So I was in Homegoods returning some items I had brought home “on approval” (boomerang shopper) when I came across a few things that reminded me of design details I had spotted recently on the web. Actually, they are all inspiration that I had pinned for kids’ rooms. (You can peruse that Pinterest board here.) I’ve been dreaming about updating Youngest’s room as he is maturing into his later elementary years. His room is decorated with a simple navy and white scheme that we both like a lot. It just needs a few age-appropriate updates. Check out my latest bargain finds. (Warning: Homegoods sends my design wheels spinning in high gear! Brace yourself : )
This image originally caught my attention because it reminded me that I like white lacquer accessories and furniture in a navy and white room. I was so tempted to snag one of these tall fellas and bring him home with me…
Instead, I’d consider painting these owl bookends glossy white and tucking them into my guy’s bookcase.
Speaking of bookcases, I’m inspired by the shallow bookcase with a photograph hanging above it in this smart-looking boys room…
Sisal and wicker always look great with navy and white. (and hello deep, dark accent wall contrasted against crisp white trim…)
They stayed put because nothing came to mind. I’m still pondering and designing with them in my head…maybe as an accompaniment to this desk?
There are always Lego creations that absolutely cannot be taken apart cluttering up surfaces in Youngest’s room. I spotted the cubby cabinet below and thought it might be fun to keep a few kid treasures on display, along the lines of the image above. I’d sand it and repaint it to modernize the finish. Wouldn’t it be fun to add cheeky sayings to the label holders?
Hung above the desk, those important Lego creations could be admired or played with at any time.
As much as I want my kids’ rooms to look just so, I think it’s really important for them to have a fair amount of personal display space. The designer in me is eager to make sense of the stuff my kids accumulate by corralling it and displaying it neatly. It’s also fun to turn kid treasures into art.
Finally, I pinned this petite table as a fun little bedside surface for a kids room, as I find they often seem to have something in their hands when they climb into bed at night that needs to be set aside.
And here is its twin.
This one didn’t come home with me, either. I hope it lands stylishly in some little person’s room, ready to catch end-of-day treasures before lights go out for the night.
I’m always designing something in my mind. Homegoods has been a total treasure trove lately and it’s all I can do to resist filling my cart with every. single. piece. of inspiration I come across. In fact, there’s a funky set of Trina Turk ping pong paddles that would be amazing slightly altered and framed in a shadow box in my guy’s room. They’re just calling out my name from miles away as I type. Come to Mama! Oh, Instant Gratification, you are a wicked vice!
I love Homegoods. And if you’ve stuck it out to the end of my rambling post, I love you.
sources for images 1,4,5,8,10 & 11 are linked on my Pinterest board. all other images courtesy of my iPhone.