We recently made a few changes to one of my favorite rooms in the house: the kids room!
Earlier this year, Domino approached us about implementing a kids room and bathroom feature. (The feature debuted on Domino’s this month — you can check it out here!) We’ve kept the room private for the past few months and made several updates to it in the meantime. I’m excited to share what we’ve updated with you!
Update the design of the children’s room that we made in 2022
The main changes we made to the kids room in 2022 were adding a new red overhead light (purchased at a local architectural antique store) and adding art to the paintings. wall.
Art in particular was a missing piece that I was really happy to find. The pieces that we added really complement the design elements already in this room.
How I Choose Artwork in the Children’s Room
Art is a big part of this room coming together for basic design reasons. I considered several key things when deciding on art for this space. Here are a few of the things I keep in mind:
first. I wanted to balance the kids’ personalities and what they like with art that complements the existing design of the room. I wanted to use this art to further create a room that encourages play and makes them feel special.
2. One of my big goals is to find artwork that balances the background. Face-to-face, striped textures can feel really busy and it can be a lot to look at. I wanted to bring in art to help break that mold.
3. Aesthetically, I’m looking for large-scale, impactful works graphic in nature and can visually divide large spaces.
3 Tips for Choosing Children’s Room Art (Or Art for Any Playspace)
If you’re choosing art for a kid’s room (or any play space) in your own home, here are a few things I recommend you keep in mind.
1. Review the story.
I like to find pieces that can conjure up a story about their history or supposed meaning. This art form is especially fun to talk to with kids. One of the pieces we brought into the room was by a lunar explorer and looks both classic and futuristic.
2. Look for interesting shapes.
I love the art of highlighting interesting, unexpected shapes. It seems to spark the kids’ imaginations and it also makes a design statement.
3. Complement your existing palette.
When it comes to color in design, I find that children’s rooms tend to have more specific and whimsical colors this way. We selected a few pieces of art for their space based primarily on the color palette and how it plays with the green, yellow, blue, and red colors already in the room.
Most of the pieces that we’ve added are from Minted. One cool thing about Minted in particular is that, with some of their products, you can adjust the color scheme to one of a number of different options online before ordering.
List of art products
Strawberries Print by Heather Deffense via Minted (donate)
Goose Print by Elliot Stokes via Minted (donate)
Moon Explorer Print by Ed Hogan via Minted (gift)
Two Liters of Ship Print by Elliot Stokes via Minted (donate)
Yellow and pink geometric art, previously purchased from Uprise Art
Additional resources for this room can be found on the My Store Home page.
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Kate is currently learning to play the ukulele, leaving her husband, children and dogs desperate. Follow her on Instagram at @witanddelight_.