I’ll be honest, this ‘my favourite finds’ post has been sat in my drafts folder for an embarrassing amount of time. I picked up these gorgeously colourful birds and bugs a few months ago but they’ve been gathering dust on my desk while I’ve been putting off painting the walls of their new home … my seven year old’s bedroom.
While those walls still aren’t painted - the target date of ‘before the summer holidays’ has been extended to ‘before Christmas’ - I wanted to share them with you now because I think they’d make super sweet stocking fillers and, you know, there’s a chance that the decorating might even become a 2019 project. Who knows?!
If you're new to The Ordinary Lovely and ‘my favourite finds’, these are posts where I share something small and lovely (and mostly purse-friendly) that I've welcomed in to my home, and that I think you'd be rather fond of too. Not that I’m encouraging you to shop unnecessarily … just pointing you in the right direction in case you’re looking for something similar.
So, let me introduce you to the imaginative world of Studio ROOF. You are going to LOVE their work, trust me. I discovered them last year after creating jungle leaf bunting for a blog post for Great Little Trading Co. After I pinned the image on Pinterest, a Studio ROOF design showed up in the ‘More Like This’ section (it was of similar botanical leaves) and then I lost a couple of hours swooning over their stunning cardboard cut outs.
I specifically wanted to show you the birds and bugs as those are the ones that my little dude has chosen for his room. BUT, there are so many other magical products on the website that will for sure catch your eye. And they’re mostly made from recycled cardboard, too. No annoying plastic.
The designs arrive in cardboard packages and you simply push out the different parts and follow the instructions until you have your 3D model in front of you. It takes mere minutes. And they’re great quality, too. The pieces pop out and fit together easily without any risk of tearing or bending (a bugbear of mine with substandard alternatives).
The walls in bedroom are going to be painted a pale duck egg and he’s requested a tropical look with birds, bugs and greenery so I think these 3D animals will be perfect for creating the exotic rainforest feel that he’s after. I like the chirpy parakeets but the hardy toucan is his favourite.
All of the designs can be hung from the wall - I’m going to dot them around the room in between lots of faux greenery - but you can also pop them on a shelf or along a basket. How cute is the blue dragonfly?
My other top picks?
I love this lobster for no other reason that simply looking at it makes me smile. Older children will surely appreciate the different cities - New York and London are my personal favourites. And I have a couple of the Fiona Walker England animal heads around my house, but they’re not cheap - the Studio ROOF little friends (monkey, giraffe, lion and panda) could be a cute and affordable alternative. And I really do mean affordable with prices starting from around €7.95 for the beetles and dragonflies. Not bad, right?
What do you think? Has anything caught your eye?