Category — kids room
Really pretty and cute nursery arrangement! Sweet dreams captured by photographer Petra Bindel.
March 30, 2012 1 Comment
From all of the things you can buy for your favorite girl or boy, why a play kitchen?
First and foremost, it creates interactive play. It encourages imagination. It allows your child to role play and cook like Mom or Dad. This is a great way to play with your child, and a great way for your child to play with friends. And if you choose, you can turn kitchen play into a learning opportunity. Play food can be used to teach about different foods and nutrition. Also social skills can be practiced with serving food and play eating together. What sort of play kitchen do you want? Children’s kitchens range from very small toy kitchens to very large and feature full. You can find a single unit kids kitchen, which include many appliances, to multi-piece kitchen play sets with individual appliances. Choosing a play kitchen set depends on the age of the child, your budget and your setting. It also depends on your personal philosophy. Where is that play kitchen made? Is it eco-friendly and made with sustainable manufacturing and fair business practices.
Ikea-based toy kitchen. Photos: Ohdeedoh.com
Ohdeedoh highlighted a great play kitchen project made from a $15 bedside table from IKEA and related parts. The hardest part of projects like this is cutting a round hole, which requires a bit more toolage than the rest. Then again, I never knew you could get jigsaws so cheaply – Black & Decker isn’t the best toolmaker out there, but this $30 model gets high marks from consumers. (You’ll need a drill too for a starter hole, but most families have that already!)
What kinds of play kitchens are available?
Single Unit Kitchens – These play kitchens include many appliances such as a stove, oven, microwave and sink in one unit. These units have a “front” and “back”, so that they can be placed against a wall. Typically this style of toy kitchen is either a “assembly-required” wooden kitchen or it is made from molded plastic. A typical large, self-assemble wooden kitchen measures about four feet long, four feet tall, and about two feet deep.
Island Play Kitchen – These are stand-alone pretend kitchens. Children can play on all sides of these kitchens. Island play kitchens also feature various combinations of sink, stove, ovens and microwaves. Toddler kitchens are typically this style.
Complete Kitchen Play Sets – We are talking about a multi-appliance set here. There are separate toy stoves, toy refrigerators, toy microwaves, toy sinks, and toy dishwashers.
Table Top Toy Kitchens – These are small, typically “two burner” stoves, that are designed with portability in mind. These pretend kitchens can be moved from room to room and be used on a table, shelf or even the floor.
Natural wooden kitchens – These kitchens are made from solid wood and not particle board. Many of the “assembly-required” are made from laminated particle board and are still considered wood by the manufacturer. The natural wooden kitchens are typically made from spruce, pine or cedar. Many of these designs are more abstract in nature. That is they do not offer realistic detail; however, there is no mistaking that these are play kitchens. They usually combine a sink and stove and have moving parts. It is just that the details are left to the child’s imagination.
September 14, 2010 No Comments
The cushion at the front is by Hettle and the striped cushion is from Adairs. They usually end up on the floor too.
Robert’s toy car is parked at the very entrance to his room. Whenever Robert spots the zebra sitting on the car he knocks him off. It didn’t last long after I took this photo.
There’s something so heartwarming about a baby’s nursery in the beginning. It’s been prepared with love and attention and is just waiting for…the baby. And then the baby arrives and grows and their needs change and so too does their room. (via: Ish and Chi)
When you are theme decorating a girls room, you should know that a good wall color is the best foundation you can have. From that one color alone, you can start choosing decorations that would fit. But since you are most likely going to start this whilst the kid is still a toddler then your [...]
1 Firstly, consider practical aspects to decorating kids’ bathrooms. It is important to create a space that is appealing to children, particularly if your little ones don’t like bathing, or are a little nervous of having their hair washed. Make your bathroom a fun and relaxing place for kids, and your bath-time worries will soon [...]
August 25, 2010 No Comments
When you are theme decorating a girls room, you should know that a good wall color is the best foundation you can have. From that one color alone, you can start choosing decorations that would fit. But since you are most likely going to start this whilst the kid is still a toddler then your mind must be going through palettes of pastels right now. There’s no problem with that, however, your kid would most likely outgrow the pastel and you could end up re-painting the whole room which can cost quite a bit. But if you are fine with that, then here are some great Girls bedroom decorating ideas based on certain kinds of colors and at the same time following a girls room theme.
Every little girl wants to be a princes, and decorating her room in a princess style will really make her feel specia. The most common color for a girl’s princess room is pink, so we’ll start with that. Pink can come in various hues from the light, pastel ones to the darker ones such as fuchsia and hot pink. Play with hues. You can start from a nice pastel pink color and add details in darker hues. Such as children’s bedding or a rug in hot pink. Of course, you would need to balance this out with a few white furnishing just so the room won’t end up looking monotonous. Pink is definitely fit for a princess so if you are decorating a room around that theme, the tips above would work very well for you.
Red, White And Pink Bedroom Decorating
May 5th, 2009 · No Comments
photo credit: James Carriere
Chocolate and Red Bedroom: A 19th-century Italian headboard, upholstered in Osborne & Little’s Tamara, is the centerpiece of this bedroom highlighted with chocolate, red, and a soft pink. Very romantic.
photo credit: Eric Piasecki
Deep Red Drinks Room: The ultimate red room. The walls and doors in the “drinks room” are upholstered in a [...]
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Pink Interior Design
May 1st, 2009 · 1 Comment
Country Homes & Interiors
a feminine pink bedroom
We have chosen two toning pinks for this exuberant yet feminine bedroom. Sexy Pink on the right creates a feature wall and is complemented beautifully with Sweet Pink on the back wall and Strawberries ‘n’ Cream on the window frames.
The walls were painted Benjamin Moore’s Marshmallow Bunny; the sofa [...]
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Decorating A Small Teens Bedroom
December 8th, 2007 · No Comments
Of course you want to make a special place for your teenager, But if you only have a small space for their, what should you do? Here are some decorating ideas you can use to make decorating a small teen bedroom easy!
If you want to paint your teen bedroom, then the paint color that you select [...]
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Decorating A Little Girl’s Bedroom
March 15th, 2008 · No Comments
Decorating your child’s bedroom can be both a fun and rewarding experience for both of you. Before decorating your little girl’s bedroom, you need to have a basic idea of what you want and how it will be placed. A good way to start is to paint the walls a solid white, or other color [...]
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Color decorating can also be great help if you can’t think of a nice theme for your girls room. The color itself could become the theme which is not only easier when compared to having something like a French theme or a Princess theme . As I’ve said earlier, from one single color you can get numerous ideas for decoration. Just play around with the different hues to give the room depth. Never go for a single hue when decorating a room because doing so would leave it flat looking and too monotonous. (photos: housetohome, article: B Wilson)
July 28, 2009 1 Comment
Colorful, Romantic And Cute Home Decorating pictures collection.
Old sheets, linens, or clothing could be patch-worked together to create a shabby-chic shower curtain like the one above.
We don’t all have the space for a luxurious chaise in the bathroom, but even a chair can provide a little glamor.
Try and collect items within a color palette you decide on – or based on what you have the most of already, and the clutter won’t look so chaotic, but cute. For example, all the kitchen wares in the above pictures are pastels, and therefore, even when things aren’t put away, the chaos looks intentional.
Every room has its own background color, with korea interior style, modern style, it is the of Eastern and Western culture.
May 6, 2009 3 Comments
Children’s Bathroom Decorating Ideas, to design a safety, brightly painted bathroom with funny and unique accessories.
Decorating children’s bathroom needs more consideration, but It is definitely not as difficult as some lead you to believe. If you’re designing a bath for use just by kids, you may want to keep costly installed materials fairly neutral, but you can go wild with everything else. Brightly painted walls make a huge impact, and, even better.
The best idea is to create a neutral base for your decorating plans. Pick a standard, white bathroom suite – nothing too old-fashioned and traditional, but equally, nothing that stands out as too modern. Also pick white, or neutral, tiles. Your kids will grow up quicker than you think. A decorating scheme that is perfect for tiny tots, will soon appear childish as they grow a little older. With a neutral bathroom structure, you can easily and cheaply get a whole new look, whenever you want.
Since most bathroom spaces are small, save the murals for the children’ bedrooms. A lively shade is all that’s needed to bring bathroom walls to life. Naturally, if you’re going with a theme, it will dictate the color you choose. For example, turquoise is a perfect fit for an underwater scheme, a sky fantasy bathroom might have walls painted robin’s egg blue, and a soft green makes the perfect backdrop for a jungle-themed bathroom. Stencils and vinyl decals let you add character to the walls, while a peppy-printed shower curtain pulls the whole look together.
For toddlers and small children, try to make it simple for them to learn how to use a bathroom. Get a small step for the toilet and basin, so tiny tots can reach easily – they will soon be learning how to do it on their own.
Make sure taps can be turned on and off easily, so they are user friendly for your kids. Also consider installing a push-button flush toilet. Can’t you remember being a kid yourself — and trying to get the hang of that tricky flush-handle?
Don’t forget to add safety to your design list. Whether you choose a rubber bath mat or non-slip adhesive decals, make sure the bottom of the tub or shower your child will use has a bottom covering that provides traction. Make those decals or bath mats a bright color, and you’ll draw your child’s attention as he steps in, subtly developing a safety habit of looking where you step.
March 9, 2009 No Comments