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mr fox: 6 fabulous fabrics for kids’ rooms

fabrics for childrens & kids roomsFabric has a huge impact on the overall look and feel of kids’ rooms, but curtains and blinds can be expensive so it’s important to choose wisely. Read my tips on how to choose fabrics for children’s rooms over at Mr Fox magazine, and find out where to find them.

(image: room to bloom)

my room: amélie

romantic boho girls bedroom amelieThis romantic, boho girl’s bedroom belongs to Amélie who is three years old. She lives with her mum Maaike, dad Onno and sister Sara in a refurbished church in de Tijnje, The Netherlands.

Amélie’s room was designed by her mum Maaike who is a visual merchandiser & window dresser. You can admire Maaike’s talent for visual composition over on her Instagram feed @fleursdamelie, where she shares photos of her amazing home and the girls’ bedrooms. I love the soft colours and pretty boho feel of Amélie’s room, which features gorgeous oversized floral wallpaper.

Maaike’s advice for designing children’s rooms is to keep the base calm and the bed and other furniture light, then you can use accessories to add colour and atmosphere. Quirky details add character, and wallpaper is great for setting the mood.

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Time to talk to Amélie now! Tell us Amélie…

♥ What is your favourite food? Spinach.

♥ What are you into right now? I love riding my bike, which I got for my birthday. I also like painting and sticking stickers on pretty drawings.

♥ Your favourite book? Little Golden Books, right now I’m really into mermaids.

♥ What is your favourite colour? Black (unfortunately says mum ;-)).

♥ Your favourite animal? Tigers and crocodiles.

♥ Trousers or a dress? It depends – I love glittery dresses, but I’m kind of cool girl too.

♥ What would you like to be when you grow up? Black Pete, or a ballerina or a princess.

♥ What do you like best in your room? My bed, being tucked in and re-arranging the cushions.

♥ What do you like doing in your room? Reading, and pottering in my kitchen.

♥ Which is your favourite duvet cover? The one with little deer and bows – and there have to be lots of cushions on my bed!

♥ Your favourite pyjamas? The ones with little hearts and rabbits.

Thank you Amélie, it was super lovely to meet you!

(photography: Maaike Goldbach)

in the press: homes & interiors scotland

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Where to start when decorating a child’s bedroom? You can now read my interior design advice for children’s spaces in Homes & Interiors Scotland‘s fabulous Kids’ Bedrooms Look Book! There’s some super lovely ideas here, plus lots of photos to inspire. You can see the full article on my press page.

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