When it comes to the kids’ bedrooms, we’re always on the lookout for practical-yet-cool space saving furniture, gorgeous rugs and the ultimate way to store all of that LEGO (when we’re not stepping on it and lacerating our feet). But once you’ve achieved bedroom perfection (for the five minutes before the kids trash it again), you’re going to need some finishing touches. We’re talking popping prints, colourful canvas and perfect posters and we know exactly where to find them here in Singapore…
Whether you are searching for the perfect handmade print for your kid’s bedroom, or are looking out for a great gift for a special little person, Sammyeve is one of the cutest finds in town. Created by a mum who understands what we’re looking for when it comes to a Pinterest-worthy bedroom for the small people, each and every piece that leaves the design studio is individually made using the highest quality materials and attention to detail. Choose from Singapore themes to superhero designs, typographic goodies to Chinese zodiac prints and then once you’ve confirmed your personalised instructions, sit back and wait for your unique piece of art to roll home.
Sammyeve, online only; www.sammyeve.com
You only have to pop into HoneyKids HQ for proof of just how cool an Alphaberts print looks on display: Creator Claire Dalziel whipped up our very own pop of colour for our office walls. Choose from a heap of nostalgic customised posters featuring bold retro lettering, muted colour palettes and some oh-so-cute illustrations for a result that is as personal as it is fantastic.
Alphaberts, online only (shipping available to Singapore, Malaysia or Australia); www.alphaberts.com
Cuckoo Little Lifestyle Store
We literally can’t choose a favourite among the beautiful muted tones of the Mrs Mighetto collection at Cuckoo Little Lifestyle Store. Choosing whether to go for a framed or unframed option is the easy part – choosing which print to plump for may well be impossible!
Cuckoo Little Lifestyle Store, Block 6B Dempsey Road, 247662; www.cuckoolittlelifestyle.com
Singapore Trading Post
If you’re looking for something a little bit quirky to brighten up your teenager’s room (ie, make it look less like a dank, dark cave), then Singapore Trading Post is where it’s at. We’re crushing on the retro posters, prints and canvases of local scenes and products (can someone please buy us the Qantas tiger canvas?) and think even the moodiest of teens might just crack a smile while choosing something fabulous for their
Singapore Trading Post, 315 Outram Rd, Singapore 169074; www.singaporetradingpost.com
Swoon alert: Head over to Deer Industries in the Tan Boon Liat Building and pick up an outrageously adorable magnetic print. Instant room changer right there. If only the hubby would less us have one for the living room: sigh.
Deer Industries, Tan Boon Liat Building #07-05, 315 Outram Road, Singapore 169074; www.deerindustries.com
There are soooo many Naiise things in Naiise that you’ll be spoilt for choice looking for a great print to perk up your kid’s walls. Pick up wall-goodies from $20: We think everyone needs a pink donut or Unicorn Magic Print in their lives.
Naiise, various locations; www.naiise.com
Paintinks by melt
We’ve long had a bit of a thing for the Paintinks by melt insta-feed and can’t get enough of the commissions, paintings and illustrations by Melissa Tan. Adorn your kid’s walls with whimsical wildlife, watercolour dragons or even tiny polka-dotted elephants dancing in the moonlight. Or why not get the family pets immortalised in paint form to really add a personal touch to your decor?
Paintinks by melt, initial enquiries online; www.paintinks-by-melt.com
Bright Star Kids
For prints that can not only be personalised, but won’t bust the wallet, you can’t go wrong with a pretty picture from Bright Star Kids. Prices start at just $9.95, but do note that there are no frames included with these gorgeous splashes of colour. Standard sizes mean you’ll pick up frames easy enough at good ol’ IKEA. We’ve got a bit of a soft spot for the dream catcher print…
Bright Star Kids, online only; www.brightstarkids.sg
The Jar of Salt
Singapore-based artist Cherie A. Bitanga, aka The Jar of Salt, is a bonafide wiz when it comes to turning a dull wall into a colourful dash of fun. Pick up one of her unique acrylics, pastels, inks or collages on canvas to jazz up your kid’s or teen’s room – or splash out on a treat for yourself!
The Jar of Salt, enquire online; www.jarofsalt.com
The Art Faculty by Pathlight
The Art Faculty is a platform to promote the special talents of people with autism and related challenges, and encompasses an art gallery, training ground, studio and art cafe to bring great works into the public arena. Younger kids will love The Animal Project range, while we have our eye on Fishing Village, Bamboo Green, Whale Family and Star Wanderer (all pictured above) amongst many other awesome picks. Head over to the Art for Autism: All Things Singapore exhibition happening now at the Fullerton Hotel where 33 of The Art Faculty artists are currently displaying: We got a sneak peek already and can definitely vouch for the serious talent on offer! It’s free to have a look, and originals and prints are available for purchase, so head over to check out how these gifted kids and young adults have all put their own spin on what Singapore means to them.
The Art Faculty by Pathlight, 20 Lengkok Bahru, #01-07 , Singapore 159053; www.theartfaculty.sg
Photography (top image): Sammyeve
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