The mission here was to take this room from drab to fab! The family had moved from the city not long before and are currently renting a house in the suburbs. So, the task was to take a set of nursery furniture and "toddlerize" it without spending a lot of money. A few DIYs and some saavy internet shopping and Voila - a bright and fun toddler room for the taking!
The parents of this set of twins loves color and has a very eclectic decorating style that runs through the rest of the house. We decided to infuse the children's room with the parents' love of color and natural playfulness. The one design "must have" - the room had to have a swing!
Clean and fresh. This room does primary colors in a modern and sophisticated way. The colors are toned down a bit and grounded by grey. The room is fun, bright, and gender neutral. Exactly what we were going for!
The cribs and dressers are by Pottery Barn Kids. The elephant side table is from Serena and Lily. The art prints are from Fab.com. The throws are from West Elm. The light fixture, lamp shade, and picture frames are DIYs. The swing is from Ikea. All photos courtesy of Raquel Bianca Creative.
The yarn-wrapped pendant shade! That was an on-the-fly DIY that worked!
Don't be afraid to mix different patterns and colors of the same tone. There is a lot going on in this room, but all of the colors work well together and the patterns are subtle enough to act as accents - not showstoppers. Also, take a look at "adult" furniture for kids' rooms. The price is not always as high as you would think and it's nice to have pieces that can migrate out of a kids' space and into the home in later years.