By: Amy Brook-Partridge
So, what’s trendy at the moment for children’s bedrooms and play areas? We take a look at three different style trends in children’s furniture, and find out what’s in store at Piccolo House, Ni-Night and Casa Kidi to suit them. Flick through our gallery for inspiration!
Gender neutrality is increasingly popular in children’s bedrooms and play areas, with splashes of yellow, green, orange, red and taupe being used instead of, or alongside, the more traditional pink and blue. These colours can be employed in subtle tones or in stronger blocks, which looks striking look against the white furniture that continues to be popular for children’s furniture, and works for a variety of age ranges.
Says Stacey Pang, Piccolo House manager: “One of the latest trends is playing with colours in a more creative, bold and eccentric manner. Designs are no longer confined to the same colour or accent tones such as pink for a girl’s room and blue for a boy’s. Nowadays, there are many wonderful colour combinations found in kids’ room accessories and clothes.
I personally love the use of colours such as coral, mint, aqua and turquoise, while metallic gold and silver work wonderfully against pastels and bright colours. I believe a child’s room is the only space in the home where typical design rules do not apply; kids absolutely love colour, so feel free to make it an exciting feature of their room.”
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Another trend is combining practicality and style, with furniture that grows as a child grows. Fun bunk beds can be separated and used as full-sized single beds, or have desks added underneath as a child’s homework time increases. Funky colours and patterns can be mixed and matched against the furniture, to really style up a kid’s bedroom – no room for fluffy bunnies or choo-choo trains in these spaces!
Says Majella Skansebakken, Ni-Night owner: “At Ni-Night we have always designed furniture that can grow with your child. A catchphrase we often hear ourselves saying is that your child should still be using the furniture the day they move out of home – furniture that isn’t a fad that they will grow out of, but rather is classic and timeless. Our furniture is white, with clean lines and a Scandinavian feel, and suits any age from toddler to teen.”
Why not just let children be children and let their imaginations go wild, with a little help from some themed furniture? From princess turrets to racing-car beds, there are options to suit plenty of different tastes, for both parents and children.
This article first featured in the November 2015 issue of the magazine.
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