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Playful Kids Room Decorating Ideas

December 2, 2008

Don’t you love visiting the Parade of Homes to find decorating inspiration? This year, McArthur Homes’ Utah Valley Parade of Homes entry gave me SO many great ideas for decorating my home. I have already copied the upholstered headboard from the master bedroom (post coming next week) and I plan to recreate the fun flower pillow and french script drapes soon! Here are a few kids space ideas from the Utah Valley Parade of Homes. Which is your favorite look?

One of the most popular spots on our McArthur Homes “Cordova” home was this fun study loft. It is the perfect space for kids to do their homework and stay organized. That awesome world map is from Ikea!

Below are a few highlights of the girl’s and boy’s room in the home. The boys room was a fun bug/explorer theme. This was a great idea because there are so many things you can use to accessorize: toy bugs, magnifying glasses, binoculars, maps, books etc. The girls room had this awesome vignette that combined a tough-looking black leather chair and a super sweet pink pillow with an adorable pink, green and yellow lamp. I love those unexpected combinations!

The boys room also had this Periodic Table of Elements and EVERYONE wanted to know where it came from. It is actually a vinyl sticker from Scribble on Everything, and you can buy it online here. 

The Utah Valley Parade of Homes offered plenty of other inspiration. Here are some of my favorite looks from this year’s homes.

Inexpensive plastic pennants are perfect wall decor for this colorful sports-themed room.
I love the idea of hanging pendant lights on each side of a bed!

This bright turquoise and orange combo would be fun for a little kid or a preteen. It is so refreshing!

This may be a bit over the top for most of us, but I still love this playhouse built into an upstairs playroom. I love the funky style of the buildings and how it works in so well with the sloped ceiling.

The best part? The “Kidz 4 Sale” sign. Who doesn’t feel like posting a sign on their door just like this every now and then? 🙂

I hope you enjoyed these kids space ideas. Did you see these homes at the Utah Valley Parade of Homes? Which one was your favorite? I’d love to hear what you think!

If you want more inspiration, come visit our Cordova home in Lehi near Thanksgiving Point, now open to the public!

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