Guest Picks: Mobiles for All Ages
Mobiles can delight in more rooms than just nurseries. These sculptural art pieces are a visual treat anywhere in the home
Most nurseries include a mobile hanging over the crib. Mobiles are great for babies because they give them something interesting to look at as they drift of to dreamland. While I was recently searching out a mobile for my newest addition, I came across these lovely designs that I would be more than happy to display in a more grown-up space. Have you ever considered hanging a mobile in other areas of your home? — Danyelle from Dandee Designs
The little pops of color on this mobile make it fun and interesting. It would look great in a modern space and could be the inspiration for a simple DIY project.
It would be a shame to hide this gorgeous wooden mobile in a nursery. I can imagine the lovely shapes it would take from the slightest movement.
This mobile looks just like paper airplanes and would be perfect for any aviation buff.
Incorporating a mobile into an adult space doesn't mean you have to look for a really grown-up design. Take this cute cloud mobile, for example: It would be a fun, kitschy addition to any room.
This sleek wooden mobile represents birds in flight.
This mobile reminds me of a capiz shell chandelier. I think it would look fabulous in a cozy corner over a reading chair.
The colors and design of the birds on this mobile are reminiscent of midcentury design and evoke a sense of the Arts and Crafts era.
This little school of fish would be a fun addition to the kitchen.
I'm imagining this simple, laser-cut mobile hanging over a craft or workspace.
If you have a bit more space to fill, this Centric bamboo mobile would do beautifully.
If you're a lover of photos or collecting little art prints, you're going to love this metal mobile. All you do is clip on your favorites, hang and enjoy!
It's easy to add a bit of feminine charm to your room with this little fabric flower mobile.
How fun would it be to have a little cluster of butterflies in flight in your space? It seems almost magical.
This simple but sculptural Himmel mobile has a nice geometric vibe.
This origami crane mobile made from maps is about as charming as they come!
If you're a lover of geometric shapes, this is the mobile for you.
If you're going to purchase a mobile for your grown-up space, you might as well buy one that will inspire your imagination. What do you see while looking at this modern piece?
Made from felted wool, these little birdies will bring a nice touch of warmth to any room.
Metal spheres and wooden balls give this Orbital mobile a very earthy feel.
This guy has gold raindrops — gold raindrops! You're bound to have an instant conversation starter if it's hanging in your home.
Next: More Grown-Up Mobiles
Next: More Grown-Up Mobiles
Ideabook published on Sept. 30, 2012.
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