Wire name wall decoration by Zoé Rumeau

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:


Modern, poetic and fun – love these wool & wire names for kids’ rooms!

Handmade wool and wire name from Le Petit Florilège


Brighten up your child’s room with some fun balloon wall décor!

Handmade wool and wire balloon wall decoration from Le Petit Florilège


A wall full of wire flowers by French artist Zoé Rumeau

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.

Freehand-created African animals mobile by Artwire Graphics

Freehand-created African animals mobile by Artwire Graphics

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.


Louise Dawn Wilson’s art would make an original decorative feature in a child’s room


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!