I saw Jane’s interior ideas on line last year at Modernize and they made a real impact on me. I was so used to baby like, pastel, muted tones for nurseries that I hadn’t really thought of the next step. She uses bursts of colour and isn’t shy to be bold in creating that perfect space for your growing child. We asked her to come up with some fun themes for children’s spaces and I’m totally inspired to start on the re-decoration!
Sometimes it’s challenging to design and decorate kids’ bedrooms, which so easily and frequently look like a disaster area with clothes, toys, and litter strewn about. However, when a kid has a room that’s stylish and hip, they’re more likely to keep it looking nice, which means you won’t need a work unit to clean up the aftermath of play time.
Here are some tips and inspiration for you to design a bedroom for your child that’s hip and stylish.
When creating a hip and stylish room for a child, many start by choosing a theme for the decor. Once the theme has been chosen, selecting the style of furniture, the color scheme, even the layout of the room involves making choices that continue the theme. This Lego-themed bedroom has a distinct color scheme of red, blue, green, and white with a touch of yellow; a pattern evocative of Lego blocks on the walls is echoed by the Lego furniture. The components of the Lego bedroom come together to create a very striking look.
The theme of this room is approached in a more abstract, modern way. The tree’s leaves and apples provide shelf storage while the hanging lights continue the theme by representing foliage and fruit hanging overhead. Though a much simpler approach, this bedroom has a very stylish look that any child is certain to love.
Built-Ins, Platforms and Structures
When there’s enough space, one way to give your child an awesome, hip room is by building structures or platforms in the room. There are virtually endless ways in which this can be done and depends on considerations like the child’s age, whether the room has a theme like pirates or planets, and how elaborate you want the built-ins to be. The bedroom pictured here has essentially been bisected into two levels: the base level and the platform for the bed and sitting area. The platform is used here in order to separate the room into areas and to make the room more engaging.
Here the platform is used in a room with more vertical than horizontal space to create a separate storage area. Intended for teens and older children, the drawers and cabinets were built high on the back wall along with a platform for access reached by the ladder. Not only is this a means of creating extra functional space, but it’s also very stylish.
For younger kids, creating structures related to the overall theme, such as the pirate ship pictured here, can also be a great way to make a bedroom more hip and fun. There’s really no end to the possibilities.
Another important factor in designing a hip room for kids is to choose a style for the room that is engaging and exciting. In this modern bedroom, the vibrant colors are used sparingly to create focal points around the room. The use of color blocking ”” the mini rectangular sofa, the green storage compartment beneath the coffee table, the orange stripes on the walls ”” creates a very distinct, cohesive look.
This bedroom uses similarly vibrant colors, but with a very different style. Reminiscent of Art Deco, the wall pattern is very prominent in this boy’s bedroom while the simple yet chic white furniture break up the space. Dashes of blue, gray, and black as well as the solid red cylinder used as a nightstand and the zebra head hanging on the wall are fun touches that pull the room together.
By Jane Blanchard. For more design inspiration, please visit Modernize.com.