Boy’s Bedroom Makover

Post by Donna of Motherburg

Boy's Bedroom Makover - Boys BeddingI have always loved changing up my son’s room. However at 5 years of age I have to tread a bit more carefully on the design process when it comes to his space. When he was younger I styled his room according to my taste level but at almost five years of age he knows what he loves and with two creative parents he has inherited a love for decor.

When my husband decided to change up our apartment he took what was my son’s room and playroom and made this into our new living room space, and what was our living room (confused yet?) into a part kid’s room/part office for my work. This is typical of New Yorkers, we often have to either move out for more space or re-work what we have.  This meant we have a somewhat shared space and I wanted both areas to feel cohesive.

This meant for my boy’s bedroom makeover I wanted pieces that were stylish yet went with my taste level. This is where The Land of Nod comes in. I found the perfect pieces that not only work with my son’s personality they melded perfectly with his established favorites that he has had since he was a baby.

The items we added, such as the gold dot sheet set, have just the right about of whimsical, as my son loves shiny metallic things. He has quite the superhero collection and I felt that the sheets are a great balance to having all these characters to a room.

The grey chambray bedding and honeycomb wall shelf have been a stylish way to tone down a busy boy’s room. Since we live in railroad apartment having these neutral (but not boring!) pieces help the apartment flow together style wise rather then cut off with different decor scenarios.

Boy's Bedroom Makover - Wall DecorThe pièce de résistance is the pillows. I have always incorporated horses into his décor and the equestrian horse throw pillow will one-day end up in my office. The shield throw pillow is just the right amount of blue I wanted to bring onto his bed. My boy absolutely adores them and he loves to snuggle into them when I read him his favorite bedtime books. This little nook is exactly what I envisioned. A space that felt like it belongs to an energetic boy yet will grow right along with my little dreamer and his satisfied mama.

Donna Duarte Ladd is a style editor and editor of Motherburg, a parenting site for Brooklyn-based moms. She resides with her young son and artist husband in Brooklyn. She is a native of California but loves her adopted hometown NYC.

Girls’ Shared Space Design Ideas – Nursery & Bedroom

Design by Sara Polacek of The Land of Nod’s Design Services Team

Amanda was looking for ideas around a shared space design for her girls, giving a fun update for their combined nursery and bedroom. She was looking for a functional space with lots of girly elements and wanted to use a bed she already owned. To balance the pink, we incorporated grey and black accents. The flokati rug, pillows and grey pouf add texture and interest to the room. The best part about this space is it will be easy to update as the girls grow.  Accessories and artwork are the most cost-effective way to switch up a room!

Girls' Shared Space Design Ideas - Nursery & Bedroom

Pink abstract bowtie print / Pineapple print / Owl love print / House wall shelf, similar / Heart garland / Vintage Bed / Pink Velvet Sham / Triangle Pillow, Ferm Living / Flokati Rug / Aqua Woven Hamper / Star Pillow / Grey Drop Sheets / Bear Pillow, Ferm Living / Grey & Pink Blanket / Green Heart Pillow / Grey Petal Pouf

Our Design Services team offers free one-on-one design advice, mood boards and space planning. You have a room to decorate? They’d love to hear from you.

How to Create a Kids’ Book Nook

Written by Chassity Evans of Look Linger Love

With the temperatures dropping it’s time to think about more indoor family activities. One of my kids’ most favorite pastimes is reading. How special would it feel to have an adorable nook for the sole purpose of story time?

This past summer I, with the assistance of The Land of Nod, helped my friend Jane Pope and her family create the cutest kids’ book nook. Here’s how we got the look!

How to Create a Kids Book Nook

Start with a cozy rug since you’ll likely spend a lot of time on the floor. We chose the Flokati Fluff Rug. A soft rocking chair like this one by Joya will take up little space and will provide a cozy spot to rock. The knitted pouf can serve as secondary seating or a soft place to rest your feet. A side table will come in handy for drinks and to place a reading lamp. I love this neon table! As far as book storage goes, I love The Land of Nod’s straight and narrow peg rails. They conserve space and showcase the book in both a functional and beautiful way. Add some cute artwork to the walls like these day and night pieces.

Looking for more book nook inspiration? I also pulled together this fun green, white, and brass space.

How to Create a Kids Book Nook - Ideas

Acrylic Bookcases / Retro Rocker / Car Art / Cone Art

Campaign Nightstand / Green Patina Rug / Periscope Floor Lamp


Check out all the details from the Pope family Nod makeover here.

Chassity Evans is a blogger, Charleston, SC dweller, wife, and mother. She launched Look Linger Love in September of 2010 and it is a daily lifestyle blog where she explores her passion for style in fashion, interiors, and entertaining.

Back to School — Golden Glam Green Study Space

Post by Rachel Shingleton, blogger and product designer at Pencil Shavings Studio

Today’s back to school inspiration is all about going gold and glam. I love how gorgeous and dramatic emerald green is when paired with metallics, and especially with a pop of black here and there for good contrast. This kids study space is elegant and pretty – perfect to grow up with! And I’m loving the modern gold pendant lamps hung as a group of three – think how fabulous they’d be as a group of 5! Happy studying, little scholars!

Back to School Golden Glam Kids Study Space

Electron Pendant Lamp (three shown) / Floral Pop Canvas Wall Art / Green Campaign Desk / White Homeroom Metal Desk Chair / Gold Pinstripe Pillow / After the Rain Rug

Designer Rachel Shingleton never met a color she didn’t love. At Pencil Shavings Studio, she writes about how to integrate color and style into interiors, fashion, and decor.  She also designs a line of paper goods, home decor, and tech goods for her shop. Named  Better Homes & Garden’s Editor’s choice for top decor blog, she love helping people find a way to bring color and cheer into their everyday lives.