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Three Great Summer Makeovers for Kids’ Bedrooms

Sometimes it’s hard to keep up with everything that you need to take care of for the kids. Summer’s an especially busy time: exams, last day of terms, summer holidays to think about, plan and then enjoy.

And as, just around the corner, the kids move up a year at school, it’s a great time to think about whether their bedrooms still give your growing kids what they need. Do they have enough storage space. Do they have a place to do their homework? Do they have somewhere to put their kit for their latest sporting obsession?

We’ve been working with our friends at Feather & Black to pick out some pieces from their best ranges for kids. But we don’t want to lose sight of the summer days that we look forward to every year. That’s why we’ve picked out some looks and colours that recall the lazy days of summer, the sunshine and the holidays that we all love.

The team at Feather & Black know that creating the perfect bedroom for your kids is just as important as designing your own space. In fact, some of their ranges are smaller versions of their main designs, so you can have a consistent look throughout the home if you want.

All the furniture we’ve chosen is in beautiful creams and light woods to keep the look fresh — and of course all of it is designed especially for kids through to teenagers.

Great Colours for Kids’ Bedrooms

We’re all familiar with the tradition of painting the nursery the palest pink or baby blue to welcome the new arrival, but as kids get older, you’ll soon find you’re better off with something that can stand the test of time and can grow with your kids.

Pale blues, white, navy and orange are all great colours for boys and girls. And grey is bang on trend too. Add pale window draperies in pure white or ivory colours or even the palest blue. You could also work with a navy and red palette for a slightly more formal and traditional feel.

Furniture and Fabrics

Keep furniture pale and fresh coloured and then layer on intensity with textiles, bed linens and throws. Stick to solid bold colours in blocks or stripes, but while it’s summer don’t be afraid to add hues that suggest sand and sun – red and orange and yellow, or the sweet pink of an ice cream. The goal with kids rooms is to balance the dynamism they love with the serenity they need, so feel free to draw from both ends of the colour spectrum.

We’ve picked out some great furniture and accessory options to work with from Feather & Black. Here they are front and centre in three kids bedroom themes with a summery vibe.

The Noah Range

  • Ideal for kids of all ages and modern and traditional homes
  • Palette: the cream painted poplar wood works with any colour scheme

The rounded corners and edges of this ivory-painted wood bed makes it perfect for kids.

A matching toybox keeps little kid toys neatly stowed.

The Noah bedroom furniture line is sturdily crafted from poplar. And its subtle star cut detail can be easily echoed in accessories like this sweetly glowing star lamp.

This nightlight has 12 different colour options. Remotely choose your child’s favourite colour or select the colour change function and watch them change at the selected speed.

Crisp Egyptian cotton linens in white and navy stars and polka dots complete the look and make this bed as inviting and friendly as a snug harbour in a storm.

Going Up in the World

  • Ideal for: growing families
  • Palette: Sunny oranges and reds, navy, solids and geometrics

Older kids get a kick out of bunk beds; parents love their space-saving properties. Siblings who share a bedroom or kids who love to have friends sleepover will enjoy these Noah bunk beds with a ladder to the top deck. You can even add room for a third with a handy trundle tucked underneath.

Fit beds with a crisp white and chevron striped duvet cover and pillows – available in 100% cotton in navy but personally we love the sunny feel of orange stripes.

When it’s back to the weekday school routine, desk and matching chair will help kids settle down to study. The desk is compact enough for a small bedroom, but you can add a desk tidy unit and shelf for maximum storage and efficiency.

These toy boxes can be used to store blankets or schoolbooks or even sports kit if toys have been outgrown. Add a sedate tabletop Lex lamp with a navy shade and a quilted throw in fiery orange for a quick hit of warm colour. Finally, a fun throw pillow in orange or red picks up the star shaped theme of the Noah collection furniture and completes the look with another pop of sunset colour.

Perfect Study and Storage Solutions

  • Ideal for: versatile storage and homework
  • Palette: Nautical blues and crisp white with pale wood

This effortlessly cool Archie cabin bed offers a contemporary bed for kids and teens, combining fun and practicality.

Kids can be difficult to please – they want the fresh style of nice furniture, but they’ve got so much stuff! Get the best of both worlds with the Archie cabin bed and accompanying furniture pieces. We suggest striped sheets on this one and recommend you team it with this chest of three drawers which fits neatly underneath the raised cabin bed. To keep with the lazy summer theme we recommend this origami boat lamp.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Add a beanbag chair or two in navy (or red if you want to add more colour) for lounging and your new bedroom is good to go. Finish off the nautical blue and cream theme with the matching stripes of the hand-woven 100% cotton Shelby rug.

Pulling together beautiful rooms for children is a challenge and a joy. You want to create an environment that sparks memories and encourages the daydreams that make childhood special.

At the same time you want to provide sturdy and sustainable furnishings that will keep them organized and secure. Working with a stylish summery theme that will stand the test of time and Feather & Black’s furniture collections designed specifically for youngsters is a great way to achieve both.

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  • Joan is an interior design project planner and freelance writer from Boston Massachusetts who lives with her husband and two bulldog terriers outside Wellfleet on Cape Cod.

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