Escape to rural pastures with ten room sets that recreate the wonder of woodlands, forest feels, and a grounding back-to-nature vibe full of homely comfort and warmth.
You’ll spot some common denominators in these lovingly styled rooms. Floral wallpaper, botanical bed linens, family heirlooms and preloved furniture finds are just some of the secret styling tips used to overhaul these kids’ rooms. Join us for a break from the city as we grab our country attire and head for a saunter through the meadows and a virtual frolic on the farm.
There’s much to marvel at in this sloped-ceiling corner of Ninka’s elegant room. Dusty rose, and blush florals on the wall create the illusion of a cosy secret garden nook. Garbo and Friends bring the blackberries to the garden party with soft muslin sheets in aubergine tones and mossy green leaves. A scallop-edged reproduction vintage bed by @oll_mebel sits comfortably beside a vintage dresser adorned with a duo of dainty vanity cases.
Mrs Mighetto is on hand with her signature boho illustrations, but it’s @mirabelle_pl that signs off the room set with a personalised, embroidered pillow and the graceful nod of a bloom-festooned swan head.
There’s no need for storybooks in the cosy corner of this girl’s room. The watercolour wallpaper collaboration between Boras Tapeter and Newbie takes us on a magical journey to an enchanted forest where woodland animals and dreamy toadstools sit side by side. Simple ecru bed sheets atop an ornate iron frame bed add a balancing touch of equilibrium. Just enough for a coupling of Maileg bunnies to take a break from their adventures. Elsewhere the mini Maileg are busy ‘keeping home’ in their tenement houses by @bohoho.me
It’s a blissful scene with a nod to nature and an undercurrent of quiet bustling activity.
Picture the scene. You’ve just returned home from a vigorous walk on the farm with the wind biting at your heels. The wellies and winter warmers have been discarded in the porch, and now it’s time to retire to your favourite reading corner. And could there be a more perfect example than Ellis’ tranquil haven? Farrow & Ball’s light blue provides a cool backdrop against which the earthy, neutral tones sprout. A solid wooden bed and changing table fashioned as a chest of drawers are canny finds on eBay. The plaited rug by @frithrugs adds a rustic feel that vibes well with the wicker storage basket, reading basket and lampshade. But the real star of the show here is that limited edition reading chair by @byisis__. The tractor fabric tells tales of farmyard adventures, echoed behind by the mini figurines on the dark wood storage shelf.
The curtains are up for the main attraction, and today it’s a slice of Ania’s eclectic home-styled Victoriana. Ania’s approach to this stunning space was homemade or secondhand, adding to the wonderful vintage feel. Her husband crafted the bunk bed while she fashioned the curtains and bed linen on her sewing machine. An abundance of wood and pared-back neutrals add to the ambience; the palette and composition create a sepia-toned finish perfect for this look. And what could say Victorian more than a classic old-school rocking horse?
Does anyone else get Goldilocks vibes from this whimsical country-styled corner in Jess’ Australian South Coast home? Perhaps it’s the teddies on different sized chairs – even though one of them is a darling cushion from @littlefrenchheartstore
The larger chair was stripped back by Jess to restore it to its former glory. It simply belongs in this thoughtfully-designed space, next to delicate floral wallpaper and with King Walter – ruler of the Dreamwards, residing above it (that’s the magical Narwhal framed print by @dreamwards).
The bed, originally imported from Holland, is over 100 years old and instantly brings a wealth of character as well as cementing the design ethos for Esme’s vintage-whimsical bedroom.
The bunting’s out in full force to celebrate this wonderful corner of vanilla creams and gingerbread snap in Tymka’s room. The composition is deliciously inviting, as is the high-railed bed with its traditional valance sheets, frilled pillowcase, and cushion. A subtle bird theme runs throughout, with a flock of hens adding a hive of activity to the walls and a snow goose taking flight above the ecru canopy. A hobby horse takes a nap in the tasselled storage basket while occasional floor cushions act as stepping stones to a welcoming world of slumber.
Another childhood favourite fable springs to mind here. Layers of Garbo & Friends fruity floral sheets teamed with classic ruffled whites conjure up ‘Princess & the pea’ in Lucia’s darling boudoir. The soft textiles and their neutral palette team perfectly with the dark wood and cinnamon bunting. A hand-tied bouquet of dried flowers adds a romantic charm that teases the senses to inhale the fragrant aroma of cut hay meadows on a warm summer day.
There’s nothing quite like an abundance of cosy blankets to evoke the feeling of an escape to the countryside, and Mama Beth confesses she has an obsession! A wicker basket is a great way to store and tidy away blankets and throws – especially for little hands that haven’t mastered folding. We love the mix of new and old in this room combined with a calming neutral palette, and the vintage school chair is put to good use as a nightstand.
A delicate floral liberally sprinkled throughout unites the individual pieces and is even followed through to the Little French Heart teddy cushion and the hand-knitted doll by @cuddleandkind. Note how her flower headpiece matches Blakeley’s hanging decoratively on the coat rack.
Eclectic country was the brief for this retro-styled compact corner of retro antiquities. A whitewashed wooden floor brings English country cottage charm softened with the addition of an inviting shaggy sheepskin rug. There’s an ode to the 1930s in an Anglepoise lamp on the antique chest, along with a collection of Ken Elefant’s Nakayoshi cheerful Charmy-Chan dolls. It’s a room of contradictions. Stark yet soothing, vibrant yet calm. A touch of homely modern retro kids’ interior at its finest.
A precious heirloom can play a big part in creating the vintage feel that belongs to a country-styled kid’s room. Here it’s an antique extendable bed that Lova’s grandfather slept in as a child. The bare wood teams beautifully with the willowy green pistachio walls, while the floral bedding adds a delicate feminine accent. There are subtle nods to nature and the outdoors, from the owl nightlight and plush bear head to the cuddly rabbits and a solitary wooden tractor. A lovable marsupial and her joey even manage to bound in on the scene too!
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