• Beach House Rooms for Kids

    Blogger-designer Thomas Jayne at Interior Design has posted a neat look at two of his projects for beach house kids rooms. I must be a kid at heart, because this scene looks pretty good to me! Discover your own inner child in our kids lighting section and kids home decor sections. Photo thanks...
  • Staff Picks: Susanna's Gift List

    It's crunch time. Well, actually you have four more days to order in time for Christmas delivery but it's definitely decision-making time. Here are some ideas for the characters in your life... For the Gardner ... You can match their home's exterior with one of our birdhouses for a personal...
  • Modern Nursery Ideas for Little Girls or Boys

    I was recently hired to design the interior of a modern family home, which included a nursery. The soon-to-be mom expressed a few of her wishes for the space: a non-theme room, transitions well into the toddler stage, and a unique space. When we think of putting together a children's space (especially...
  • Top 5 Table Lamps for Kids' Rooms

    I love selecting table lamps to finish the lighting for a kid's room. It is fun decorating kids' rooms because you can be very creative using bright colors and whimsical elements. It is the one room in the house that can be a stand alone design. There are so many different styles of table lamps...
  • 5 Organization and Space Saving Ideas for Kid's Rooms

    1. Built-in Seating Nooks : Instead of having a few chairs floating around the bedroom, I like to design built-in seating nooks that can also double as storage. The nook in the image featured above is very unique, but you can also create something more basic. My favorite type of seating is a built-in...
  • Designer Nurseries with Designer to the Stars Kari Whitman

    While dreaming up designer nurseries for clients like Jessica Alba, I follow two rules: be green and be creative! You don't have to stick to traditional pink and blue--it should be about imagination and fun. And it should always be eco-friendly! A nursery should be whimsical with some elegant...
  • Holiday Gift Buying Guide for Kids

    No doubt it's kids who are most excited to wake up early on Christmas morning and tear into the gifts. Who can blame them, really? Opening those carefully wrapped gifts is tons of fun. The hard part is finding that perfect gift for that special little someone. So far we've done buying guides...
  • Playful Children's Room Lighting

    Triggering a child's imagination doesn't take much but you can help it along by choosing a table lamp for their room with bold design and color. The lamp's charm should be immediately accessible with easily read themes. Crystal transforms an ordinary bedroom into a princess hide-away while...
  • It'll Smile Back?

    People often overlook buying mirrors for their children's rooms. That's unfortunate, because children are fascinated with mirrors. A great trick is to put a mirror on the wall near a changing table to keep the baby busy while you're changing them. The National Science and Technology Centre...
  • Flower Pendant Light in the Nursery

    The nursery is one of the most exciting rooms to decorate. Speaking from experience, it's a blast creating a space for baby. Ohdeedoh is a fantastic blog which specializes in kids' spaces, so we were thrilled to see our White Flower Pendant Light in a recent feature on a reader's nursery...
  • New Area Rugs Brighten Children's Play Rooms

    One of the easiest ways to brighten and redecorate a child's room or play area is to add new floor covering. Doing so can instantly give a space a "theme", from sports to castles and princesses, and helps make the room seem fresh and re-decorated. The new area rug designs for kid's...
  • The Top 5 Colors for Kids Rooms

    Although I am a kid at heart, I know I could never get away with Sponge Bob bedding. However, what I can get away with is discussing my thoughts on the top 5 colors for kids rooms. As we rapidly approach the back to school rush, it may be time to consider a wee fresh-up with regard to your children’s...
  • Adventurous Kids Rooms and Forts

    Being a kid has to be one of the greatest times in our lives, when play is the most important task of the day. Growing up I loved building forts and creating my own fantasy play area on a Sunday afternoon. Designing a kids room is so much different than designing any other space in the home. In...
  • Green Power

    Nah, not that type of green, but green ogre power! Saw this and couldn't resist posting about it, especially when I read that it comes with a special 3D shade. Shrek and Friends Table Lamp. You'll find more "once-upon-a-time" looks in our Kids table lamps section.
  • Celebrity Baby Nurseries for Kourtney Kardashian, Snooki, and Anna Paquin

    Hollywood is having baby fever! With the pitter patter of little feet all over Tinseltown, we thought it would be fun to come up with some decorating ideas for celebrity baby nurseries. Kourtney Kardashian, Snooki, and Anna Paquin all recently gave birth (Anna to twins, no less!) and while we're...
  • A Room Full of Butterflies

    Hey, even kids need a little style! But even I couldn't resist this whimsical, close-to-ceiling light design. The semi-flushmount light features purple butterflies and an inner diffuser that helps soften the light throw. This will make a cute addition to any child's room. The collection includes...
  • Giraffalove Table Lamp

    There's cute and then there's really, really cute. This table lamp definitely falls into that category! A final at the top makes it look like the momma giraffe is poking her head out above the shade. And it comes with a dimmer switch to lower the light for bedtime. You gotta love it! Take...
  • Get Real with Hannah Montana

    Going over some of the new table lamp designs , these Hannah Montana lamps caught our eye. Fans of the show (you know who you are) will love these. The teal shade design features a 3D image of the star. The guitar-shaped lamp comes with a built-in speaker. Just plug in your iPod or favorite MP3 device...
  • The Muppets: The Fuzzy Pack Is Backy Back

    The fuzzy pack is backy back. That's right, this November The Muppets are returning to the big screen. With their parody videos getting so much attention, the movie is sure to draw crowds of all ages. Right about now, you are probably wondering why you are on a design blog and I am talking about...
  • Kathy Ireland - Momdelpreneur

    Kathy Ireland was recently featured in Baby Couture magazine's anniversary issue. She talks about her career, her writing, and her parenting philosophy. You can read the interview in Baby Couture's online magazine reader by clicking here . Mouse over the page navigation at the bottom; the interview...
  • Photo Contest Winner -- Nursery Ceiling Fan

    Robin, a Lamps Plus customer from Florida, was a grand prize winner in our recent photo contest. So, what did she buy with her winnings? To put the finishing touches on her daughter's nursery, Robin brought home the Casa Deville Pretty in Pink Ceiling Fan . Using the Build-Your-Own-Ceiling-Fan...
  • Top 5 Tips For Kids Organization

    Does the thought of entering your children's room make you shudder? Does the new school year and all the stuff that comes along with it make you think of the show Hoarders? I have 5 of the top tips for kids organization that are both decorative and practical. 1. The classic closet. If you don’t...
  • Nursery to Toddler Room: Good Design that Grows

    It can sometimes be a challenge to design a room for a child knowing that it may need to be completely redesigned in a few years. The smarter design fits the child's current needs, but also transitions into years down the road. Below are a few tips for creating a kid's space that functions for...
  • Kid's Desk Lamps with Character

    Homework is never fun, despite what my sister used to say! But it can seem like less of a chore if done in a bright and inviting room space. Here are some kid's desk lamps that will have your little characters studying in style. Another great plus - these are all under $100. The Little Monster...
  • LAMPS PLUS in the News -- Trends in Kids Furniture

    The AP published a wonderful article yesterday about how designers are embracing decor aimed at children. "Designers of kids' furniture are letting their imaginations run away with them, and that's great news for hip parents looking for fun, exuberant decor." Read the entire article...
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