I love designing kids rooms, it feels a bit like a free creative licence when anything and everything goes. But as my kids seem to be rapidly going from babies to big kids before my eyes I’m conscious about creating rooms that have the flexibility to grow as they grow. In todays home edit we’re sharing a little girls room that can become a big girls room by only switching 3 things, the wall art, the floor rug and a throw blanket.
Things to consider when creating a kids room that can grow with them
Choose a colour palette that you can easily add elements to to change the look, or a classic palette that doesn’t scream ‘babies nursery’. Whilst pastel pink might be your colour of choice for a nursery, look to pair it back with cream or white (rather than yellow which I decided upon with Eloise’s nursery – note to self, yellow is a VERY limiting colour when painted on 4 walls!!), it allows you to add colours like charcoal later on and add more depth to the room as your baby ages.
Reversible linen is the best. It’s bang for your buck allowing you to create two different looks just by flipping the doona. As much as I love bold and busy patterns, they are also the first to date. By choosing classic block colours you can add the seasonal ‘fun’ with throws, cushions and pillows which is much more cost effective. And our splurge and save rule with linen, splurge on the quilt cover and save on the fitted sheets.
Choose a mixture of classic pieces that will grow with your kids and mould to different styles, these are the peices you can invest a little more budget too, and then go budget on the ‘fun’ elements that inject that burst of ‘right now’ personality but may change with age or seasonality – like our candy pink roadside find chair
Shopping Guide : Products supplied for use within shoot
Dr Seuss Print, C’est La Vie Print, Mr & Mrs Quilt Set, from Hunting for George
Round Carpet Black, Icelandic Sheepskin white, Tree table, Never Grow Up Cushion, Felt Seat Cover, from HK living
The Helena Alpaca Blanket from Kate & Kate
Timber flooring, Villa Espresso from Godfrey Hirst