Perk up your child's bedroom with fun canvas art or a print that pops! We've shared some of our fave local stores and artists offering something special...
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 (pictured top) 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
Cuckoo Little Lifestyle Store
We literally can’t choose a favourite among the beautiful colours and designs of the Amayadeeme collection available at Cuckoo Little Lifestyle Store. 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 Dinosaur or Unicorn 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 bright and educational poster from Bright Star Kids. Prices start at just $19.95, but do note that there are no frames included with these splashes of colour. Standard sizes mean you’ll pick up frames easy enough at good ol’ Ikea. We’ve also got a bit of a soft spot for the vast selection of decals.
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
Is there anything we can’t get when it comes to brightening up our homes over at ever-handy Spotlight? That goes for plenty of fun art picks for kids of all ages too, from fire engines to dinosaurs, unicorns to llamas, there’s more than enough choice for even the fussiest of small art critics.
Spotlight, Level 5, 68 Orchard Road, Dhoby Ghaut MRT, 238839: www.spotlightstores.com
Alphabets and Animals
We’ve long been crushing on the exquisite range of ready-to-go and hand drawn commission picks from New Zealand based Alphabets and Animals. The Imperfectly Pretty animal collection is so lifelike, you’ll be able to appease cries from the kids for a pet with one of these prints instead, we reckon.
Alphabets and Animals, online only; www.alphabetsandanimals.net
Gifts Less Ordinary
From world maps to personalised Merlion prints, there are so many lovely choices at Gifts Less Ordinary that it’s a tough call to pick a favourite. We have to say we’re rather fond of the neon light art installations for older kids – We’ll be honest: we totally want a blue neon heart balloon on our own bedroom wall. Not sure the hubby will go for it, mind.
Gifts Less Ordinary, online only; www.giftslessordinary.com
Photography (top image): Sammyeve
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