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Room of the Week

November 13, 2013

As I am currently working on a bedroom for a young boy, this week I have chosen a simply decorated boys bedroom as our Room of the Week. Although it might seem like an easy room to design, if you are trying to ensure the design has longevity it can be more complicated – children quickly change their mind and the design needs to be adaptable.

Boys room

This room has used a calm white and blue theme which is supplemented with textures and colours to add interest to the room. The use of tongue and groove has emphasised the New England theme. It has also provided a great shelf for displaying some special keepsakes and fun items to add character to the room.

As with the decoration of the room you also need to think about adaptability when choosing the furniture – will it still be suitable in 5 years time? You also want to consider the build quality of the furniture as children – especially boys! – will often be very active in their own room so strong furniture is needed. I like to use Aspace for children’s rooms as it is well made and will last for years. The Charterhouse bed shown is a classic design that suits any interior, but is also multi functional as another mattress is stored underneath – great for sleepover parties!


I always like to include the child’s name in the bedroom design as it makes them understand it is their space. There are many ways of doing this, adding wall transfers is a great idea and there are now many styles available. My favourite way though is using large scale letters to spell out their name. Solid ID do some of the best letters available and they come in five colours. I love mixing up the colours to suit the design – or better still let your child choose their own.

Solid ID

This room was originally featured in the extensive galleries of House to Home. Take a look over at their website for room inspiration, and be sure to check back here every week to find which one of the rooms has been showcased.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. November 13, 2013 7:37 pm

    Reblogged this on and commented:
    Andrew Dunning is always an inspiration….Its so true that kids change there minds quickly, so one has to move quickly! Thanks for sharing Andrew

  2. November 14, 2013 1:14 am

    Wow what an awesome design for a kids bedroom-that’s amazing!

  3. November 18, 2013 10:26 pm

    Got a new nest of tables yesterday and they are extremely practical, keep using
    the littlest table as a laptop table while in bed!

  4. November 22, 2013 5:21 pm

    Yes this is actually a well designed room, thanks!

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