Oh boy, what a year it’s been! From lockdown to online learning, 2020 was an extremely tough year… even for even the little Aussies and teens. With the fresh new year ahead, it’s a great time for a kids’ bedroom makeover — with their help of course! We’ve got some great ideas for transforming the kiddos’ bedrooms from blah to ta-dah! with handy tips from the Early Settler homewares buyer Mamta Johal.
Who doesn’t love sleeping in a giant Thomas the Tank Engine bed or princess castle? But let’s be honest, kids quickly outgrow novelty beds. So if it’s time for an update, think longer term with a double or queen that will comfortably see them through the teenage years and possibly even moving out of home as young adults. “Start by finding one or two pieces of furniture that both you and your child love,” says Mamta. “They need to be practical, yet also be able to create a space that they love.”
“Soften the space with layered bedding, natural materials and muted tones,” says Mamta.
“Or use bold primary colours for a more gender-neutral or boyish look.”
“For a cohesive look, choose a desk that matches the theme of the room — such as New York loft or beachy boho,” says Mamta.
Whether they’re at the Treehouse books or Twilight series stage, having a cosy corner to curl up into works wonders in luring them into their reading nook. We’ve got a scrumptious selection of armchairs to choose from in fabric, velvet and even jungle print.
Or serve up some serious spoiling with a hanging Byron basket chair abounding in soft cushions and throws. If space allows, a sofa bed is also a great option, as it offers a versatile space for both Snapchatting and sleepovers with friends.
From books and Barbies to records and remotes, let’s face it: kids collect a lot of stuff! A savvy storage solution is the only want to keep kids and teens organised (and keep yourself sane on those busy weekday school rushes!).
“Striking the right balance between a functional space with plenty of storage that also looks great involves taking a holistic approach to the room that also considers how the room might evolve over time,” says Mamta.
Cube storage is a great way to put shoes and favourite toys on display and in easy reach. Cupboards and drawers, on the other hand, are ideal for hiding away the clutter and never-ending iPad and Xbox cords and controllers.