Keeping your kids' toys organized can seem like a never-ending and impossible-to-win battle. While we don't recommend taking the advice of one of our friends — who recently decided she might as well throw away all of her two toddlers' toys, since "they only wanted to play with the iPad anyway" — we get that keeping your house uncluttered and cute in a toy-filled zone is a tough job. That's why we tracked down 11 real kid's rooms that provide some direction on how to make all that stuff look attractive to you, your kids, and any visitors who might dare to visit. Keep clicking to learn how living with toys can be done stylishly (we swear it's possible!)
For modern design at an incredibly affordable price point, no one does it quite like Ikea. The Swedish megastore is known for its kid-friendly practices, from supervised play areas to shopping strollers, baby care areas to healthy, hearty children's meals at in-store bistros and restaurants. Here are 25 of our favorite Ikea finds for little ones — from kids room essentials to fun, affordable playthings.
We've long been fans of the beautiful work of NYC-based Sissy + Marley, a one-stop shop for expectant moms that handles everything from baby planning and maternity concierge services to designing exquisite nurseries and stationery.
When founder Chelsea Reale (aka "Sissy") agreed to share one of her firm's very special baby rooms with us, we were just thrilled (and you'll soon see why!). This space was designed for a baby girl named Victoria, who has three older brothers. There was no question that this time around, her mom wanted everything to be pink! Click through to check out Victoria's pretty-in-pink nursery, made modern with fun pops of neon throughout.
If you've stepped into a design or home decor store lately, then chances are you've seen your share of "poufs," or mini ottomans. They're great for grown-ups to rest their feet on, and they're the perfect size for little people to play with and sit upon. We've rounded up some of our favorite styles for kids' rooms, in a wide range of designs. Have a favorite? Do tell!
Just like icing on the cake, add the final touch to your nursery with a decorative detail. Often overlooked for a nursery, ceiling medallions are a great way to carry out a theme and bring textural interest to a space. After seeing this trend in a few spaces, we were sold! Fitting for both a little boy or girl, check out seven ways to complete baby's space.
Finding a cool mobile that adds style to your nursery, but is also appealing to your baby can be a harder task than most new moms realize. Go with those ubiquitous big-box store mobiles and you'll get the lights, colors, and sounds that just might make your newborn fall in love with his crib — which for some new moms can feel like an impossible goal — but you're stuck looking at a plastic monstrosity in your otherwise-chic baby's room. Scour the upscale baby boutiques, and you'll find some incredible mobiles, but they can come with some equally outstanding price tags. Not to worry! We've scoured one of our favorite sources for creative decor, Etsy, and have found 20 gorgeous mobiles at a range of price points. The only problem now? Choosing just one!
Because they grow up so fast, tracking your little one's progress through the years (or even months) with a growth chart is a fun and low-maintenance activity that you can share together. Gone are the days of ticking off a child's height on the kitchen wall, though. When it comes to growth charts, there's something out there for every style and type of home. From vinyl decals to personalized pieces, and even vintage surfboards, check out 10 very cool growth charts for your tall tot.
Earlier this year, we shared the gorgeous pink and yellow Hawaiian-inspired nursery that brand stylist and award-winning graphic designer Erika Brechtel of Small Shop Studio designed for her little girl, Leighton.
Now that Leighton's 4 years old, her nursery's been transformed to an equally special "big girl" room, complete with a vintage wicker headboard for her bed. Click through to see how the room's been transformed, but be prepared — this is far from your typical room makeover story. The "before" pictures are just as gorgeous as the "afters." We refuse to pick a favorite!
Blogger and mother-of-three, Ingvild documents her adventures in home renovation and interior design at Mali-Mo. As the owner of a beautiful 1926 farmhouse in Norway, her aesthetic is quintessentially Scandinavian — white-washed wooden floors and walls, clean, modern furniture, and plenty of thoughtful details. Ingvild's son is the lucky inhabitant of a wonderfully light and airy room that's brimming with character. Click through to see the Norwegian tot's space!
We're suckers for beautiful calligraphy . . . and for sweet sayings . . . and for metallic paper goods. So it's no surprise that we're totally going gaga for the new baby and kids' line from Lindsay Letters. The artist is known for her work on weddings, but her foray into the children's arena is equally enchanting.
Her collection, with pieces that start at just $5 (!), includes art prints and canvases, digital downloads, baby shower invitations, stamps, and stationery, all of which feature her signature whimsical hand lettering. Sweet prints declaring "Olive You" and "I'll Eat You Up, I Love You So" would fit in perfectly in a nursery (they'd also work as baby shower decor), throwback fill-in-the-blank baby shower invitations take a retro idea into modern day, and "Sweet Baby" stationery would work as a baby shower thank-you or as a baby announcement. Keep clicking to check out some of our favorite designs among Lindsay Letters' new collection.