Every child deserves a space that fosters creativity, growth, and positivity. Creating an inspiring room for your little ones can significantly contribute to their self-esteem and motivation. It's the perfect time to transform your child's bedroom into a haven of encouragement and self-expression. We've curated a collection of our favourite inspiring prints that will not only inject an extra dose of magic into their environment but also ignite their imagination and aspirations.
1. Dream Big
Elevate your child's dreams with this simple yet impactful print. Placing it above their bed or near their study area will remind them to always aim high and pursue their aspirations fearlessly.
2. When It Rains, Look for Rainbows, When It's Dark, Look for Stars
Encourage resilience and positivity with this heartening message. Perfect for a cozy reading corner, this print serves as a constant reminder to find beauty even in challenging times.
3. Create, Imagine, Play, Inspire
Unleash your child's creativity with this dynamic print. Its energetic design will motivate them to explore their imagination, engage in play, and always strive to inspire themselves and others.
4. Why Fit In When You Were Born to Stand Out
Celebrate uniqueness and individuality with a playful platypus design. This print, paired with its empowering message, encourages your child to embrace their distinctiveness with pride.
5. You Are Magic
Let your child know just how special they are with this enchanting print. Hang it in a prominent spot to remind them of their inherent magic and the incredible things they can achieve.
6. Shine Like Only You Can
Infuse their room with a sunlit spirit using this radiant print. Its uplifting message will remind your child to always shine their brightest, lighting up their world and those around them.
So there you have it—your secret formula for transforming your kid's space into an epic hub of positivity and excitement! With these awesome prints, each day becomes a new adventure in dreaming big, finding rainbows, and rocking their own unique sparkle. So go ahead, hang 'em up, and let the good vibes roll!
While I was more of a Sindy fan growing up, we love colour at creative monsoon so any excuse will do, but the highly anticipated Barbie movie is set to release in theaters soon, and with it comes a new trend in interior design: Barbiecore. This trend is characterized by bold pink colours, playful patterns, and feminine accents.
If you're interested in incorporating Barbiecore into your own home, there are a few things you can do. Start by adding pink cushions to your sofa or accent chairs. You can also hang pink prints or artwork on your walls, or add pink-inspired accessories like curtains, rugs, and decorative items.
With a little creativity, you can easily transform your home into a living Barbie dream. So what are you waiting for? Embrace the Barbiecore trend and let your inner child run wild!
Here are some additional tips for incorporating Barbiecore into your home:
A wedding is a joyous occasion that marks the beginning of a beautiful journey for the newlyweds. While traditional wedding mementos hold sentimental value, a personalised wedding map offers a unique and meaningful way to capture the spirit of the special day. Not only does it serve as a keepsake, but it can also become a space for guests to leave heartfelt messages, creating a cherished memory for the couple. Working out what to write on this sort of thing can always be a challenge so here are ten ideas for what messages guests could leave on a personalised wedding map:
Who says art galleries are only for grown-ups?
The perfect a rainy day activity. Prepare for an exciting and enjoyable outing as you embark on a gallery adventure with your baby. Together, you can explore vibrant colours, captivating shapes, and whimsical artworks. Let's dive into some quick tips to make your gallery visit a memorable and fun experience.
First off you'll want to visit a child-friendly gallery. Find a gallery known for its warm welcome to families and babies which is most likely going to be a big public gallery. Many have specific art activities and areas designed just for kids, so check out their websites first to see what's on.
Timing is key, select a time when the gallery is likely to be less crowded. Mornings or weekdays often provide a quieter atmosphere, allowing you and your baby to explore at a leisurely pace without feeling rushed or overwhelmed by a large crowd.
Babies are drawn to colours and shapes, so focus on exhibits with bright and contrasting artworks. You can point out different colours, describe the shapes, and talk softly about what you see. This gentle narrative will captivate your baby's attention and help them make connections between the art and the world around them.
And finally don't forget to bring a camera or use your phone to capture your baby's reactions to the art. These photographs will become cherished keepsakes and reminders of their early introduction to the world of art, just be sure to respect any photography guidelines within the gallery, there are usually signs on the wall letting you know if photography is allowed in certain areas or not.
Infusing colourful art and warm textiles for a cozy and vibrant space.
Preparing your nursery for the winter season is an exciting opportunity to infuse colour, warmth, and coziness into your baby's space. Adding touches of colour and cozy textiles can make a significant difference in creating a snug haven for your baby. Here are a few ways to make your nursery winter-ready.
Add Warmth with Textiles: Combat the winter chill by incorporating warm and soft textiles from throughout your nursery. A plush rug to keep little feet cozy and provide a soft play area. Add snuggly blankets and cushions.
Create a Cozy Reading Nook: Winter is the perfect time to introduce a cozy reading nook within your nursery. Choose a corner with ample natural light and enhance it with colourful cushions and a soft, inviting chair. Complete the space with a bookshelf filled with a selection of children's books, creating an area where you can snuggle up with your little one and enjoy quality reading time together.
Illuminate with Warm Lighting: During the winter months, when daylight hours become shorter, lighting plays a crucial role in your nursery's ambiance. Consider adding warm and gentle lighting options, such as soft-hued lamps or string lights, to create a cozy and soothing atmosphere.
Embrace Colourful Wall Art:
Bring a touch of winter magic into your nursery by adorning the walls with vibrant and colourful art. Playful animals and whimsical winter scenes. Choose pieces that resonate with your nursery's existing decor, adding visual interest and creating a cheerful ambiance for your little one.
The arrival of summer school holidays for children in the northern hemisphere means it's time for fun! But, as the days stretch out, the onset of boredom can dim the excitement. Fear not, creative monsoon has assembled a list of some of our favourite art and craft projects that will engage and entertain, AND ignite their creativity. Check out these five activities to banish boredom on the summer break.
1. Seashell Painting
Great for all ages. Capture the essence of the seaside by painting seashells in bright, tropical hues. Encourage your child to collect various seashells during a beach trip or purchase them from a craft store. With acrylic paints and brushes in hand, they can transform these shells into miniature canvases, adorning them with vibrant patterns, oceanic scenes, or whimsical designs. Seashell painting brings the beauty of the beach directly into your child's artwork.
2. Yarn-Wrapped Octopus
This cute project combines the joy of working with colourful yarn or wool and the excitement of creating a whimsical octopus. Paint a toilet or paper towel roll, or use our free octopus template to help practice those scissor skills too. Download the template here.
3. Paper Plate Butterflies
Create a fluttering masterpiece with a paper plate butterfly! With vibrant pom pom bodies, adorable googly eyes, and the simplicity of paper plates, these delightful creatures will bring a touch of whimsy to any room. Paint the plate in beautiful colours, then use a paddle pop stick for the body and glue on pompoms. Finish with googly eyes and a pipe cleaner for the antennae.
4. Sew Your Own Animal Cushion
Dive into a delightful sewing project with one of our fabric panels. Kids can create their own adorable cushion, simple to cut out and sew, there are five designs to choose from here including a whale and octopus. Just add your stuffing and cuddle.
5. Plastic Straw Seahorse
Transform ordinary plastic straws into whimsical seahorses, bringing the magic of the ocean to life. With a few simple materials such as a pip cleaner, some plastic straws, plastic bottle top and yep - a good old googly eye.
Designing a nursery can be a daunting task, but it's also a lot of fun. With each passing year, new trends emerge, and 2023 is no exception. Whether you're expecting a baby or looking to update your little one's room, to help inspire your nursery design, here are five of the top trends that are expected to dominate.
1. Verde All About It
Verde is a colour trend for 2023 nurseries. This green shade can add a playful and lively touch to your baby's room. Consider incorporating Verde in various elements such as bedding, curtains, and wall art as well as a wall colour. You can also add green plants to create a natural and refreshing atmosphere.
2. Welcome to the Jungle!
Jungle-themed nurseries allows you to bring the outdoors inside and create a playful and adventurous space for your little one. To truly capture the essence of a jungle in your nursery, consider adding some jungle-themed artwork to your walls, full of exciting animal prints, lush foliage, and playful elements that will ignite your child's imagination. Consider adding a jungle-themed wallpaper or mural to create a feature wall that adds depth and character to the room.
3. Dive into the Deep Blue
The ocean theme is another trend that's still making a splash. This theme allows you to create a soothing and calming space for your little one. Incorporate various shades of blue, green, and white to create a serene and tranquil atmosphere. You can also add ocean-themed elements such as fish, shells, and sea creatures to complete the look.
4. Colourful Cribs and Rainbow Rugs
Colourful furniture is a trend for 2023 nurseries that allows you to add a playful and vibrant touch to the room. Consider adding colorful furniture such as a bright crib or a colourful chair. You can also incorporate colorful storage options such as colourful baskets or shelves.
Checkerboard patterns are making a comeback in 2023. This classic pattern can give a playful and retro look to your baby's room. You can incorporate checkerboard patterns in various ways, from wallpaper to rugs, bedding, and prints. A black and white checkerboard is a timeless option, but you can also choose bold and bright colors to add some pop.
How to Incorporate Pantone's Color of the Year 2023 into Your Wedding Design
At the end of every year Pantone announces their 'Color of the Year' and for 2023 it was goodbye millennial pink, and hello to Viva Magenta, a bright and punchy fuchsia-red color that Pantone describes as "brave and fearless."
According to Pantone, Viva Magenta is a shade rooted in nature and represents a new signal of strength that promotes joyous and optimistic celebrations. It's a colour that's pulsating with exuberance, and it's perfect for couples looking to add a bold and beautiful element to their wedding design.
While Viva Magenta may be a bold choice in many situations, it's perfect for a wedding! Whether you want to go all out and plan a completely magenta-toned celebration or simply pepper it throughout your big-day design, there's an option for everyone. We think Viva Magenta is perfect for a Mexican inspired wedding. So grab your maracas and get ready for a fabulous fiesta with pretty papel picado fluttering in the breeze, bright colours and a margarita or two.
Here are some of our favorite ways to make this vibrant color a part of your wedding celebration in 2023:
Bridesmaid Dresses - One of the easiest ways to incorporate Viva Magenta into your wedding is by dressing your bridesmaids in this bold colour. It's a statement look that's sure to turn heads, and it looks fantastic on all skin tones.
Floral Arrangements - Flowers are an essential part of any wedding design, and Viva Magenta is the perfect colour to add some vibrancy to your arrangements. Consider incorporating magenta roses, peonies, or dahlias into your bouquets and centerpieces for a pop of color.
Table Settings - Viva Magenta can add a bold and beautiful element to your table settings. Consider using magenta table linens, napkins, or even glassware to add a touch of colour to your reception.
uWedding Cake - The wedding cake is an excellent opportunity to showcase your color palette, and Viva Magenta is no exception. Consider incorporating magenta florals or even a magenta ombre effect into your cake design for a statement look.
Stationery - Incorporating Viva Magenta into your wedding invitations is a great way to add a pop of colour and set the tone for a fun event. This bold and vibrant hue pairs well with a variety of other colours, including yellow and red, making it a versatile choice for your invitation design. Consider incorporating Viva Magenta through illustrations, envelope liners, and other fun flourishes to give your invitations a festive and colourful flair that will leave a lasting impression on your guests.
We're excited to announce the launch of our latest collection of vintage chinoiserie prints! These exquisite prints feature striking portraits of female performers from the Peking Opera, a traditional Chinese art form celebrated for its elaborate costumes, mesmerizing makeup, and dramatic movements.
Dating back to the Qing dynasty's golden era (1644-1911), these vintage masterpieces capture the essence of this celebrated art form's growth and popularity. Prints come on fine art matte photo paper or there is the option to have these prints wrapped on polycotton canvas, ready to grace your walls with their timeless elegance. Whether you're a collector of vintage prints or a lover of Chinese art and culture, these chinoiserie prints are a must-have for their exceptional quality and attention to detail.
Australian-themed Easter craft ideas that celebrate the Autumn season and are perfect for kids of all ages.
Easter is a wonderful time of year to get creative and make some fun and festive crafts with your kids. But in Australia, Easter falls during the Autumn season and I find much of the Easter craft projects around have a big Spring focus. So lets get creative with some unique themes and colours that reflect the cooler weather and Australia.
Autumnal Easter Egg Wreath
An Easter egg wreath is a fun and colourful way to decorate your home for the holiday, and it's easy to make with just a few supplies. For an Autumnal twist, you can use leaves and other natural materials in place of the traditional spring flowers. Start by gathering a variety of plastic Easter eggs in different colors and sizes. Then, use a hot glue gun to attach them to a foam wreath base, making sure to cover the entire surface. Once you have all your eggs in place, add some faux leaves and twigs to the wreath, using hot glue to secure them.
The bilby is a native Australian marsupial that has become a bit of an alternative to the Easter bunny in Australia because of it's big ears. Click here for a cute free download colouring in picture for the kids.
Easter Egg Leaf Prints
Leaf prints are a fun and easy way to create unique patterns and designs. Start by gathering a variety of leaves in different shapes and sizes. Then, head over to adventures in cooking to see a very cool how to for making your own beautiful leaf stencilled eggs!
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