Bookish Baby :: The Decor

It’s a widely known fact that the more you read to your children, the more likely it is that they will become readers. It’s also a fact that if you decorate your child’s room in a creative, bookish way they will grow up to be intelligent, creative, kind, world-changing, readers. Okay I made up that last sentence, but who knows?

One more thing — we won’t judge you if you use some of these ideas for other areas of your house. Who says you need to have kids to have delightful bookish accents around the house?!

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This wall is meant for a child’s room, but it’s one of the designs that I think would look amazing in an office, personal library, or den – surrounded by bookshelves, of course. (via Apartment Therapy)

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This darling print would easily work in a baby’s or and older child’s room. In fact, buy it for the nursery and you’ll be able to keep it for years! (via Etsy)

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 This gender-neutral design is perfect if you don’t know the gender of the baby, want to use the nursery for multiple children, or use it for new babies in the future. It’s another great design that could be used in a grown up area; think guest room or home office! (via Whimsical Walls)

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Peter Rabbit knows no gender limit and is timeless. This adorable room, completely centered around the beloved Beatrix Potter character, is a soothing, cozy environment that  might make it more tempting to spend time in the baby’s room. People will be looking for you, and you’ll have slipped off to “check on the baby;” they’ll have no idea you’ve cozied up stealing a few minutes for a couple chapters of your current page-turner. (via Design Dazzle :: click link for more pictures and details of this awesome nursery)

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“In an old house in Paris that was covered in vines, lived twelve little girls in two straight lines…”.

Delicious. Add a bookshelf with the Madeline series, and the room is completed. (via HGTV)

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Here’s a pick that could be gender-neutral, however with all of the blue in this print it would be easy to make a sweet, soothing blue and white nursery for a boy around it. Pair it with any of the ideas from Lay baby Lay’s ‘The Little Admiral’ inspiration board below and you’d be set. Beware: you will lose an hour (or more) of your life looking though the site. (‘Thar She Blows’ print – inspired by Moby Dick via Etsy)

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One theme that is hard to resist (because there are just SO MANY opportunities to make such a cool room) is the Alice in Wonderland theme. This does not have to be for girls only — there are several ways to do this for boys as well, or even gender-neutral (just pick a character other than Alice… there are plenty of options); oh, the places you can go… speaking of another idea. (for sources of pictures see here)

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That’s it for this week, folks. There are so many ideas that you can incorporate into a baby’s nursery or a child’s room. Start with a favorite book/author/character and go from there. It doesn’t have to be elaborate in order to be special. Adding even a touch of creativity to your child’s room sure beats modeling the room from a Pottery Barn spread.

Put a book in your ears. We recommend The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin. Get it or one of 250,000 other audiobooks free when you begin an Audible 30-day trial. audible_scifi_570x147
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