Can there be a colour scheme more grounding than terracotta? A punchy colour with fire in its belly yet earthy and calming. Warm and cosy for bedrooms that shout ‘snuggle up’ and holler ‘hunker down’. A tranquil choice for playrooms and workspaces and gender-neutral for newborn nurseries.
We love the versatility of the terracotta colour palette. It’s the perfect partner for natural rattan and untreated wood. It works well with dreamy, creamy pastels, and it provides a sharp focus for brilliant white modern furniture.
Join us on a terracotta tour of some seriously stylish kids’ interiors.
Peachy pastel tones are the dipping of a toe in the water for this early exploration into terracotta territory. Sun-kissed bronzy pink bedlinen and a matching braided bed guard complement the giant pale coral buttercup flowers on anewall’s floral wallpaper. A dark walnut floor and rich chocolatey pouffe bring rich and bold vibes to this prettiest of girl’s rooms.
Here’s proof of how well ochre, powder pink and burgundy complement terracotta. This beautiful rainbow wall sticker from Forestandbear.nl adds just the right amount of detail to the vanilla ‘sky’ of the colour block wall. The leopard print duvet cover and changing mat add a splash of safari sass with H&M’s large plush giraffe standing guard.
A growing choice for gender-neutral nurseries we see Behr Paints’ Terracotta Clay in all its glory here. It’s the feature element of the room without a doubt. The deliberately simple furniture and minimal, but thoughtfully selected dressings, combine to create a space that’s as bright and breezy and the account holder’s moniker.
What a delightfully inviting corner! Scalloped terracotta frames this tranquil space with heavenly bursts of pastel and citrus. The perfect backdrop for rocking and reading.
The natural choice for safari-themed rooms, an injection of toffee terracotta roars out from the teepee bed covering. Leafy foliage murals, mocha carpet underfoot and a casually strewn animal-print throw create the perfect space for a wandering explorer.
All the tones of terracotta! A rainbow is a perfect way to explore the many beguiling shades of Autumn’s hottest hue. Sandy, biscuit, melon, caramel, copper and brandy snap – how lucky Roman is to awake to such hope and optimism.
The epitome of tranquil terracotta. This fabulous nursery was part of an aptly named feature in @doolittlemagazine, Blush Hour. The sun-dappled walls, peachy carpet and intricate rattan cot, present a soothing take on our latest colour crush.
Beachy Boho is the vibe for Ollie’s bedroom with pale grey-green walls (Dulux’s Celadon) providing a soft and tranquil backdrop for a love of rattan and some totally toasty terracotta tones. There’s an inescapable ocean vibe here and a touch of the outdoors reinforced by the luscious green foliage peeking out of the clay-baked pot. A finishing folky touch from the mulberry tambourine seals the deal for this vision of Bohemia.
A trio of bedlinen conjures up an autumnal take on the childhood favourite, Neapolitan ice cream. There are none of the associated chills though with a divine cosiness created by the intuitive layering of linen. An eclectic collection of wall art packs a punch, and the stark white walls only serve to make this earthy colour palette pop more.
A rose-hued terracotta adds a feminine touch to this girl’s bedroom. The colour blocking creates a natural ‘feature wall’ inside the frame of the Cocoon house bed by BellyStar.fr while the deep-pile shaggy Soho Rose circular rug by Benuta provides comfort for delicate toes venturing out from beneath the floral bed sheets.
We’ve developed a colour crush on this slightly industrial, autumnal combination of rich navy and burnt pecan. It’s refreshing to see a colour block paint job with a difference; the terracotta sun bursting onto the off-white wall, bringing a warm energy with it. An assortment of textured cushions including a sleepy Lion and beaning cloud invite the weary to bed, and we spy some neat under bed storage in the form of Aykasa crates in a wonderful palette of wintry hues.
A dash of an altogether more caramel-toned terracotta is all that’s needed to heat this cool Alpine room in the form of a polka dot duvet cover. We do love a disruptive pattern clash, and the vibrant yellow geometric bottom sheet certainly fits the bill. The pastel sage peaks offer a calming influence and allow other splashes of mustard, gold and ochre in the wall art, garland and Lego brick alarm clock to shine through.
A Tuscan dream come true is the only way to describe this ingenious creation. A room quite literally in bloom with a collection of large sunflower decals resplendent in tones of cantaloupe, tangerine and putty. The wonderful rolling hills formed by colour blocking adds depth and an air of adventure to this mesmerising Mediterranean room set.
A touch of tawny gives IKEA’S ordinary white Minnen cot bed a Vintage overhaul in this beautiful boy’s boudoir. The folded duvet as inviting as a delectable hunk of gingerbread with a menagerie of jungle and ocean animals in complementary colours.
Buttery hues, a kaleidoscope of butterfly decals and a floaty white canopy, transport us to magical places. Ivy and Aida’s signature Bonnie design adds a peppering of print on the bedsheets and is lovingly carried through to the dolls bedding on the Tiny Harlow bassinet.
A subtle shot of caramel latte in the casually strewn blanket is all that disrupts the epitome of serenity and boho chic.
Take me away to faraway shores, to a luscious rainforest where I can while away the hours. That’s exactly the vibe this fabulously adventurous kids’ room design invokes. Surely the showpiece is the ‘landscaping’ of the walls using Vestingh Paint and Craft’s Green cactus, Rusty Rebel, Pink Champagne and Laurel. The heady mix of colours and themes in this room tales us on a multi-terrain expedition – to the beach, the desert, the mountains and the jungle. What a vacation indeed!
Brawn and brains or brown and brains? It seems this blend of bronze terracotta is the perfect backdrop for a spot of study. Industrial locker-style wardrobes complete the college styling, and there’s a hint of the rule-breaker in that drawstring sports tote!
An abundance of treacly tans, oatmeal, and biscuity beiges fuse to create a wonderfully neutral and stylish space for this little bear cub. The tufted cotton chenille polka dots on Linen House’s bedlinen adds fun texture; the pink sand and warm blush tones softening the terracotta haze.
Terracotta blush from floor to ceiling punctuated perfectly by a brilliant white door with warm apricot eyelash details and the command ‘Good Night’. It seems almost impossible to have anything other than that in such an adorable space. Spinkie’s sheer rose gold canopy brings the fairytale vibes along with one of Mrs Mighetto’s framed peculiar creatures.
Autumn has well and truly arrived in Ona’s room, but there’s still a breezy air brought by the modern white furniture and minimal walls. A peachy paint job and russet brown sheets pick out the tonal trimmings; multicoloured cotton ball lights and a blush-tinted and neutral garland.
Pop! Burnt orange bedding lights the fire in this expanse of a room. Less is more, but it’s the detail that counts. Look closely at the wall art, and you’ll see a playful picture from Bricks on The Wall, a unique shelving system for Lego figures that can be moved around on their perches to suit.
Low-level terracotta colour blocking creates the earthy plains for Lilipinso’s galloping gazelle wallpaper. A leafy corner-tasselled rug mimics the stencilled leaves on the wall in this most natural of kids’ habitats—a gentle voyage into the wilderness for curious minds and lovers of nature.
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