Why is the sky blue? Why is it called pineapple? Why do the lifeguards make me get out of the pool when it’s just raining out? Kids are always going to ask questions. Their brains are going a million miles a minute as they’re exposed to the world around them. The games they play, the friends they talk to, the TV they watch brings forth more and more questions, makes them more and more curious. Kids go to museums and start to learn and wonder about how big the world is and, perhaps more importantly, how long it’s been around before them.
As your kids get older, you introduce them to your favorite books, movies and games. They learn about It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, and they see the original Star Wars movies. They read about churning butter in Little House on the Prairie and how the very worst thing is to have to take the longest slide back to the beginning of Chutes and Ladders. Their young lives are being shaped every day by what they’re exposed to and surrounded by. What not take a vintage approach to their rooms and allow them to fill their curiosity tanks to the max?
Start with a wrought iron bed and a stack of quilts with modern prints instead of a duvet. Add small pieces of wooden furniture and comfy pillows in soft fabrics mixed with natural knit throws. A wallpaper covered in retro record players or shelves of sweets as if from Paris in the ‘50s bring a playfulness to the room. For the finishing touches, bring in your favorite toys you’ve saved, have a bookshelf dedicated to the picture books you remember from being their age. You just can’t forget to be ready for their questions.