THINK OUT­SIDE THE TOY BOX

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Starry night glow roller blind, right,

If your child’s room ro­roomom look is too to­to­too smsms­malall small fo­fo­for for pl play, around the house un­used to see if a small, space can be trans­formed. out an un­der­stairs Kit floor­ing,pil­lows area with cush­ioned and a cur­tain ‘door’. A built-in stor­age dou­ble box can as a win­dow seat/ read­ing/hobby area on a land­ing.

Kids teepee book­case De Eekhoorn, £165, from C Cuck­ooland SNURK chil­dren’s as­tro­naut du­vet set £44.95, from Cuck­ooland says Nathalie.

“We think that’s be­cause this theme is in keep­ing with the Scandi trend, as it em­braces neu­tral tones and sleek con­tem­po­rary de­sign that so dom­i­nates in­te­rior de­sign cur­rently. It also in­cor­po­rates fun and a sense of ad­ven­ture and its at­trac­tion will en­dure be­cause it’s clas­sic and not age or gen­der spe­cific.

“A plain, time­less back­drop – maybe a wall pa­pered in faux brick or wood pan­elling and a stripped wooden floor – suits this look and would be prac­ti­cal and easy on the eye.” ON THE MOVE “Chil­dren’s bed­rooms are the one area in the home where you can re­ally in­dulge your imag­i­na­tion and theirs – so em­brace the free­dom,” urges Paula Tay­lor, stylist for wall­pa­per spe­cial­ists Graham & Brown.

“Your child’s per­sonal- ity and pref­er­ences will im­pact on what you choose but I’d urge cau­tion about an­chor­ing a room to­tally to a par­tic­u­lar TV or film char­ac­ter. The dan­ger is fash­ions and fads fade fast and your child might be on to the next big thing be­fore the char­ac­ter du­vet set has hit the wash.

“A few ac­ces­sories linked to the de­sired theme may be enough and can be eas­ily changed. In­vest in full-size fur­ni­ture and then all that will be nec­es­sary is a few easy up­dates ev­ery few years.

“With wall­pa­per, some­thing generic, such as geo­met­rics, stripes or stars, will be a ver­sa­tile and a non-dis­tract­ing back­drop for as many set­tings as your child can dream up. For a com­bined bed­room/ play­room, bold bright ac­cents work well or a strong pa­per, like our punchy Marvel Ac­tion comic he­roes, for a fea­ture wall.” Scor­pion kids race car bed, £249.95, avail­able from Cuck­ooland

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