Spring Walls for Kids’ Bedrooms

Spring Walls for Kids’ Bedrooms

Spring Walls for Kids’ Bedrooms

Best of the Rest

 

Patricia Hoyna shares her top finds from the Scottish Interiors Showcase 

The Spring season is when new collections come to life and fabulous designs are released to spark our imagination. This year is no different and I’d like to share my personal favourites from the Scottish Interiors Showcase, the biggest trade-only event in the UK.

Animals, birds and botanicals were the most notable trend in the world of textiles and wallcoverings. With colour palettes ranging from subtle pastels to punchy, electric blues, vibrant reds and mustard yellows.

Two companies in particular caught my eye with their fantastic range of children’s wallpaper. One you probably all know, Sweden’s, Borastapeter, manufacturing wallpapers since 1905! The other brand, Caselio, is also renowned for its innovative and high-quality products, coming to us from France with their bold and funky, modern designs. They are both very strong contenders, yet with very different visions. 

‘One wallpaper and thousands of tales’, is the new collection from Borastapeter Scandinavian Designers Mini and Scandinavian Designers II. These playful wallpapers feature fantastic patterns from some of Sweden’s foremost children’s artists and playtime inspirations. Whimsical, figurative motifs are designed to engage, delight and inspire; squirrels exploring, hooting owls in hats – telling a bed time story has never been easier! l truly love the calming qualities of Poem d’ Amour and my favourite is a shaggy polar bear that swims and frolics among lovely little water bubbles.

A pattern from the large, playful collection that Stig Lindberg composed for an exhibition at NK (the Nordic Company) in 1947. The managing director, Astrid Sampe fell in love with the pattern to such a degree that she had it turned into a dress. Stig Lindberg then made a necklace and bracelet of porcelain flowers for the dress that is now on display at the Nordic Museum.
Designed by Stig Lindberg, Scandinavian Designers II, Poeme d’amour 1765: £59.00

A hand-drawn wallpaper for children’s rooms that sees squirrels swinging, hanging upside down and gathering acorns. The contrasts, details and vibrant colours get the imagination going in this narrative pattern, created in Boråstapeter’s Design Studio. Here with a dark base, which creates a cosy, playful feel in children’s rooms. Also available with a white background for a softer finish.  Designed by Amanda Nordblad, Scandinavian Designers Mini, Charlie 6252: £59.00

More Wallcovering Inspiration…

 

Nature Inspired Wallpaper

Nature Inspired Wallpaper

Nature Inspired Wallpaper

Wallpaper that bring a hint of nature indoors

 

Rooomy’s round up of the best wallpapers for your kid’s bedroom, 

which will bring the sense of the outdoors indoors.

When it comes to our children all animals are appropriate all year round. Polar bears are a wondrous creature, we may think of Iorek Byrnison from the His Dark Materials trilogy, the armoured bear who protects the heroine and we love to see them play on the snow in documentaries, who doesn’t?

Anamoly only use PEFC certified wallpapers which means their products promote the sustainable management of forests. Anamoly also use non-toxic organic inks, which are noncarcinogenic, so as good as they can be for little ones.

You want more nature but you don’t want it to be overly green and you would really like to warm things up with pink tones.  Fleur Harris has got your back as she designed this wonderful woodland wallpaper in collaboration with Jimmy Crcket, if you saw Issue 1 you’ll know that Austrailia are ahead of the curve when it comes to children’s interiors, looking at this design we can see why.

Available in five other shades.  All their wallpaper is printed on non woven paper and is coated for both quality and practicality. The coating allows the wallpaper to be wiped over kept looking clean and lovely which is basically an essential with kids’.

When you think nature don’t just think woodlands and wild animals, you need to think about how much fun is to be had at the farm too. This rural inspired paper brings country living into their rooms with farmyard favourites such as cows and chickens, tractors and of course the farmer and his wife, all designed with a splash of humour.

These beautifully illustrated wallpapers are made and printed in England using traditional techniques on high quality sustainable forest paper and are available in four other shades.

This beautifully design and very fun print is inspired by a teddy bears picnic, an old fashioned and well-loved theme, recreated with a modern edge. In the UK badgers and foxes best represent our woodland heritage sometimes getting a bad press, but think of Roald Dahl’s, Fantastic Mr Fox and the grumpy but beloved Badger in The Wind and the Willows. With every gaze children lose themselves in a sense of curiosity, discovery and wonder. Let your little one tell their own bedtime tale through this wild and whimsical print.

Walls, Walls, Walls…

 

Bright & Bold Accessories

Bright & Bold Accessories

Bright & Bold Accessories

Bring Bright & Bold Accessories Into Your Kid’s Bedroom

 

We bring your our top picks, for wonderful bedroom accessories that will being your child’s bedroom to life. 

 

Children love colour, it bring joy into their lives, their favourite colour can be fixed from a young age or it may change every few months. Committing to a bold colour palette can sometimes be daunting in these circumstances, therefore adorning their bedroom with bright, bold and colourful accessories is the perfect way to bring the joy in for all to enjoy, knowing you can change whenever you need to.

If you’ve gone fairly minimalistic in the room as you just can’t choose between fuchsia pink and emerald green, then bring a whole rainbow of options in with this great lettering from Twenty Two and Six. They offer initials in a similar style but as someone who loves to promote the importance of Play for children I had to highlight how wonderful this creation is.

Maybe colour isn’t where you want to be braver, then look at the style of furniture you’re using. There are amazing designs out there and although this guy has been around a while I couldn’t resist reminding you all that he is about and is completely brilliant! Rodnik Shark Chair from Made.com

Colourful lighting is the perfect way to bring your child more colour without having to experience it yourself, if this is something that takes you out of your aesthetic comfort zone, let them enjoy a little dazzle at night, lovely to wake up to on a restless night and with any luck they’ll feel assured enough to drift off back to sleep due to their lovely glow.

Garlands are a great colourful accessory to be hung from walls, windows, furniture, wherever you want.   – MK Kids Interiors Garland

And of course, one of the easiest ways to bring a statement to a room with no strings attached is an awesome rug! It’s not a permanent feature so can be changed as their style/taste changes but also ticks another design element helping you add some layering to the room. Win win.

More great accessories ideas…

 

Small Kid’s Rooms | Expert Advice from Wayfair Stylist

Small Kid’s Rooms | Expert Advice from Wayfair Stylist

Small Kid’s Rooms | Expert Advice from Wayfair Stylist

Small, but perfectly formed, kid’s room

Wayfair’s resident style advisor Nadia McCowan-Hill

tells is how to style baby sized rooms

 

“In a small space, you can’t afford to have excess stuff, so I’m a big fan of regularly editing my home. As a rule of thumb, I try to make sure that everything I have is either beautiful or useful (a nod to William Morris’s advice) and I try to curate and style each space as much as possible so it’s pleasing to the eye. I find it’s possible to give a room a new lease of life, simply by moving items around.”

Otis’ Room

As Otis is still a small baby, I wanted his room to feel tranquil and sleep-inducing! I started with a nature theme and stuck to a muted palette of sage green, white, dove grey and inky blue. For the furniture, I looked for blonde wood and touch­es of cane to maintain the natural feel.

The room itself is quite small, so I opted for a two-tone paint effect to enhance its character. A light-reflective warm white fills the upper wall and a soft Eau De Nil runs along the bottom.

The room is designed to take Otis from baby to toddler, so I chose a space-saving mini cot and a beautiful canopy for while he’s small. As he gets older, he will transition to the amazing house bed, which is such a unique piece where he can sleep and play.

Sticking with the nature theme, I gravitated towards accents and art with whimsical wildlife motifs. 

 

Chloe Spillet, new Style Editor for Rooomy Magazine

In the Zone

Maximise square footage in a less-than-large abode, by zoning the space according to your needs. In our apartment, the kitchen and living room work as one, but each area is demarcated with a clear living area complete with a large rug which marks the space and a separate eating and cooking area. The master bed­room has been designed to be a relaxing and grown-up space that’s free from any paraphernalia, while the kids’ rooms are their spaces and are fully geared to their needs.

 

Smart Storage

Choose furniture that works double duty. In the boys’ room, I opted for several trunk sets, which look super stylish, but are also a fabulous place to stash toys.

Chloe Spillet, new Style Editor for Rooomy Magazine
Chloe Spillet, new Style Editor for Rooomy Magazine

 

Light Up Your Life

I’m a huge fan of statement lighting in small spaces. As well as offering illumination which makes a room feel bigger, unique lighting gives character. Choose bold chandeliers and pendant lights to bring drama to your vertical space, without encroaching on square footage. Then add ambience with table lights aplenty.

 

Edit Ruthlessly

In a small space, you can’t afford to have excess stuff, so I’m a big fan of regularly editing my home. As a rule of thumb, I try to make sure that everything I have is either beautiful or useful (a nod to William Morris’s advice) and I try to curate and style each space as much as possible so it’s pleasing to the eye. I find it’s possible to give a room a new lease of life, simply by moving items around.

 

Chloe Spillet, new Style Editor for Rooomy Magazine

Top 3 must-have kids’ room products

Statement art is a must-have for any kids’ room. It’s an easy and afford­able way to reflect their interests and adds instant character to a space

Smart storage is another important pick. As well as opting for practical shelving units, I love using baskets and trunks which look stylish but are also perfect for organizing toys so they’re easy to find.

Soft furnishings help to make a room feel cosy. It’s so important for small peoples’ rooms to feel comfortable and inviting for both adults and kids.

 

Chloe Spillet, new Style Editor for Rooomy Magazine
Chloe Spillet, new Style Editor for Rooomy Magazine
Chloe Spillet, new Style Editor for Rooomy Magazine

More Nursery Ideas….

Blow It vs Budget | Boho Nursery

Blow It vs Budget | Boho Nursery

Blow It vs Budget | Boho Nursery

A Bohemian Nursery

Blow It vs Budget

 

Medina King shows us how to create a gorgeous boho nursery

that you and your baby will love to spend time in.

 

The bohemian nursery is the current trend – and rightly so with its use of natural materials and gender-neutral colour scheme, making it fit for a baby boy or a baby girl, as well as the parents.

The boho look is agile and fits the type of scheme that grows with the child, it can be converted to a family space or a home office. The nursery is also budget friendly.

 

Blow It

Skandi Cotbed, SnuzKot, £349

Marysville Rocking Chair, Wayfair, £415

Benni Shaggy Rug, The Rug Seller, £329

Moroccan Poufee, Bohemia, £98

Safari Prints, Iamfy, £16 each

Rede Light, Habitat, £40

Nolan Seagrass Basket, Habitat, £55

Fidel Leaf 80-90cm, Patch Plants, £50

Wicker Pendant, Willow & Stone, £195

Moses Basket, The Basket Room, £169

Budget

Lockgart Cotbed, Wayfair, £172.99

Bamboo Rocking Chair, Wayfair, £84.99

Gobu Rug, Benuta, £125

Moroccan Pouffe, Dunelm, £25

Safari Print Set of 6, Lamour Fou Print Shop, £25.54

Luszo Otto Light, Enzo Living, £28.56

Seagrass Basket, John Lewis & Partners, £30

Desktop Foliage, Wayfair, £27.99

Sinnerlig Lamp, Ikea, £40

Moses Basket, Smallable, £49

Which item do you love most?  I am drawn to the plants, I always am, I can never keep them alive but they make such a difference to a room especially for kids, bringing the outdoors in, cleaning the air and they bring a simple softness to the space.  I do love the Moroccan pouffes too, they do bring sense of travel to the room, great for kids to climb on, a extra sitting space for little bottoms and of course perfect for weary adult feet.

Have fun designing!

 

Thank you Medina!  These fab looks can be achieved for £1,760 or £610 and of course the great part is, if you can save on a few items then you might be able to splash out on a luxury piece that could become part of the family home at a later date.  Above all you now have a great shopping list, why not mix and match?  If you’d like to see more of Medina’s work check out her site here MK Kids Interiors

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