Interior Inspiration: Cool for Kids
Happy Friday! We're warming up for a fun (and frenetic!) weekend, the mid-way point of the school holidays here in NZ. So with those littlest members of our family in mind, we've rounded up some of the coolest kid's spaces the blogosphere has to offer...
So much to love in this kid's room! The snack-time/creative table with designer chairs is great, as is that easy, affordable upcycled lampshade, and the hopscotch on the floor!
The monochrome look is totally on-trend, modern and chic, and will grow with your little one. And when you accessorise with fun patterns (like the crosses, stars and trees here), monochrome needn't be boring! The designer rocking chair here is lovely, but one of our low, super comfy and sturdy luxury bean bag chairs (in deep grey) would be a great nursing chair too...
Candy is dandy! Pastels are still very on trend in interiors this year - and their youthful, ice-cream hues are ideal for kid's rooms. Layer pastels on a soft grey canvas for a stylish look that's not too busy looking.
Giant cushions are an awesome piece of kid's furniture to invest in. Thanks to their enormous size, they won't be out-grown for years, and siblings of different ages can enjoy them. They're also great for dragging from room to room - from the bedroom for nap-time, to the patio or deck, to the lounge room in front of the TV for another replay of 'Frozen'!
If you're unsure what colour scheme to choose, white is a very safe - yet stylish - bet! Choose white for furniture (bed, shelving, storage, tables) - not only is it timeless, but when the kids grow out of it, you'll find the re-sell value is higher with white items. Then, with your clean and contemporary canvas, accessorise with fun pops of colour. In this room, we love the beanbag ottomans (or are they bean bag chairs?), the string-and-peg display of artwork and photos, and those super cool art prints!
We love the styling of this room! The theme is classic boyish blue, but it's still clean and contemporary looking with that giant chevron rug, patterned bean bag chair and fun colourful cushions. Under-bed storage is a dream, and the nautical-style bulk-head lights make very cool bedside lamps!