ScandiStyle Kids’ Rooms with Character

b2ap3_thumbnail_Fermtent.jpgWhen we think about Scandinavian interior design we imagine white walls, clean lines and a minimalistic style. These characteristics remain in the 2014 trends, though somewhat softened by vintage personal items and made fresh and lively with bold splashes of colours.  When it comes to the children’s room, Scandinavian style brings playfulness through bold design and unique characters that kids love. Most famous perhaps is the Moomin family from Finland (by Tove Janson).

In the Lifestyle blog about Scandinavian trends for 2014, I talked about the emphasis on treating children as unique individuals, where colours and themes reflect their personality and individuality. It’s about who they are, not whether they are a boy or a girl. All children are different, and interior that allows them to chose colours and themes that go outside of stereotypes is refreshing! Encourage them to build their own playful world with their favourite colours and patterns. Not to mention the giggles they can have with things like the tent (pictured) from Ferm Living. It adds style to any room, provides endless fun, and it folds to be stored away easily. What’s not to love?!

Now, let’s look at some of the other wonderful choices you and your little ones can enjoy.  

Where to start?

It’s lovely to go with the classic, cool and calm Scandinavian style as a basis, where walls and floors are white painted or light wood. You can then add splashes of fun and colours with toys, rugs, beddings and lamps. Another option is to decorate the walls with great wallpaper that adds instant statement to the room, or use wallstickers – a favourite thing in our household – that your little one can have lots of fun with to make their room their own. Stickers also allow you to make instant changes when inspiration for a new pattern strikes. Get the whale, the birdies, butterflies and owls (wallpaper as well as stickers) from Ferm Living. The colourful animals wallsticker that also functions as a height chart is called Roknas and comes from IKEA.

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Lighten Up

Lights are no longer just lights, there are so many brilliant options that your kids will love and that set their fantasy in motion. I showed you some in the Lifestyle article, and another favourite of mine is the ‘Crealamp’ from Minui. Displays one of our child’s best drawings, a lovely photograph, or their handprint. Fun style and boundless personality. I also like the Skojig lamp from IKEA, which is both fun and kind to your wallet

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Cushion Craze

Cushions are perfect for adding charming details to a child’s room. The animal shaped cushions from Ferm Living are gorgeous and made of 100% cotton (and all are CE tested). The Marionette Collection from Ferm Living is also super cute, made of organic cotton and hand printed.

 

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Sweet Dreams

OK, there is just so much to choose from that you’ll definitely need your little one to make the choice. The Marionette Collection appears again on the adorable bed set from Ferm Living and have a look also at the cool and beautiful bed linen from By Nord, featuring woodland animals in black and white photo prints. I also love the creative monkey print from Finlayson and the ‘Vandring’ bedset with the fox from IKEA is very cute. 

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All Things Moomin

I am a big fan of the Finnish Moomin family created by Tove Janson so I just had to share a few of their wonderful things that will brighten up any child’s bedroom. Your little one will love some bed linen from the Moomin Valley – there are lots of colours and designs to choose from. I have a girl and a boy, they both love the Moomins and they love cuddles, so they have the Moomin hug pillow cover.  Their lights are so cool and just lovely; you can get Snorkmaiden, Moomin troll or the Hattifatteners.

Which one is your favourite?

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Where to find the featured items:

fermliving.com

scandinaviandesigncenter.com

scandivis.co.uk

IKEA.com

moomin.com

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