Interior Inspiration: Mini Monochrome
Kids' bedrooms continue to get cooler and more contemporary. We love the current monochrome kids' style trend, with its punchy black and white palette. Here's a toy box of kids' spaces that show black and white is far from boring!
Start with a white canvas (this keeps the look bright and clean), then layer with a mix of black, white and black and white accents. Choose a few key pieces of bold black furniture (or lighting) to make a real statement, as they've done here. The patterned initial is a cute touch!
One of our giant floor cushions would be awesome on this hardwood flooring - as a comfy spot for reading or napping.
Storage and space are always key concerns when designing a kids' room, and this day bed is a very clever solution. Putting the bed right at one end of the room frees up the rest of a small space for play, and the bed base does double-duty as awesome drawer storage. Love! We're also big fans of the wallpaper - it works like a giant piece of art when applied only to one feature wall. This fun little room also illustrates how mixing patterns works beautifully in black and white - as long as you stick with the monochrome tones, you can go crazy with graphics.
A neutral nursery is a super modern choice, not to mention ideal if you're not finding out their gender beforehand! One of our designer beanbag chairs would be perfect here as a nursing chair.
While monochrome is undoubtedly modern, we love how well it also works with vintage pieces. This space is a great example of that contemporary 'cool factor' mixed with special secondhand treasures. Another idea to steal is that extra-high shelf, great for styling decor items to display, out of reach of little hands.
Monochrome doesn't always have to be bold. Using more white than black, and keeping patterns on the subtle side, is all it takes to soften the look.
Monochrome, boring? No way! When the overall theme is so simple and pared back, you're able to really inject loads of personality (through patterns, shapes and pictures), without the look becoming a circus of cluttered colour.
Think of grey as the big brother or sister to black and white. It pairs perfectly with a monochrome palette (use grey in accents like bedding, cushions or a rug) and it adds a slightly more expensive, more grown up feel to the space.
Creating a modern monochrome look at your place?
Shop our designer range of indoor beanbag chairs,
beanbag ottomans (great as a low table or seating for kids)
and giant floor cushions - all in soft and deep grey.