We have a saying for this time of year: Christmas is for kids! But, then since we too are kids in the 60 + range, our holiday wisdom doesn't really narrow things down.
Still, this time of year causes me to reflect on Christmases long ago and when I was a kid, the best place on earth was my own bedroom. My mom let me choose the paint, the throw rugs for the hardwood floor, and the blue and green bedspread and matching drapes. I had a cool bookcase for my books and comics, a nice desk for doing homework, a chest for toys. I even had my own black and white TV in my room. What a room!
In that little 10 x 12 room, I practiced my saxophone, did my homework, entertained my friends, and simply enjoyed having a place to call my own.
But as a child, I dreamed of faraway places with tall mountains and blue ocean waves crashing on rocky beaches. I fantasized about visiting New Zealand and imagined I'd go there when I left home.
Well, sixty years later, I still haven't made it to New Zealand, but if custom wallpaper were around, in the early sixties, this is what I would have chosen to be on my bedroom wall.
I checked into unsplash.com for other pictures that might make a cool mural for a children's room and found plenty -- too many to show here. But try on a few of these and see if they might make it to your kid's room. How about one to encourage reading?
Perhaps a future astronomer or astronaut might enjoy this unusual and colorful contemplation of the world and the universe becoming the world for this solitary observer.
And for a little girl's room, where small girls see themselves in a magic mirror of fantasy, this one is priceless.
Whether it is a nautical chart, or a novel photograph that you want to be made into a mural to make your child's room an unforgettable place to be and thrive, we are delighted to help make your image into a magnificent mural.
Give us a call, and let's discuss what you have in mind -- for either your child, or you.
Best wishes for the holidays!