My daughter is at an age where she is changing rapidly and her likes and dislikes keep pace with that. At 10 she is also increasingly aware of her own sense of style and current trends and she wants her bedroom to reflect that. I don’t have the time or the money to be constantly updating her bedroom and so my plan has always been to keep it pretty neutral and transform it through well thought out accessories rather than anything more substantial or expensive.
She is ready for an update this summer and we have been having a think together about how we could transform her room with some considered, small purchases.
As an interiors blogger I am lucky to collaborate with many brands whose homewares inspire me hugely and help me think outside the box when it comes to updating my home.
Duvet covers can drastically alter the look of a bedroom and they are an effortless way to transform your child’s room. Long gone is the character bedding of her toddler years (Dora the Explorer and My Little Pony!) and I have to admit I am a bit relieved. Now she is all about cool and funky patterns and coordinating her duvet with her room accessories.
This monochrome bedding from George at Asda is just £7 yet it is really fun and modern.
I do like reversible duvets as they give you two looks for the price of one. I also like block bright coloured duvets as I think they can tie a colour scheme together really well and give a cohesive look to a room without the need for any walls being re-painted!
My daughter has a bit of thing for flamingoes at the moment and I found these gorgeous flamingo cushions perfect for kids
Cushions from Simply Cushions NZ
Aren’t they sweet? There is something so fun and quirky about flamingos that always make people smile, I think it is their spindly legs and pinkness!
Cushions are a great way to accessorize and update a room and the covers can be easily changed without much fuss or effort when the time comes.
Inexpensive art prints are also a great way give a new look to a room and simple white frames in a standard size are a good investment as new prints can be slotted in as and when desired. Desenio do a great range that is also inexpensive and I even found a flamingo print there that she would love.
Sometimes my daughter has popped her own art work up on her walls slotted into her frames and other times she has popped in photos of special friends or family – these both work really well to keep the room looking personal and current.
This cute photo frame would work perfectly and could be updated regularly with postcards, notes, little Polaroids of fun times with friends and family holiday snaps, isn’t it darling!
Bedrooms are really important rooms to children, far more so in some ways than they are to adults. Children hang out with their friends in their bedrooms – we don’t do that! and they will often spend time playing and reading, listening to music, perhaps even doing homework in their little sanctuary. I think it is rather lovely to reflect your growing child in their immediate and most precious environment.
It does not require much effort to transform your child’s room to reflect who they are now. It is a lovely project to involve your child in, encouraging them to think about what they like and are interested in. It is also great for them to start to consider colour and style and what works together to create a scheme. This may well spark an interest in design and creativity and creating a space that makes them feel good.
Who knows one day they may want to write about interiors too!