Gorgeously girly and pretty bedrooms can be done without using garish colours. Try floral fabrics for cushions, headboards and curtains. Decorate lamp shades and blinds with pretty pom-pom trims and ensure a good reading light is beside the bed. 

Flashes of colour keeps the room fresh. I love to use warm reds. For boys you could use wall space to hang special items such as a flag or blown up school sports photo. You could hang a model plane from the ceiling or have a pin board for family photos, medals, invitations and sports schedules!

Storage is key for kids. So many toys and books! So, it is an idea to utilise the space underneath the bed and in wardrobes, under the hanging space. Provide labelled boxes for things so you can group together toys. 

If you have space good shelves are key and these can be painted in a colour to add a sense of fun to the interior whilst labelled baskets can conceal a plethora of plastic!

Inject strong colours or busy prints into a scheme via accessories such as throws, cushions, rugs and lampshades. I like to do this whilst keeping a sense of calm in the room with more neutral colour ways on the walls. Ultimately, it is important that whatever you chose it will not be too ‘outgrown’ but will be a design which stands the test of time as your child grows up in their beautiful family home.”  

Kate Forman, Founder of Kate Forman Designs www.kateforman.co.uk