HOW TO… CREATE A MID CENTURY KIDS BEDROOM
There are some truly awful examples of kids’ furniture out there. From Barbie beds to Spiderman curtains it is possible to create a ghastly vision for your little darlings. But there is another way… go for a mid century modern look. Here are some beautiful examples of stylish furniture and accessories that will ensure you don’t get a headache each time you read them a bedtime story. In fact you might even want to venture in there of your own accord occasionally.
A miniature three piece suite scaled to fit the nippers. Whatever next? The good news is you won’t feel so guilty when you send them to their room so you can have the big sofa all to your self. Its not just me who does that, is it? Shown here is the Mini Ritchie from Made.com. It is £299 for the Sofa and £199 for the Armchair. Available n this lovely sunshine yellow, pearl grey with multi-coloured buttons and lime green.
They also have the Kubrick range in fun size in 3 lovely shades; instead of the lime green we have this luscious plum purple.
Don’t miss these adorable little Mini Kitsch chairs either. 4 of them cost only £89.
Flexa have a wonderful range of nursery furniture, available at House of Fraser. Is it too late to have another child, I wonder? The beds are £199, stools are £49, the table is £99, bookshelves are £89 and the cot is £399. You’re guaranteed to have lovely calm children in a room like this – but don’t ask me for your money back if it doesn’t pan out.
Then you can really have fun with the accessories. Curtains in Any of Annabel Perrin‘s vibrant fabrics would be gorgeous for a child’s room. Price is per linear metre £54.90, and is 145cm wide.
Throw in some clashing lampshades (also Annabel Perrin, price £60) and some Peacock cushions from Sian Elin, Price £45, and the room will spring to life…
Finish it all off with one of Habitat‘s wonderful rugs, priced from £350. Looking at these designs you can see just how well mid century graphics lend themselves to a kids room. Maybe its because they look as though a child could have painted them. But none of my little darlings ever produced anything like this I must say…