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4 ideas to consider for your child's bedroom transformation
Planning a makeover for a little one's bedroom or nursery? Feast your eyes on these ideas...
written on: 06-09-2018 09:00am
1. A dash of Disney magic In this little one's bedroom, a hand-painted Disney mural was the order of the day, tying in with toddler Charlie's love of Winnie the Pooh.
"My partner Oliver's dad used to work for Disney and in latter years designed pop-up cards before retiring," explains Charlie's mother, Emma. "When Brian offered to paint a scene on the walls, so when we found out we were having a girl, he set to work. We decided to keep it traditional but added some 'girly' elements – the pink balloon, the butterflies, the flowers. It took him a few hours a day, and several weeks in total – I used to sit and watch him and it was fascinating." See more pictures from the Pooh-approved makeover here.
2. Tough stuff When considering a redesign for your child's space, it's important to bear in mind the requirements that are unique to them and how they'll use the space. In Henry's bedroom, for example, his mother, Cynthia was keen to create a space that could withstand a little rough-and-tumble.
"I wanted white walls that could have lots of colour added to them, via books, toys and even a feature wall," Cynthia explains. "The space also needed flooring that was practical: it needed to be "tough enough to withstand stains and dropped toys, without chipping or showing marks."
3. Space to study Whilst younger children want a space made for playing, chances are older kids want a bedroom where they can unwind after a day at school.
This impressive white-and-navy bedroom combines form with function to perfection: the desk is built into the fitted wardrobes, providing a comfortable central space to position a laptop or television screen.
4. A communal area More playroom than bedroom, this colourful space serves as a place where children of different ages are able to chill out and unwind together, with seperate zones that can encourage play, creativity and relaxation.
Speaking to KBB Ark about how to decide what a child's bedroom needs, Bill Garvey, MD at William Garvey (who designed the space shown above), explains: "All children will eventually embark on the big move from primary to secondary school and you may find that your child is starting to outgrow their bedroom - not just because their tastes have changed but because their needs have, too".