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Do you believe in taking risks? While I realise risks might not be for everyone, it’s my job as an Interior Designer to help those clients that fancy a few out-of-the-box ideas find a way to incorporate them into their child’s room. For some clients it may be a colourful patterned wallpaper, for others it may be using colours that may not be considered ‘traditional’ for a nursery or kids space.
One thing you may have discovered about me is that I am FAR from traditional. That’s not to say if that’s the style that puts a smile on your face that I can’t help you – I love adapting to my clients way of thinking, but I may just try to get them to push the envelope…. just a little bit.
A way to incorporate a few risks in a space is with the pieces that can easily be removed or updated (think cushions, bedding, accessories) – consider these a ‘safe risk’! But what about if you are wanting to make even more of a design impact? Spend your hard earned cash on these gems!
Colourful furniture pieces for nurseries and kids rooms are becoming hot property right now with retailers recognising that not everyone wants to stick with white or timber furniture. But what if these pieces don’t fit your budget? Consider repurposing old pieces (whether it’s pieces you already own, buy or thrift), there are thousands of amazing tutorials on the net these days that will take you step by step through upcycling!
Do you have bright furniture in your child’s room? Leave me a comment – I would love to hear from you!
As an Interior Designer I love to find solutions to common problems – and one of the biggest problems many parents come to me with is lack of space! There are so many great ideas for maximising the amount of space that you have – one of them is loft or bunk beds. I’m not talking your run of the mill bunk beds here – they can be the perfect way to add some WOW factor to your child’s room. Even if your children don’t share a room, or if you have one child, bunk beds can be so much fun for sleepovers.
Those of you who follow my Facebook page may have seen this fun ‘theatre’ style bunk bed that I posted about from Elle Decor Magazine. A simple bunk bed has been transformed with some creative paint effects and some old style cinema curtains – perfect for your child’s next big performance!
If you or someone you know love a bit of DIY (or are able to hire someone to execute it for you) a basic bunk bed design can be transformed into a castle bed – fit for your Prince or Princess. Adorn the room with modern and quirky accessories to make sure the overall look doesn’t look too ‘themey’. I love that the plain white bed is highlighted by the dark feature wall – it gives it a more modern, edgy look.
If you’re stuck for space and you need to incorporate a cot and a bed in a room – you can’t go past this space saving concept – a loft bed contructed over the top of a cot! I love the monochomatic colour palette too.
I am an only child and growing up I had a ‘captain’s bed’ which was a bed on top and a wardrobe and desk underneath. Behind the desk was a little nook and I remember spending hours in there playing with my friends – I remember it so fondly, even to this day. So even where two beds aren’t needed, loft beds are a great idea for extra storage – or even a cosy den for your child to play!
I thought I’d share my latest nursery design with you today and it features some of my new Habitat + Beyond Kids Online Store’s products! I am so excited to be a stockist of a few of Olli Ella’s products such as this unique side table and the gum ball rug. They both worked so well for the colour palette I had in mind for this room. The butterfly wallpaper will give the room some WOW factor along the main wall, and I just love these darling prints I found on etsy.
The Lovely Symphony mobiles are one of my favourite additions to the shop and I’m crazy about this cuckoo clock I found online!
When designing a room for a client I always like to start with the colour palette, then secondly I assign a word to the room. I use the answers from my online questionnaire for my eDesign clients and from the one-on-one consultation for my Angel Service clients to give me all the information I need to design the space. By giving the room one word to sum it up it makes it easier for me to edit the final product selections to make sure the overall feel for the room is achieved!
Can you guess what the word is for this room?