Some months ago I introduced the theme for my boys' new bedroom. I assure you I haven't forgotten about it, and it's still a work in progress. How I would have loved for it to be completed by now, but as you may know, sometimes life gets in the way and things don't happen according to plan. Nevertheless, the show must go on! So I decided it's time to start designing the playroom. When I think of a playroom, I think of a stimulating, creative environment full of fantasy. And I've been really inspired by the whimsical vibe of Alice in Wonderland's Mad Hatter Tea Party. But the one thing I don't want is for it to be a cookie-cutter themed room, overrun with Alice in Wonderland characters. I want it to be a loose reference to the mad hatter tea party, rather than a literal interpretation of it. So I set out to find just the right amount of whimsy for my boys' (and soon to be girl's) playroom that is entertaining enough for both them and me. In this room (channeling my inner Vanna White), you'll walk into a colorful mosaic pattern on the ceiling, adorned by a glittering ship chandelier (love that!) and a proper, over-the-top red balloon shade. Want to do some arts and crafts? No problem, just head over to the craft table with ornate and modern mismatched chairs ( the perfect combination of whacky) and a paper table runner that you can decorate any way you like. And just to give you that outdoorsy mad tea party feel, you can find a grass rug underneath you're feet. And who knows, maybe you'll be inspired to place some flowers on it. If you're like my boys, you love superheros, and your beloved superhero posters always have a place inside a quirky, ostentatious frame decal. Take a look:
Where do the toys go, you ask? Well, the plan is to use a lot of shelving to store toys and books. I'll also paint one wall with blackboard paint so the kids can feel free to write on it. So what do you think of a mad hatter playroom, yay or nay?