Many girls play with dollhouses when they are young. Dollhouses for little girls are less about the decorating of each room than they are about creative play and using their imaginations. Recently we’ve spotted dollhouses for grownups on several design blogs. These dollhouses are all about the decorating. The dollhouse is a mini show house with each room perfectly decorated. The completed miniature show house can be proudly displayed on the shelf of your home office or design studio.
Playing with these dollhouses can be like designing the perfect home… on a much smaller budget. Everything from flooring to wallpaper to lighting and furniture can be done in miniature for these dollhouses. Scaled down accessories and furniture can be found that replicates everything from traditional to contemporary decorating styles. Carpet, area rugs and even wood floors can be found for dollhouses. What can’t be purchased can be made by you. Wallpaper and fabric swatches can be used to decorate walls and windows.
Dollhouses for grownups are a fun way to play designer. Each room can be a different theme or style. These dollhouses are a great way to experiment with color, pattern and texture. Designing a room in miniature is a nice way to stretch your designing skills before investing in designing an entire room in your own home. It’s easier to change the look of a dollhouse room than a room in your home. If you’ve finished decorating your own home, a dollhouse is a wonderful way to keep decorating.
Brian Kirby says
What a great post! I had never thought of dollhouses that way. But what a great way to use them as a way to practice for designing and decorating the grown-up version 🙂