Children go through so many fads and phases that it’s often difficult to choose a scheme for their rooms that they won’t tire of in six months time. They should have some input into the decor of their own rooms of course but try to steer them away from camouflage wallpaper or pink furry carpet! It’s much easier to let them choose accessories instead that can be changed without re-decorating the entire room.
On the whole it’s always wise to keep the floor covering practical against spills and the wall coverings fairly neutral. Try not to submit to the temptation either of buying child size furniture that they will grow out of in three years.
Other than that you can have a lot of fun choosing curtains, bed linen and accessories…
This boyish scheme is appropriate for practically any age and you won’t tire of it too easily either. The red, blue and black scheme is fresh and the London theme is particularly relevant this year. I love the black and white duvet cover! The red metal locker is edgy and practical and the union jack chest of drawers would look equally at home in any adults room. Just add a few fun accessories like the telephone box wall sticker and the London bus money-box and you have a scheme that will still look as up to date many years from now.
A girls room doesn’t have to be baby pink. There’s just enough of the sugary hue in this scheme to keep her happy but partnered with pastel blue and a healthy dose of punchy red the scheme will last into her teens and beyond. The ditsy blue wallpaper is quite girly but the duvet cover is bold and colourful and stops it from looking too twee. A pretty white daybed, striped woven rug and some colourful bunting is all that is needed to keep a feminine edge.
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