Turn your child’s bedroom into a stylish space that balances modern décor and practical needs
Rebecca Snowden, Interior Style Advisor at Furniture And Choice (FurnitureChoice.co.uk), shares 4 Instagrammable bedroom themes for toddlers, kids and teens.
For toddlers: create an adorable dinosaur-themed bedroom
Create a dinosaur-themed bedroom using a neutral palette and dino accessories. On white walls, add pops of blue and green with dinosaur art and a painted mountain mural as a backdrop for your mini explorer’s Jurassic adventures. “Spark your child’s imagination with a play tent, dinosaur toys and huggable plushies,” says Rebecca. “These accessories can easily be swapped out as they grow and their interests change.” Choose a classic white bed with a handy roll-out trundle for when your child has sleepovers.
2. For superhero-loving children: style a cool Batman-themed bedroom
Bring out your child’s love of superheroes with a Batman-themed bedroom. “Keep the overall look clean and calm with a black and white palette, and punches of yellow,” advises Rebecca. “Liven up bare walls with superhero decals and posters, then cosy up the space with Batman soft toys and print cushions.” Recreate the Batcave for your mini caped crusader with a black high sleeper bed that includes a built-in desk and pull-out wardrobe. Bunk beds are perfect for sleepovers and make good use of space, especially in smaller rooms
3. For teens into science fiction: decorate a space - themed bedroom
Decorate a space-themed bedroom for a teenager with an interest in sci-fi and the stars. Bring out the theme using paint features and posters. “Paint the ceiling dark grey to create a sense of sleeping under the night sky,” suggests Rebecca. “Ask your teen to pick out space posters and cosmic art to tie the look together.” Look for a multifunctional bed that incorporates a desk and storage to maximise floor space. Keep the room feeling cosy with a soft rug and an ottoman as a spot to relax.
4. For college students: design a stylish bedroom for sleep and study
“Design a college student’s contemporary bedroom with a colour palette of navy blue, dark grey and white,” suggests Rebecca. “Zone the different areas for study and sleep, using painted blue walls to form a calming and cohesive look to the overall space.”
Position the desk away from the bed to avoid distractions. Ground the room with a modern TV bed for winding down in style. Then add wall art like motivational sports posters and soothing black and white photography for a personal touch.
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