I have been paying closer attention to kids rooms this month, mostly thanks to the 'back to school' trend and the addition of our own kid's room in the digital version of the Dulux Let's Colour Magazine which you can see here (with before and after photos).
While you might think that a room fit for babies is easy to bring together - after all they won't complaint, yet! - the older the child, the more difficult it gets.
Why? Because our tweens have an opinion and they are not afraid to express it. Have you tried shopping with your kid lately? They know exactly what they want and why.
I will start with this photo which is for a boys room - I chose this because seeing a black bedframe is so unusual! I feel that it's styled in a way that it can still look cool in a few years time!
Photographer: Chris Warnes/Warnes & Walton | Stylist: Natalie Walton
My next pick is about the bohemian look that Ness from Four Cheeky Monkeys brought together for her daughter's room, with a vintage 1960s peacock headboard - how cool !
Bohemian interiors are a continuous trend and thanks to Anthropologie you can have the whole look - from home to fashion.
Makrames and Pom-Poms are mandatory, as are many colours - by the way I really like the dark wall and natural rattan bed frame, and Ness has a whole more looks in different colourways to show, so do visit her website as well!
If you love headboards covered in exciting fabrics I have a great collection right here for you. First, these twin beds that appeared on HomePolish and which were photographed by Lauren Edith Anderson.
What I like about this room: the fact that the headboard is covered in such an intense design when the rest of the room is pretty much toned down.
The Moroccan leather pouf also echoes bohemian vibes. On trend!
When Joy Cho of Oh Joy! was called in to work her magic in a bedroom belonging to Kelly Golightly, she delivered an amazing new space that is fit for the overall style of the home and perfect for the owner.
What I like about this space: customisation! The Pom-Pom curtains are a diy project, showing that not everything should be off the shelf (otherwise you end up with a look that can be too easily copied).
I also like how Joy mixed products from her Target collection with more expensive Kelly Wearstler pieces (the light).
All photos: Kelly Golightly (who has an amazing home and bags of personal style and is a total interiors hero for me, so go check her out!).
Below: Your child's room (be they toddlers or teens) needs to be functional as well as beautiful. The space below combines both I think. If you like Geometric wallpaper, try this look: pick a design that is subtle (pastel colours work well) and then paint adjoining walls with one of the colours in the wallpaper.
And you can see more inspirational workspaces here .
If you are designing for a teenage girl, you need to add mirrors and good lighting because: make-up! (and don't forget you might have the next blogging/vlogging big thing right here in this bedroom). So give them the right space, with statement lights and artwork.
If you have considered murals for some time but cannot think about spending around £500 to dress up a single wall, paint one yourself.
The 'mountains' scene is one of the easiest ones I have seen, but this one gets my thumbs up because the mountains are blue and the sky green - the reverse of what you have expected, right?!!
If money is not an issue and you are after the best, grasscloth from Phillip Jeffries is what you should be after. Here, Designer Marisa Lafiosca featured Manila Hemp in charcoal in the nursery of a client. Photo: Marisa Lafiosca Interiors.