Thursday, February 17, 2011

A playroom inspired by the jungle

A friend of mine recently painted this for her daughter's playroom. I think it turned out beautiful! I wanted to post it for you but I thought it might be fun to design a bright citrus themed playroom to go around this fun painting.

For your base, start off with this great rug via Anthropologie here. It's actually fairly reasonable in Anthro Land at $295 for a 5' round rug. A rug is a great way to shape a room if you don't know where to start. I'll use orange, green, yellow and purple as my main colors in the room to bring it all together!

Layer in a pair of orange accent tables from World Market.

A great desk painted purple....

add a ghost chair (what little girl doesn't need her own ghost chair?)

And place an industrial style lamp on the desk for homework....

Hang long flowy curtains in this Waverly fabric.

A pair of yellow lamps (I realize these may not be very kid proof! ha. But you can purchase any lamps that go with our color scheme or even a neutral accent like black, white or navy. You can also repurpose something you already own and paint it)

Throw in a couple of orange giraffe patterned pillows on your sofa...

along with these yellow chevron pillows from etsy.

Hang this adorable pendant light via here.

Find a nook for a fun brightly painted drawing table. Look for something on Craig's List, thrift stores or your attic and spray paint it!

A couple of pink poufs from Calypso via Danielle Oakley Interiors. Danielle did a great post today on Calypso rugs. Check it out.

Don't forget a few giraffe hooks for hanging jackets and dress up clothes! Also from Anthro

My friend's little girl's favorite color is purple so this giraffe needs to go into the mix somewhere. Also via Anthro

Have a bright Friday!!


PS - the hubs gave me "Photoshop for Dummies" as one of my V-day gifts. One day I WILL learn how to use photoshop and make pretty layouts...


  1. thanks for the mention! I love that anthro rug and it is a great price!

  2. Love it! Thanks for the shoutout, art buddy!