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29 November, 2015 in in the press

House & Garden December 2015 In focus The List
I am super excited that Room to Bloom is featured in House & Garden’s December issue in an article about The List, House & Garden‘s new online interior design directory! The beautiful photo of Georgie’s room taken by Brett Charles was also picked to feature on the kids’ room section of HOUSE, House & Garden’s website.

white kids room built-in cupboard bed for children's roomUpdate: You can now read the feature on my Press page here.

 

green for kids rooms

I’ve always loved the colour green for kids’ rooms: it’s gender neutral and I find it restful, which is perfect for a bedroom. Depending on the shade of green – yellow or blue based, with white or black to produce pastels or dustier colours – you can create an invigorating or more calming atmosphere, playful or more serious. Here are some of my favourite children’s rooms using green:

kids room with reading nook and half tone wallIt doesn’t have to be green all over. In this kids’ room the play tent’s bright red accents contrast beautifully with the green-and-black two-tone wall.

gender neutral nursery with green two tone wallMore two-tone gorgeousness in this gender neutral nursery. The soft green colour on the wall is used again on the painted changing unit, creating a simple, calm Scandinavian feel with the pure plywood bed and sleek floor.

dark toddler room with perroquet wallpaper
Unusual and simply stunning: dark walls with a green ceiling that picks out one of the wallpaper’s colours – making this girl’s room feel contained and cosy.

house shaped cabin bed kids roomIn this super playful boy’s room a dark green built-in cabin bed in the shape of a house is accented with green bedding and a plain green curtain. A nice change from blue for boys rooms!

green kids room with harlequin wallpaper
I just love the eclectic stye of this shared kids’ bedroom. It features mint harlequin wallpaper on all walls which is emphasised by a stronger green bed. Yellow, orange and red brown accents add cosy warmth to the scheme.

Furniture-Beds-Kids-Green
I love tonal schemes – in this image the soft green walls and darker green bed contrast beautifully with red and yellow bedding, giving the room a soft and happy feel.

green kids bedroomsThe examples above and below illustrate how well green works as an accent in kids’ rooms with white walls, adding a splash of colour which doesn’t take over. As an accent wall, dark green almost becomes a neutral, offsetting other colours beautifully like grey can do.

green childrens room interior design

images: bettina holst, vt wonen, georgia’s rooml’ atelier d’ archi, paul et paula, buisjes en beugels, vt wonen, bobo kids, the boo and the boy, flexa creations, sian zeng, oh my deerinstagram, dana van leeuwen

 

 

wild west indians and cowboys art prints for kids rooms

indian & cowboy prints for kids rooms

The indians & cowboys theme has become a bit of a trend in kids rooms interior design. Teepees, feathers, mountains, horses, raccoons, lamas, and of course indians and cowboys feature on all types of kids room decor – from wallpaper to bedding and themed accessories. These are some of my favourite art prints for wild west themed children’s rooms.

sources: 1. raccoon print  2. arrows wall flag  3. raven rai fox poster  4. lama and friends  5. poisson bulle teepee print  6. thierry the bear cowboy print  7. cowgirl print

my room: linnéa

scandinavian girls room linnea

This romantic and eclectic girl’s bedroom belongs to Linnéa who is 1.5 years old. She lives with her family in Trollhättan, Sweden.

Linnéa’s bedroom was designed by her mum Charlotte, who works as a nurse in a hospital near Gothenburg. She loves decorating and frequently posts pictures of her house and her children’s rooms on Instagram. I love her pretty use of soft colours and the romantic detailing in Linnéa’s room, which is modern and not too sweet. The star of the room is the cute nook she’s created under the rafters – wouldn’t you want to curl up with a book in there?

Charlotte’s advice for designing kids’ rooms is to use different shades of the same colour plus one accent colour to achieve a harmonious space. Mix old and new to inject life into the room and make it more interesting.

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Time to learn a bit more about Linnéa now! Tell us Linnéa…

♥ What is your favourite food? Spaghetti and sausage.

♥ What are you into right now? I love playing with my dolls.

♥ Your favourite book? I love looking at the pictures in my mum’s old Elsa Beskow books.

♥ What is your favourite colour? I don’t know yet.

♥ Your favourite animal? A dog – we have one at home!

♥ What do you like best in your room? My cozy corner – I love climbing in there and throwing all the cushions out!

♥ Which is your favourite duvet cover? The one with the pink trees from Ferm Living.

♥ Your favourite pyjamas? I love them all.

Thank you Linnéa, it was a pleasure to meet you!

(photography by Charlotte Bokstedt)

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