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Ways to Decorate a Room Using Your Child's Name

Aug 27 2014 - 11:36am

The following post was originally featured on Handmade Charlotte [1] and written by Deborah Beau [2], who is a part of POPSUGAR Select Moms [3]. These beautiful projects will show off your child's name and impress your visitors!

I love this play­ful name door dec­o­rated with mag­netic let­ters from Milk Mag­a­zine. For­get those mass-produced name plaques for children's bed­room doors! A fresh coat of mag­netic chalk­board paint and some col­or­ful mag­netic let­ters will brighten up any kid's space. I found this fun idea in the home of two French archi­tects and would love to play around with some­thing sim­i­lar in our own home. Très cool! Dec­o­rat­ing with names has to be one of the eas­i­est, most com­mon ways of mak­ing a child feel spe­cial at home. Like many of you, my two youngest chil­dren (boy and girl) shared a white, gender-neutral bed­room for four years but had their own lit­tle cor­ners in which they were able to express their per­son­al­ity with toys, books, and draw­ings. Each area was cus­tomized with their names, lov­ingly crafted in art class at school. If you're think­ing of fresh­en­ing up your child's bed­room for the new school year, why not start with some­thing sim­ple like adding their name. There are hun­dreds of per­son­al­ized decor acces­sories for sale in online mar­kets like Etsy but also plenty of easy, creative ideas to exper­i­ment with on sites such as Pin­ter­est. I hope this small selec­tion of finds will encour­age you and your kids to try some­thing different! Source: Milk Magazine via Handmade Charlotte [4]

Per­son­al­ize a nurs­ery with a pretty fab­ric-let­ter gar­land: Peggy’s sweet daugh­ter Leonor has an equally sweet name gar­land hang­ing in her nursery — love! Paul & Paula is one of my favorite children’s blogs, so I wasn’t sur­prised to find this adorable fab­ric gar­land fea­tured on there the other day. Hand­made by Love Pretty Gar­lands on Etsy, these cus­tomized padded let­ter gar­lands come in all pat­terns and col­ors and can be hung hor­i­zon­tally or ver­ti­cally. You could also have a go at mak­ing your own using this DIY [5].

Giant foam alpha­bet let­ter pil­low DIY [6]: If you really want to go to town with name dec­o­rat­ing, why not make some superlarge alpha­bet pil­lows for your kids' rooms? These giant ones are crafted from soft foam, but you could also use fab­ric and make them smaller to dis­play on a shelf, sofa, or bed fol­low­ing this DIY [7].

Oscar’s room as shown in Milk Magazine [8]: Dif­fer­ent sized, mul­ti­col­ored let­ters spell out Oscar’s name loud and clear in this beau­ti­ful Brussels-based bedroom. I love the color palette cre­ated by Oscar’s par­ents, French pho­tog­ra­pher Vin­cent and Jus­tine Glan­field (of Cot­ton & Milk fame). The old-school map and let­ter­ing have a uni­fy­ing effect on this sim­ple space, packed with a jum­ble of toys, pat­terns, and vin­tage acces­sories. For a sim­i­lar look, check out spe­cial­ist stores like Kidimo, or scour your local flea mar­kets until you find your unique com­bi­na­tion of letters!

A name in lights from VTWonen — every kid’s dream: Mar­quee lights add a mod­ern, mag­i­cal touch to this child’s room styled by Cleo Scheul­der­man. Highly sought after and sel­dom afford­able, vin­tage marquee lights are the ulti­mate name decor for kids’ rooms. You can some­times find miniver­sions on Etsy, but per­son­ally I think this DIY name light [9] shared on Dos Fam­ily looks just as striking for a fraction of the price.

Chalk­boards make great name wall dec­o­ra­tions, too: Last but not least, if you pre­fer to keep things sim­ple, why not just write your lit­tle one’s name on a chalk­board like Ginny Chase? This wall dec­o­ra­tion stands out so well in the mod­ern, graphic black and white space she designed for her son, and her idea can be cus­tomized to the style of any room. Chalk­board paints exist in var­i­ous col­ors, and you could even try using one board per let­ter.

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