Guest post by Kelly McDonough.
Finding the perfect décor to suit a toddler can be tough. When the toddler is the youngest of five, it can sometimes seem as though there can’t possibly be anything out there that we haven’t already tried! Enter the glorious world of Instagram and Etsy, with their talented movers and makers who inspire novices and professionals and everyone in between with their gorgeous and unique wares.
With Rhys’ latest room makeover, I wanted to expand on our previous “wild” theme, and continue to embrace imagination and adventure while supporting small businesses. You see, Rhys is our loose cannon; our rule breaker. With his heart pinned firmly to his sleeve, he plays hard and he loves even harder.
We chose black, white and grey as our base colours for the furniture and walls in this space. The pops of colour are predominantly yellow and orange, creating a welcoming warmth and softening the monochrome decor.
Rhys’ art masterpieces are created at his little table and chairs. When he is done channelling Monet, we find him playing with his favourite toys at his house bookshelf. A soft and inviting floor cushion provides the perfect place to curl up with a book (and for jumping, of course). Stashed away under the crib are the discarded toys, hidden from view by the crib skirt but still easily accessible for little hands.
His room is toddler friendly, personal and warm. The Camera Shadow Box and the wall art can grow with him, and the shelf items changed to match his current interests. Rhys and one of his brothers, Sam, spend hours in here playing, hatching schemes and making mess – otherwise known as creating beautiful memories.