Not Just for Kids? The Latest, Happiest Design Trend

Who doesn’t need a mental boost in the home after the dumpster fire that was 2020? To help make this year lighter and brighter, consider a healthy dose of kindercore.

This childlike design aesthetic is trending big-time for good reason: Its signature bright, primary colors plant us squarely in a much happier place.

“I literally have a client right now who is fully embracing this design look in his home, and I also did a show house in this concept several years ago,” reports Ana Cummings of ANA Interiors.

But is this look really for adults—or just for kids?

“Frankly, it’s Fisher-Price for the adult market,” says Beverly Solomon of the eponymous design firm. While living among Lego- and Duplo-inspired hues isn’t for everyone, kindercore may be exactly your cup of tea if you’re game enough to try big splashes of bold color.

Here’s more about kindercore, including its

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With Camps and Trips Canceled, How Can I Actually Entertain My Kids at Home This Summer?

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Summer vacations will be looking a bit different this year. The coronavirus pandemic has yet to plateau in the U.S., with little evidence about when that may happen. As a result, families have been getting used to life at home.

With the school year coming to an end, parents are having to get creative when it comes to entertaining commercial pool furniture their kids at home this summer. That said, it doesn’t have to be a cruel summer for parents.

“As you navigate this unusual summer, take time to check in with your kids and see what they’re curious about,” Krystal Dillard of the Natural Creativity Center tells PEOPLE. “Maybe it’s daily or just weekly, but that little check-in can

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