Guest Post- Turn a book into a room! By Ashlee from izzyshare

I am very excited to have Ashlee from izzyshare guest post and reveal some of her room designs with my readers. She has some awesome ideas on how to take your child's favorite book and design their bedroom around it. My children's favorite book is Chicka Chicka Boom Boom By Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault. Take a look at what she has to offer..............

Hello! I'm Ashlee from izzyshare! izzyshare is a place for teachers and parents to share design ideas for kids through pictures. I'm a former teacher meshing my love for design and education and I love to use children's books for inspiration for crafts, lessons, and room designs. I want to share with you my latest turn a book into a room design. 

Turn a book...

photo via LLED 402 Blog

into a room!

This mood board was created by Ashlee from izzyshare by using olioboards.

I try not to take my interpretation of turning a book into a room too literal.  I think it's more fun to bring in items in a clever and thoughtful way.  For example, I could have placed a palm tree in the room, found palm tree art, and added palm tree pillows, ending up with a room that looks more like a palm tree farm than a calm and cohesive space. Instead, I brought the green leaf color into large key pieces of the room like the desk and green print above the dresser.  You can see that I played off the polka dot boarder on the cover of the book through the polka dot pillows and pendant lamp. 

By bringing in the Chicka Chicka theme (or any other theme), in a subtle way, your child will be able to grow with the room and will easily be able to modify the room without making drastic changes (and less work for you) as time goes on. If you have questions, would like help putting together a room, or have a book suggestion for my next turn a book into a room please e-mail me at: ashlee@izzyshare.com. I would love to hear from you!

You can click here to see other books I've turned into rooms.

What have you used for inspiration when designing a room for your home?

I want to give a big THANK YOU to the Classified: Mom for having me as a guest blogger! 

Here is a list of items used in the above mood board:

  • Thoa II Lei Orange Silk Lamp
  • Green curtain print (over chest)
  • Green desk
  • Pink Dot Pillow
  • Modern Alphabet Print
  • Green File
  • Pink flowers
  • Hudson Chest
  • Xavier Orange Chair
  • Orange and white pillow
  • Striped Rug

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