Some of the most fun projects are designing children’s rooms. What’s not to love about designing little whimsical, imaginative spaces?! And right now there are so many fresh, fun trends that are making their way into children’s rooms.
FRESH LOOK #1. SMALL DOSE OF BOLD COLOR.
When we bought our home, the attic bedroom that would be our oldest daughter’s room, was a mish-mash of blue walls and maroon floors, with a floral wallpaper border to top it all off . . . yikes! As we brainstormed the look for her room, she kept pointing out all-white rooms as her favorites. The light, bright white rooms so popular in Swedish design are some of my very favorites, so I was completely on board. All-white rooms can certainly stand alone, and look really good, however we did want a touch of whimsy and fun, so we decided to use a brightly colored bed in her room. White rooms can look so beautifully fresh with a bed or a dresser painted in a bright shade of paint.
FRESH LOOK #2. BOLD STRIPES.
A little touch of black can have such an impact in a room! Our youngest daughter’s room is a fairly feminine little room, with the ruffled pink bedspread and her vintage inspired floral curtains. But the bold black and cream striped rug grounds the room and keeps it from looking too dainty. Contrasting a bold graphic (in this case a striped pattern) with the soft and feminine, will give you a fresh look every time!
FRESH LOOK #3. DIFFERENT SHADES OF THE SAME COLOR.
One of the trends you’ve probably been noticing in the last year or two, is the use of graduated color, or using different shades of the same color in the same room. Whether it’s pale blue walls with a navy rug or pale pink walls with saturated pink armchairs, the look is always hip and fresh. Although all these pictures are of girls rooms, the ideas behind them would work equally well in a boys room, or really for any room in your home. It always feels so good to give a room a little update, so hopefully these ideas will help give you the inspiration you’re looking for to get your project underway!