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in the press: elle decor

elle decor childrens interior design

Very excited that Charlotte’s pretty grey bedroom was included in this month’s children’s interior design feature for Elle Decor India! Her little reading nook was shown alongside a brilliantly styled shoot focussing on natural materials in kids’ rooms.

(image: elle decor india & room to bloom)

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)

blackboard walls and chalkboard ideas for kids’ rooms

blackboard chalkboard wall kids room 1
Blackboard walls add instant personality to a kid’s room and make a wonderful focal point, off-setting other colours beautifully. And of course they don’t just look cool, but invite children to get creative, creating their own art works or backgrounds for pretend play – like playing school, house, shop, etc.

If you are thinking of creating a chalkboard wall in your child’s bedroom or playroom but can’t make up your mind, take a look at some of the examples I’ve gathered of blackboards in kids’ rooms.

blackboard chalkboard wall kids room 2ablackboard chalkboard wall kids room 3You may think chalkboards are just too black for kids’ rooms, but bear in mind that they do mellow over time, turning a soft grey by the chalk residue that’s left behind. At the same time, this is something to consider if you like things to look neat and tidy – a messy blackboard might not be your thing.

You don’t have to commit to a full wall and can just paint a smaller area in a nice shape, like a house in the example above. It can be a backdrop for a play kitchen or desk and you can dress it up with shelves, hooks or bunting.

Or how about just painting a border in chalkboard paint, or a door?

blackboard chalkboard wall kids room 4blackboard chalkboard wall kids room 5If you are worried about painting a chalkboard directly onto a wall – for example if you are renting – then you can go for non-permanent chalkboard film that sticks to your wall. You can buy it in rolls and cut it in any desired shaped or have a design made for you by most wall sticker companies.

A framed blackboard that you can stand against the wall is another idea – make sure it is attached securely.

blackboard chalkboard wall kids room 3blackboard chalkboard wall kids room 6To create something special, add an eye-catching wall sticker or light letters to your chalkboard wall.

blackboard chalkboard wall kids room 7Interior design for children: chalkboard ideas for kids rooms.Do keep a place for chalks and a wiper nearby – a picture ledge is a good solution. Dust free chalks help keep down the mess, but a final note of caution: if your child’s room is carpeted, a chalkboard might not be a good idea as it will be more difficult to clean.

Happy decorating!

Sources (from top): kotivinnki, lundiamaxime brouillet, living agency, nordic  design, the boo and the boy, kotopalapeli, rh baby and child, homedit, shanna murray, seletti, the boo and the boy.

mr fox: how to clear the clutter – clever storage for kids

clever storage for kids how to de-clutter

Over on Mr Fox I’ve rounded up 6 ways to clear the clutter with clever storage ideas for kids’ rooms. Find out where to source these beauties and read my storage tips here.

(image: room to bloom)

haciendo el indio kids’ wall decor

haciendo en el indo kids decor for children

These friendly wall plaques are by Haciendo el Indio, a Spanish kids’ decor brand that produces beautiful decorative objects, art prints, cards and even murals for children’s rooms. Printed on paper, then laminated and glued to wooden boards, they make a great addition to a library shelf or gallery wall. This selection and others, including posters and wall stickers, are available from Haciendo el Indio’s web shop.

little lamb print for kids haciendo en el indio(images: haciendo el indo)

children’s bedding: snurk furry friends

Snurk kids bedding Furry Friends forest themed bedding for childrenDutch bedding designers Snurk have added a fab woodland themed duvet set to their children’s bedding range, featuring a squirrel and a bunny rabbit. Two furry friends to keep your child company at night. Love it!

(image: snurk bedding)

mr fox: best nightlights and lamps for kids rooms

Mr fox accent lighting for kids

Can’t get used to the dark evenings still? Brighten up a dark corner with some accent lighting – I’ve rounded up some my current favourite lamps and nightlights for Mr Fox this month. Find sources and tips over here at Mr Fox magazine.

(image: room to bloom)

kids decor shop: molly meg

15 December, 2015 in children's design & decor

molly meg kids decor shop london

molly meg kids decor shop londonFor those of you who’ve missed it: Molly Meg has opened its doors in London! Having been one of the first children’s online shops in the UK offering cool kids’ decor brands from all over the world, you can now go and see all that colour live in Islington – a great design shopping destination in its own right.

All the hip brands are there, from my favourites Numero 74 and Nobodinoz, to Lucky Boy Sunday and Blabla Kids. If you’re still looking for a Christmas present for a little one in your life, don’t miss it.

(images: room to bloom)

mr fox: blankets and throws for kids rooms

Fabelab blankets for kids rooms

blankets & throws for kids rooms Mr Fox magazineWinter is approaching here in London: time for a round-up of some of the best throws and blankets for kids rooms! Hop on over to Mr Fox where you’ll find the sources for these cosy numbers.

(image: fabelab, room to bloom)

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

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