Design and style from a Scandinavian perspective

Favourites of 2008, part 7, Childrens rooms

Ok, seems you wanted more... Here are my favourite childrens rooms, and coming up later is a post with work spaces. One commenter wished for outdoor spaces, but I'm sorry, I don't do gardens/patios. I live in an apartment, and have no dreams of having a house with a garden, so I just skip those pictures when I stumble upon them. Sorry.

As you can see, my tastes in kids rooms is a bit more colourful than for other rooms. I love to decorate kids rooms with vintage furniture, which is also pretty smart since it's cheaper, and we all know that the young ones aren't always so careful with their belongings, so there is no point in lashing out a fortune on stuff that will only last a couple of years, and will be scratched in a matter of days.
Also, i think maps are great in childrens room. Educational and decorative at the same time! Add a big soft rug, lots of storage options and space to display and store toys and craft material, and a book shelf, and you're all done!


  • ins says:

    Thank you !

    2009-01-07 | 20:13:46
  • Erin says:

    I love the colors in the second picture. The paper lantern is a fun touch in the other picture. I'm actually thinking of putting one up in my bedroom.

    2009-01-07 | 20:55:00
    URL: http://erinfmcclain.com
  • Eve says:

    Very cute, thanks a lot.

    2009-01-08 | 11:26:13
    URL: http://www.minireyve.canalblog.com
  • Anonym says:

    all really lovely... especially the second one down & the bottom one!

    2009-01-09 | 19:07:47
  • jean says:

    I love the colors in the third photo, the one with the big yellow chair? Where did you find this image? I also love that stuffed animal toy of the rabbit in the green dress (on the right) and I would love to get more information about it.


    2009-01-10 | 00:27:59
  • emma says:

    Thanks everybody!

    Jean, I don't know where I found the picture, but the chair is the Pastil by Eero Aarnio, and the bunny is a Dutch children's book character called Miffy, very popular throughout Europe. The authors name is Dick Bruna.

    2009-01-11 | 15:09:05
    URL: http://emmas.blogg.se/
  • Morgan says:

    I'm just trying to finish up my son's room and these photo's are so inspiring! Thanks for sharing them!

    2009-01-15 | 09:50:28
    URL: http://morganmoore.typepad.com
  • Ann Marie says:

    Great photos, so inspiring. PLEASE make your font just a bit bigger!

    2009-01-23 | 18:24:06
  • Emma says:

    Waou ! what lovely rooms and great atmospheres. I also regularly pick some interiors in French magazines and blogs. If you wan't to have a look at my blog


    my shop of french essentials for kids with french toys, french wall decals : www.comptoirdenfance.com

    2009-01-23 | 21:59:59
    URL: http://www.frenchatmosphere.blogspot.com
  • grace says:

    Hi, I have been searching the net for a world map for a very long time. Could you please tell me where you got the map in the first bedroom image.

    Kind regards,


    2009-05-01 | 06:43:15
  • jackie says:

    looooove all of these!

    here's a link to our son's room:


    2009-07-04 | 07:46:37
    URL: http://jackandgabe.blogspot.com/
  • Gina says:


    Did you happen to find where the map from the first image came from? i would love to do my son daughters room with this style/color and also haven't found much luck on the web. Thank you

    2009-11-04 | 21:18:39
  • jule says:

    Do you know where the bed in the room with the tipi is from?

    2010-09-30 | 00:38:23
  • andrew Weaving says:

    Hi Emma,

    I am working on a new kids book and we would like to use some images from your blog,

    Just wondered if you have Hi-Res versions.

    Especially of an image:


    /Users/andrewweaving/Desktop/kids book jpegs/barnrummet_25628608.jpg

    Thank you very much,

    Best wishes

    Andrew Weaving

    2011-05-07 | 08:54:13
  • Ana Ventura says:

    Hi Emma.

    I would like to know the source of the before last photo. I would like to use for a simulation, but I need to know where did you find it.

    Thanks so much


    2011-10-21 | 12:03:19
    URL: http://www.anaventura.com
  • Kelly says:

    I would like to know where the 4th image down is from? I am looking for storage like this under the beds.


    2012-03-13 | 17:27:03

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