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01 April
2014

Kidding Around

 

A child’s bedroom or nursery is a place to rest, play and learn. Redecorating this magical space is an opportunity to unleash your inner child and engage your creativity by incorporating whimsy with a good dose of fun. It’s easy peasy with the latest nursery furniture and gorgeous accent pieces. And the visual memories you create in your child’s room now that will live in their memories for a long time to come.

 

Age Appropriate

It can be tricky keeping up with all the latest trends when it comes to kids. They seem to have their tiny fingers on the pulse of everything – even interior design! Tastes change as they grow and yesterday’s favourite shade of pink is tomorrow’s embarrassment! If you’re planning on a complete makeover of your little one’s room, it’s probably a good idea to involve them in some aspects of the decorating. Perhaps a feature wall in their favorite colour? Or you could create a theme with their favourite animal? Allowing your child to have input into the decorating can be the difference between them loving their room or feeling as if it’s an alien place.

 

Storage, Storage, Storage

A kid’s room will inevitably be turned upside down at some point. It seems to be their prerogative to have fun and make a mess in the process! Help your little ones to keep their room tidy with some clever storage solutions: a funky coat rack to hang hats and scarves, brightly-coloured boxes or baskets for toys, and some easy-to-reach shelving for books and games. Cube shelving often works well for clothes and shoes so children can see what they have in their wardrobes.

 

 

Capture the Imagination

What do you remember about your own bedroom when you were a child? Was it an elaborate decal on the wall? A series of animated characters on your doona cover? Or perhaps a mobile of colourful animals? Find a place to incorporate a design element that will delight your child. You don’t have to go OTT and transform your child’s bedroom into a jungle. And it doesn’t have to be carton-like or too quirky, if that’s not to your taste. Try a bright, soft rug or a special print of your choice. Just one, simple but magical is enough to capture your child’s imagination.

 

 

It’s Playtime!

A lovely room will inevitably be occupied and adored. You children will love spending time in their new, cool space, so incorporate a special area for them to play and create. A small table and chairs is perfect for fingerprinting, drawing and playing with modeling clay, and a comfortable chair is a must for poring over favourite picture books. Give some thought to helping your children spend time in their room and watch them make the most of it!

 

Get the look . . .

  • Involve your kids in the decorating process to ensure you are creating a room that they will want to spend time in.
  • Creative storage solutions like colourful coat racks, gorgeous baskets and a stylish bookcase will keep your children’s rooms clean, organized and always lovely.
  • Try to incorporate one magical element in your child’s room to capture their imagination and create a sense of fun and whimsy.
  • Play is important for little ones, so enable fun and creativity by adding comfortable and functional furniture pieces to keep them happy and busy in their beautiful rooms.

 

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Image Sources:

#1 – Casa de Valentina

#2 – r16.org

#3 – InAnInstantArt

 

Written by:

Katie Evans – Milan Direct

 

 
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