We love infusing kids spaces with vintage art and accessories. Especially items that have a personal connection to hobbies, interests, travel experiences, or family history.
Our boys each chose their own room colors. These colorful vintage pennants pop on the blue in one room and showcase connections to local destinations
In our 'playroom' (now that our boys are 13 and 15 I should probably stop calling it that) we've hung a vintage travel poster with a bold train image. Our younger son was obsessed with trains when he was little. He carried around his favorite little metal silver train with him everywhere - much like other kids might do with a stuffed animal or blanket. So this print, which has been in our home for many years, really feels particularly well suited to their space.
The upper shelves were purpose built to fit a vintage truck and fire engine. Both hand-me-downs from their grandfather.
And these are more than just displays. Both trucks got a LOT of play from my Dad as a child and both our boys. On these open and accessible shelves they're ready and waiting to come down anytime to get played with again.