Kids’ rooms are such fun spaces to style – there are so many cool kids’ bedroom furnishings and decorator products around these days, to suit all budgets. The question is, where to start.
Kids’ rooms are the places to really let your interior-styling hair down. While the rest of your home might follow an exacting design style, there shouldn’t be as many rules when it comes to our little people’s spaces. They should be warm and welcoming rooms that ooze fun and functionality.
What’s trending for girls’ rooms
Mama’s Home owner Amanda Hawes says, for girls, it’s all about the pretty things.
“Think vintage tones and detailed wallpaper used as a feature, with pared-back bedding and styling. I am loving our oversized peonie wall decals right now (pictured),” she says. “The trend of quality over quantity will continue to help teach our little ones to value what they have – that also means more space for play.”
To complete your pretty girl’s look, Amanda suggests adding a beautiful Alimrose doll, Fairy Door, a Maileg bunny and Gold Frankincense Myrrh storage boxes
What’s trending for boys’ rooms
For the boys, you can’t go wrong with simple and classic looks, with a nod to vintage. Amanda suggests purchasing one key piece, such as a vintage hot air balloon or a plane mobile and work from there.
“Wicker storage baskets for toys are a great look and easy for the kids to pack away themselves – and choose a simple night light,” she says. “One of my favourite things in a boy’s room is creating a play space, such as a table and chairs set and letting the creativity in them go wild with Lego, puzzles and construction.”
Room for bub
There’s nothing more exciting than setting up your first nursery. While you will be flush with options for cute decorator items, don’t forget practicality and functionality. Incorporate a book nook with shelving for books (forward facing) and have a comfy chair with cosy throws, pillows and rugs available so that you can snuggle together and devour your fave titles.
“Texture and softness is essential in a nursery. This creates comfort for a baby, security and warmth. Soft lighting helps this feel,” Amanda says.