My 1st Room – Nursery Trends

My 1st Room – Nursery Trends

My 1st Room

Jo Riding Owner of Mini Maison shares the

lowdown on the latest nursery trends.

 

Decorating your baby’s nursery is one of the most special things you can do when you’re pregnant. Commonly referred to as nesting, the idea of creating a unique space for your precious baby allows for further bonding with your unborn child. Whether you’re decorating their very own nursery, redesigning what will be a shared bedroom or creating a special nook in the corner of your bedroom, this is something that you can really enjoy during your pregnancy. Plus, you need to make the most of being able to decorate your child’s bedroom in your own taste, before they get bigger and start demanding Paw Patrol!

Things have changed hugely in nursery interiors over the past few years – some trends come and go, while others remain massively popular, but just reimagined. We are long past the days of pink is for girls and blue is for boys with parents becoming more imaginative with their nursery colour… even the once popular and gender-neutral ‘grey’ being replaced with warmer tones of sand and beige.

 

Chloe Spillet, new Style Editor for Rooomy Magazine

RAINBOWS REVISITED

Rainbows have had a revamp… no longer are they resigned to just being ‘brights’ (although the original is just as popular), pastel shades and muted tones have increased in popularity in recent years.

By using muted tones (think beige, peach and tan) you’re instantly creating a calm, warm and inviting space giving instant boho vibes to the room. Whether you choose to go for a bold rainbow mural or small touches such as wall stickers and other decorative items, a rainbow theme will last well into older childhood.

Chloe Spillet, new Style Editor for Rooomy Magazine

NATURAL VIBES

You’ll notice that many of the trends that come up are very much interlinked and feed off one another. Bringing nature indoors is something we are seeing across all of the interiors world. From small, delicate botanical details to larger and bolder tropical prints we are seeing leaves and flowers on walls, bedding, changing mats and prints / stickers for the nursery wall. Pair all of that with some real or faux plants and you’ve got a fresh and vibrant space for your baby to develop. Of course, by natural we don’t just mean plants and flowers, even nursery furniture is upping its natural credentials, with cane cribs and rattan side tables becoming ever popular.

Chloe Spillet, new Style Editor for Rooomy Magazine

DARK DÉCOR

Creating a dark and cosy space for your baby is an excellent idea if you want to create a restful and peaceful nursery and aren’t afraid of colour. If you think about it, it’s the perfect tone for a baby that’s just arrived Earthside. Keep the accessories simple and let the room envelope you and your baby in for those special moments.  We’ve seen dark blues or even black walls paired with stunning gold cots and gold stars above the crib for a contemporary look or with brass accessories, teak furniture and a Persian rug for a more mid-century feel finally you could pair your dark walls with oversize florals to add a feminine, softer touch to the space.

FIVE WALLS

A nursery is a brilliant space to try out some of the newer paint designs and decorating techniques we are seeing across social media. Colour blocking is the phrase ‘du jour’ and it basically just means using paint to create a pattern on your wall. What started off as trend for changing the colour of a room halfway across a wall, either vertically or horizontally has seen creative homeowners take things one step further with scalloped edges or semi circles behind the cot or even painting the ceiling (the fifth wall!). And the best thing about this trend is that it’s cheap to do and easy to change if you decide it’s not for you, because let’s be honest, having a baby is a pretty expensive time of your life (hello ‘travel system’ that cost more than my first car!). Another DIY trend that’s popular in nurseries is panelling, usually behind the cot, creating a bold feature to the room. Traditional squares of panels are most popular but we’re also seeing incredible designs using thinner strips of wood in more geometric patterns. Pair it with a large wooden or neon sign and you’ve got yourself a Pinterest sensation!

Chloe Spillet, new Style Editor for Rooomy Magazine

ANIMAL ASSEMBLY

Of course, imagery of animals never went out of style for a nursery; cute animal pictures that will delight your baby have always been in fashion but we aren’t just talking about a simple elephant art print on the wall anymore – we’ve got woodland animals displayed in elaborate painted murals and safari animals hidden amongst oversize jungle leaves. Creating a themed animal nursery is hugely popular at the moment and with more on trend products available from a whole range of retailers, it’s a fantastic opportunity to really use your imagination and think about every single aspect of the design, curating your baby’s nursery. Animal heads on the wall are popular, with a range of different designs – fun soft, fluffy and realistic looking or handmade from felt for a more childish feel or even from origami for a contemporary nursery.

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

I hope you’ve found this trend round-up useful. Follow us on @minimaisonuk on Instagram for more trend-led nursery interiors, specialising in contemporary baby changing mats.  

You can have a look round Jo’s wonderful online store right here

More Nursery Ideas….

Eleanor Bowmer – Nursery

Eleanor Bowmer – Nursery

Teddy’s Nursery And More

Rooomy talks to Eleanor Bowmer about nursery planning

and becoming a creative legend

 

Eleanor Bowmer is a Textile Design and Illustrator based in Manchester. Mum to Norie and baby Teddy and of course Frank her French Bulldog. Eleanor went freelance 5 years ago and her rainbow and tiger adorning empire has grown from there, with recent product launches in John Lewis and Partners! With the arrival of baby Teddy and the Nursery Edition coming up I had to take this great opportunity to pick Eleanor’s brain about the Nursery and how she pulled it all together. 

“My dreams and goals are getting bigger all the time. I’ve always been a very ambitious person,

sometimes it doesn’t pay off but when it does the feeling is amazing!”

RB – When/How did you get into art and design?

EB – I studied art and design at college followed by a foundation course in Art and a degree in Textile Design. My dad was an artist in his 20’s and taught Art at degree level so it’s in the family.

RB – When you began designing is this where you imagined yourself?

EB – That’s a hard question to answer actually. I dreamt of it, but I didn’t ever think it would happen. I didn’t know how to make it happen. My dreams and goals are getting bigger all the time. I’ve always been a very ambitious person, sometimes it doesn’t pay off but when it does the feeling is amazing!

RB – What have the last few years has been like going from designing cards and prints with Frank on your lap, to having your own studio and seeing your first mug collection being displayed on the shelves of John Lewis and Partner?

EB – The last year in particular has been a whirlwind mixture of excitement and being terrified. Until I saw them on the shelves in JL myself I wouldn’t believe it. It’s been a big year of decision making and risk taking, so far it seems to have paid off. It really has been incredible.

RB – Last year you launched your first wallpaper collection for kids. Had this always been a plan of yours or did this come from customer demand?

EB – No, nobody was asking me for wallpaper. I wanted some cool wallpaper for my daughter’s room so I thought I’d design some.  Thankfully it’s been a big hit! I’m a trained wallpaper designer which is where I started, it hasn’t come from nowhere!

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

RB – When you designed Teddy’s nursery where did you begin? What led the design?

EB – My own head! I had my wallpaper in mind and then went with colours I love. I like an eclectic mix but thoughtfully put together. It isn’t quite there yet but almost!

RB – Do you mood board or do you start with the first piece of inspiration and take it from there?

EB – I always have a bank of images and artists I love as inspiration.

RB – You have a second kids wallpaper collection out now, was this always the plan or did it simply happen because you needed a design for Teddy’s room?

EB – A bit of both!

RB – As Teddy’s was your second nursery to create, did you learn anything from the first one that you did differently?

EB – Well they’re both different gender which is great so I really got the chance to explore different colours with both. I was really happy with Norie’s room, so I just went with gut this time too!

RB – What are your three must haves for a New-born?

EB – Patience, routine and faith that it will pass, or do you mean products? haha. Top 3 products would be a Ewan the dream sheep, a cosy blanket and plenty of muslins.

“Go with what you love and it will all come together perfectly.

If in doubt, don’t be too fussy with prints – keep it simple and bold” 

RB – What advice would you give first time parents when it comes to sorting out their nursery?

EB – Start with a colour palette and build on it. Go with what you love and it will all come together perfectly. If in doubt, don’t be too fussy with prints – keep it simple and bold.

RB – For your stunning nature and animal inspired designs – who or what inspires you most?

EB – I love botanical art, which I know is quite a stark contrast to my designs, but I honestly love the detail and am so in awe of the realism!

RB – Apart from your wallpaper, what is your favourite thing about Ted’s room?

EB – His cot! It was Norie’s and was from Cottage Toys. Expensive but worth it!

RB – If money was no object what would you buy for your nursery?

EB – A machine/robot of some sort to do the night feeds!

RB – Yes, good idea!

 

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

To check out Eleanor’s wonderful products, take a look at her site here, currently only open on the weekends. Her wonderful mugs can be found here at John Lewis & Partners and if you want to check out her hilarious daily updates why not follow her on Instagram, she makes me smile every day.

Wallpaper Inspiration Station….

New Style Editor 2020

New Style Editor 2020

Rooomy meets Chloe Spillett,

children’s interior designer and

new Style Editor for Rooomy Magazine

 

Rachel Burns speaks to Chloe about her style and

love of kid’s interiors and the best places to shop.

 

 

RB – When did your love of interior design begin?

CS – I have loved interiors for as long as I can remember. My mum has great taste and an awesome eye for styling, so I guess she influenced me from an early age. I was a 90s child so changing rooms also played a huge role. Still waiting for that show to make a comeback!

 

RB – What was your room like when you were kid?

CS – Well, my Mum was much like I am now so it changed a fair bit throughout my childhood! It was always very tastefully classic; Laura Ashley, broderie anglaise and gingham. Once `I was about 13 I was given free rein and I remember really going for it! Bright pink and orange everywhere. It was an absolute riot of colour and anything but classic!

RB – You’ve won two big comps now, ‘Under the Stairs’ at Grand Designs 2019 and The National Prize for “Styled by Be” Judges by Sophie Robinson. What did you learn from these experiences?

CS – The most valuable thing I learned is to have confidence in your own capabilities no matter the level of competition. I was up against many high esteemed professionals and influencers so both victories really took my breath away. It didn’t even enter my mind that I might be good enough to win either.

If you have a clear vision you just have to really go for it, and you’ll be rewarded in more ways than you can possibly imagine!

 

RB – Do you think there are some discernible differences when approaching the design of a kid’s room compared to the rest of the house?

CS – I think this really depends on the brief and the desired outcome. Many of my clients have wanted longevity from their children’s spaces and so from that point of view you almost have to treat it like any other room in the house. Of course, from the child’s point of view their priorities are usually that they want their rooms to be fun and exciting with a sense of adventure and escapism, so it can be a challenge to strike a balance to ensure both parties are happy! To tick all the boxes, I always aim to keep adaptability in mind. I try to think about how the space can evolve with the family as they grow, without losing its identity. 

RB – With colours being such a huge part of your work have you ever designed a monochrome room? Would you try and talk your client round?

CS – It’s true I live for colour and I think it’s a really great tool for inspiring and motivating young people, but I still think my personal sense of style is rather fluid. I really love to change it up and in the past I’ve definitely been drawn to monochrome. The client should always be at the centre of the design process so if its monochrome they want then its monochrome they get! That said, I’d probably advise them that to do Monochrome justice you have to fully commit; not always easy when children come with so many nick knacks!

RB – What is your dream project?

CS – My absolute life goal is to design for DIY SOS. It’s on my vision board and one day I will make it happen!

 

RB – If money was no object and you could buy your girls anything for their bedroom or playroom, what would it be?

CS – I’d really love to design an all singing all dancing installation that’s out of this world and commission someone to build it for me.

 

RB – Three top places to shop for kid’s rooms?

This Modern Life, Bobby Rabbit Kids and H&M

 

RB – What’s next for Chloe Gets Creative?

CS – Ahhh who knows?! It’s absolutely terrible business ethic but I’ve never really been one for devising plans. Life is unpredictable; we have all been awoken to this in the last few months and I truly believe it’s far more important to just enjoy the journey. I’ve gained an absolute tonne of experience over the last few years and I’m stoked about all of my achievements so far. I think positivity is the best recipe for progress and success and I’m happy with the way things are going for CGC and equally excited about future possibilities.

RB – What has been your favourite project to work on?

CS – Ooooo that’s a real toughie, I’ve loved each and every one of my projects I really couldn’t pick just one. Grand Designs Live has without a doubt been a highlight, not only because of the prestige of the exhibition but because it was unlike anything else I had ever done before and I met some amazing people! I’ve also designed spaces for children in very vulnerable situations so I will always hold these projects dear, it felt wonderful to think I’d brought some sunshine to their lives. Then of course there are the rooms I have designed for friends and family as well as my own children. They are all special to me.

RB – Who or what are some of your design inspirations when thinking about kid’s rooms?

CS – It’s such a cliché thing for a designer to say but literally everything! Design is always at the forefront of my mind so if I’m immersed in nature, watching TV or a film, travelling, whatever I may be doing, I’m always thinking about ways to add value to our indoor spaces that are new and innovative.

 

RB – Where do you like to hang out in your spare time when you’re switching off and relaxing?

CS – I am loathed to admit I am one of those irritating people who rarely sits still, I find it quite hard to switch off and I’ve pretty much always got a project on the go. I don’t really relax as much as burn out and then rest until I’m raring to go again! Lockdown has really been quite pivotal for me, as I am sure it has been for so many of us. I have started to discover new territories both metaphorically speaking and literally; There is a fair bit of countryside locally and we have been enjoying some really lovely family walks. Oh and gardening! I really love to be in the garden with my family. Despite all the worry and suffering surrounding this new phase in our lives there’s still plenty to be thankful for; I’ve found a few good, new, happy places.

RB – Your style is fun, smart and colourful, what has influenced this most?

CS – I’m a firm believer in creating your own sense of style. As you can probably imagine my Instagram feed is full of children’s interior related pages. There are thousands of beautiful rooms on the ‘gram but there is also a lot of repetition, I get a real kick when I discover a space that makes me stop in my tracks. I want my designs to have that impact on other people; a space people have never seen before. I really try to think outside the box.

 

There you have it, a great introduction to our new Style Editor, I am thrilled to have Chloe on board.  You’ll be able to see Chloe’s debut Style Edit in the next issue of Rooomy, out in a few weeks, the Nursery Edit.  If you’d like to check out more of Chloe’s work check out her site Chloe Gets Creative. 

For more interviews with other amazing creative minds take a look below and if you want to make sure you get your hands on th Nursery Edit, you can subscribe here for free.

Interviews

Eleanor Bowmer – Nursery

Teddy's Nursery And More Rooomy talks to Eleanor Bowmer about nursery planning and becoming a creative legend   Eleanor Bowmer is a Textile Design and Illustrator based in Manchester. Mum to Norie and baby Teddy and of course Frank her French Bulldog. Eleanor went...

Rainbow Wallpaper

Rainbow Wallpaper

Rainbows for Kid’s Bedrooms

 

Rainbows are inspiring us across the nation, we are showing our thanks and love for the NHS, as all staff are doing all they can to look after the sick whilst putting themselves and their loved ones at risk.  If your children have loved all the joy spotting of then they might be thinking about bringing some of that into their bedroom.  If rainbow walls are on the cards then check these out.  Great for girls bedrooms, boys rooms, nursery’s and teens!

 

Anamoly

Large Rainbows for the NHS

If busy wallpaper patterns are too busy for your personal style, then this layout by Esme is perfect. It almost looks like lots of large decals! Great simple looking designs are often underappreciated, anyone with an Art A Level like me will think, “I could do that, I should start designing wallpaper!”  But, to get the proportion distance and colour tones all spot on like this takes a true to designer to make it work. It is warm, playful and perfect.

Esme has created this in a smaller version too. And to top it all off ALL PROFITS, that’s right ALL, will be donated to the NHS. Thank you Esme!

 

 

Murals Wallpaper

Eliza

Well you know what they say, go big or go home. This Large Rainbow on a faux painted brick wall certainly ticks that box. Mural Wallpaper have several great rainbow designs which you should check out, most of them large like this one. But I selected this for the top 5 for its backdrop. I’ve always liked the idea of an American loft, exposed brick look, very cool, it will never go out of fashion which is certainly what you want when it comes to your interiors, too costly to be changing with the times. This will work in a nursery, kid or teen room, don’t be fooled by the pastel shades, the exposed brick element will win over any pink loving teen.

 

Lime Lace

Pastel Blue Rainbows

As I was researching rainbow designs, understandably they mostly featured orange and red in varying shades. After all the colours started to blue into each other before my eyes, my mind turned to Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers “The Day the Crayons Quit”. I love the crayons desires to colour other objects, a black beachball, a pink elephant an orange whale. Yes, of course, we need other kinds of rainbows too, which is why this pastel blue, teal and grey rainbow with silver flecks design is perfect for rainbow loving fans who are not so keen on bold reds and yellows.

Eleanor Bowmer

Rainbows and Spots

Joy, Pure Joy, that is what’s created by this design. The design of black dalmatian dots covered in colourful rainbows is uplifting and the perfect addition to any bedroom for any age. There is so much to love about this design but one key factor for me is that as a wallpaper it is so busy you can’t possibly notice the pattern repeat, your eye will never catch up which makes it feel like there’s a wonderful explosion of colour and happiness. It looks like an adult has painted most of the rainbows very intentionally and then a child has come along and decided to dot on a few smaller ones of their own. Creative and as I said at the start, JOYFUL!

 

NB Eleanor Bowmer’s site is only open on the weekend during lockdown, so links won’t work until Saturday morning.  And you need to get your order in quick!  LAst weekend she was clsoed by midday!  But you can also check her out on Not On The High Street.

 

 

Loomwell 

Glinda

Rainbows Galore with every colour under the rainbow and more, all in different orders, different number of arches and sizes, it is all go in this design. It will certainly brighten up any room and inspire your children to pick up their art materials and get creative. It makes me want to do some doodling or colouring in. A great back drop to their role playing, they have climbed out of the top of the Faraway Tree and find themselves in Rainbow Land, what will happen next on their journey? Let them tell you the rest of the story, but I’m sure with this backdrop there will be some bouncing from rainbow to rainbow, enjoy.

 

If rainbows are not for you do not worry, we have your covered with loads of other wallpaper and stickers/decals that will bring style and character to your kid’s room, check out the features below.  If you can’t find what you’re looking for drop us an email, we’re here to help, always.

 

Wallpaper? Wall Decals? More Here

Top Art Picks for Kid’s – April

Top Art Picks for Kid’s – April

Top Art Picks for Kid’s Bedrooms

 

Art is a truly wonderful way to bring character to our homes and this should be no different in our kid’s bedrooms. Pick images that you hope will inspire them, that can set a certain mood and also allow them to choose pieces that represent different aspects of their personality and finally just find images they like to look at.  Each month we offer a helping hand with our monthly top five suggestions.  

Hannah Carvell

Heart Flowers

Spring definitely sprang, the weather whilst we’ve been on lockdown has been glorious. Yes, it has turned grey this week. But the sun will be back, while it’s missing why not bring a sense of spring into your kid’s room with one of these flowers made up of hearts. The girls loved them when they saw them and instantly beamed. They were especially impressed with how clever it was that the hearts were making up the petals design. This is why art is so great to display in their rooms, it’s not just a case of what the art adds to the feel of the room but how it teaches and inspires them too. Hannah has a few colour ways available so there is something for everyone. If flowers are not for you, check our Hannah’s other prints, she does a very funk pink Gorilla, yup that’s right, no typo here.

Doodlemoo 

PLAY

Play because it is the only way. Play is EVERYTHING!!! I could write an essay on the importance, but I won’t, I’ll spare you. In summary play is how our kid’s learn. Like the L’oreal ads used to say, here comes the science bit. When our kid’s play their brain lights up like a Christmas tree. All the cells light up and when they are lit they join up, building an incredible network. Babies are sponges, yes because they’re surrounded by positivity to everything goes in. The get older and school kicks in, they have to do this work, and focus on that and knuckle down over there. Unless it’s easy or a topic they enjoy the cells light up less. Let them play, now more than ever. Lockdown is great time to leave them a few invitations play and let them get on with it. Check out this blog for some great Play Inspiration https://www.theplayfulden.com/

 

Wonder And Rah

Cosmos

As we are stuck inside our homes there is more talk of the world and the universe with the kids. Our worlds feel that bit smaller at the moment, yet at the same time we are thinking about the whole world as we navigate a global pandemic. It’s certainly a flux of perspective. My daughter asked me today ‘if we were hit by a massive comet and half the planet broke what would happen to the rest of it?’. Her mind was blown when I said we’d be gone with it; the planet can’t survive without being a whole. She then said how much the thought of planets, space and stars blows her mind sometimes.

It is great to think on the cosmos and just how small we are when everything feels very big and tough to carry. On a less philosophical note, with the clearer skies it’s been the perfect time to star gaze and Venus has shone very brightly in the night sky. Kid’s love space, why not give them a little arty reminder for their bedroom wall.

 

Gayle Mansfield

I Really Love You I Do

As I was looking through Gayle’s work, trying to choose something for this month’s feature, as soon as this popped up it I knew it have to make the Top 5. I find myself saying ‘I Really Do Love You Ya Know?’, to my girls and husband (spare me the vomit emoji’s I can hear myself), but sometimes the emotion behind the words is so strong and “I Love You” doesn’t cover it, it’s as if there’s a moment when I feel as if they can’t possibly imagine just how much I love them, do you know what I mean?

If this make sense to you then why not plaster it on their wall or somewhere in the family home? There are loads of colour ways available. I went for the monochrome finish to add to my monochrome landing, which is three years in the making, I am useless at décor believe it or not!

This print comes in 10 different colour ways so something for all colour palettes, plus loads more great prints if you want to make a statement.

 

Kubistika

A Thousand Birds

Birds in flight always brings a sense of fresh air and the need to take a deep breath, something we all need right now. They are mesmerising to watch when there is a large flock swirling around. And the large yellow sun, bursts warmth from the page. This print creates a moment of peace and calm, an opportunity to pause, what a lovely impact this would have on your kid’s bedroom.

You can ask your kid’s; Do you think the birds are flying away or coming home? What has their journey been like? Is the sun setting or rising? So many questions for one simple image. What will your kid’s come up with? Can they draw their own version? If this picture were in a story book, what would the next image look like? Have some fun with this one and enjoy the warmth from that glorious sun.

Art for Kids…

Top Art Picks for Kid’s – April

Top Art Picks for Kid's Bedrooms   Art is a truly wonderful way to bring character to our homes and this should be no different in our kid’s bedrooms. Pick images that you hope will inspire them, that can set a certain mood and also allow them to choose pieces that...

Top 5 Wall Decals

Top 5 Wall Decals

Wall Decals for Kid’s Bedrooms

 

Wall Decals are the perfect way to bring a special wow factor to your kid’s room.  They are particularly great if you don’t want to commit to wallpaper, one paint all over feels too boring and a feature wall colour is so last decade.  This is where wall stickers come into their own.  They vary in price mostly based on size.  Most decals are self adhesive, who doesn’t love the idea of no wallpaper paste?  They are removeable which takes all the stress out of where to place them, if you’re not happy you can switch things around.  Wall decals will be your best friend if you rent, or if you know you’re someone who loves to change things around every few years.  Starting small, here are my current Top 5!

Little Jagger

Swallow Decals 

Anything that brings nature inside is a win, especially on lock-down. Plus, it always works well in kid’s rooms at any age. These swallows in flight decals are perfect for creating a sense of movement in your child’s bedroom which is instantly magical and sparks creativity. Featuring swallows and stars, drawn by Ingrid Petrie For Little Jagger. They are so easy to arrange in any pattern and style of your choice. The pack includes 9 x black swallow birds, 11 x white swallow birds, 25 x large stars and 59 x small stars.

Decal Folk

Hand Drawn Love Hearts

Love hearts, simple and will always bring joy to a room. I love the free hand style of this design and they come in a great selection of colour options. There are 30 colours in total so you will definitely be able to find something to suit your kid’s bedroom colour palette. They come in sheets of 88 which is a fab amount to get going with. We’ve used these in Ava’s room and at the moment we haven’t used all of them. It was nice to feel that sense of just stop. When you’re not a designer and not sure what you’re doing it’s easy to make the mistake of over doing things. ‘Less is more’ is a great cliché for a reason. They could not possibly be easier to put on, just peel, stick and rub over with a couple of fingers. Ava put some on the ceiling above her bed (bunk-bed) as she wants to look at them to relax at bedtime and to start her day well in the mornings.

Bairn Designs

Rainbows Decals

Rainbows were popular before lockdown but now they mean so much more. They brighten up any room and these cute, hand drawn designs give you a lot of scope to mix and match. You can buy three or four different colours in one go, they offer three different sizes and you get the opportunity to get a little creative with the final look, what a great way to create your own bespoke wall in your kid’s bedroom. If you can’t quite make up the design you want, Bairn Designs are happy to hear your query and will work with you to create the perfect product for your special space.

 

Decals don’t have to be just little stickers dotted around the walls, whilst these have a great impact you can also make a huge statement with something like these from Ginger Monkey and Mini Wallers

 

Ginger Monkey 

Greenery Decal 

Coming back to the idea of bringing the outside into the inside. The large leaves in this greenery decal create a wonderful canopy feel, perfect for a reading nook, feeding corner or bed space. This extra large decal is available in 2 sizes. It can also be turned to use on either the left or right corner of your wall. It is easy to apply and remove and use again, perfect if you’re not committed to the final design of a room or if you’re renting. Please note that the image is printed on white stock and cut to the outside shape which means that behind the stems and leaves, will have a white background.

Mini Wallers

An Octopus called Derek

Mini Wallers are special to Rooomy as they featured on the cover of the first ever issue, the designer was stuck for cover inspiration and as luck would have it we met Mini Wallers during their launch back in 2018 and it was the perfect match. All their decals are created with one purpose, to inspire storytelling, the characters in each decal are clearly off on a crazy adventure and there is a penguin in every one, great to get kids thinking about what’s happening, where are they going, where have they come from? Helpful for parents too when they’re just too tiered for bedtime stories, get the kid’s to tell you one whilst gazing on one of these. Here we feature Derek who is of course a cloud hopping Octopus.

Decals are perfect for all homes, please make sure to read all installation instructions, most are self-adhesive and can be removed and reapplied with ease. Surfaces need to be smooth, flat and non-porous. If you have just given your walls a lick of paint, we recommend at least 2-3 weeks after the paint is applied to add decals. They may struggle to stick to textured walls and we strongly advise not to use them over wallpaper.

Kid’s Rooms and More

Eleanor Bowmer – Nursery

Teddy's Nursery And More Rooomy talks to Eleanor Bowmer about nursery planning and becoming a creative legend   Eleanor Bowmer is a Textile Design and Illustrator based in Manchester. Mum to Norie and baby Teddy and of course Frank her French Bulldog. Eleanor went...

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