The Writing’s on the Wall

When I was little a had a lovely bedroom, with an engaging freeze of alphabet letters all around my tiny room. For some reason I started reminiscing about my little room of peach and grey with Laura Ashly floral wallpaper, and it got me thinking, what alphabet options do we have for nurseries today? Oh and there really are some beauties! Take a look at my favourites…

I love this idea, alphabet cards pegged on a line! Fun colours too.

Illustrated alphabet cards hung in a children's room

I would love to illustrate my own!

Colourful abc pegged up in children's room

Make it monochrome with black and white wallpaper and lovely doodles.

Blackboard style wallpaper with illustrations and alphabet

You can’t go wrong with squidge, grey crocheted letters that are huggably good.

ideal for a nursery, grey crochet alphabet

Anything with an embroidery hoop I love, these appliqué letters are no exception.

Embroidery hoop framed abc

For a more neutral take, I love the white letters acting as a freeze.

Rain drop vinyl, hot air baloon, loly pop art and alphabet white wooden letter freeze in children's room

Or perhaps something like this, a white chest of draws up-cycled to be tactile fun.

Up-cycled draws with white letters

Not technically decor, but aren’t these brilliant? Wooden alphabet blocks with letters and sign language.

wooden blocks with sign language and letters

What a great idea, a giant magnetic letter wall!

Children's letter wall with magnetic letters

Or these lovely draws which have a deep richness with chunky wooden letters varying in size.

Wooden draws with alphabet letters

Creative ways with the alphabet! Nurseries can be such fun.


Good things come in small packages

Green roof and white wooden walls in this tiny house

The tiny house phenomena is really in full swing. With programmes on the telly showing how downsizing is the way to live the life you want, economically and environmentally. Space is so luxurious but I can see the appeal of a ‘everything in its place and a place for everything’ way of living. Especially if you live in a climate where inside-outside living doubles your space. Living in England though weather can never be guaranteed! We are a nation of shed-lovers and I think everyone has a hankering for a small space somewhere to call your own.

Simple white kids room with bunk beds in tiny house

Lovely laid out dining area of small house

A tiny family home though may be another matter! However I am being seduced by this lovely little house near Portland, Oregon, USA. It is the home of designer Jessica Helgerson and her family and it has been re-modeled using nearly exclusively reclaimed materials, the building itself is now being recycled for the fourth time!

Tiny house beautifully decorated

The space is 540 square feet and is beautifully presented. I love the green roof and roughly painted wooden walls. There is a loft style sleeping space for the parents accessed by a ladder and the children have a bunk room, there is even a pull out guest bed. Every space has been thought through and maximised. I love the wall of books! There is always room for books, down-sizing is all about prioritising.

Built in seating and a wall of books in tiny house

Beautiful rural tiny house designed by Jessica Helgerson

Originally found on Freshome.