With the start of the Olympics, the spotlight is on host city London. A modern city steeped in history, London is rich in iconic landmarks and symbols: black cabs, double decker buses, red phone booths, Big Ben, Tower Bridge and, of course, the Queen herself. And let's not forget the most recognizable symbol of the United Kingdom: the Union Jack. I thought it would be fun to look at some children's rooms that incorporate 'Cool Brittania' in both big and small ways. What I particularly love about these touches of England in kids rooms is that depending on how they're used they can read as classic or quirky. Parents who wanted to go less formal and masculine, switched up the colors for something softer.
Whether you're an Anglophile looking to make a small nod to a country you're affectionate for or you want to do the full monty with Brit-inspired decor - I think it will look aces.
(Images: 1. Vicki Eastland 2. reader Lisa 3. reader Suzanne 4. Emily/Poppy's Wear Daily 5. Michael Partenio for New England Home 6. Shannon W. 7. Leah Moss 8. Our Fifth House 9. Colin Poole for House to Home 10. via Susie Huson)
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