Kids’ rooms have the potential to go beyond a mismatched, catch-all space for toys and a place for slumber. With the right design techniques and materials, you can curate a room or nursery to have a playful, creative and sophisticated decor theme. The most important thing is that you keep the theme consistent within all elements of the room. Here are some current trends in kids’ rooms and tips on how to incorporate them into your decor:
The color scheme of the room will influence the overall tone and style, which is why it is the first step in designing a room. Generally, kids’ rooms are infused with soft colors meant to create a soothing space that aids sleep. In the past, parents have gone with pastels that keep the room light and airy without being too monotone. The current trends stray from outdated pastels and embrace monotone shades as well as richer hues including, light grey, olive green, pewter blue, dusty rose, and beige. The colors within the room should be multi-dimensional with pops of vibrant tones that instill an element of playfulness. When you choose your colors, utilize color-matching resources like Pantone’s color guides.
Wallpaper and Wall Art
The walls of your kid’s room are a blank canvas available for unbridled, creative design. Wallpaper is a fantastic way to up the room from stale and drab to a level of high-caliber design. Trends in wallpaper include sophisticated graphics and illustrations that aren’t necessarily created just for kids. Parents and designers have recently gravitated toward the following wallpaper patterns: black and white cedar trees, watercolor cacti, herringbone subway tile, Scandinavian-style animal illustrations and museum-worthy paintings of flora and fauna. If you’re unable to install wallpaper into your child’s room, you can integrate wall art for a similar effect. Find prints that could be considered fine art, but have a whimsical tone.
The furniture within your kids’ room should align with the room’s theme, but should also be practical and accommodate the daily demands of your child’s care. Within the modern, minimalist, Scandinavian trend, designers are using unstained cedar for desks, bed frames, bookshelves, and storage. The cedar material creates harmony among all the other accessories and toys within the room and is also a durable material that can withstand the wear and tear of daily use. The neutral tone of the cedar also creates an opportunity for you to integrate fun pops of color into the room. Another important furniture consideration is the quality and design of your child’s mattress. Your kids’ sleep can make or break their day, which is why you should spend time finding the right mattress.
Parents and interior designers are finding that plants in a kids’ room are a new necessity that enhance the decor and improve the air quality. If you have younger children that are prone to grabbing things, put the plants on a high shelf that they can’t reach. However, if you have older children, you are able to put large plants on the floor like fiddle-leaf fig trees, monstera and dracaena.
From wallpaper to mattresses, there are many considerations you should keep in mind when designing your child’s bedroom. With the right planning and design mindset, you can make your kid’s room into an inspiring space.