Olli Ella’s secrets for styling a child’s room that grows with them

Decorating a room for a little one should be a fun and simple process. Whereby you create a space that’s fun, relaxing and, most importantly, grows with the child so you don’t have to spend lots of money redecorating as they grow up.

From colour palettes to themes, we sat down with Olli Ella co-founder, Chloe Brookman, and she was kind enough to share her top three tips for creating a child’s room that will go the distance and doesn’t require expensive makeovers every other year.

1 // “Stay away from themes”

If you want to create a room that lasts as your child grows up, steer away from theming everything from top to toe. Sticking to a theme means you’ll more likely need to replace things as your little grows out of their ‘latest interest’. Instead, stick to patterns and colours that are timeless and just a few décor items (like cushions, lamps and objet) that are more age-appropriate but easily replaced.

2 // “Go with a colour palette that isn’t too gender specific”

If you want to style a child’s room that will suit them through the years, a neutral colour palette will always be relevant. And it’s a great ‘blank canvas’ to work with when you want to swap soft furnishings and knick-knacks over the years.

3 // “Let the kids weigh in on what they like and don’t like”

To ensure you create a room for your little one that really sets their imagination on fire, involve them in picking out some of the things. If you’re worried about what they’ll pick, just get them making decisions about temporary items (like soft furnishings, toys and affordable art) that can be cheaply replaced when it’s outgrown.

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