Guest Picks: Fun Accessories to Spice Up Your Child's Space
Bring a dose of humor or the unexpected to your kids' bedrooms and play areas
We've all heard that adding a few unexpected accessories to a room keeps it from becoming too fussy or predictable. Wouldn't you know, the same holds true for children's spaces. Here are a few favorite finds that will inject just the right amount of FUN to your child's room. — Danyelle from Dandee Designs
Even traditional poufs are fun accessories, but a toadstool pouf? Well that just takes it to a whole new level. I really like the shape of this one and, of course, the fun pop of red.
This hopscotch rug adds just the right amount of fun to any space. Plus, it would be the perfect game on a rainy day. Who's in?
I really love this revolving bookcase. It is the perfect fit in a smallish space and the design is so unexpected. Can you imagine the time you would have styling those shelves?!
This headboard wall decal is so fun and quirky. I love that it is a traditional shape used in a very non-traditional way. It's a great option for renters on a budget too.
This is not your standard bedside table. The petite shape and pop of color have loads of personality.
If you have a budding Star Wars fan in the home then this eye chart–esque print is a must have. It's clean and simple but still manages to get a giggle out of me every time I see it.
I'm having a hard time deciding on a favorite out of this bunch; they're all so cute! These handmade silk-screened pillows will add loads of vintage charm to your child's room.
Sometimes adding a big, bold pattern is all you need to liven up a room. I like the idea of turning this bold stripe into a lovely curtain panel or roman shade.
Who knew a ceramic bunny would prove lamps don't have to be boring? This little guy is so playful and will give your child's space a pretty glow as they drift off to sleep.
I can't think of a better print to wake up to in the morning. Its cheery color alone will get your little one's day off on the right foot.
I know wallpaper isn't really an accessory, but this pattern is so funky it had to be included in the list. The design is so bold, I would wallpaper a small single wall or the inside of a standard bookcase to add just the right touch of whimsy.
I have a thing for white bedding so it's no surprise this duvet appeals to me. Bedding doesn't get more fun than this, does it?
These cloth-bound classics for children are so beautiful it's easy to forget that their not just for sitting pretty on a shelf. With titles like Anne of Green Gables, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and Peter Pan, I can rest assured that they are as good on the inside as they are on the out. Plus, the lovely colors of the covers will add a nice kick to your little one's space.
I have five children and every one of them loves to swing. I imagine if I installed a ME & U upholstered indoor swing in our home I would win Mother of the Year.
Mobiles aren't just for babies. These paper creations from DwellStudio offer fresh designs and colors that I would love to see hanging in a child's space — young or old.
These limited edition shelving units from designer Ryan Frank are so eye catching. I love the bright pop of color on the inside and how it's possible to buy a few and group them into any design you like.
Creating is such an essential aspect of childhood. I love the sleek design of this chalkboard play table, especially having the chalk stored right there in the middle. Makes for easy sharing all around.
Adding a small rug with personality is bound to liven up your child's space. I love the subtle colors in this owl. He would be at home with pretty much any decor.
The blast of red on this book truck is so intense! The industrial design appeals to my grownup aesthetics while the fun factor would appeal to my children. I can imagine the endless games of "library" that would be had if it lived in our home.
Bold pattern on the floor is a great way to add a bit of spice to a space. I think the zigzag pattern in this rug is so funky! I have a feeling my children would love to run their matchbox cars up and down each bumpy row.
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Ideabook published on Aug. 21, 2011.
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