For a while now I’ve been meaning to share some photos from the boys room. One day I hope I’ll get around to taking photos of the complete room, as I think it came out very lovely. But for now, I wanted to share different little beautiful things we have there.
Lore´ Pemberton paintings
First, I wanted to share with you one of my most beloved artist Lore´ Pemberton. I have a few of her magical paintings. The one you see in the above photo where two children are flying over the pumpkin patch on owls originally was going to be changed seasonally, but it is so loved and looks so perfect next to all other owls we got (including an owl bedside lamp 🙂 ) that it ended up staying on our art wall throughout a few seasons now.
Here is another of Lore´Pemberton’s prints on Eleon’s little window sill. I love so much this scene of a cozy winter tea party. 🙂 This is our winter print that I put out in the boys room on Winter Solstice for our winter decorations.
If you go to Lore´Pemberton online shop it might show all her prints being sold out. Just know she restocks all her prints regularly. Following her on Instagram it is a good way to know when the prints are available again.
Custom paintings on wood slices
Another artist I really love is Anna with Forest Design Art who does very beautiful paintings on slices of wood or other nature objects. You could either order one of her existing paintings or order a custom one through her ETSY shop.
Displaying our nature treasures
I always admired little seasonal shelves or tables I saw on IG, which were set up with pretty gnomes and seasonal elements. But in reality it turned out to be impractical for us — naturally all the pretty little things I put out would be commandeered by the boys and sometimes even replaced with legos or dinosaurs.
At the same time since boys go to forest school they always come back home with pockets full of rocks, sticks, pinecones, samples of lichen and other little forest treasures. So instead of seasonal shelf I decided to have a little space to display some of their special finds. These little treasure boxes worked out really well for us and boys have a designated spot where they can put their little special objects. It also became a home to our beautiful wooden Ostheimer animal figures (in US you can buy them on Bella Luna Toys, The Wooden Wagon and Nova Natural online toy stores), and few other animal figures boys have.
The top of these boxes serves us as little shelves to put the little flower bouquets from our garden that boys like to put together in the summer. In the winter we put little dried flower arrangements there instead.
Our very first wall art for the children’s space was animal alphabet chart by Wildship Studio. I bought it when Ale´ was around 1 year old and hung it over his little bed that was adjacent to my and my husband’s bed. Then when Eleon was born it hung over Eleon’s little ‘nest’, as I called it, which was a floor bed set up at the base of my bed. 🙂 So it has become inseparable from the boys sleeping space in my mind. And even though the animals aren’t drawn completely true to their shape, I still love this poster for its whimsical style, it really is beautiful.
Small herbal wreath
I love plants in all shapes and forms :)) Besides our garden we also have over 80 plants in our house. And each year I collect dried flowers from our garden to use them for gift wrapping and decorating.
In the past I have made little wreaths for boys room form our dried garden herbs (pictured). We also buy wreaths from Creekside Farms who makes very beautiful flower and herbs wreaths with certified organic herbs.
Other little things
If you are searching for simple and airy curtains made with natural material I love IKEA’s Matilda curtains. They are also really inexpensive.
IKEA also has inexpensive linen curtains that look more formal and are of great quality.
Another place where sometimes I see nice curtains is actually Target, especially the Hearth and Hand with Magnolia line. They are simple and tasteful.
The last thing I wanted to mention in this post is light fixture I found for the boys room after a long search :). I prefer natural-looking light fixtures as I feel they add warmth and nice texture to a room. But I could never find flush mount light fixture in the style I liked, until I decided to try ETSY. Turns out you there are lot of great natural light fixtures available there directly from the stores and makers in China, Taiwan and Vietnam. We love ours. It came with tiny LED lights instead of traditional light bulb in it and has 3 different types of light it can generate — bright warm, bright daylight, cold and dim cold.