DESIGN YOUR HOME
15 Ideabooks by Maddie
Guest Picks: Anything-but-Average Tissue Box Covers
Tissue boxes are nothing to sneeze at when flu season hits. These fun covers bring a smile and make a statement
Like the colds and flus that come with the winter season, tissue boxes seem to multiply in the home. Oh sure, tissue companies do their best to make their designs blend into the home environment, but do they ever really succeed? I decided to take matters...
Guest Picks: Quirky Clocks for the Nursery
Keep track of nap and feeding times with a fun, unusual wall clock that complements your nursery decor
Clocks are a great way to add some color and dimension to a room's walls. They're also a handy way to keep track of feeding and nap schedules when added to a nursery. Here are a few fun and colorful options that would work in an infant's room, a kid's...
Guest Picks: Soft Seating for Kids
These comfy chairs, poufs and beanbags are easy to move and great to look at — and some can even hide a mess of toys inside
With the rough and tumble that is childhood, soft is best when it comes to furniture. I've come to love ottomans with storage under the cushion to hold those errant toys that seem to accumulate in adult spaces (or all over the house). I've rounded up...
Guest Picks: Fun Wallpaper for Children's Spaces
If there was ever a space that you could have fun with and add a little color to, it's a kid's room. Here are 20 wonderful wallpapers that will brighten up your kid's space. — Maddie from Colour Me There...
Guest Picks: Add a Pop of Patchwork to Your Space
The best thing about the rising popularity of traditional crafts like crochet, embroidery and quilting is that they're being seen more in contemporary interiors and fashion. I thought I'd round up a few patchwork items for the home that add a fun and...
Guest Picks: Touches of Turquoise for the Nursery
The blue-green hues of turquoise create a calming atmosphere in a room. It is said that turquoise controls and heals the emotions and creates emotional balance and stability. This makes it the perfect color for a little one's room. If you're not able...
Guest Picks: Bookshelves for Kids' Rooms
Books and Legos are the two things that seem to multiply in my daughter's room while I'm not looking. To keep your kid's books from taking over the house, I've rounded up a few practical (and some not-so-practical, but fun) options to keep them organized....
Guest Picks: Add Some Neon To Your Nursery
There's a reason why neon is on trend right now: because it's awesome! Who doesn't love the effect the bright, bold colors have popping out from neutral backgrounds? It's only fair that nurseries and kids rooms get in on the trend. — Maddie...
Guest Picks: Around the World in 28 Illustrators (for Kids)
Because of the Internet, we're no longer limited to local handmade markets when searching for unique artwork for our homes. I've rounded up some of my favorite illustrators from all over the world, whose art would add a touch of color to any child's room....
Guest Picks: Glass for Kids Spaces
Glass is a beautiful medium. It has the ability to throw colored light across a room and add texture and movement to a space. Although not often considered when planning a child's room, it's effect can be truly magical when carefully hung next to a window,...
Guest Picks: 20 Handmade Rainbow Accents for Your Nursery
If you'd like to add some color to your child's room but can't paint or wallpaper, how about adding an accent piece? A hanging mobile, a rug or a colorful print can turn a neutral room into a rainbow of fun! — Maddie from Li'l...
Guest Picks: 20 Eco-Friendly Playhouses
Kids love having a place of their own to explore, imagine and play. These playhouses are a great way to let their imagination run wild, while also being gentle on the environment. Whether they're made from sustainable wood, recyclable cardboard or fabric,...
Guest Picks: Stylish Toy Storage
Christmas is a time for giving, and kids tend to be given a lot! If you're looking for some ideas to store the masses of toys in a stylish way this holiday season, here are 20 to get you started. — Maddie from Li'l...
Guest Picks: Unique Decals for Kids
Wall decals are the perfect way to add color and personality to a kid's room. There's no need to paint, and you can change them easily as your child grows. For maximum impact, look for pieces that are large, and think about using fabric or wallpaper-based...