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Interior Designer Amy Wilson explains how to add c...

Interior Designer Amy Wilson explains how to add colour into kids’ bedrooms…

add colour into kids’ bedrooms

Even if you don’t have much colour elsewhere in your home, kids’ bedrooms offer a perfect excuse to embrace colour and really celebrate it. If you are nervous of a full colour explosion commitment there are some fun options for accessorising and more temporary solutions to the colour conundrum. The key is to think of childrens’ bedrooms as evolving spaces so always look for ways to inject colour in a way that can be adapted as they grow and their taste changes. Below are some quick and easy ideas with something for everyone.

  • The fifth wall – some refer to the ceiling and others the floor when talking of this fifth opportunity for making a statement. I think you can opt for either but not both. If trying for a pop of colour on the ceiling consider a softer tone or be brave and bold and try some wallpaper. When thinking of the floor there are some incredible rug options available on the high street. You can try an oversized patterned number or for better value consider a number of smaller round mats in bold colours.
  • The bed is generally a focal point of any bedroom and there are plenty of opportunities to introduce colour here. A change of bedding and introducing some colourful cushions and blankets is one option but why not go a little further and have a go at making your own colourful headboard? 
  • Storage is always at a premium in children’s bedrooms so be sure to make a feature of it – paint old chests, spray old boxes and baskets. The bolder the better for this colourful project.
  • When looking for storage solutions for your child’s clothes why not try a scaffold wardrobe rail with colourful hangers to make a work of art of the essentials.
  • Artwork is a low cost option when looking to introduce colour to children’s bedrooms. There are some wonderful prints available from independent artists and the high street. Frame your prints in colourful frames for an added colour pop in a child friendly gallery wall at their height not yours. Alternatively, leave the focus on the colourful art and use fairy lights to peg your pictures to or giant bulldog clips attached to command hooks.
  • Childrens’ rooms can adapt well as they grow with a more sophisticated colour palette. Don’t be afraid to use a darker colour as a base for pops of brighter accessories. The darker shades will work well with schemes for older children and teens too. Darker blues and greens work well with both pastel colour tones and bolder pinks and yellows.
  • Consider a single colour room. This could be a really fun scheme to plan for, shop for and style. Imagine an entire room of green or orange – every shade of one colour in décor, bedding and art will be really playful and striking.
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Sebra at Scandiborn
Sebra at Scandiborn
Sebra at Scandiborn

Pretty in Print at Scandiborn

Mustard Made at Scandiborn

The key is not to be afraid of colour – avoid the obvious gender specific options and be bolder and more playful in your choices. Consider how you will adapt the room to work for little ones as they grow but most importantly involve them in the decision-making and even in the decorating if you are feeling brave! 


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