Not everyone can afford a beach house, so i have decided to bring the beach house to you. The light and breezy feel of this room is due to the materials used. The light colored walls, floors and celing, allow this room to feel bright and spacious.
The cane beds work really well with the natural colored elements and the pink and yellow bed linen is an interesting color combination which works in this room. Of course no beach house is complete without a touch of blue, which has been incorporated in the bedside "crab" lamps. A couple of books to read, an outside breeze, some sand on the floor and you and the kids have your own beachside shack without having to leave the house.
Industrial Items & warehouse style furniture is now becoming very popular in teenagers rooms. I love the idea of storing their baseball bats, hockey sticks, and other sports equipment in these cool lockers. This sleek, industrial look is not everyones cup of tea but add a few photo's of family and friends, or a poster or two and it will give it a much softer look... Or you could simply paint them - these hot pink lockers are definately eye catching & cheerful. I just hope your kids are better at remembering their lock combination code than i was at school - was it 1011 or 1110?
You do know that decorating a nursery doesn't have to be expensive, don't you? I know women tend to get a litle excited when they fall pregnant and can't wait to go shopping for all the nursery items, but this can be done without having to hide the receipts from our husbands. A little bit of creativity & knowing where to look is a good start (and if you don't have either of those things.. then there is always ME). The reason i love this room is that it looks cool & quirky but you (and I) can create this look on a budget. Second hand cots, bassinets, baskets, and other wonderful vintage items can be found at markets, garage sales and sometimes even on the side of the road. It doesn't take much to spruce them up, some disinfectant & a coat of paint and you have brand new nursery furniture for pittance. With so many amazing paint colors available, why not have a purple or yellow cot? Finally look around your home, you will be suprised what you can find, a spice rack to hang as shelving, a pillowcase to make a cushion from or a laundry basket to use as a toy chest. And remember when you drive past hard rubbish.. SLOW DOWN.