Bedroom / June 26, 2018 / .
When it comes to childrens decor, my eye is always drawn to white, airy rooms with playful details to add warmth and colour. With his sweet ladybug bedding and special wooden toys out on display. There is space to let him play unrestricted, with stylish storage boxes to tidy away any clutter afterwards. It is also a room that can easily grow with him for years to come. Whilst monochrome is the trend of the moment, it can be surprisingly tricky to get right. The key is to find a balance and you can do this by adding in more soft tones and textures such as wooden accents, a fun wallpaper or contrasting prints. Not only does it make the space more interesting, but it does not restrict you to one overly coordinated look. Have fun with styling and sourcing your key pieces and it will shine through in your childs room.
Adapting a Scandinavian style is not just about aesthetics alone, and it also gives an ergonomic advantage for those with a small bedroom. If you are short on space, the inherent simplicity of the Nordic style, its use of a neutral color palette with white being the predominant color, and the shunning of unnecessary accessories and decor are indeed big advantages! Yet, because of the wide use of push rugs, wooden bedside tables and ample natural ventilation, your small bedroom will neither seem sterile nor dreary.
Trick the eye with mirrors. Creating the illusion of space with mirrors is a classic trick that works every time. Perfect for smaller bedrooms, a mirrored wall will visually double the space. This one does the job in style, its high position keeping the effect subtle and the antiqued surface looking elegant. Have pieces made to measure. Having custom furniture made for your space can be a very worthwhile investment. This twin bed has been designed to fit under the eaves perfectly, leaving plenty of space in the rest of the room. The built-in drawers and wall-mounted bedside table and light maximize every inch of floor, while a classic transparent chair provides unobtrusive seating.
We absolutely love Scandinavian bedrooms that feature a nifty sleigh or platform bed, as this instantly becomes the focal point of the room without trying too hard. You can build on this by adding an exposed brick wall that is painted white, custom bedside pendants, a few black and white posters and an understated nightstand (probably an upcycled piece from an old tree stump) to complete a truly relaxing, nature-centric bedroom design that is distinctly Scandinavian.