Jen from Bright Interiors pops by with her first post as one of our new Kids Instyle writers, using her talented background in interior design to share some creative decor guidance when styling your little ones special space. These ideas will make any little daydreamer feel like the prince or princess that they are!
by Jennifer Furnell, Bright Interiors
It’s the inevitable step that every parent will have to face at some point, so I’ve put together some simple ideas to help inspire the transition, without blowing your budget. Of course your plan will vary upon how much space you have to work with but it’s amazing what can be achieved with a bit of planning.
Finding that perfect bed.
One of my personal favorite brands is Leander, they design super clever, functional furniture; take this Junior bed for example, it takes up less space than the average single bed thus encouraging more play! Perfect if cost is not a huge issue.
The new Mae bed from Incy Interiors adds a great colour punch that kids are naturally drawn to.
Installing Simple Shelving
Purchasing some plain Ikea shelving, then painting them to your rooms pallet is an easy way to transform a corner that otherwise would be left forgotten. Make sure to fix them at different heights, so the child can access their favourite books as they get taller.
…it also makes for a fabulous decorative feature
The more storage the better!
You can invest in a funky mini library to keep toys and books, Oeuf do a killer one…
Or you could get a little more original and upcycle some second hand crates, line them with some cute, bright wallpaper and get creative with your storage:
Get cracking with soft furnishings
I find adding a cool pillow and some fun linen really encourages the child to spend more time in their room and makes them realise it’s their own space. Kip and Co have a great kids range with lots of fun colors to mix’n’match.
I love this sweet bird for something unique
Some awesome artwork
It doesn’t have to be a Monet or even a Picasso but choosing something that will really resonate and connect with your child will assure a positive effect when they wake up to study it every morning.
Hope this helps you with creating an awesome space your little one will love to be in for years to come!
Jen writes for Hatching Kids Spaces whilst also working as an interior designer for Bright Interiors. While she works online she uses her computer mouse upside down, but doesnʼt see the weird side in doing so! She cannot live without her iPhone. If Jen could live anywhere it would be on a little farm near the coast of Sydney with some horses for her daughter, chickens and possibly a goat, surrounded by lots of fabulous wildflowers, fruit trees and a veggie patch. With 24 hours all to herself Jen do some Japanese yoga, go for an long ocean swim, followed by a long siesta and end with it off by listening to some amazing live music on a rooftop bar.