kids decor for grown ups | chalkboard gallery wall

I have a soft spot for bright, whimsical decor. White walls with pops of color in unexpected combinations and lots of fun texture just reaches out and grabs me and gives me a big, happy hug. It’s sometimes a little kooky (although I prefer to call it quirky) and can dangerously straddle a line of color vomit, but that doesn’t really deter me. I like a good challenge, in fact.

Lately I’ve been noticing myself swooning over kids rooms more and more—and not just for the girls. I’ve been wanting to grab on to some of the ideas and sprinkle them all over my house.

kids decor for grown ups | chalkboard gallery wall

This chalkboard gallery wall is perfect for the kitchen. It’s a great place to jot down things you want to remember, start a grocery list, or post the week’s menu. It’s also a handy spot for the kids to doodle on while you make lunch.

kids decor for grown ups | alphabet dresser

I’m sorry, but that alphabet dresser is fantastic. I would have no problem keeping it in the living room to store games or DVDs. And don’t even get me started on the rug and wall hanging.

kids decor for grown ups | mixed prints

I love everything about this space: the bold mixed prints, the wild color palette, the floating lanterns. It’s so fun and playful.

kids decor for grown ups | light fixture

While it would probably be too dark for me to live with for any extended period of time, I love the moodiness of this room. Also, I want that light fixture (in a different color) in my kitchen. So cool!

kids decor for grown ups | washi tape headboard

I’ve been looking for a solution for the space behind our bed for a while now and this washi tape headboard just might be it. The simple skyline reminds me of a comic book, which my husband would love. But could I get him to go for the cloud mobile?!

kids decor for grown ups | shelving

OK, so it might not exactly qualify as decor, but this wooden shelving is insane. I absolutely love it and I love how it was styled.

kids decor for grown ups | gold polka dots

I would give up chocolate for a gold polka dot wall. OK, maybe not chocolate. But something else that I like. Also, that wall hanging! Swoon.

kids decor for grown ups | magnetic wallpaper

Magnetic wallpaper in a fun print?! YES PLEASE!

kids decor for grown ups | modern boho

I would take any bit of this room in any of the rooms in my house. The gallery wall and mixed textures and colors and patterns. I just love it!

kids decor for grown-ups

Alright, so be honest. What do you think about kids decor for grown-ups? Am I crazy? Or am I on to something?

Written by Jennifer Garry
Jen is a freelance writer and girl mom from New York. When she's not knee-deep in glittery crafts and girl talk, you can probably find her sprawled across her couch in the middle of a Netflix marathon with dark chocolate smeared on her face. The struggle is real.