Girls’ Rooms: Fanciful Rugs & Lamps

Girls' Rooms: Fanciful Rugs & Lamps

It’s all in the details. My philosophy for decorating kids’ rooms is they should begin with a few elements of whimsy to bring the room to life. The key is to select whimsical items that are fun and encourage children’s fanciful imaginations, but that don’t appear tacky, cheap and dated. This is where many kids rooms go tragically wrong.

Girls' Rooms: Fanciful Rugs & Lamps

I feel strongly that children learn style and taste from their environment and as parents we should expose them to tasteful design. By ‘tasteful’, do I mean expensive or boring? No, definitely not. While parents’ rationale for tacky accessories range from “tacky accessories are good because they are cheap and disposable” to “children grow and change so fast, I don’t want to invest too much” to “my child INSISTS on a Dora The Explorer room and I want her to be happy,” I still feel there are alternatives worth considering. Selecting a subtle theme that can be interpreted through good taste and style can please both picky children and budget conscious parents.

Girls' Rooms: Fanciful Rugs & Lamps

Rugs and lamps can be great building blocks for tasteful girls’ rooms. Depending on your budget, you can find fun choices at a wide variety of price points. These photos here can serve as inspiration. Lamps can be made or embellished with items you already have. By selecting items that can grow with your daughter, your investment will last longer than her current fascination with Dora the Explorer.

Girls' Rooms: Fanciful Rugs & Lamps

By creating a beautiful room for your daughter, you will be instilling in her a lifelong appreciation and understanding of how to achieve beauty. It isn’t how much you spend but what you choose that makes the difference! And don’t just choose things YOU love, let your daughter be a part of the process by carefully offering her choices you can both can live with.

Girls' Rooms: Fanciful Rugs & Lamps

Tasteful girls’ rooms do not have to rely solely on flowers or big girl patterns. Even whimsical or humorous items like animals can bring fanciful fun to a room. Just be careful to not overdo this sort of theme. One item like this frog rug is usually enough for a whole room. Too much of a fun theme can quickly become tacky.

Girls' Rooms: Fanciful Rugs & Lamps

Classic braided and patterned rugs can grow with girls from babyhood to teen years.

Girls' Rooms: Fanciful Rugs & Lamps

Girls' Rooms: Fanciful Rugs & Lamps

Girls' Rooms: Fanciful Rugs & Lamps

Girls' Rooms: Fanciful Rugs & Lamps

Girls' Rooms: Fanciful Rugs & Lamps

Girls' Rooms: Fanciful Rugs & Lamps

Lamps and chandeliers are a great opportunity to pour on the whimsy and fun!

Girls' Rooms: Fanciful Rugs & Lamps

Girls' Rooms: Fanciful Rugs & Lamps

Girls' Rooms: Fanciful Rugs & Lamps

Girls' Rooms: Fanciful Rugs & Lamps

Girls' Rooms: Fanciful Rugs & Lamps

Girls' Rooms: Fanciful Rugs & Lamps

Girls' Rooms: Fanciful Rugs & Lamps

Girls' Rooms: Fanciful Rugs & Lamps

A child’s bedroom will remain in her memory for a lifetime, so I encourage you to make it special. It’s all in the details.

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NYC: ABC Carpet & Home

NYC: ABC Carpet & Home

Phew, returning home from traveling is always exhausting. I had a great time in NYC, but trying to re-enter my schedule has been almost as challenging as getting a flight home! I had a crazy situation at the airport which I will tell you about in a separate post. It involved being frisked in security and begging a Delta airline captain (in sign languages through a window) to let me on the plane after he had pulled away from the gate. Good times!

NYC: ABC Carpet & Home

While most of my trip involved touring sites with my 16 year old daughter’s choir (they had been invited to NYC to sing in Carnegie Hall!), I did sneak away in order to visit ABC Carpet & Home. I knew you’d all enjoy seeing that part of my trip! It was an amazing place.

NYC: ABC Carpet & Home

For those of you who don’t know, is an enormous design retailer in Manhattan. They have been developing and featuring products that are not only beautiful to look at, but healthy for us and the environment. They’ve been featured in many magazines so you may have read about them. I was blown away by the array of furnishings and products as well as the eye-popping display of goods on every floor. From chandeliers to beds, to toys, sofas, linens and bath products, they had a bit of everything.

I’m not sure if taking photos was a taboo or not, but I took the risk and snapped away on your behalf! I knew you’d love to see some of the goods! I didn’t take photos of everything, but some things I just couldn’t resist.

NYC: ABC Carpet & Home

NYC: ABC Carpet & Home

I was mesmerized by all the light fixtures.

Each one was so unique and beautiful. And so much sparkle!

NYC: ABC Carpet & Home

NYC: ABC Carpet & Home

NYC: ABC Carpet & Home

I loved the variety of styles shown on the floor. There were tons of gorgeous mosaic pieces that were really stunning.

NYC: ABC Carpet & Home

NYC: ABC Carpet & Home

NYC: ABC Carpet & Home

Even the architecture of the building was interesting to look at.

NYC: ABC Carpet & Home

I really enjoyed the children’s section. I was taking pictures like mad and no one stopped me. I was like a kid in a candy shop. Thanks ABC Home for letting me feast on all this loveliness and share it here!!!

NYC: ABC Carpet & Home

 

NYC: ABC Carpet & Home

Notice the paper backed shelves. I need to add this photo (above) to our Paper Post

NYC: ABC Carpet & Home

NYC: ABC Carpet & Home

NYC: ABC Carpet & Home

NYC: ABC Carpet & Home

Lots of mosaic goodness.

 

NYC: ABC Carpet & Home

NYC: ABC Carpet & Home

There were lots of driftwood pieces. I felt like I was on the Oregon Coast. They ask a fortune for pieces like this! Actually, I think it is illegal to take driftwood from the Oregon Coast so I don’t know where they found all this wood.

NYC: ABC Carpet & Home

Those are the photos I managed to take. I barely scraped the surface of all the glorious floors, so do stop in if you ever get the chance! You won’t be disappointed!

 

 

 

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