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May 25 2015
It's been a busy month! The team has been working on a beautiful interiors project for our clients who are renovating an English countryside manor house. Something that has been particularly enjoyable is seeing our client's three lovely children growing increasingly excited about the decoration of their new bedrooms. I love this photo of them holding their moodboards - so adorable!
However, it can be tricky choosing the perfect fabrics and furnishings for a little one's bedroom, especially because they don't stay little forever! All too soon they seem to have grown up and grown out of cute little teddy bears. So when it comes to my top tips for children's rooms, I always start by saying stick to classic furniture that will stand the test of time. If you can, buy proper sized beds which they can grow into. Truckle beds and bunk beds make sleepovers a breeze while upholstered headboards are a practical option as you can swap out the fabric as their tastes change. I find that children need more space for folded clothes than hanging space, so invest in a solid chest of drawers which can be hand painted to fit the colour scheme.
When it comes to colour, start with a soft neutral shade and bring in personality with wallpaper and soft furnishings. Peony & Sage do beautiful linens in hues and patterns that work wonderfully for younger children. For more bedroom inspiration, take a look at our Manor Cottages project - a home for a family with eight children! And as always, do keep up to date with me on Twitter or Instagram.