A band of colour, such as this deep golden yellow, used above a peg or picture rail is a simple yet fun paint effect to use in a child’s bedroom and could also be carried onto the ceiling. Quirky accessories inspired by woodland flora and fauna, such as felted wall hangings and colourful patchwork cushions, provide charm and originality. Upturned crates placed at the end of the bed make simple tables for reading or drawing, while a stylish wooden chair becomes a flexible lamp table plus a place to read a bedtime story.
Wall painted in India Yellow Estate Eggshell, £60/2.5L, Farrow & Ball and Slate II Architects’ Eggshell, £66.50/2.5L, Paint & Paper Library. Peg rail and bedsteads, from a selection, Scumble Goosie. Hats, similar, Etsy. Felt animal heads, £59 each; lambswool leaves, £9.95 each: all Indigo & Rose. Bag, £39; linen bedspreads, £185 each: all The Conran Shop.
Bedding, from £16, Pure Living Collection. Fox and squirrel
cushions, £105 and £95, Carola Van Dyke. Merino blanket, £871, Anlaby. Wool throws, £18 each, The Future Kept. Crates, £18 each; mouse, £10: all Baileys. Mat, £28, So Souk. Rug, from £240, Vanessa Arbuthnott. Tottenham Court Mod chair by Chris Eckersley, from £595, Sitting Firm. Lamps, similar, Heal’s