A family home should be a place where both adults and children can feel free, where both sides can relax and have fun, and where there should be a perfect balance between functionality, looks, and cuteness. Designing something with children is not easy. However, it can be a lot of fun to find new and unexpected ways to add something basic quirky and playful and to reinvent that special element.
Can you imagine that all the kids who dreamed of becoming astronauts actually made it? We would be surrounded by explorers. Of course, as we grow up, our ideas and interests change and suddenly it becomes more desirable to become a programmer or a teacher than to be an astronaut or a rocket scientist. Still, it would be nice if kids could explore their hobbies while they have them. The Rocky Rocket makes it possible with its funny and friendly design.
While boys dream to fly into space and explore strange new worlds, girls have a finer approach. A fantasy balloon is her version of a rocket. One of the most impressive and dramatic ways to make this childhood dream come true is the shape of a round bed with a canopy and a design very similar to a hot air balloon. This even has drawers under the bed.
Let the mother goose watch over your children while they sleep. Actually, the Junon Geese bedside table should do that. This is a small table that looks like a goose, but that’s not the whole story. The table also has an integrated lamp. The lampshade makes it look like the goose has a cute little hat.
You can not have nice things as a parent. People with children always say that. Although this is true in some cases, we tend to disagree. There is always a way to achieve harmony and let both children and adults enjoy their home. Animalita is a Bosa-designed collection that can be seen as an expression of that balance. The collection includes vases and other accessories as well as accent pieces reminiscent of different animals. They are sweet, stylish and practical at the same time.
There is more than one way to look at these simple lampshades called “Les Avieres”. As an adult or parent, one could see the grace and beauty in such a design and enjoy how poetically beautiful they are. As a kid, you would definitely love all the colors and the cute little bird ornaments that are covered with real feathers.
Still can not figure out how to decorate your home with children without sacrificing style and elegance? Take a look at the Niagara Chandelier, a luminaire characterized by a multitude of sparkling butterflies hanging from a round frame flush with the ceiling. The silver and golden butterflies are really cute and look good and they look very chic and stylish as well.
Kids love cats and who can blame them when they are all so cute and fluffy and cuddly? However, if you as a parent are faced with the task of rejecting your child’s pet request for a real pet cat for a range of perfectly acceptable reasons, remember those cute and playful bulbs that might be able to relieve the pain. The lamps are designed like cats with sculptural and graphic bodies and a light bulb for a head.
Not everything has to be shaped like a cat or a rocket for kids to love. In fact, it is sometimes enough that something is colored to be accepted by children as a suitable decoration or piece of furniture. A good example is the Praesto Collection, which consists of various pendant lights with colored cords and shiny umbrellas.
For furniture such as cabinets and shelves it is a bit more difficult. You need to look for a design that is graphic, intriguing, colorful and eye-catching, one that you would find futuristic or art decorating as a parent and that the kids would find playful and fun. Rocky by Charles Kalpakian seems to be such a piece.
Other things, such as stools or chairs, may have simple shapes and forms while resembling sweet things like mushrooms. Kids will definitely connect, while everyone else will enjoy their chic and stylish designs and comfortable seats. Combine several of them and play with different colors for an even funnier look.
Everyone knows that the child loves playing with dice and stacking items. The Hyde Outside Stools are designed to save space, but that does not stop kids from having fun with them. They can be stacked into sculptural towers and come in many bright and eye-catching colors like purple, red, orange, yellow or green, but also in simpler colors like black, white or gray.
The easiest way to make sure your kids enjoy the lampshade or the lamp in their rooms looking for fun and themed prints like this. The Unicorn Shadow is a fantasy-inspired piece that can add charm to spaces other than children’s rooms. The Lion Lampshade is pretty funny and quirky. If you prefer something a little nicer, take a look at Lori’s Shadow, which shows the strangeness of these small creatures from Sri Lanka and India.
It is impossible to ignore the extreme cuteness of the Bambi and Sheep chair regardless of your age. These fluffy things were designed by Takeshi Sawada and are perfect functional pieces of furniture or friendly companions for the nursery, though no adult can resist them. These little chairs can cheer wherever they go.
The bathroom is not really a place where children enjoy having all the forced baths and brushing their teeth. However, this could be a pleasant space if you know how to decorate it. A few bold bathroom accents would definitely change the ambience and they do not have to be very childish in design. Consider a funny accent color or make the towel warmer like a sweet ladder. The lamp could also look funny.
But maybe the bathroom is not the best place to let the kids play with water. It would be more practical to have a faucet outdoors. To make it more fun and entertaining for the kids, look at the Dueacca tree attachment system and the idea presented here. They show a fence that is painted as if it had a tree on it.
There are many sweet things about this lamp designed by Stuart Haygarth. For one thing, these cute little dogs in all shapes and sizes seem to be under a giant umbrella and that makes every heart melt. There is even a version of this lamp with a bunch of cats instead of dogs in case you or your child is not a dog fan.
Not everyone agrees that animal skin rugs are on the floor of our house, but that does not really matter in this case, because the Tiger Big Rug is actually wool and should be a playful accessory for a funky home. Children would certainly find this accessory interesting and we would not rule out adults.