Math, they say, is the universal language. And it's a lot prettier than Esperanto, so why not choose some number-based decor to get your child started early? I've rounded up some of my favorite pieces for kids' rooms featuring a plethora of digits as well as some inspirational spaces using numbers as decor.
- Bold Number Cards are displayed on a shelf in SwissMiss creator Tina Roth Eisenberg's daughter's room on Design*Sponge.
- Letter Knobs on this sunny yellow dresser in Ike's room on Apartment Therapy are a simple, inexpensive way to make an ordinary dresser memorable.
- Large Wooden Numbers on the wall can be subtle if you paint them the same color as the wall. For a bolder look, paint them in a contrasting color. Seen on House to Home.
- Numbered Baskets in a boy's playroom on Architectural Digest. You could buy numbered baskets or paint them on yourself. Use them to help organize storage or just for fun.
- Framed Flash Cards, at Chez Larsson, are easy-peasy and can make a minimalist statement. Extra points if you can find some vintage ones.
- Cloud and Raindrops Print at Etsy shop Little Design Haus, $25.
- Numbers Pouf at Land of Nod has a modern, graphic appeal and is grown up enough to use in the living room.
- India's Heritage Felt Numbers Pillow has wacky quilting to make the numbers even more whimsical. $90 at Wayfair.
- Kidd Number Rug, Brown and Blue, $300 for 3 1/2' x 5 1/2', at Rugs & Blinds. This rug is colorful enough to match lots of palettes.
- Forrest 123 wall art, $20 at Olli & Lime. This one not only goes to 11... it goes to 20
(Image credits: Tina Roth Eisenberg; reader Erin; House to Home; Roger Davies/Architectural Digest; Benita Larsson; Little Design Haus; Land of Nod; Wayfair; Olli & Lime; Rugs & Blinds)