We all know that playing outdoors is the best cure for cabin fever. But some days, it's simply too yucky or cold to go out. We're seeking inspiration from the natural world and bringing it indoors via plenty of eco-decor and furniture. From jungle animal twists on the traditional rocking horse to gorgeous, hand-painted FSC-certified kid-sized tables and chairs to adorable PVC-free wall decals, we've got your child's room covered. So until it is garden or playground weather, your family can stay cozy in your home and still dream of the world outside and all its creatures. Read on for 6 examples of decor and furniture that were inspired by nature.
Tree bookcases are such a fun design element for little nature lovers who love to read. This spruce tree bookcase has branches that aree wide and strong enough to hold numerous books as well as keepsakes that your tot wants to display. Available in green or white, this bookcase, which is finished with high-gloss, low-VOC lacquers, fits in with almost any color scheme.
Wee Gallery’s wall decals can take a nursey from blah to beautiful, plus they’re removable (great for apartment dwellers who can’t alter their surroundings permanently). With themes including monkeys, sea creatures, and safari animals, even tiny tots can delight in these simple and sweet graphics covering their walls. The wall graphics are PVC-free and printed in the USA. Looking for something more permanent? Paper your child’s room naturally with this owl wallpaper, made with water-based inks.
Sometimes it’s the littlest details that make the sweetest impression. A mother and baby bird cuddling take this peg rack from useful to whimsical. And the whole operation is green from start to finish: the wood is FSC-certified poplar and the product is sealed with a non-toxic, no VOC, soy-based coat.
Lilipad Studio’s vibrant table and chair sets are like funky works of art. Covered in butterflies or printed with exotic flowers, these functional and beautiful sets are perfect for inspiring a love of nature, drawing, and design. Made from FSC-certified poplar, the table and chairs are also painted with VOC-free paints and covered with a low VOC finish.
Wee Rock Toy Co. features a traditional rocking horse model, but what kid wouldn’t rather be on a gorilla, elephant, rhino or giraffe? Made in the USA using FSC-certified bamboo plywood and finished with a food grade conditioner, these heirloom quality toys let your little wild one rock on (and rock off some of that extra energy)!
Mod Mom’s Chase storage chest is stylish enough to fit in your room, but we think it’s great for kids too: the clean design has tons of room for storage: an interior chest as well as two open cubes. Featuring a bird, plant leaf, or dandelion graphic, the chest, hand-crafted in conjunction with an Amish furniture manufacturer, would blend well with any design scheme while still offering a subtle nod to nature. Another storage option are these cute toy boxes.