist and modernist parents will probably err on the side of realism, and opt for critters like these Forest Friends by Kek Amsterdam.
Nathalie Lété’s woodland animal wall stickers for Domestic have a similar aesthetic.
While it could just as easily take centre stage in a hipster’s downtown abode, artist Charmaine Olivia’s super-quirky Deer Wearing Gym Socks print looks just as fitting in a kid’s room — putting a cheeky spin on the woodland theme.
On the flip side, there’s Inke Heiland’s charming floral deer decal. Handmade from vintage and designer wallpapers, her pieces have a light hand and distinct femininity that temper the stark silhouette shapes.
Bed linens are another fun way to add animals in a bedroom. These bunnies — on a petal pink pillow from H&M Home — could not be cuter for a baby's room!
Likewise, my dear friend Genny Burgess's Rabbit Patch designs for her company Little Auggie are utterly charming. We've got the quilted sham and toddler quilt at our house, and the line also includes sheets and even a sleep sack for wee babes.
For a more grown-up look, check out By Nord's deer, bear, hedgehog, moose and wolf duvet covers — the ultimate creature comfort!
And here's perhaps the quickest way of all to adopt a menagerie: hang a mobile. Sebra's critters are quirky and cartoon-like, while the Tree mobile from Cloud Kissed Kids is a bit more quiet and whimsical. Whichever you choose, I hope you get as hung up as I am on woodland-themed rooms!
Did you miss my post on woodland-theme bedrooms? Read it here.
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