Classic Children’s Literature-Inspired Bedrooms

updated Jul 23, 2020
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If you have a favorite book from your childhood, a great way to honor it and pass it on to your own children is to use it to design bedroom decor. We’ve found some great rooms that use classic children’s literature as their design motifs.

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1. Goodnight Moon room featured at Toledo Blade: “Goodnight stars, goodnight air, goodnight noises everywhere.”

2. Richard Scarry Little Golden Book nursery on The Bump: “Pa wakes up from his nap. He says to Penny, “I think the next care we buy will be a Bananamobile.” “Oh goody,” says Penny. Would you like to have a Bananamobile?

3. Cat in the Hat room by Croatian painter Amel Memišević: “I know it is wet and the sun is not sunny, but we can have lots of good fun that is funny.”

4. Wizard of Oz room at Miscellaneous Me: “I’ll get you, my pretty, and your little dog, too!”

5. Felix’s TinTin Inspired Nursery on Apartment Therapy: “Billions of bilious blue blistering barnacles!”

6. Charlotte’s Web nursery at Heritage Homes and Designs: “Oh no…I don’t understand it. But for that matter I don’t understand how a spider learned to spin a web in the first place. When the words appeared, everyone said they were a miracle. But nobody pointed out that the web itself is a miracle.”

7. Harry Potter room at HGTV’s Rate My Room: “It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.”

8. Curious George room featured at The Washington Post: “This is George. He was a good little monkey, and always very curious.”

9. The Lorax room at Reno Sparks Mom: “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”

10. Beatrix Potter nursery at Apartment Therapy: “Once upon a time there were four little Rabbits, and their names were–Flopsy, Mopsy, Cottontail, and Peter.”

Which classic children’s book do you dream of turning into decor?

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