No longer do we believe in the notion that children should be seen and not heard. In fact nowadays, it is quite the opposite. We encourage children to assert themselves through any means possible, to ensure they understand the importance of being an individual and how to express themselves.
When it comes to kids bedrooms and nurseries, designers are now faced with a totally new client. No longer is the discerning parent who favours functionality and durability in charge, but a totally new generation of insightful children who have a voice of their own are sprouting up as the current wave of clientele.
This bedroom come playroom is both functional and aesthetically pleasing for adults and children. Having a quasi star-spangled banner vs. nautical theme, this space is the perfect room for a budding young man and will see him through different stages of his growth and maturity. The pop of red complements the blue and white colour scheme and makes the room appear lively and fun. We have no doubt all the other kids will want to play at his house!
Virtually every little princess likes pink; including dollhouses, toys and sweet things. There are so many subtle yet whimsical details hidden in this room—take a moment or two to cast your eye over each small component that makes up the bigger picture. The romantic curves of the bed with the little love heart motifs are perfect for every mini sleeping beauty. We absolutely love the cupcake art hanging above the bed and how the classic girly theme has so cleverly been broken up by the hot pink striped sofa.
Ahoy there! Lower the anchor and man the decks on your own private ship. This bunk bed doubles as both a sleeping space at the top and couch or general relaxation space below to read or play. If your child has a friend to stay the night, they can also use the bottom bunk. Hours of fun are to be had climbing between the levels letting their imaginations run wild.
This picture showcases a modern and extremely practical sleeping space for children. If you prefer a more mellow appearance for your kids bedroom, a white and grey colour scheme still looks dreamy and elegant and is sure to foster a generation of children who enjoy contemporary design. The flutter of ascending butterflies is a quirky and spirited addition to this delicate space.
Reading 'The Secret Garden' by Frances Hodgson Burnett as children, we had always imagined the opening scenes, which were set in Mary's bedroom in India, to look a little something like this image. The exotic looking lamp with hanging tassel, the white fly net over the bed and of course, the elephant make for an incredibly imaginative and unique bedroom space.
The black and white drawing on the wall is a talking point and the absolute crowning glory of this room. One can only imagine falling asleep each night and dreaming up a new story to explain who, why, where or what is taking place in that scene.