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HABITAT: 7 ways to create a COOL kids’ room

By Justine Wilson

Looking to inject a little bit of on-trend COOL into your kids’ room? Today there are countless ways to create a special space that will add a slice of modern magic to their world.

“Trends we’ve seen growing in the design of kids’ room range from adding neon colour pops, geometric patterns, and monochrome, to the flourishing number of shared spaces and the ability to incorporate unique elements for each child in the same space,” says Justine Wilson, Director and Principal Stylist at  Vault Interiors.

Here are Justine’s top tips to create a seriously cool kids’ room that is bang on-trend.

Neon Colour Pops

Neon is back! We love the fun way in which neon accents can add zing to any kids’ space. But beware – use in moderation to avoid overpowering the room. The new collaboration between Pottery Barn Kids and Margherita Missoni showcases some playful, bright prints and patterns but we especially love the pom-pom throw with neon pink poms!

Shared Spaces

Space is at a premium these days and whether you have decided your little ones should share for that reason, or merely for the fun that sharing with your sibling can offer, shared spaces don’t have to be rigid in design. There are many different ways you can make each child’s area individual to them, but a cohesive space visually.

Geometric Patterns

The geometric trend isn’t going anywhere! We love how these bold graphic prints and patterns are becoming a classic look but also add a playful but ordered style to the space. They can easily be adapted to any gender, whilst also suiting shared spaces. Removable wallpaper is a great way to add some geometrics.

Monochrome

Monochrome is the new neutral! This palette is cool and edgy while also remaining classic in style. Using bold prints, beloved icons, like our friend Miffy or Nordic/wilderness influences, make this trend perfect for nurseries to teen rooms. One of the best things about this palette is pops of colour can easily be added to it. This trend has to be the most versatile of them all!

Outside In

The spirit of adventure is strong for little people, so it is only natural they love spaces that reflect this. The use of versatile wallpapers makes it easy to create a magical space. Bold wallpapers can be limited to one wall so it doesn’t overwhelm the room. For smaller prints, they can be used to cover all the walls for a seamless look. Layer with textured furniture solutions like tree stump side tables. We love the inclusion of a swing in these spaces.

Playhouse Beds

Forget dollhouses! We love playhouses and cubby beds almost as much as kids do! No matter if it’s for sleeping or as a reading nook, playhouse beds are fun for any child. We love the DIY version of the teepee bed by blogger and mummy Sarah of Hello Bowsers.

Designer Furniture

When it comes to selecting furniture for any part of your home, well designed and functional is a must, so buying for your child’s room is no exception. For a long time, kids’ bedroom furniture was limited to one or the other. Pioneers like Lilly and Lolly changed that and Incy Interiors has both beautiful and long-lasting pieces.

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