Sunday, 12 October 2014

Forever Young

I remember last year when I attended Megan Morton's kids room styling class at the School one thing in particular struck me about what she had to say;  Kids rooms are alive, they constantly change and grow with your child….. It's ever so true! I guess that's why I choose to focus directly on kids interiors, I have been asked numerous times to design other rooms in the house but it's honestly just not where my heart lies.

Interior design is a booming trade partly due to show success such as The Block and Grand Designs, it seems the field of interiors is always coming out with new breakthrough technologies, products and colours to splash around, it's indeed an awesome place to be working. I guess what I'm trying to say is that yes- I love what I do. And yes Kids Interiors has so much to offer, if you know where to look.

So here are a few effortless ways to keep the chi flowing and update that room you've been meaning to…..

1) Light
Your natural light source can work for and against you. On the one side you don't want to be placing your child in a drab and dreary space, but then you do need a certain amount of light to be blocked for little ones to get adequate sleep. Invest in some thick curtains or roller blinds are always a good choice.

2) Artwork
My favourite item to trawl through to find for my clients….. There is just so much choice these days its cray-cray! You can get prints for as little as $20, which is a great option when you want place a few around your child room

3) Bedlinen
Needing to upgrade from a cot to a big bed? This is usually the first big transformation you will come across and of course the bedlinen will follow. I like to mix and match a combination of prints and colours, keeping in mind that they are still only little and need that fun touch!

4) Shelving
This one might seem a bit tricky but believe me shelving is golden! Whether you are creating a bookshelf to display your kids favourite reads, or as a more decorative feature your kids can always do with some kind of shelving in their rooms…. If you're a renter and don't have that option I found this simple tutorial of some hanging shelves you can do instead;

Hope you are enjoying your ever changing kids spaces too, let me know if I can help you at Bright Interiors