I have to admit, the older I get the more I’m into minimalism. I guess my desire to live in a no-nonsense, clutter-free home comes from having a large family (well, three kids seems like a lot to me sometimes!), and the need to keep things simple and more manageable on a daily basis. White walls and a fairly neutral interior allow us to move things around easily, when the seasons change, when we buy a new piece of furniture or when we feel bored!
Minimalism doesn’t have to be boring though! There are plenty of ways to decorate children’s spaces without over-doing it. One of the mini-trends I’m loving right now is wire and wool wall hangings, and wirework for kids in general.
Let’s have a look at a few examples:
Handmade wool and wire name from Le Petit Florilège
Handmade wool and wire balloon wall decoration from Le Petit Florilège
If you’re a fan of wirework take a look at Zoé Rumeau’s portfolio. In addition to her amazing design work and sculptures, I was inspired by this beautiful flower installation she made for a child’s room. It certainly makes a change from a painted mural.
Etsy seller Artwire Graphics offers an interesting collection of freehand-created wire names, sculptures and mobiles. This delicate African animal design would look beautiful in a nursery.
British artist Louise Dawn Wilson crafts all kinds of everyday objects in wire, adding thread for a touch of colour. Many of her 2D and 3D wire drawings would make perfect newborn or Christening gifts. I love her Alphabet Blocks and Houses in particular.
Do you have a favourite? Perhaps you know of other similar wire artists working in children’s design? I’d love to hear from you if you do!