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Why you should buy good art for kids rooms

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I’m super excited to share today about picking “good art” for kids (babies to teens!) rooms and I have SO many great print choices from Endemic World to show you!

When I say “good art” I’m talking about artist designed pieces which are good quality, visually interesting, preferably local and not mass produced, “on trend” throwaway pieces. I’m not suggesting that you have to spend thousands or even hundreds of dollars on nice artworks for your kids rooms! Kids grow and tastes change and I understand that not every parent has artwork in the budget! BUT.. I have been scouring Endemic World for you and have found SO many good options, all starting under the $100 mark and covering babies to teens..

So, why do I think you should buy “good art” for kids rooms?

  1. Special Memories (Life long treasures): Artwork is a personal thing and just as our favourite music or scents evoke memories of a certain time, the same is true of art. A beautiful print gifted to your child may one day be passed down to your grandchild, or forever hung in a future family home.
  2. Inspire Creativity: I love the idea of filling a home with artwork to inspire yourself and your family, to not only express yourself but to evoke your own creativity! For kids, having their own space and room is so important (especially as they grow) and filling it with inspiring work may be just the thing to spark their own creative interests.
  3. Support Artists: As you’re reading this blog, I’m sure you don’t need too much persuading on how important it is to support the artists, makers / creators and small business owners out there.. But it must be said, we should support artists and the creation of beautiful things. Buying art for your kids not only supports artists but encourages your kids to do the same in the future.
  4. Support Local: Okay, it’s kind of the same as the last point but I really need to push this one. Juniors is ALL about supporting New Zealand and Australian artists and brands because we believe there is value in supporting local businesses and that each of us can use our resources to positively impact artists and makers out there who put a lot of effort into doing what they do so well. If we each decided to purchase even just a few more local things than we do now, that would make a big difference (and again encourage your kids to do the same!)
  5. It just plain looks good: When a space looks good, it usually feels good. Feeling good in your space and in your home is a good thing and good for your kids overall wellbeing and happiness! (not at all scientific but makes sense to me!)

I’m a BIG fan of Endemic World, with their well curated selection of so many great artists, they make art buying easy for anyone. It was no easy task to choose from so many great options but I’ve gone ahead and done the hard work for you! Below are some of my picks for kids rooms, all of which could be used for nearly any age and will stand the test of time. These aren’t all typical “kids” prints, but rather artworks which kids can definitely appreciate and love in their own space. Let me know which are your favourites and head over to Endemic World for even MORE choices!

 

Wild Wagon Co

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1. Travel Far  2. Flower Moon  3. Waffle Cone

 

 

Pete Cromer

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1. Battles  2. Little Red Riding Hood  3. Tweedle Dee Tweedle Dum

 

 

Keryn Sweeny

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1. Float  2. Floral Circle  3. Forest

 

 

Greg Straight

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1. One Track Mind  2. 50 Year Storm 3. Street Roller

 

 

Natasha Vermeulen

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1. Bear and Roses  2. Skate Mates  3. Snake

 

 

Cloud Nine Creative

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1. Pink Magical Forest  2. Aztec  3. Green Cactus

 

 

Olivia Bezett

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1. Bear  2. Rainbow Wreath Bunny  3. Spotted Doe

 

 

Inaluxe

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1. Little Grey Fantail  2. Waratah Bud  3. Garden Party

 

 

Glenn Jones

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1. Kiwi Cuz  2. Red Leader  3. Pick a Colour

 

Imagery provided courtesy of Endemic World
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ONE HECTARE

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One Hectare is an Australian design studio powered by husband and wife team; Scott and Nerissa Douglas. Their super punchy work on wood and paper is both modern and tinged with retro at the same time.

After trawling their range I couldn’t help but think it would all be well suited  for family homes as both the big annnnnd small people would appreciate them!

Browse the collection online here. One Hectare // Adelaide, Australia // Available Online One Hectare // Adelaide, Australia // Available Online One Hectare // Adelaide, Australia // Available Online One Hectare // Adelaide, Australia // Available Online One Hectare // Adelaide, Australia // Available Online One Hectare // Adelaide, Australia // Available Online One Hectare // Adelaide, Australia // Available Online
Imagery courtesy of One Hectare
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CHARLIE + ROSIE

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Well today is the 1st anniversary of Juniors !
In the true spirit of a design based site focused on creative brands/people/business and talent with offerings aimed at down under families I think this business blitzes the brief!

Charlie and Rosie help capture your kids awesomeness by reproducing their artwork onto high quality & modern homewares or clothing. They have also come up with the cool concept of pre printing local artists designs and illustrations onto cushions, tea towels and pillowcases as a template for colouring-in creativity with fabric markers.

They have a terrific user friendly site which we invite you to head over for a trawl and check out the potential to create something a little special with your special small people.

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SWIDEN – Fables Collection

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Swiden is an incredibly playful homeware and lifestyle brand based in Melbourne. Designer Charlotte Swiden is heavily influenced by her Swedish upbringing and love of nature – the result is a of a clean, super modern folk style!

The Fables Collection is a new foray for Swiden, entering the childrens bedlinen world with a serious bang!!

Take your time to explore her world ( lots for grown ups too!)

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Images courtesy of Swiden
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GIVEAWAY: Giant Colouring In Posters

Giveaway : Colouring In Posters - Juniors Design Blog

 These giant colouring in posters are a super fun idea and I think one that the grown ups might love too! Featuring cities and themes of magic and play, we spotted these posters online at new NZ based store; Christopher Benjamin. AND we have one to giveaway!Giant City Colouring in Posters // available online at christopherbenjamin.co.nz Giant City Colouring in Posters // available online at christopherbenjamin.co.nz Giant City Colouring in Posters // available online at christopherbenjamin.co.nz

AND we have a winner! Congratulations Diana!!

TO ENTER

– Simply head to the Christopher Benjamin online store , check out the 4 different posters available and in the comments below tell us which one you would like to win!

– For a second entry, locate the competition post on the Junior’s Facebook page and leave your answer in the comments there too! (Don’t forget to throw Christopher Benjamin some love too!)

We will be drawing the winner at random on Thursday!