Room of the week – Grown up children’s bedroom
This children’s bedroom, featured in the Living etc gallery has a grown up feel and provides a stylish room for children.
As children grow older they often want to move away from a room decorated with Thomas the Tank Engine or Princesses and Fairies and have a more ‘grown up’ room. The trick for a children’s room is to decorate it in a style that can be adapted as they grow older and become teenagers - therefore negating any demands to constantly redecorate. This room has a pale neutral palate with simple furniture that will not easily date, but it can be updated by refreshing the bed linen, the rug or other cheaper fittings.
Aspace have great children’s furniture that is well made and stylish. The Charterhouse bed shown below provides a full size adult single bed with a truckle bed underneath that is ideal for sleep overs. As the bed is a regular size it would be suitable throughout childhood and beyond. Similar styles are also available with a painted white finish.
The simple decorating of the room allows you to include pattern and colour in the bed linen. As this is usually one of the cheaper items to buy it also means it can easily be replaced if the child becomes tired of it as they grow up. Apple Linen below from Feather & Black would make a great choice for a girls bedroom, they also have a wide selection of boys bed linen.
Do remember when decorating though this is a children’s room so don’t make it too grown up. Adding little touches like the bookcase below from Childrens Funky Furniture adds fun into a room but can easily be replaced as they mature.
Decorating a children’s room should be fun. Try to include your children in the selection of colour for the room – though if you have concerns on their choice of colours just show them the colours you like, but remember you probably can’t do this for teenagers!