Somewhere Over the Decor


I grew up in a time where watching Reading Rainbow with my sister was our ritual for after school. Lisa Frank was all the rage, and I had a rainbow bedspread.


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Nowadays, kids still love rainbows. Maybe it’s because it reminds them of candy, so colorful and fun and well, full of sugar. And rainbows are great inspiration to create a space for kids and really the whole family. It’s wonderful to spread color around like spreading bits of positive energy around the space. 


It’s easy too. You can organize things into color order or sporadically place color about bringing that vitality into your space. 


Red – Wood Bus $19.95, Looking Glass Play Chair Raspberry $99, Cut it Out Apple Mirror $69, Red Circle Pendant $49, The Comforter Stands Alone $89–$109, 3-Bin Palooza Sale $149

Orange – Balloon Animal Bookend $42, Little Felix Chair Orange $69, Tuffet Seater Orange $39, Orange Triangle Pendant $49, Moving Blanket Orange $29–$129, Zig Zag Rug Orange  $249–$349, Mojo Play Chair Orange $65

Yellow – Splendid Blended Tutu Sale $19.95, Pull up a Pouf, Braided $129, Eden Table Lamp $139, Yellow Rectangle Pendant $49, Pixel Paisley Throw Pillow $32–$46, Flea Market Wire Ball Bin $39, Isosceles Table Lamp Yellow $89, Ribbon Rug Yellow $119

Green – Shop Wall Clock Green $99, Parker Play Chair Spring Green $69, I Could've Been a Memo Board Lime $29, Green Triangle Pendant $49, Princess and the Pea Throw Pillow $29, Field of Greens Rug $249–$649, Green Coat Rack $99, Strapping Shelf Basket Lime Green $8.95, Fig. 1 Butterfly Decals Emerald $40

Blue – Brontosaurus Throw Pillow $19, Iron Rich Play Chair Cobalt $119, Retrobot Wall Art $59, Blue Circle Pendant $49, Once More with Felting Cube Bin $18.95, Beat Our Chest Toy Chest Midnight Blue $249, I Could've Bin a Pencil Cup Blue $4.95, Sleep Well Pillowcase $16, Cut it Out Elephant Mirror $69, Coast to Coast Rug $249–$349

Purple – Harold & the Purple Crayon book $16.99, One-Seater Lavender $49–$56, Like a Bird in a Cage Pendant Lamp $129, Lavender Rectangle Pendant $49, Pinch and Pleat Sheet Set $16–$139, Padded Lily Rug Lavender $299–$699, 5" Top Box Purple $9.95, This Garland is Shaping Up, Purple Triangle $10.95, Faux Leather Pouf $79, Bazaar Dash Case Lavender $16, Lilliput Lamp $49

Nod offers tons of options to create this rainbow or buy an already made one. Also, I’ve found rainbow is an excellent party theme as you just use every color you can find!


Clockwise from top left – Dot Matrix Rug $369, Licorice Rope Rainbow Pendant $159, Multiplayer 8- Prong Wall Hook $14.95, Candy Dot Rug $299–699, Hearts Wall Decal $48, assorted curtains, Magnetic Car Mural, The Greater Pyramid Blocks $199, Hue-nited Nations Map $99, Rainbow Throw Blanket $69, Crystal Ball Table Lamp $149 

Despite my more refined palette, I find I’m still a Dorothy at heart.



Visit LandofNod’s pinterest’s page for rainbow inspiration

By: Julia DeNamur

Growing up Julia loved color so much she gave her crayons different genders and specific positions in the box based on who they got along with. Fast forward to adulthood, and Julia had the opportunity to work for a paint company where she honed her eye for color, and sometimes even got to name colors things like Dandelion Scream and Wild Child. Today Julia works at Nod as a Graphic Designer, and channels her love of color into her constantly changing hair & nail colors, as well as colorful designs for Nod's website.