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From Habitat magazine - issue 11

Playfulness and colour are all a part of a great-looking kid’s bedroom.

Making over your child’s bedroom is the one time you can loosen up a little. The creative team from interior specialist store Gorgi, Kirstin Bailey and Anna Church, has these inspirational tips;

Boy's room
Girl's room
  • Crisp colours provide the perfect backdrop for treasured accessories. Keep colours simple as heavily themed rooms can lose their appeal quite quickly. Think longevity and add interest with subtle colour combinations that can be enhanced with wall decals, framed prints or canvases.

  • Ask your child to help. If you give them time to talk, it is always surprising what ideas they have and how strong their opinions can be – even in the world of interiors.

  • If your children are young, observe what attracts them. What colours do they choose when drawing, for their clothing? Is there a colour or print theme? All these provide clues as to where to start and are ideal ways of achieving ‘buy in’ from your young individual.

  • The first point of focus in a bedroom is the bed and its coverings. Choose items that will grow, both in taste and size, with your child.

  • Choose products that combine classic with contemporary, as this will also work as your child becomes a teenager. Forward planning will ensure cost and time savings.

  • When choosing bed coverings, offer your child a choice of three or four cover options in various colours and or prints. The coverings will then give you a place to start in regards to your choice of Resene paint colour. Painted walls give parents the ability to change colours easily. Keep wallpapers simple – textured anaglypta-style or subtle two-colour print wallpapers offer versatility as your child develops.

For more bedroom decorating ideas check out the kids section on the Resene website – www.resene.com/kidzcolour.htm.

Boy's room: The perfect boy’s bedroom: Madder Red King Single Duvet Cover in Scarlet Ticking Stripe, Scarlet Gros Grain King Single Flat Sheet, Madder Red Scarlet Ticking Cuff Pillowcase, Elephant Oxford Pillowcase, Old WorldOxford Pillowcase, Old World Pinstripe King Single Quilt and Bundle Merino Scarlet Bed Blanket, all from Gorgi. Resene Clouded Blue from the Karen Walker range and Norwall Black and White wallpaper from Vision. Chair in Resene Red Berry. Trims in Resene Wan White from the Karen Walker range.  Girl's room: For the girls: Paper Doll Lilac Stripe Duvet Cover Single, Raspberry and Turquoise Gros Grain Flat Sheet, Raspberry and Turquoise Gros Grain Pillowcase, Lilac Drill Pillowcase, Sage Green Polkadot Oxford Pillowcase and Sage Green King Single Quilt, all from Gorgi. Walls in Resene Moby and Borders and Stripes wallpaper from Ashley. Trims in Resene Wan White from the Karen Walker range.
 

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