Designing a room for your future or current bundle of joy, can be overwhelming and it is difficult to know where to start. The plethora of products available for childrens’ bedrooms quickly creates a challenge in designing a space that is different and unique, while also practical. Our Stylist of the Month, Belinda from Nest Design Studio, has more than 10 years experience in the design industry (not to mention being a busy mum of three) and is helping parents bridge the gap between “baby store” bedrooms and stunning, individual creations.
Belinda has shared her five top tips to create a unique bedroom for your child that is bursting with personality. See if you can spot our Toy Box, Post Box 3, Jimmy Stand, Kids Acapulco Chair and Felt Basket amongst her creations – they certainly look stunning.
1. Make it personal
Create an individual space that allows your child’s personality to shine through. Instead of buying all the latest and trendiest items - just because - fill your child’s room with treasures that mean something to both you and them. If your child loves tractors, perhaps find a cool blueprint poster of a tractor or a tractor cushion. Think outside the box, and good design will follow.
Plan the space. Gather your ideas on Pinterest. Think about where items will be placed and what they will be used for. This will allow you to avoid buying items you have no idea what you are going to do with. This is essential for not only aesthetics but also practicality.
3. Think small
Or should we say small business. Instagram is full of amazing small businesses creating magical products. They are the perfect opportunity to add some unique items to a space. If you find it isn't exactly what you are after, see if you can have something custom made. It can’t hurt to ask!
4. Pare it back
It can be tempting to have all your favourite items on display at once. But this does nothing to a space except overwhelm it. Instead, try rotating and changing out shelves and prints on a regular basis. Less, really is more.
Texture is one of the most under used elements in childrens’ bedrooms. Think about ways to incorporate it with blankets, rugs, handles and storage. Try multiple materials such as felt, leather, timber and sheepskins. Texture will help to give the room another layer.