Give your kids room the Alpine feel

If you've come to this post from my chalet chic Guest Bedroom styling challenge, welcome back! For everyone else, this post will make much more sense if you first visit this one. After styling my guest bedroom with the John Lewis Alpine Edit, I am now moving my attention onto a kid's bedroom and giving it a makeover that is a little retro.


In collaboration with John Lewis

Styling & Photography: Jenny Kakoudakis

So let's have a look. First of all, here's the before photo, with the room still looking summery.


In the guest room I used two of the three key colours in this Edit: white and red. For the junior bedroom, I went for blue and red. What helps here is that the wall is painted in a deep blue colour - Farrow & Ball's Stiffkey Blue to be precise.

First, I removed all the yellow accents from the room, replacing the bedside Hokolo London lamp shade with a mini 75 Anglepoise; the stripes throw; the Zara bedspread and the cotton ball lights. The yellow Lego boxes were hidden in the closet as well.

The cotton ball lights I used have white, red and black - I thought that the blue accent wall was more than enough to introduce this extra colour in here. The black works with the accessories - on the bedding, the toys.


The bedding I chose has a white background with a ski scene. I teamed it with the same red fleece with contrast stitching and two accent cushions: the big check Sherpa cushion in red and the Fair Isle cushion that I used in the Guest Room.

The John Lewis bathrobe above is perfect for the whole Alpine Edit look. You can find a similar robe here. An alternative is the Polarn O. Pyret red fleece gown, £30, here. The fitted bed sheet is the Little Home by John Lewis also in red, £18 and you can get it here.


I printed retro photos from old ski posters and added these on the wall. The decorations on the bedside table and my son's favourite red mini car support the look I am going for. Click here to download similar retro A4 posters.

Red Mini Toy car, £10; Red and blue Chamonix baubles; Horse Wooden tree decoration. All by John Lewis.


On the floor, an Icelandic sheepskin rug (John Lewis) in cream will keep junior's feet warm while a RBM NOOR chair in bright red with retro blue legs is available nearby to hold clothes and boxes of toys. Find this chair at A Splash of Colour here.

Ridleys Retro Table Tennis, £12.95

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