Photo Gallery: 15 Finds For Kids’ Rooms
Creating a hip, modern kids’ room doesn’t have to blow your budget. Turn ‘kiddie’ into ‘cool’ in no time with these products, finds and ideas (that also happen to make great gifts!). Best of all, most of them can be purchased online and delivered right to your door—saving you precious time.
See flea-market finds and affordable DIY projects for childrens’ rooms in our June 2009 issue. Also, get inspired by our Kids’ Rooms Gallery.
These organic, hand-printed cotton bins are a smart way to organize childrens’ rooms.
Store toys or clothes with this large cotton and canvas bin. The handles make it easy to carry around, while the made-in-Canada pedigree lends it eco-chic cred.
Big Bin in bicyclettes, $75, Jenna Rose.
Grown-up style in a kid-friendly size.
This steam bent ash chair with a removable felt cover doubles as a functional piece of art. It will make a sophisticated addition to a little one’s room now, but it can be used as a statement chair in a living room later on.
Felt Child’s Chair, $250, Bookhou.
Children won’t outgrow this lovely art piece.
Mobiles as art are a big design trend in adult spaces right now, so why not incorporate a refined child’s version to their space? This one features abstract birds made from hand-laminated maple veneer and wire, produced in a
Toronto artisanal studio.
Flock Mobile, $160, Bookhou.
Makeover your child’s room in an instant with colour and pattern.
A kid’s room or nursery is a great place to go all out with wallpaper. This pattern is fun and childish without screaming Disney and the gender-neutral colour (a water based, chemical-free dye) will stand the test of time.
Wall decor that can be easily removed is perfect for growing kids and changing tastes.
This decal is a fun alternative to wallpaper and can be removed in a snap when it is ‘outgrown’.
Display and store pencils and crayons in an arty, decorative box.
If a talented, creative stylist had been given this painted and lacquered pencil box as a child, she’d have kept it. It’s a quirky accessory that adds a certain “je ne sais quoi” to any desk or table-top vignette.
Citrus coloured zippered cases are great for kids’ toys and accessories.
These faux-croc, hatbox carrying cases can be left out on display, or carted from room to room, brimming with Polly Pockets or Pokemon figures.
Patent faux croc storage cases, $13 and $15, at HomeSense.
A versatile, soft stool for little ones.
This brushed cotton poof (with a durable denim bottom) is handmade in Marrakech by Moroccan artisans. Zippered closures make it easy to remove the cover and wash it. Use it for soft seating or a great little table, with a tray on top, for tea time.
Colourful pillows make a space child-friendly.
Pillows and throws are the easiest way to alter the decor of any room. These patterns are great for children’s rooms and are made with 100% organic cotton.
Create a rock-climbing adventure wall at home.
Bright, multi-coloured rock-climbing holds make a great looking feature wall in a kids’ room and are so much fun! For safety, don’t place them too high up on the wall and make sure something soft, like their bed, is underneath. Also known as “jugs” these large holds are easy to hold for beginners, just make sure you mount them into a load-bearing stud or have a T-nut (available at most hardware stores) to mount a 3/4 bolt into (this set comes with 3/4 bolts).
Fun Guys holds, $50 per set of 5, Sequence Climbing.
A wooden toy that looks good enough to leave out on display.
Modern wood toys that double as sculptural pieces often ring in at hundreds of dollars. Not so with Ikea’s budget-friendly rocking moose. It’s fun for little ones now, and its stylish, Scandinavian twist on Canadiana makes it a keeper long-term.
Ekorre Rocking Moose, $45, at Ikea.