Although they’ll always be your baby, when they hit their teens, your not-so-little-ones will inevitably want their own space. Their bedroom is no longer just a place to sleep, it also has to multitask as a homework space, somewhere to hang out with friends, and more often than not, be a room where they can retreat to when the hormones are raging!
If you’re struggling to transition from childhood to adult decor, here’s a pick of ideas they’re guaranteed to love regardless of which way their adolescent mood is swinging.
Soft blush walls, coupled with flashes of millennial pink against cream painted furniture turn a bedroom into a sophisticated yet fun space.
Our Bella range is the most feminine of all our collections, with its French-inspired flourishes perfect for adding a touch of softness. The copper glass Helsinki lamp looks effortlessly cool and sits well with the cream and pink scheme, its black shade breaking up the muted palette.
It’s an all round perfect colour scheme that delicately introduces a more mature adult space.
Ice cream hues
For rooms that are ready for a lick of paint, a change from babyish decor to something more funky – you can’t go wrong with creating a simple feature wall using brightly coloured paint – here we’ve chosen three colours from Dulux: Lemon Chiffon 3, Green Parrot 4 and Pink Nevada 4.
Simple, yet effective, pleasing to the eye as well as your purse, this is a really easy way to update a room. Complement the colours on the wall with soft furnishings in similar colours and natural oak furniture which is never out of style – plus, its sturdy and high quality finish means it’ll be around long after your chick has flown the nest.
Have you done your homework?
How do you encourage your kids to knuckle down and hit the books without resorting to bribery? Well, it’s not a guarantee but creating somewhere inspiring where they’ll want to sit and do their homework is as good a start as any!
Invest in a sturdy desk, which can also be used as a dressing table, with drawers and cupboards to tidy things away, some funky stationery and a pinboard for all those important revision timetables.
Add some interesting accessories – hanging light fittings, geometric wallpaper and a couple of grown-up desk plants and you’re good to go!