Wednesday, June 17, 2009

I want to be a kid again !




Today I am so inspired by these children's rooms. My favourite thing is the clear fronted drawers in the first image. Unfortunately when I was a child I had a fairly mediocre bedroom. The best thing about it was mum let me stick posters of my favourite teen idols on the wall (John Stamos from Full House & Micheal J Fox from Family Ties). How about you? Did you have a great bedroom as a child?

45 comments:

  1. those rooms are adorable..i want a chalk board wall :)

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  2. I had a great bedroom as a kid. I was nine when we moved to the 'new' house, and I shared an attic bedroom with my sister. It had an angled ceiling because of the roof gables, and my Mom decorated it all in black and white (mostly white), and she made black and white gingham bedspreads and curtains for us (sewn by hand! No sewing machine!), and she painted the floor white with black accents and little red hearts. And we each had a dresser that she painted black with red hearts, and we each had a dressing table that was painted white and she made skirts for them with the gingham material. And off our room was a little cubby room (it was actually supposed to be for storage) that she decorated for us too.
    Thanks for the memory!

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  3. Hi, Simone! I grew up in a house full of hippies so my room was always totally hippy but I longed for a Pink ruffled canopy bed! My own little form of rebelion I guess. ☺

    Hey, I'll be jealous of your beach house and you can be jealous of my blooms and we'll be even-K?

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  4. I always love blackboards in childrens rooms. My favourite is the second pic for its quirky fun feel. I definitely did not have a great bedroom as a child. I shared wtih my sister in bunk beds and constantly hankdered after the only child's bedroom that I knew which was Princess Pink style. Now my only daughter yearns for bunk beds!

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  5. I had come home from summer-sleep-over-camp and my Mother had collaged one entire wall with my collection of poster that had since been on a one-by-one-rotation.
    She then hung a hammock from the ceiling over my bed and filled it with my collection of stuffed animals.

    This was high impact for our tiny two bedroom apartment and the first time I had seen the floor in a long time.

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  6. I had a fairly boring room....everything had to be kept tidy all of the time :(
    My posters were Leif Garrett & Jan Michael Vincent!
    Great post :)

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  7. what an adorable post. I love children's rooms from a decorating standpoint.

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  8. I love that first room too! My sister and I had a beautiful room. Mum ordered from the States a wall sized mural of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves for one wall and on another wall she painted a giant rainbow and then had Disney characters skipping over the rainbow. It was the 70s and we were obsessed with all things Disney!x

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  9. I love the first bedroom too, what a gorgeous post. My sister and I had a fabulous bedroom as kids. Mum ordered a wall sized mural of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves from the States for one wall. On the other she painted a giant rainbow which she then glued Disney characters to so it looked like they were skipping over the rainbow. We loved it and it was the 70s so we were obsessed with all things Disney!x

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  10. Great pics, really like the blackboard wall, my lil one is so fond of writing on the walls, cleaning is a never ending story in this house. When I was little I shared a room with my elder sister,though it was a lovely pink room but twas all my sister's doing. As I teenager I had an okay room I guess and believe it or not I also had john stamos's poster, one just above the bed n one inside my closet.

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  11. Ha ha...i did have posters all over my room...my room was bright yellow...really really bright yellow wallpaper with big big orange flowers...i loved my room and spent hours in there...reading seventeen magazine!

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  12. Ha ha...i did have posters all over my room...my room was bright yellow...really really bright yellow wallpaper with big big orange flowers...i loved my room and spent hours in there...reading seventeen magazine!

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  13. HA! I shared my bedroom with both my sisters! And when they were both gone, I had Duran Duran & Simple Minds on my wall!

    m ^..^

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  14. Wonderful, magical images, so full of detail! I LOVE that mannequin head in the second photo. What a sweet and charming post!

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  15. These are just gorgeous - I am redocorating my two little ones rooms so it is great inspiration, thanks.

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  16. I totally agree with you! I want to be a kid again too! No problems, no work, no stress, no
    thoughts! Everything would be much easier!
    I remember my bedroom, it was all pink and full of toys, dolls and Barbies!

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  17. I have had a shared bedroom.. no permissions to stick posters..managed to decorate using flowers

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  18. It wasnt really that great.. it was full of barbie dolls and my paintings on the wall.. lots of teen idols too such as Back Street Boys and what have you LOL

    My bed was awsome thu.. it was big .. I mean HUGE .. a hand-me down from my mom's bedroom .. I love those pics !

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  19. John Stamos...woo hoo! I discovered him in "Full House" when I went to the US in the 1990's....then I was hooked!
    I love those clear fronted drawers too, they are great.

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  20. Very true comment...muy bedroom was a little old since I was about 15 years,,,after, muy parents let me decorate as I liked! all blue walls amb big pictures...then it was perfect but right now that I'd change it, I'm living in a loft, absolutlty diferent of my beedroom...
    coconutcollier.blogspot.com

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  21. yeah, my mom let me put up posters as well.. I had this crazy bedspread .. it was yellow and it had a wild flower pattern.. i think she picked it out, anyway, I wouldn't mind having it since I think it would be considered retro..oh and I had a bookcase, white desk and matching bureau drawers and my record player w/45's and albums...and a few stuffed animals.

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  22. hehe, kid again :) i AM a kid still, i go crazy about pink and ice cream.. among other stuff. i've got something for you on my blog!

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  23. me too !!! great pics ...
    I used to share my bedroom with my older sister ..; we had a nice one but had to make compromises ;)

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  24. Have just discovered Beach Vintage. LOVE your style.

    We're currently building a beach shack on the coast in WA. It will be filled with verge side and tip shop finds. . . so I'll be checking back in here regularly for inspiration!

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  25. Loving those drawers too! My childhood bedroom was decorated with pretty lemon wallpaper which I now look back and think it was all a bit Cath Kidston/Laura Ashley in look and I had lots of knick knacks that I still treasure though have no room to display! I had my Smash Hits posters on the back of the door so as not to ruin 'the prettiness' - it was INXS all the way for me!

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  26. Oh i adore the little girl on the lounge. that would be my kind of bedroom - somewhere i could potter away in. x

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  27. I'm jealous...I couldn't put posters up on my wallpapered walls. I had to put my TopGun poster on the back of my door!

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  28. Kids' rooms these days are so much better! I had a really plain room but I tried to do my own decorating with lace curtains & white furniture =)

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  29. I love kids rooms too and these are types to get lost in ...full of interesting and wonderful things. I am with you. I loved the posters. Michael J. Fox and Kirk Cameron :)

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  30. *giggle*
    I had Patrick Swayze from Dirty Dancing on my wall :)

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  31. I shared a room so my girly creativity was hindered :(

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  32. love the last pic, I've saved it on my pc and I love to look at it and dream:)

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  33. hmmm, i shared my room with my sister and we fought alot. not now, but growing up we did. :) but i too remember having posters on the walls, elvis, leif garrett, and others, also tons of my drawings. good memories for sure! i love that chalkboard paint with images in the first photo :)

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  34. Ha! What a laugh this question is. I really do not remember what my room was like until I was five years old and moved into a two-room remodeled chicken coop on my grandparents' farm. Well, actually, it was one room but my father built a wall to close off the "master bedroom" and they hung material for the door. My bed was in the living room, which was connected to the kitchen. All I can remember being in "my room" was a chiffarobe (does anybody ever even USE that word any more?) and a table and two chairs and a cupboard that my father made me, and, of course, a bed. Additionally, in that room was a little furnace, of sorts, and our "davenport" - another word of the past. The only way you knew you were in the kitchen was to look down and see the linoleum. The best part? I slept in a crib until I was eight years old. I still say that the only reason I was moved to a single bed was because my sister was born and my parents needed it for her! Even as an adult, I'd probably still fit in the crib because I am under five feet tall. Hmmmmmmmm - perhaps THAT is why I am vertically challenged. It may not have been a spectacular room (or house,) but let me tell you, there was lottsa love in that coop!
    Signed: SuZeQ

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  35. I had a scary bedroom as a kid. My parents bought this very cool 70s wallpaper with little dolls on it. At night time I would have thousands of little eyes staring at me... I used to have nightmares that they would all come alive while I was sleeping...

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  36. "Great"? Absolutely not, but my parents did let me hang what I wanted also... my first love was Christoper Reeves from Superman.

    May he rest in Peace...

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  37. I was allowed to choose my own wallpaper and decorate my room to my taste... it started off my love of interior decorating! Love the last picture, what a great space!

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  38. I want to be a kid living in that last room!

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  39. Hi Simone :)
    I believe their is importance in having a creative gorgeous space for kids to be and I love vintage finds to decorate their room with.
    I love the world globe, old sailing boat, cowboy and indian tray, ballerina print, vintage dolls cot just to name some items that live in my childrens bedroom.
    This develops their imagination and sets up lovely childhood memories for them later in life.
    Lou xo

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  40. I did have a fun bedroom. My mom let me choose the colors - pink for years, then lavender for years. I'm older than you - my walls had the Osmonds, David Cassidy and lots of photos of family and flowers and places I wanted to visit. I was also allowed to have my own music in my room as long as I didn't blast the family out of the house. But, I didn't have a room big enough for the comfy sofa!

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  41. Hi Simone, I was an army kid so we moved around alot living on army bases, so I remember the first real room I had that was mine to do with as I please was when I was a teenager. I painted it HOT pink and it was that real candy pink that was popular in the early 80's, my father hated it and toned down the colour when I was at school, I was mortified!! Love the pics cheers Katherine

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  42. at one stage in my childhood, my bedroom involved a whole lot of apricot and *shudder* a macrame hanging filled with stuffed toys *shudder* i won't thank you for that memory ;P

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  43. Loving your blog, so refreshing and full of arty vintage touches, thank you. From Karen at Cavania, London.

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