Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Designing a Baby / Toddler's Bedroom

Before we moved into our house, Taylor was still in our bedroom and I was super excited to be able to finally design and decorate his Nursery. 
It can be difficult coming up with ideas, so I took to home interior websites such Homify for inspiration.

There are a lot of factors to think about when designing the perfect kids room...

Colour Scheme
What colours or theme will you go for? Bright? Pastel? A plain, gender neutral room is a nice idea, a blank canvas that you can add colour, interests and themes as the child grows up. Or maybe the child will only be in this room for a short time so keeping it plain is a good idea so it isn't so difficult to change once the child has moved rooms.

Products : Modern nursery/kids room by Boori Europe

Or maybe you prefer brighter colours, a feature wall or muriel. Characters and animals are very popular with small children, so this will keep a child's eye and interest and they will undoubtedly enjoy spending time in their bedroom.

The Ridgeway : Modern nursery/kids room by Civic Design + Build
We stuck to a baby blue & grey theme for Taylor's room. Baby blue on the walls, with a baby blue wallpaper with tiny white stars, accompanied by a grey carpet.
It has been perfect as has suited whilst he was a young baby and as he grows into a toddler. It'll be a while yet until he grows out of it and we have to think about re-decorating.

I love the idea of white wash walls, with bright coloured furniture, accessories and wall art. Although it's quite a daring look and needs to be done carefully, with only one or two bold colours, as too may colours can be overwhelming. 

I love the ideas below, a nice pop of colour, a good balance between colour and simplicity.

Inspiration : Modern nursery/kids room by Korbo
A Victorian Terraced House : Classic style nursery/kids room by Heart Home magazine

We decided to go with white furniture, which looks lovely against the baby blue backdrop, plus white furniture will pretty much go with anything so will hopefully last a few years, even when we decide to change the theme or colour of the rest of the room. 

Babies and small children tend to have a lot of stuff! Clothes, nappies, toys, etc. so storage is important. A typical nursery usually includes a wardrobe or drawers, a changing table and storage for toys. Luckily there are many options to choose from the suit every size and shape room.

EC HOUSE : Modern nursery/kids room by Esra Kazmirci Mimarlik
I love the idea of this table, above, which doubles up as storage underneath for books or toys. And storage shelves such as these, below, are perfect for books, keep sakes and toy boxes, leaving the rest of the room free for play.

Nursery : Modern nursery/kids room by Studio Duggan
Do you turn to home interior websites for inspiration when decorating?

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  1. I love that table too, anything which doubles for extra storage is a bonus in my book!

  2. If I was designing a nursery I'd be tempted to go all out and do a massive mural, or have a princess room if it was a girl. I still want a princess room for myself haha!

    Kirstie | Behind The Scent

  3. Aww these are so sweet :) I need to design my daughters room soon into a more grown up style.. I love Ikea. Trouble is when I visit I want to do every room!!

  4. some really great ideas there! I love to hunt on Pinterest for ideas xx


  5. There are some lovely ideas here. We got a dinosaur muriel for my sons room but are waiting till we move to use it. I have never really looked at websites for inspiration before but when we move I will be as I have an idea of what I want but not sure how to achieve it

  6. Some fantastic ideas when I do girls room I will be looking back at this post Thanks for linking to the #binkylinky

  7. We have gone for white furniture in our daughter's bedroom. It looks amazing against the blue (her choice) walls. It's an Ikea Hack Bedroom with the bedframe raised above a row of Ikea drawers so that there is tonnes of extra storage space and it has a secret den too! Storage is King!!! You have some great inspiration here. #BlinkyLinky

    1. I do love Ikea, my little ones bedroom is full of Ikea too :)

  8. I spent hours on Pinterest trying to get inspired and new ideas for our home. I have been working on MM's big girl bedroom for so long I can't decide which way I want to decorate it yet. lol :) These are great ideas. Thanks for linking up to Share With Me. #sharewithme

  9. I love looking at interiors sites for inspiration. These room ideas are beautiful. I can bet my bottom dollar that my boys room wouldn't stay looking so beautiful for long ha ha. #MakingHome

  10. What great inspiration! I'm planning on decorating LP's room at some point (he's 7). Thanks for linking to #PoCoLo


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