Guest Picks: Construction Chic

20 fun industrial decorating touches for kids big and small.


My son is a construction vehicle fiend. If it digs, drags, pushes or destroys, then it's for him. And from what I hear, he's not alone. These mighty machines seem to be adored by little (and big) guys almost universally. In an effort to give the kids what they want, but still maintain a sense of style, I've rounded up 20 finds to help add some industrial chic to your child's space.

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"Lunch Atop a Skyscraper" Mounted Print by Mike Stimpson - $76.00

This is such a cool take on the famous 1932 photograph taken by Charles Ebbets, and you can't go wrong with LEGO decor. Do kids ever really outgrow them?

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Personalised Construction Toy Letter Art by Berties - GBP 53.75

Monograms are a great way to personalize a kid's space. This 3D construction version is made of a gravel-textured surface with toy diggers, dumper trucks and even workmen. My favorite parts are the muddy tracks leading off the print and onto the mat board — almost like the machines have been busy working while your child slumbered.

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Not on the High Street


Bulldozer Tractor Construction Vinyl Wall Decal by DecoMOD Walls - $16.00

The large scale and modern lines of this wall decal make for a versatile focal point the kids won't quickly outgrow. Plus it's available in several colors and can be personalized with a child's name or personal message.

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Crane and Trucks Vinyl Decal Sticker by DecoMOD Walls - $42.00

This is another decal from DecoMOD Walls, equally as lovely as the Bulldozer Tractor. Overlapping the machines and crane gives the scene a nice level of dimension.

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Digger with Dots on Pink Wall Art - $58.00

Who says trucks are just for boys? With the photographed digger juxtaposed against a bright pop of pink, this print has something for all your littles — regardless of gender. It's a perfect pick for the playroom.

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Guest Picks: Construction Chic

20 fun industrial decorating touches for kids big and small.

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