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> 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 leoand­ 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.

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