Animal-Themed Design for Kids’ Rooms

Large Miffy Lamp

A big shout out to Deborah’s son Miles, who turns eight today. Happy Birth­day, Miles!

Tired of bun­nies? I hope not! It is spring after all. Dick Bruna’s Miffy is a clas­sic favorite and always makes me smile. In fact, I have to admit that I almost gave into temp­ta­tion when I came across these won­der­ful lamps by Mr Maria. Small, tall, or to hang on the wall, there’s some­thing for every­one in this line–and watch out for the ele­phant!

The ani­mal king­dom is a never-ending source of inspi­ra­tion for cre­atives in the children’s indus­try at any time of the year and I thought I’d share a few of my recent fau­nal finds…

Mrs Bow Pillow

Mrs Bow Pil­low by Krethaus
Argentina is def­i­nitely a hot spot in the children’s world right now and Krethaus is one of the lead­ing play­ers. I fell in love with their gor­geous nurs­ery fur­ni­ture and bed­ding last year and I’m delighted to see that they have expanded their pil­low range. How cute are these foxes? I want them all now!

Bear Face

Bear Face by Marina Mam­i­nas
Although not a prod­uct per se, I love this photo of Marina Mam­i­nas’ daugh­ter play­ing with one of her hand­made bear faces. Marina is another ris­ing star from Argentina and her plush port­fo­lio is both var­ied and inspir­ing, so do take a peek.  Big bear face wall hang­ings would be rather sweet though, don’t you think?

Crocheted Snail

Cro­cheted Snail by Miga de Pan for Kireei Mag­a­zine
Have you ever seen any­thing so adorable as this cro­cheted snail? Miga de Pan’s work (again from Argentina) needs no intro­duc­tion, every­thing she makes is incred­i­bly beau­ti­ful, but I thought this crea­ture was really out­stand­ing and very, very cute!

Cardboard Toys

Card­board Toys from Kar­tonKar­ton
Watch out for Kar­tonKar­ton, a fledg­ling com­pany I found through Emma&Rob. They will be launch­ing a small range of ani­mal toys this Spring, designed and engi­neered by Mer­cer Quin­teros. There’s no short­age of card­board prod­ucts on the mar­ket now but I can’t say I’ve ever come across a swan or a crab yet – fun!

Animal Wallpaper

Ani­mals Wall­pa­per by Minakani Lab
Minakani’s Ani­mals wall­pa­per isn’t brand new, but wow what a menagerie and what a state­ment! I love the mod­ern, graphic vibe and can def­i­nitely see this in a mod­ern play area or on a fea­ture wall in a child’s room. Love!

Pic­tured at top of post: Large Miffy Lamp by Mr Maria.