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sunny yellow in kids’ rooms

There seems to be a lot of yellow popping up in kids’ rooms lately (including on this blog here, here, and here). Yellow is a very positive, energising colour, full of confidence, so if you are trying to create a calming space that promotes rest and sleep, it’s wise to use small doses only. It’s a great colour for playrooms where you can use it to your heart’s content. Here are a few of my favourite kids’ rooms using yellow.

yellow wardrobe toy cabinet in kids roomYellow storage….yellow filing cabinet in kids roomI have soft spot for yellow curtains in a kid’s room – or why not paint the window frame in yellow!
yellow curtain and window inspiration kids roomsyellow in kids room shared roomAdd small yellow accents or yellow bedding…nursery with yellow accentsyellow accents in white kids roomYellow combines beautifully with grey, blue and green…grey kids room shared room(image sources: mette hagedorn, country livingjana carson photography, unknown, unknown, klara’s room, rose uniacke, ensuus.nl, the little square gallery, vt wonen)

my room: felix

modern kids room bunk bed yellow grey

This modern kids’ room belongs to Felix who is nine years old. He lives with his parents and sister in an apartment in The Hague, The Netherlands.

Felix’ bedroom was designed by his father Erwin who is an architect and his mum Anna, who is a teacher at the Hogeschool Leiden. It features a F Bunk Bed by Rafa Kids and bold graphic circles painted on the walls. The room is composed with calming, grounding grey and lots of happy yellow. Anna’s advice when it comes to designing your child’s bedroom: ask them what they want.

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Time to chat with Felix now! Tell us Felix,

♥ What is your favourite food? Fries with ketchup.

♥ What are you into right now? Playing Minecraft on my iPad and playing with Kapla.

♥ What is your favourite colour? Orange.

♥ Your favourite animal? Dog.

♥ And your favourite book? Flip Fiasco.

♥ What do you want to be when you grow up? I don’t know.

♥ What do you love most about your room? That there’s so much space to play.

Thank you Felix, it was great to meet you!

(photography by rafa kids)

win! olli ella kids’ decor giveaway

I am so excited to announce that I have teamed up with kids’ interiors specialists Olli Ella to offer one lucky reader a chance to win these gorgeous kids’ room goodies – worth £90!

 

olli & ella kids decor giveaway
The girls at Olli Ella have added lots of beautiful new additions to their kids’ decor collection and asked me to select a few of my favourites. Choosing wasn’t easy, but I think I’ve managed to curate a beautiful collection that would brighten op any child’s room.

You can win all of the decor shown above: a gorgeous large natural belly basket, the sweet “Under the Same Sky” print (unframed), a Confetti boudoir pillow and a Stardust felt ball garland.

 

To win, simply follow these easy steps:

1. Leave a comment below and let me know which of the four items I’ve chosen is your favourite (don’t worry – if you win you’ll receive them all!)

2. Visit Olli Ella’s competition page by clicking here and enter your details.

3. That’s it, you’re done!

4. Optional: If you would like to double your chances to win, you can enter on Instagram as well. Click here to go to Room to Bloom on Instagram and follow the instructions on the giveaway post!

5. Optional: If you’re not on Instagram but would like to double your chances too, click here to visit Room to Bloom on Facebook, “like” the giveaway post and leave a comment. If you’re on Instagram and fancy trebling your chances, feel free to enter on Facebook as well.

Good luck to everyone!

Note: This giveaway is open to UK residents only. You have to be 18 years old or older to enter the giveaway. You may enter once via this blog, once via Instagram and once via Facebook by midnight BST on June 21st, which is the closing date of this giveaway. One winner will be chosen via drawing and contacted by email so please use a valid email when you comment below, but do not put your email address in the comment – use the appropriate boxes please. You need to complete steps 1 and 2 above in order to qualify, so don’t forget to enter your details on the Olli Ella competition page too. The winner will receive the four itemised goodies worth £90 and will need to claim their prize within a week of having been contacted.

UPDATED: This giveaway is now closed – the winner is Karin (@karinlamain) who entered via Instagram. Thank you for entering everyone and congratulations Karin!

(image: room to bloom)

mr fox: wallpaper for boys’ rooms

MR FOX wallpaper for kids rooms

My monthly edit for Mr Fox magazine is all about wallpaper for boys’ rooms. For sources, tips and ideas on how to use these, hop over to the Mr Fox website here!

PS: Mr Fox has recently expanded its reach to families with boys and girls, so keep an eye out for future edits covering everything interiors for boys’ rooms, girls’ rooms and gender neutral rooms.

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