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Creative ideas (you can create in a weekend)


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If you are wanting to add some creativity and colour to your kids rooms here are a few ideas that you can complete within a weekend. You can even get the kids involved!

Oh baby kids room

Bedroom – Wall painted in Resene Island Spice (left) and Resene Coral Tree (pink). Geometric mural painted in (from left) Resene Mai Tai, Resene All Black and Resene Prarie Sand. Floors in Resene Colorwood Rock Salt. Toybox painted in Resene Island Spice, Ikea picture ledge/shelves painted in Resene Island Spice and Resene Coral Tree (stylists own).

Accessories – Model (Jordan) wears Organic Cotton Muslin Sadie Onepiece in Juniper, Jamie Kay. Pretty Brave Electric Boot in Spots, Little Gatherer. Bungalow King Single bed, (excluding mattress), Freedom Furniture. Cotton velvet cushion cover, Forget Me Not duvet cover, Wilfred the Whale, all from Citta. Khofri floor rug 250cm, Lion floor cushion, Freedom Furniture. Liewood lars wooden blocks, Little Whimsy. Olli Ella Toaty Trunk in Natural, Olli Ella Dinkum Doll in colour Sprout, Little Gatherer. Waffle beach towel in chestnut, Citta. Living & Co Pandi Kids Table & Chairs Set, The Warehouse. Liewood Allan backpack - cat mustard, Little Whimsy. Pene Hinu crayons, Notebooks, each, Father Rabbit. On toybox - Flora cushion cover in Mango/Dijon, Basil The Fox, Mushroom knit cot blanket, Citta. Books on shelves (from top left) Gaston, You’re All My Favourites, both from Little Whimsy. Welcome To My House, Father Rabbit. Adventures With Barefoot Critters, Little Whimsy. Touch Think Learn 1 2 3 book, Allium Interiors. Second shelf - The Magic Bunny Book, Father Rabbit. What Do Machines Do All Day, Father Rabbit. Woodlands Picture Book, Little Whimsy. Touch Think Learn A B C book, Allium Interiors. A Thank You Walk, Little Whimsy.

Mural detail

  1. Create a simple geometric mural. Using a combination of simple shapes such as circles and lines, you can create an eye catching wall mural. Draw freehand with a pencil or trace around existing found objects to make up the shapes. This is something the kids can easily get involved with. Let the kids help with choosing a colour palette then pick up testpots and get painting. Paint around the pencil outlines first, then fill in – you will need at least 2 coats.

Painted arch wall mural

Painted arch wall mural - kid's bedroom

Kid's bedroom - painted geometric shapes

Mural detail – Wall painted in Resene Island Spice. Geometric mural painted in (from left) Resene Mai Tai, Resene All Black and Resene Prarie Sand. Floors in Resene Colorwood Rock Salt. Toybox painted in Resene Island Spice, Ikea picture ledge/shelves painted in Resene Island Spice (stylists own).

Accessories – Bungalow King Single bed, (excluding mattress), Freedom Furniture. Cotton velvet cushion cover, Forget Me Not duvet cover, Pinstripe linen Cot quilt, Wilfred the Whale, all from Citta. Khofri floor rug 250cm, Lion floor cushion, Freedom Furniture. Liewood lars wooden blocks, Little Whimsy. On Toybox - Flora cushion cover in Mango/Dijon, Basil The Fox, Mushroom knit cot blanket, Citta. Books on shelves (from top left) Gaston, You’re All My Favourites, both from Little Whimsy. Second shelf - What Do Machines Do All Day, Father Rabbit. Woodlands Picture Book, Little Whimsy.

Library and work station

  1. Encourage reading and creativity with a mini library and work/play station. Hang up shelves or picture ledges at a height that your kids can reach. We made a focal point of this corner by creating a vertical stripe through the middle of the shelves, painting the left side in Resene Island Spice and the right side in Resene Coral Tree. Display your kids favourite books on the shelves and create a seating area, we used a toybox for storage, seating and also as a step ladder to the top shelf.

Kids desk and workspace

Pink and white kid's desk and workspace

Books on shelf

Wallpaper wardrobe – Walls in Resene Wallpaper Collection 220123. Kids House Hanger, Mocka, painted in Resene Wax Flower. Skirting board in Resene Island Spice and floor in Resene Colorwood Rock Salt.

Accessories – Banda basket, Freedom Furniture. Wilfred the Whale, all from Citta. Jellycat Swan Allium Interiors. Olli Ella Toaty Trunk in Natural, Pretty Brave Electric Boot, Pretty Brave XO trainer, Little Gatherer. Clothing from left - Lola dress, Little Gatherer. Muslin Lila Blouse in cloud, Ada Dress, Cotton Modal Henley in Bronze, Lily Swimsuit, JSwim Bag, all from Jamie Kay. Huxbaby Freckle Swirl Dress, Rylee + Cru Janise Skirt in Bloom, both from Little Gatherer. Vitra All plastic white chair, Citta. Dried flowers, stylists own, Upcycled trolley legs painted in Resene Apple Blossom. Giraffe table lamp, Jellycat Bashful Bunny, Allium Interiors. Liewood lars wooden blocks, Little Whimsy. Books from top - Woodlands Picture Book, Little Whimsy. The Magic Bunny Book, Father Rabbit. Touch Think Learn 1 2 3 book, Allium Interiors.

Wallpaper wardrobe

  1. Add a beautiful wallpaper to make a big impact. This is also a great starting point to create a colour palette for the entire room, choosing colours from the wallpaper.
  2. If you don’t have a built in wardrobe, there are so many great options for kids to chose from. You could paint up a house shaped wardrobe like this, or upcycle a free standing wardrobe from trademe – either way choose a great colour and make a feature of all the cute clothes and shoes.
  3. Another great weekend project idea is to go opp shopping with your kids and upcycle a small piece of furniture. We found this little round trolley, tightened up a few screws, painted the legs in Resene Apple Blossom and styled up with books and toys.

Build a kids wallpaper wardrobe

Wallpaper detail

Wallpaper with accessories

Wallpaper wardrobe – Walls in Resene Wallpaper Collection 220123. Kids House Hanger, Mocka, painted in Resene Wax Flower. Skirting board in Resene Island Spice and floor in Resene Colorwood Rock Salt.

Accessories – Banda basket, Freedom Furniture. Wilfred the Whale, all from Citta. Jellycat Swan Allium Interiors. Olli Ella Toaty Trunk in Natural, Pretty Brave Electric Boot, Pretty Brave XO trainer, Little Gatherer. Clothing from left - Lola dress, Little Gatherer. Muslin Lila Blouse in cloud, Ada Dress, Cotton Modal Henley in Bronze, Lily Swimsuit, JSwim Bag, all from Jamie Kay. Huxbaby Freckle Swirl Dress, Rylee + Cru Janise Skirt in Bloom, both from Little Gatherer. Vitra All plastic white chair, Citta. Dried flowers, stylists own, Upcycled trolley legs painted in Resene Apple Blossom. Giraffe table lamp, Jellycat Bashful Bunny, Allium Interiors. Liewood lars wooden blocks, Little Whimsy. Books from top - Woodlands Picture Book, Little Whimsy. The Magic Bunny Book, Father Rabbit. Touch Think Learn 1 2 3 book, Allium Interiors.

Bedroom set up

  1. For a simple makeover idea, pick up some new bedding and mix and match with your existing. Have fun with colours, patterns, and try mixing up adult bedding with the kids range for a more sophisticated look.
  2. If you don’t want to wallpaper a whole wall you could add it to the doors of a storage unit or frame up and large piece of wallpaper and hang as art.

Red kid's bedroom

Red kid's bedroom 2

Red kid's bedroom 3

Red kid's bedroom 4

Bedroom set up – Wall in Resene Prarie Sand, skirting board and hooks painted in Resene Island Spice and floor in Resene Colorwood Rock Salt.

Accessories – Bungalow King Single bed, Freedom Furniture. Cotton velvet cushion cover (at the back); Flora cushion cover in Mango/Dijon; Forget Me Not duvet cove; Pinstripe linen Cot quilt; Sove linen pillowcases in Raisin; all from Citta. Luca Lion cushion, Freedom Furniture. Babu grey marl merino blanket, The Sleep Store. Kaspar Bedside 3 Drawer, Freedom Furniture. Giraffe table lamp, Allium Interiors. The Magic Bunny Book, Father Rabbit Woodlands Picture Book, Little Whimsy. Banda basket small, Freedom Furniture. Mr Fox rug, 120 x 180; Tosca Laundry basket; Allium Interiors. Olli Ella Dinkum Doll in colour Sprout; Little Gatherer. Waffle beach towel in chestnut, Citta. ON HOOKS Canvas Wall Hanging - Pink Rainbow, Little Whimsy. Wildflower linen tote, Citta. Jellycat Bashful Bunn; Allium Interiors.

Storage Unit doors in Resene Wallpaper Collection HAN100333900. Framed lobster wallpaper Resene Wallpaper Collection 289571. (or shelf option) Hideout Cloud shelf, Hide Seek. The Magic Bunny Book, Father Rabbit Woodlands Picture Book, Little Whimsy.

Korbo galvanised steel basket, Citta, Pretty Brave Electric Boot, Little Gatherer. ON STORAGE UNIT Skittles; Popcorn Machine, Father Rabbit. Wild Flowers Art Print 30X40cm; Little Whimsy. Loog Mini Guitar.


Resene Colorwood Rock Salt
 

Art Direction and Styling by Amber Armitage. Photography by Wendy - Fenwick/Flash Studios. Styling Assistant - Kate Battersby. 2021.


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