I’m enjoying this year’s bright neon trend reminiscent of the 1980s, so Laurana’s family home in Finland really jumped out at me. At first the wall in her daughter Neela’s modern nursery might seem overly bright, but within the home, it’s a perfectly balanced part of the overall color scheme.
The Stuva storage system from Ikea comes in lots of bright, fun colors and looks perfect in Neela’s room. The Gulliver crib is also from Ikea so you can see how this look would be easy enough to replicate in your own space. If you’re looking for the pom pom decorations, visit Pom Love.
Now I haven’t done this before, but I really want to show you the rest of Laurana’s home. I truly believe that a nursery or child’s bedroom shouldn’t be the only kid-friendly area of the house. I love a child-friendly, fun home. Kids are part of your family and there’s no reason why they shouldn’t be comfortable and welcome in all areas of the house. I also think that “grown-up areas” in a home should be more colorful, playful and fun.
The fun colors and cute and playful accents that define Neela’s nursery are really just part of the style of the entire home. You can see splashes of yellow and pink right from the entryway.
The colorful little coat hooks are placed at levels for everyone to reach.
The colors, pillows and artwork add fun and whimsy to the common areas. I have the same black and white Ikea Stockholm pillow in my office so I love seeing that here. I’d love the little owl to go with it as well!
The sleek kitchen has little kid-friendly touches like the fuchsia step stool. We have one of those (in black) in our kitchen too, but it’s much more fun in a bright color.
The wall in the dining area is the same yellow color as the nursery, and you can’t get much more playful than a Hello Kitty toaster.
While we’ve been so busy making nurseries sophisticated enough to suit grown-up tastes, Laurana has a fun and playful style that is appropriate for kids and adults alike. The design of the entire home flows and is comfortable for the whole family.
Thanks to Laurana for sharing all these photos with us. Visit her blog Life Thru a Lens for more beautiful photography, her scrapbooking work, and a glimpse into her family’s colorful life.
Do you have child only and adult only areas in your home or do you try to make the entire house kid-friendly? This is actually a little conflict that we have in my own home and I’d love to hear your thoughts.