We believe the bedroom should be a wonderful safe haven for children to retreat to at the end of the day. A special place where they can relax, be cosy, and easily fall asleep. Designing the perfect bedroom contributes to a child's wellbeing, creating a space in the home that belongs just to them.
A BED is the most important piece of furniture. Choosing the right sized bed will depend on both the size of your child and the size of the room. A King Single is a great size for kids as it is the same length as a queen and slightly wider than a single to allow a roomier feel.
A BEDSIDE TABLE next to the bed is essential to set a lamp and allow for kids to put a book etc. The general rule is that a bedside should sit no higher than the mattress itself.
A CHEST OF DRAWERS/TALLBOY is a necessary piece of furniture to keep both the bedroom organised as well as have clothing easily accessible for kids.
Look for bedding that is made from NATURAL FIBRES such as 100% cotton or bamboo. Natural fibres will allow the body to breathe by not trapping in heat. This means that your kids will not overheat during the night which will guarantee a better night's sleep.
The basic bedding elements are duvet cover, quilt insert, a good pillow, sheets, cushion/s and a throw or blanket. To co-ordinate your look, choose no more than 3 colours.
To create a sense of fun, mix and match contrasting textures and patterns. Play with patterns, plains, stripes, knits, spots, checks and florals to achieve the look you are after.
As children's rooms are often the smallest room in the house, try to keep decor to a minimum in the bedroom so as not to overcrowd the space. Kids bedrooms should have the least amount of stimuli in them to help create a space that is both calm and restful.
Decor items include bedside lamp, artwork (1-2 pieces), rug (for comfortable stepping if you have floor boards), pin board (for reminders + photos) and handy hooks.
Try to co-ordinate the decor with the bedding colours so that you create continuity throughout the bedroom. If not, use the 'BLINDSPOT' to put any mismatched things behind you*.