Like a lot of modern décor, children’s rooms are enjoying a rethinking.
No longer restrained by old-school ideals for juvenile décor, these spaces now feature elements that transcend genres and traditional gender themes. Decorators and retailers offer options that fling the design doors wide open — and how much fun is that for a child?
So let’s check out what’s cool, cozy and clever for kid’s rooms.
New York designer Amanda Nisbet uses elements like pop art, ’70s modern furniture, and crisp, energetic hues like bright yellow, soda orange and magenta to make bedrooms lively, friendly and fun. (www.amandanisbetdesign.com )
Nancy Twomey of Alexandria, Va., blends neutral hues with dashes of gentle color — soft coral, sea blue, fresh pea green — and adds whimsical notes such as mirrored rabbit decals, papier mâché safari animal wall art and ceramic tree stump tables to create charming, sophisticated rooms that children could enjoy from crib to college. (www.finniansmoon.com )
In modern families, some kids divide their sleeping time between a couple of households, often in rooms that serve another function when the child isn’t there. Providing such spaces requires a little extra thought and ingenuity, says Ikea North America’s U.S. design leader, Josee Berlin. The aim is to help children feel at ease in their sleeping area.