Kid’s room chic
When you think of children’s bedrooms, what comes to mind?
Garish character duvet sets? Bright pink or bright blue paint slapped on the wall, accessorized with grubby handprints and the remnants of your blue eyeliner that the toddler found in the bathroom? Or how about acres of Telly Tubby wallpaper that makes you feel uneasy with all those eyes staring down at you when you comfort the baby in the small hours? No wonder the child can’t s
The world of children’s interiors is changing.
We now want our children’s bedrooms to fit into the aesthetic of the rest of our home. We have created beautiful living spaces for ourselves, so why should our children be stuck in a world of primary colours and bed sheets from Argos
Children grow so fast. One day they can be a small child obsessed with pink and ponies and seemingly the next, they are a pre teen concerned with fashion and style complaining that their room décor is too babyish.
There are so many great ideas on how to spruce up your child’s bedroom into a room that you can be proud of, ranging from beautiful designer furniture to a cheap and cheerful make over that can cost as little as £20 for a tin of paint and some wall stickers.
Fresh, modern monochrome can look amazing in a child’s bedroom. It solves the problem of having a gender neutral room if you have a boy and a girl who need to share, or if you want a room that will grow with a child and won’t need updating for many years.
Don’t think monochrome mean cold. Monochrome rooms look fresh and with the right accessories, can look as cosy as a room full of colour.
A monochrome scheme can look as good in a baby’s nursery as it does in a teenager’s bedroom and is a look that can evolve as your child grows.
Creating a monochrome look in a bedroom can be as amazingly simple as starting with white as your blank canvas. Rugs, wall art, cushions and the odd piece of black or white furniture can be added (or existing furniture painted) to create a simple look, as above. A look that can evolve with a child and be added to as you wish.
To create a more dramatic monochrome look, paint the walls a dark grey or off black and accessorize with white. It creates a dramatic but still welcoming look, and when coupled with soft lighting, it can create a magical feel to a room.
Don’t forget about the power of wall stickers. There are some fantastic wall stickers on the market these days that can emanate the look of wall paper without having to go through the hassle of papering walls. They are also easily removable without damaging paintwork so you can regularly change the look and feel of the room. Splashes of a contrasting colour can look fantastic within a monochrome room, as above.
Finally don't forget to involve your child in the theme of the room, after all it is theirs! Display the "toys of the month" on a wall mounted shelf or bookcase and let them have free reign of how to arrange them. If they feel they have contributed to the room they are more likely to love it (at least that is what you can make them believe! ;)