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Children’s Bedroom Décor: Colour and Pattern

Interior designer, Ursula Wesselingh on making your child’s bedroom fun yet functional
   EKBB Magazine  |  written on: 26-12-2021 13:00pm

Tips by Ursula Wesselingh, children’s interior designer, Room to Bloom

- If you want to ensure longevity of the scheme, avoid themes and aim for a neutral, calm base. A restrained colour palette will not compete with the riot of colour that children’s possessions bring.

Ursula has a keen eye for schemes that kids love. Here, in the girl’s room there’s a soft colour scheme in tonal grey with dusty pink and aubergine accents.

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- Consider a tonal approach: painting woodwork and walls in the same or similar tones will make a room feel calmer and larger and offsets other colours beautifully.

- Add atmosphere and personality with decorative touches. They are easier to change as your children’s tastes and interests evolve.

In this boy’s room Ursula has helped create lots of space to store with a feature storage wall and a bed with drawers underneath.

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- Keep stimulating colours such as yellow and red for accents rather than walls and large pieces of furniture, as the room should enhance sleep. It makes future updates easier as well.

- Create focus by keeping pattern concentrated on one wall or on the bedding and cushions for example. Pictorial patterns tend to be age specific, so if you’d like items to last go for geometrical or classic patterns such as stars, stripes, checks, dots or florals.

- Curtains and blinds can be expensive, so go for plain neutrals rather than patterned fabrics, which will be easier to blend in during the next room refresh.

Credit: Emma Foale (Words)
Published: As featured in EKBB Magazine, Issue 244, August 2016

Also read:
How to Add Personality to Your Child’s Bedroom Scheme
Must-Haves: Children’s Bedrooms

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