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Back to school study nook ideas to leave the imagination running wild

Back to school study nook ideas to leave the imagination running wild

So...us parents have almost made it to the end of the school holidays! I can hear mums and dads around Australia prepping to pop the champagne and get their happy dance on! But as we all know...with the start of school, along comes the homework, so this week we thought we would compile some amazing study nook areas that are perfect for getting our little ones powering through their readers and more!

 

It's all about that desk

Who doesn't love a gorgeous yet functional desk?! Whether you are in the early years perfecting your writing skills, or in your later years dealing with Algebra...the foundation of the perfect study area is the desk. From floating desks, to vintage desks, these options are sure to delight both young and old.

Growing Footprints Scandinavian Kids desk and study

Image via April and May

 

Growing Footprints Scandinavian Kids study desk area

Image for Asun magazine at Habitare interior fair 2016

 

Growing Footprints Scandinavian Kids study desk area

Image via RafaKids

 

Growing Footprints Scandinavian Kids study desk area

Image via Kidsdepot

 

Growing Footprints Scandinavian Kids desk and study

Image via Entrance Makleri

 

Growing Footprints Scandinavian Kids desk and study

Image via Ikea

 

Colour me sideways...

There is no reason you can't bring colour into a study space, in fact, pops of colour is the perfect encouragement to get creative and spark any little ones senses. These colourful spaces show great ways to implement colour into you study area.

Growing Footprints Scandinavian Kids desk and study

Image via Minha Casa

 

Growing Footprints Scandinavian Kids desk and study

Image via Vtwonen

 

Growing Footprints Scandinavian Kids desk and study

Image via Kidsdepot

 

Growing Footprints Scandinavian Kids desk and study

Image via Marie Mersier

 

Growing Footprints Scandinavian Kids desk and study

Image via Vtwonen

 

Growing Footprints Scandinavian Kids desk and study

Image via auroresfez for Doolittle Magazine

 

So...as our little ones embark on a new school year and all the possibilities it brings to them, we can create the perfect little study nook for them at home. From a room on it's own to introducing a desk in their bedroom, its a great foundation for the years of homework to come.

 

Team GF xx 

21 January, 2017 by Growing Footprints
Play with bringing wood into children's spaces with these ideas

Play with bringing wood into children's spaces with these ideas

Wooden furniture will always be an element in homes, from a small stool through to big furniture it has and always will be timeless. The reason for this, each piece delivers something unique, sturdy and often a history behind it. Wood has been worked with for generations, and no matter which era you look at, stand out pieces have often been crafted by hand and the result is always next level!
This week we rediscover our love for wooden pieces in children's rooms, from big feature pieces to small accessories that compliment a space.


Let's talk BIG...


If we start with the biggest piece in a bedroom, occasionally we wonder if it will be "too much". But have a wooden bed can often set the tone for the whole room. These beautiful spaces so us how easy it is to work around a big wooden piece of furniture, from mixing colours to neutral tones we see it all.

Growing Footprints Scandinavian Kids Room Inspiration wooden beds
Image via Mateusz Minkina Bed by Bedsign Kids




Growing Footprints Scandinavian Kids Room Inspiration wooden nursery


Growing Footprints Scandinavian Kids Room Inspiration Wooden Beds 
Image via Kutikai


Growing Footprints Scandinavian Kids Room Inspiration wooden beds
Image via Mahalolena


Growing Footprints Scandinavian Kids Room Inspiration wooden beds
Image via Nord Deco


Feature pieces...


Now, you don't always have to go big and pick the biggest piece of furniture to make an impact. You can make just as much of an impact by implementing wooden statement pieces into a space. From desks, to ladders, we have you covered.


Image by Sjoerd Eickmans, Styling by Kim van Rossenberg for vtwonen


 
Image via RafaKids


 
Image via Wood Republic




Store It...

Storage has never looked as good as it does nowadays, and lets be honest with the amount of things our littles accumulate, you need all the storage you can get! To have it look pretty, is simply an added bonus. From tall boys to benches...the options are limitless.


Growing Footprints Scandinavian Kids Room Inspiration wooden rooms
Image and design by Łukasz Głogowski


Growing Footprints Scandinavian Kids Room Inspiration wooden storage


Growing Footprints Scandinavian Kids Room Inspiration wooden storage
Image via Rafa Kids


Growing Footprints Scandinavian Kids Room Inspiration wooden rooms
Image via Rafa Kids


Ahhhh...wood, so versatile, so natural, so unique from every single angle! There is nothing quite like it...except maybe marble, but we'll leave that for another day otherwise we could be here for a while! But from beds through to something as simple as a hook, a wooden element is so easy to work into any space and can bring a warm, natural tone without too much trouble.
So...if your love for wood hasn't been reignited or gone up a notch or two after this, then we bow down and surrender!


Team GF xx 
15 January, 2017 by Growing Footprints
Open wardrobe idea's for even the littlest in the house

Open wardrobe idea's for even the littlest in the house

So when we talk open wardrobes, most of us get a vision...one of either a total outright mess where we spend time looking for that one black top in between a mountain of the other black tops; or a perfectly compiled range of items on display for the world (mainly ourselves) to see and gush over.
We've seen so many stunning open wardrobe concepts for adults, but we LOVE the idea of a kids open wardrobe, because let's be honest...our kids tend to have better wardrobes whilst for us mums...our beautifully curated wardrobes have quietly become a distant memory and now are a good compilation of black, black and possibly the odd grey (for those daring days).
We've compiled our favourite open wardrobe looks for any little ones space, from a straight off the shelf buy to a little DIY...you can get the perfect look.


Image via Inside Out Magazine, with styling by @jessicahansonstylist 


Going natural

Creating the perfect little hanging rail is not as hard as you think, with a little stroll in the park and a touch of creativity...you can get a simple, unique style to your little ones space. (Top tip...when you do find a branch that you like the natural contours of, ensure that it is thin enough for a hanger to fit over.)

Whether you choose to suspend the branch from the ceiling to give the illusion of a floating rail, or to fix it to additional wooden piece to create a stand, you will adore the uniqueness a simple branch will give your new open wardrobe.

 

Growing Footprints Scandinavian Kids Room Inspiration Cloths hanger rail


Image by Ernie Enkelaar for VT Wonen


 
Image via Style Files


 
Image and styling by Sophie Vine via Glamour Coastal Living

 

Hardware store...here we come!


Copper piping has never looked so attractive...no seriously! Who would have thought a simple hardware piece could be the perfect element to creating a little DIY clothes rail.


Image and styling by Twila Trahan via 100 Layer Cake-let

 

Image via La Petite Magazine

 

So there you have it, from branches through to stunning designed clothes rails...displaying those incredible tutu's to those perfectly coloured knits a open wardrobe is a winner in our eyes.


Team GF x
07 January, 2017 by Growing Footprints
How to introduce this year's Pantone colour in your little ones room

How to introduce this year's Pantone colour in your little ones room

As they do every year, Pantone have released their 2017 Colour of the Year...GREENERY (Pantone 15-0343)...and boy are we excited!
Often green as a colour falls into one of two baskets for kids rooms..."Oh, we LOVE and want to spread the green joy...everywhere" or "Oh, it's such a hard colour to work into a space". So we thought we would find a happy medium between this two baskets and share a few perfect ways to introduce green to any little ones space, from walls through to accessories, introducing this fresh, fun colour is not as hard as you think.

 

 Paint..."Honey...let's paint"

The three words most partners dread..."let's paint this!", however a day spent painting a wall can change...EVERYTHING!!! Half wall, full wall...heck even floors...these stunning spaces make green look a lot more fun.

Growing Footprints Scandinavian Kids Room Inspiration Green Room
Image via Maaike Koster

 

Growing Footprints Scandinavian Kids Room Inspiration Green Room
Image via Inside Out Magazine, with styling by @jessicahansonstylist

 

Growing Footprints Scandinavian Kids Room Inspiration Green Room

Image via Erin Gate Design

 

Image via Douglas Friedman

 

Make a statement without going overboard

Sometimes introducing a bold colour into a room can be daunting, and often you don't want it to over power the space...because lets be honest, nobody wants their little ones room to look like a green unicorn vomited up in there.
Easy and simple ways of introducing a bold colour is to pick a feature piece and run with it, from a change table to curtains, here we see some great examples how to implement green, without introducing a unicorn.

Growing Footprints Scandinavian Kids Room Inspiration Green Room

Image via Decor Pad

Image via Little Liberty 

 

 

Image via Little Liberty

 

Let's accessorise

One of our all time favourite words...ACCESSORISE!!! Never underestimate the power of accessories, from books, to that perfect cushion to the placement of a rug...accessories can often MAKE or sadly BREAK a room. When opting for a bold colour accessory that you want to draw attention to the colour, think simplicity, often less can be best!
 

Image via Little Liberty

 

Image via elledecoration.se

 

Image by Deonne Rowland of Odd Sock, Odd Shoe

 

Image via Little Liberty

 

So there we have it...in 2017, you can find a way to "go green" in any little ones space, from taking a small step to a massive leap of faith, we think you will love the freshness green brings to a space. Make sure you play with the tones and spend the time to investigate which type of green is better for your little one's space. From painting a piece of furniture to a wall, green can be the perfect colour to add personality to your kids room.Well done on this colour choice Pantone...well done!!

 

Team GF xx
03 January, 2017 by Growing Footprints