So today I have my mom hat on, and I'm telling secrets. Here it goes (taking a deep breath). I watch children's television shows for the interiors. Am I the only one? Along with the joys of parenthood come it's many challenges— not the least of which is having to endure endless hours of Nick and Disney Jr. YES. I know all the Fresh Beat Band songs (which by the way are very catchy) and recently caught myself engrossed in an episode of Sophia the First (I know). And I actually like Yo Gabba Gabba even though my kids have somewhat moved on from that. You get my point. But early on in my parenting career, I discovered how cute some of the set interiors were. From modern to charming, children's television shows are a surprisingly good resource for decorating ideas. And I think that's what allows me to tolerate them a little bit longer. Can you relate? I've identified a few children's shows that have inspired me, and collated some interiors and house items I think capture the aesthetic of the shows. Take a look.
Charlie and Lola is a very cute British children's show. I've actually never paid attention to the story lines, but I definitely notice the beautiful Illustrations, retro vibe, and super cute British accents. Very sweet and quirky indeed.
I don't think this show comes on anymore, but I used to love watching the outrageous colors and patterns. The decor had a little touch of grandma-chic and really conveyed a refreshing sense of humor that matched Pinky's zany and fun personality perfectly.
I love this character. Olivia is both witty and neurotic, and makes me chuckle. I also love the modern and clean look of the show.
These little ones are so precocious and cute. They too have catchy songs. The 3D interiors are always crisp and detailed, like this all-white one.
My children just started watching Tom and Jerry. It's a little adult for them, but I think they get it because there are no words. I love looking at the vintage interiors, with it's saturated 1940's and 50's technicolor.
All in all, I really enjoy finding inspiration from these unexpected sources. What children's television shows inspire you to think creatively?