How to: decorate a child's bedroom
Designing or redecorating your child's bedroom should be a fun and creative task; a chance to let your imagination run wild. Amongst the creative free reign however, it's important to consider a few key elements to ensure the space you invest your time and money in will grow with them. We've put together a few pointers to help create a practical yet sustainable space they'll cherish and enjoy for years to come.
Designs that will last
From nursery and playroom to bedroom and teen hang out. Investing in superior quality pieces for your child's bedroom is key to creating a sustainable space for them to thrive. Durable, well made wooden designs will last for years to come and grow with them as they develop into young adults.
Timeless wooden furniture designs that are not trend focused can be accessorised with their favourite possessions over a long period of time, which in turn will save you money and reduce your environmental footprint. For example, our Arbor Armchair, upholstered in contract grade crib-rated fabric, makes for a durable choice nursing newborns, bedtime stories or styled with textiles (soft toys, sheepskins rugs, blankets and cushions) to suit their changing taste.
Likewise, our Amble Hanging Seat, handcrafted from three solid pieces of sustainably sourced ash wood, makes a great investment piece. With the appearance of a perfect circle from the side, the Amble makes for a playful indoor swing for older children but doubles up as a soothing, rocking seat for afternoon naps curled up with little ones, especially when accompanied by a soft sheepskin rug.
Let there be light
Bright enough for focused tasks but ambient enough to produce a soothing, nighttime glow that's suitable for bedtime stories...
All of our steam bent wooden pendant lights are supplied with the choice of a free ceiling kit - which is compatible with trailing edge dimmer switch (a dimmer switch suitable for use with LED light bulbs) making them a practical choice for a child's bedroom. Opt for a sculptural shade such as our Skipper Pendant to create striking shadows or, create a woodland-themed bedroom with the help of our ash, oak or walnut wood Scots Pendant.
Furthermore, our versatile Urchin Table Light makes a great choice for a playroom or child's bedroom due to it's easy plug-in design and appealing aesthetic. The perfect bedside table companion that creates ambience in a flick of a switch or, floor side play mate, for focusing on puzzles and reading books, the Urchin is a fun design.
Finding somewhere to store your child's favourite little things can be a challenge, especially if you're keen to keep things neat, tidy and organised. Our range of steam bent ash storage accessories give children's toys and trinkets a highly visible home - meaning your children will be able to keep track of their belongings themselves.
With a solid wooden shelf nestled within a flowing steam bent hoop, our Housel Shelf creates a practical space to display your child's favourite pieces. The circular wooden hoop offers a fun aesthetic whilst the customisable black, brown or tan leather strap adds personality and individuality to their space. Style the Housel Shelf with toys, books, games and even trailing plants for a modern take on bedroom storage.
Our Coat Loop and Burgh Coat Hook also offer innovative clothes storage space. Drape outerwear, dressing-up outfits or even towels and blankets from the handy wooden pegs to give your furnishings maximum flair.
Every child's room needs a space to play, sleep, learn and be cosy. Creating zones when initially planning your intended space can be very helpful when it comes to decoration. Equally, versatile homewares are essential to consider if you have a smaller sized room to work with.
Our Beeble Pouffe is a great alternative to a beanbag and makes for a great place to sit, study or socialise, it can also be rolled about from corner to corner, stood on as a makeshift stool and utilised to display blankets or toys. Available in four standard colours, plus a whole range of beautiful bespoke colours and patterns, our Beeble Pouffe makes for an intuitive, practical piece.
A mirror is also a great addition for any child's bedroom. Mirrors make a room feel bigger, brighter and more airy - all essential qualities of a fun and playful child-friendly space. Our ash wood Lusow Mirror (like our Housel Shelf) can be accessorised with a tan, brown or black leather strap and treasured for years to come. Use for peekaboo games as they develop, sensory play as toddlers and keep for those all important teen years.