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Creative Kids’ Rooms & Why!

I want to share with you some of my favorite kids rooms from two books I just love! The first is Cool Kids’ Rooms, with photographs by Hisashi Tokuyoshi. This book is filled with children’s rooms that have been created by Parisian artists, designers and photographers. The other book I would like to share with you is called Bebes a Paris. This book is from Shufunotomosha, a Japanese publisher, and it captures another slice of childhood spaces in Paris. I love these books because they portray a different sensibility about a child’s bedroom from a European point of view. Rooms that are filled with imagination and inspiration that offer a wide array of decorative ideas.

Cool Kids’ Rooms

I love almost all of the rooms in this book. I have found so much inspiration on these pages and I never get tired of referring back to it for ideas. The large antique bed holds well against a “mad” gallery of a child’s life. I love the random, yet purposeful assortment of everything from art to books to trucks.

The images below were my source of inspiration when I created the nursery station for Minnie Driver’s nursery.

Love the wall color of the nursery below. So peaceful…

Ateliers De Filles

I love the layout of this room; plenty of spcae in the middle, soft colors to hold new creations and handmade touches everywhere making this room sing the child’s personality. Check out some kites here.

Wall stencils are an off-beat design idea, or even graffitti-like wall art can be an interesting way to add character to a room. Notice how the tee shirt may have been the inspiration for the room’s decor?

The room wouldn’t be French without the well known French children’s book Babar. A timeless classic. The use of your child’s favorite fictional characters such as Dr. Seuss, Babar and other childhood favorites can add a classic touch to a room.

The eclectic and bohemian side can be fun to explore, especially in your child’s room. There is a wild side to all of us. Great tapestries in soft colors, bold window treatments and a bed on the floor all add to casbah feel.

Introduce the country you live in to your home. Traditional Mexican masks above the door, warm yellow and oranges like the color of tropical sunshine, and an iron gate detail for a bed frame. All perfect elements to a room well discovered.

The chamber of a princess… soft, pink and sophisticated. The use of a canopy over a bed that also serves as a daytime couch is a sweet touch. White accents help keep this room from being to over done.

I hope you enjoyed these children’s rooms as much as I did. Please visit my child and baby collections on annettetatum.comto find unique fabrics and furniture to create your own unique dream room.

Jamila Goudie

Monday 10th of January 2011

It is effortless to use and wall stickers are easy to take out. There's no doubt that this is good way to improve your house.


Tuesday 2nd of March 2010

I love the picture of the room with all the toys on the wall. My husband's mom just gave me some of her kids' old vintage toys. I'm reluctant to let my 4 yr old play with them so this is a great way to use them!


Monday 1st of March 2010

I'm definitely going to have to check out these books now. Thank you for the tip! My infant son and elementary daughter share a room and i'm constantly struggling with how to pull it off so it fits the both of them. I have gender and age working against me. Bit I think these books would have plenty of inspiration.


Monday 1st of March 2010

A book full of different children's rooms....the ultimate reference tool :)