> If the classic Ralph Lauren colours of red, white and navy are not quite your thing but you’re looking for a strong, timeless bedroom scheme for your son that will grow with him, this colour palette of moody grey, white and red is a real winner.
> With a simple, clean-cut, ulpholstered headboard and relaxed bedding this room has many classic elements plus a few modern urban touches thrown in. Having a place to hang items such as headphones and hats is essential and will make grabbing things at the last minute easy (if they hang them on the hooks in the first place, that is!).
> A reading light is another must-have, but it doesn’t need to be a table lamp. A hanging light will do the trick and can free up space on the bedside table. To assist with tidiness, a storage hamper for dirty clothes won’t go amiss and a small rug by the bed will keep feet warm in the cooler months. A large, tough-wearing, denim floor cushion is a great addition and can be used for chilling out on when mates come over.
> If you get the basic design right, accessories, bedding and framed prints can be changed out over time to reflect your child’s age, interests and personality.
1 Hat rack, $30, from Kidzspace. 2 Catherine David Helmet pendant, $320, from Crisp Home. 3 Blacklist ‘Future’ print, $99, from Crisp Home. 4 Triangle hook, $8.99, round wooden hook, $16.99, both from Shut The Front Door. 5 Zest lamp, $70, from Kidzspace. 6 Admiral chair, $165, from Zuca. 7 Single Locka, $99.95, from Mocka. 8 Pappelina Linn rug, $288, from Tea Pea. 9 Amelie bench, $279.95, from Zuca. In the room Mod headboard, $179.95, from Mocka. Mini & Maximus ‘Don’t Grow Up’ poster, AU$59, from leoandbella.com.au. Cason suspension pendant, $14.95, from Freedom. Three-drawer postbox, $99.95, from Mocka. Metal wall hook, $4, wool cap, $10, marle double flannelette quilt cover set, $26, collapsible hamper, $12, all from Kmart. Letter R, $19.95, from Allium. Niko black denim floor cushion, $59.95, from Cotton On Home. Thread Design black cotton drill pillowcases, $89 a pair, from Allium. Bed and Philosophy round cushion, $149, French stripe
cushion, $85, Italian red linen cushion, $135, all from Madder & Rouge. Pappelina Star rug, $85, from Tea Pea. Moss stitch wool throw, $229, from Crave Home. Other items stylist’s own.