It all starts innocently enough. You see a wallpaper you like and think, geez, that’s really cute. Next thing you know you’re staking out Pottery Barn Kids, elbowing your romantic partner to get on with it already, and fretting over the goings on of your fallopian tubes.
This ain’t fantasy baseball, girls. Tread carefully on this post, because today we’re delving into kid land. We started responsibly by finding some baby-aware, eco-conscious essentials. And then went for the pretty. Don’t freak out. Creating a dream room for the kid you now have or eventually will is fun, like procreation should be. Another thing you need to keep in mind is that just because you have kids, doesn’t mean your home decor has to look any less cool.
New York-based Aimée Wilder is very particular when it comes to her wallpaper. It’s always cool, for a start. Each roll is created with sustainability in mind. Each pattern is hand silk screened on clay-coated paper. Left over inks are salvaged and reused. The paper itself is manufactured with responsibly-sourced chlorine free fiber.
VOC-free paint is a little more expensive, but that’s because it doesn’t come with all the formaldehyde, benzene, and perchloroethylene attached like the other stuff does. Mythic Paint is a trusted brand, which comes in colors like the lavender “Lav it Up” and soothing blue “Come Fly With Me”.
Young immune systems are fragile and they need to be treated accordingly with hypoallergenic clothes, blankets, and toys. Sheepskin rugs keep babies warm and toasty during cold months, and cool in warm months. Plus they don’t attract dust, dirt or other allergens. When the would-be kid’s not using it, snag it yourself for a spot of meditation. It’s the preferred rug of Kundalini yogis.
Now for the rooms we fantasize over just for the heck of it.
All right, so we’ve shown you ours. Now it’s time to tweet us your possibly, maybe, way down the line fantasy kids rooms.