THINK OUTSIDE THE TOY BOX
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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