SMALL SPACE DECOR: books that double as decor
Designing small spaces requires a lot of intention, meaning every item used must serve a purpose or multiple ones at that. One item in a child's room that we feel has the ability to do this well, are books. Chosen with intention, books have the ability to dress up a wall while serve the purpose to entertain, relax and teach.
One project we were excited to try this in was our closet-turned-nursery project. Consisting of only 50 sq ft, we knew every item placed on the walls needed to be functional as well as intentional.
Choosing books that coordinated to the color and hues of the wallpaper (& special items in the room like our sweet slumberkins sloth that also happens to come with a beautifully illustrated board book) not only created a sense of flow within different areas of the space but it finished the space in a way we didn't anticipate.
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We have searched high and low for our favorite illustrators and are excited to share with you some of our favorite books that are as sweet as they are beautiful!
O U R F A V O R I T E B O O K S
#4. I WANT MY HAT BACK by Jon Klassen
#5 THE DAY I BECAME A BIRD by Ingrid Chabbert
#6 WE FOUND A HAT by Jon Klassen
#7 SAM AND DAVE DIG A HOLE by Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen
#8 THIS MOOSE BELONGS TO ME by Oliver Jeffers
#9 THE LITTLE GARDENER by Emily Hughes
#10 BREEDS- A CANINE COMPENDIUM by Fenella Smith
#11 THE WOLF, THE DUCK AND THE MOUSE by Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen
#12 HOME by Carson Ellis
#13 EXTRA YARN by Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen
#14 HOUSE HELD UP BY TREES by Ted Kooser and Jon Klassen
#15 TOWN IS BY THE SEA by Joanne Sshwartz and Sydney Smith
#16- SPARKY by Jenny Offill and Chris Applehans
#17- STUCK by Oliver Jeffers
#18- GASTON by Kelly DiPucchio and Christian Robinson
#19- GASTON + ANTOINETTE SERIES by Kelly DiPucchio and Christian Robinson (this is both the Gaston and Antoinette books plus a pretty hardcover case that can also double as decor on a shelf!)
#20- ANTOINETTE by Kelly DiPucchio and Christian Robinson
Well, thanks again for reading. If you have any books you love and we missed, please let us know by commenting below!
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