I have admired these cupboards for some time now and thought you might all love them too. They were designed by Marie-Louise Groot of The Ever-So-Stylish-Netherlands brand Kast Van Een Huis when she was decorating her nursery and could not find shelves or cupboards she liked.
Marie created unique facades that hide shelves and hanging space inside.
A room can be converted to a whimsical small town whilst remaining practical. You’ve got to love that!
When I was little, my sisters and I would create all kinds of teeny tiny dolly furniture from cotton reels and matchboxes. If only we’d had one of these fab book shelf conversions to house them all in!
image courtesy of diaperstylememoirs.com
This one comes complete with carefully chosen wallpaper, wooden train track garden path and stacked books for stairs. These home owners have also added a roof line and chimney using thumb tacks and string. Oh the possibilities!
They (you know, the experts) say that black and white is great for stimulating a new baby’s mind.
So we have chosen our favourite black and white inspiration for little ones’ spaces. We hope you’ll agree they would be great for mama’s mind too!
Clockwise from top left:
1. Loving the chest of drawers and the striped ceiling! (image source unknown)
2. I’m a bit of a sucker for a letter on the wall and these can grow with baby (image courtesy of sweetlittledays.tumblr.com)
3. I adore this room – particularly the quirky houses on the walls (image courtesy of themodernhome.com). See more of this theme below.
4. Great storage options and fab chair (image courtesy of decorpad.com)
Add a car theme with a twist for your little man …
Or how about a BIG ole splash of girliness …
image courtesy of enchantednurserydesigns.com
Or you could add a terribly stylish little nook for yourself. The perfect spot for feeding, reading and a newborn snuggle (image source unknown).
I am the middle of three girls. Growing up, I shared a bedroom with my big sister. We had matching olive green chenille bedspreads and seventies floral wallpaper. When we were young we didn’t fight and really loved sharing a room. Thankfully, by the time crazy girl hormones started to kick in and arguments became a regular thing, mum and dad had extended and we all had our own little haven to escape to and decorate however we liked.
Whilst our home extension plans remain a bit of a pipe dream right now, my hubby has been ‘lobbying’ to have all three of our boys share one bedroom. The main selling point is it would give us a free space to convert to a dedicated play room – my dream come true. On the down side, it may mean that the two good sleepers we currently savour might lose their mojo thanks to middle sized son, the not-so-good sleeper, who is regularly heard still talking to himself or his toys as late as 10pm, despite being put to bed at 8pm on the dot. And when I say talking, I mean loudly conversing with make believe characters including sound effects and the whole catastrophe.
So I’ve been searching for inspiration and ideas on how to make a room for three work. Thankfully we don’t have the gender issue so that makes it a little easier but we are working with a relatively small space.
I found these and like bits and pieces about each of them.
Not sure which one I could claim as my favourite as there’s a little bit of something fabulous in all of them. I am, however, particularly partial to the big red “R” for the Dude, the red dresser and the spotty noticeboard (I love a pink and red colour combo, although I’m not likely to have a chance to use it anytime soon!)