Decorate Your Child's Room {ideas for both the uncommitted and the adventurous}

sugarplumdreamslogo2I'm what you might call an "uncommitted decorator."

I plan and I dream and I scheme and I draw...and one day I might get around to actually decorating.

I truly admire people who can just stop by a home improvement store "on a whim," buy a bucket of paint and a cartful of accessories, and turn a white room into a room that looks like it came straight out of a model home catalog (ahem...I'm thinking of Germaine here). Those people are brave, creative souls - and maybe one day I will have that same courage and gusto.

Instead, I tend to fret over the final project. Will the color be too dark/too light? Will that picture really stand out? Should the bookcase be in this corner or right over there?

This timorous decorating "style" explains our white walls and simple decor. It's not that I don't have grand dreams. I do. I just need a little nudge to get going.

yhst-34754502057660_2031_33203823I'm proud to say that I took a step in that direction this weekend. My husband and I (okay, mostly my husband...) put up Wall Candy Arts Wall Decals in Dottilicious ($61) from Sugarplum Dreams in our 2-year-old daughter's room. The kit contains 80 polka dots in various colors and sizes. Essentially, the dots are oversized stickers - just peel and stick! Not happy with the way you placed them? Just peel them off and reposition them. Easy as pie!

And these polka dots are so cheerful, bright, and fun! Now I'm so excited to go out and buy a matching bedding set.

And maybe I'll even get this cuddly Shaggy Raggy Raspberry Rug ($55).

shaggy raggy raspberry rug

And I'm head-over-heels for this Oopsy Daisy "Alphabet with Kooky Birds" print ($139) for the walls.

alphabet kids art sugarplum dream

There are so many lovely decorating options over at Sugarplum Dreams, "the ultimate baby and children's boutique." If you live in Texas, you're lucky because you can actually go into the shop and browse the selection in-person (Feel free to bring your little ones along...the store is designed with them in mind! They'll be treated to a balloon and shortbread cookies). If not, no need to worry - you can shop online to your heart's content.

WIN IT! One winner will receive a $50 gift certificate to Sugarplum Dreams. To enter, leave a comment on this post stating what you would buy OR what item(s) catch your eye prior to Tuesday, December 23rd at midnight (don’t forget to follow the rules). * Winner must provide a U.S. mailing address.

*UPDATE* The winner is #18 Nicole. Congratulations!

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152 comments on “Decorate Your Child's Room {ideas for both the uncommitted and the adventurous}”

  1. I would get the indoor soccer shoot and goal and the Jellycat Huge Bunglie Mutt Stuffed Animal Plush Toy. They have some very cute stuffed animals; it was hard to pick!

  2. I might would get the Goodnight Moon Game for my kids. I liked the pink fuzzy rug & the Crocodile Creek My First Puzzle too!

  3. This blanket was very eye-catching if you ask me and I liked it however all the blankets were very handsome. *Little Giraffe Flower Velvet blanket

  4. Those dot decals are cute. I'd probably buy a satin nap pillow with the gift certificate. My niece wakes up with the most snarly hair I've ever seen.

  5. I love the products at SugarPlum Dreams! They offer so many adorable items, especially if you have a baby like me! I would love to purchase the Skip Hop Pronto Diaper Bag/Changer. It is something that would truly come in so handy for me with my 5 month old daughter! It looks easy to use and easy to keep clean too! Thank you for the opportunity to enter.

  6. Sugarplum Dreams has a lot of cute stuff. I especially love the Cloud B Twilight Ladybug. I have the Sleep Sheep from Cloud B and it's very cute.

  7. I really like the Jellycat Giggle Elephant Activity Toy so I would probably buy that toy. I think that my niece would love to have it. Thanks!

  8. I do so love Dottilicious, but the Fairies Cookbook as well as the Batter Up cookbooks are pretty tempting. Thanks for the intro.

  9. I love the Fun and Fitness Treadmill. It is so cute! My daughter is always asking to use mine, lol but she is only four.

  10. I love "unique" ideas for a baby's room. My daughter is going with the doggie theme. Bought material off the internet and is taking black and white photo's of her 2 doggies for pics in the new baby's room.
    Thanks for a great contest. Maybe she could add to his room with this win

  11. I finally found wall decor for my daughters room. She wanted a Candy Land room and has a rug but this border would be perfect!!!!!!!!!!

    Wall Candy Arts Wallpaper - Candy Factory

  12. I would pick up the Jellycat Truffle Chaucer Dog Large Stuffed Animal Plush Toy. It's adorable and I know my daughter would love it. They have a super selection of toys!

  13. Hi, I really like the Puppy Hooded Towel and Bath Puppet! Please enter me in your delightful drawing. Many thanks.....Cindi

  14. What a great site. Quick, somebody hide my credit card! I think I would use the gift certificate towards some animal themed art for my kids' room.

  15. Footmates Children's Shoes - Courtney - Chocolate - Nubuck. They are gorgeous and I would love to give them to my granddaughter.

    I saw someone mention the twilight turtle. I gave that to my granddaughter and it is wonderful.

  16. Such cute stuff. I picked out the 3 martha duck drooler bibs and also the rutabaga buddy blanket. My friend just found out she is pregnant so I would LOVE to give this to her.

    Thanks SO much for a great giveaway.

  17. At 10 months my darling granddaughter is already drawn toward "Froggy things". Her mother collects frogs so she comes by it honestly. She would love Oopsy Daisy "Friendly Frogs" 12x12, Kids Art and it would fit in her frog theme room. In fact you have a wonderful collection of frogs and she would love all of them. Thank you for this giveaway and Good Luck to All! Merry Christmas!

  18. I've been thinking about getting the Clek Olli booster seat and I would love to have some money to put towards it!! m_huston(at)hotmail(dot)com

  19. I really like the birthday banners. I would probably put the gift certificate towards 2 of them. One for my son and one for my daughter. I think my daughter would like the Oopsy Daisy Birthday Banner - "Fairies" 54"x12" and my son the Oopsy Daisy Birthday Banner - "Pirate" 54"x12".

  20. I would love to get th L’Amour 758 Mary Jane W/ Velcro Closure Shoes for my little girl. So pretty! Thanks for the contest!

  21. I am so glad you showed me this site!! I love the growth charts for my "big girl" and I love the green toys tea set and gardening sets! Also love the Pink Toile nap mat how cute!! Thanks so much!!

  22. my six year old really wants a rug for her room.. i can't find a cute one anywhere.. so i would get
    Shaggy Raggy Bubble Gum Rug

  23. I would get the Little Giraffe Chenille Blanky for my son. His is about worn out. I would also get the Jellycat Stuffed Panda for my daughter.

  24. I really like the Mural- Carousel and would buy it for my little cousin. All items are awesome! Thanks for the great opportunity!

  25. I love the boy's rugs, in particular the Nautical Anchor rug. So cute, it caught my eye right away! I would probably in actuality purchase a pair of shoes, though.

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

  26. I love the Pediped Grace-Brown Pink Polka Dot Mary Jane Baby Shoes for $33.00 and the Bunnies By The Bay Cuddle Toe Baby Slippers

  27. I love the growth charts (better than marking on a wall!) and that ladybug napmat is SO adorable-it would be so perfect for her to take to daycare (except she doesn't sleep much there...but maybe this would encourage her to?) thanks!

  28. I think I would want to get the Goodnight Moon game for my son-he loves that book. The shoes are cute too . . .
    linjenals at yahoo dot com

  29. I love the "Around the World" mural and the "Chinese Zodiac" mural and wall art. We are in the process of adopting internationally, and either of these would be great in our little one's room!

  30. I've been intending to get decals for my daughters new room. I was going to say that the Dottilicious was my favorite until I saw the Growing Tree Decal. What a fun way to keep track of both my children's growth.

  31. I love all their cute ideas...especially the chalk board decals. We just "de-babied" the boys' room :( so no more firetrucks and ducks dressed as firemen (that border was SO cute!) We're looking for some fun chalk board or bulletin board displays for their walls. Great shop!

  32. Ugh I totally need this. I am a terrible decorator. Seriously terrible. I love the animal orchestra mural and the chalkboard animals decals

  33. I've been dying for some wall decals since I can't paint the rooms here. I looked at the site, and although I like the chalkboard stuff I'm wary to teach my children that it's okay to write on the my favorite is Dottilicious, just like you guys have. I want to come over and see it on her walls!

  34. Oooh, I have some wall candy and love it! After 3 years it still sticks to the wall perfectly and can still be moved! If I were to win I would probably buy one of the goodnight moon fairy clocks - how adorable! :)

  35. The selection of moses baskets is amazing! Lots of variety and very cute bedding to go with them!! :) love it!! Btw, Stephanie I just noticed your daughter's picture in her licorice poncho and its too cute!! :)

  36. It might sounds kind of funny...but the activity books sound cool. Especially since there's 2 feet of snow outside. No big house projects for us right now. Thanks!

  37. I would get the train wall decals. I have been looking for something like this. I was trying to do my boy's room in trains but find it hard to find train stuff. Usually you find transportation stuff that has cars, boats, plains, etc with it.

  38. Well since I love mermaids, I love the mermaid growth chart! Beautiful things there, thanks for the review and giveaway! :)

  39. Wow, that's a huge website with a ton of fun stuff! I was looking mainly at baby & room decor, as I also have lagged behind in getting around to decorating. The thing that ended up catching my eye was a really cute bird mobile, as I've never had a crib mobile for any of my babies, and I'm sure #3 would love one ;)

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