via: Apartment Therapy
I love children's rooms. You can add whimsical magical touches that might be harder to pull off in an adult space and create an environment that helps foster your child's imagination and creative spirit. Sometimes I wish I had kiddos just so I could take awesome pictures of them and create magical spaces for them like the one above. So, all you people know who to call if you want help decorating your kid's room or amazing images of them right? Since I don't have any of my own, I'd love to borrow yours. ;)
Even as an adult, I'd love hanging out in this pretty little room, so let's take a look at 5 things that help make it so great.
1. Color Scheme
So much white in this room from the walls to the ceilings to the floors and yet it doesn't look bland or boring at all. With the natural light that this room gets, the white looks crisp and fresh and clean. Now some of you may be thinking that this is too much white in a kids room. It will show everything, but to me that 's the beauty of white. It does show dirt and grime, but the dirt and grime can also be be tackled with bleach, and I love that. Plus, this is a little girls room. They're made of sugar and spice so they don't get dirty, right? ;)
With so much bright white going on, this room could easily feel cold and stark, but this room is anything but that. It's bright cheeriness is warm and inviting. I would be happy hanging out in this room. So where does the bright and cheery come from?
The pops of pink and peach and yellow give this little room its bright and cheery flair and make it girly without being over the top. Though the pink striped sheets grab our attention, it's the subtle repetition of the muted yellow and peach tones that caught my eye and give this space a little specialness out of the ordinary.
The yellow tones are repeated in the lamp and seat cushion and just barely in the chair's pillow and the little coat hanging on the rack. The peach is more noticeable because of the whimsical Chinese lanterns hanging from the ceiling, it's shades are also repeated in the chair pillow, the coat, and also the washi tape holding the artwork up on the wall.
Subtle repetitions like this are one of the things that make a room stand out to us whether we're aware of them at the time or not.
The dark and light blue in the heart quilt also help ground the color scheme a little and add a touch of contrast, which our eyes always like to see. And the wood tones of the coat rack, night stand, and chair and a little warmth to the space.
For some reason our minds like to see things in threes and odd numbers, and we also like symmetry as well as triangles. All those things are played out beautifully in this room.
The wood elements of the chair, night stand, and coat rack are in threes and also a triangle. The way they are placed helps carry your eye in a continuous flow around the room.
The art on either side of the window provides symmetry without looking stuffy, and the Chinese lanterns are grouped in 5 and you can notice triangles in how they're hung as well. (Grouping things in threes and triangles is a photographers trick for group shots as well.)
Hello, rugs! Love the combination of the rugs here. They make this little room feel soft and warm and give little feet a warm place to land in the mornings or a comfy place to sit and play.
4. Scale and Proportion
The furniture is child-sized and all works well in relation to each other. For example, the little night stand is the perfect height for reaching over to set a book down and turn out the light without having to reach up too high.
I also love how the Chinese lanterns closes the gap between the vaulted ceiling and bed and makes this a cozier space for a little person.
5. Touches of Whimsy
Where to start! From the art work, to the lanterns, and the heart quilt, and the little lamb head this little room is full of whimsy.
I feel like this little space because of the lack of clutter, the tone of the colors, and the whimsical touches is one that would encourage imagination and creativity.
What do you think of this space? I'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!