The sun is shining, and the summer holidays are within reach. Along with carefree days and a lighter, brighter outlook, this can mean just one thing! It’s time to take a look at our top ten Insta mums, influencers and interior hotshots who bring joy, inspiration and envy to our grids. This collection of beauties has an air of neutrality – a pared-back starting point that awakens with layers of detail and inspired styling. Grab your favourite mocktail or Mai-Tai and get ready to be wowed.

@elina.styling

Elina prides herself on creating ‘quiet’, stylish and personal rooms for minis, so it’s no surprise that her own daughter, Fien’s room is an understated masterpiece. A base layer of Farrow and Ball’s Smoked Trout sets the neutral wheels in motion with a liberal sprinkling of natural textures thrown in for good measure. The Calm Moon rug in feather grey by @thatsmine_com adds a touch of magic, while Vraco’s bunny lamp brings a childlike charm. We love the way Elina has cocked the flexible ear of the light to offer a unique sense of personality.

@essi.ekman

We love the cool blue-grey tones in Noels’ Nordic room. They lend a breezy air to this sweet boy’s room. Intentional or not, there’s also a subliminal geometry lesson in the background with a house bed mirrored by a mini dwelling wall light and a geometric wire ceiling pendant. The fantastical pastel @MrsMighetto print is a perfect match for the icy walls, and there’s styling genius in the way the wooden letters appear to be playing tic tac toe on the beech Saga shelf by @kidsconcept

@hello.marla

You can always rely on a tasselled ceiling pendant to amp up the boho beach vibes. In this case, it’s the triple-layer Vienna by @hello.marla.

There’s such a sun-drenched quality to this space, and though everything is in its place, the carefree, laissez-faire attitude is palpable. This free-spirited feeling is only intensified by the customised skateboard by @__kate.eliza, heeding the sage advice to ‘have courage and be kind’. Peachy pastels and fresh minty greens never fail to cook up an interior delight together!

@love_lives_here

Life is indeed wonderful here, as the fabric banner above Alex’s bed declares. Mama Magda has partitioned this sweet corner beautifully with the aid of Farrow and Ball’s Faded Terracotta from the California Collection. The colour-blocked wall frames the sleeping quarters perfectly, with the top half creating a ready-made gallery space to highlight all the natural and neutral-toned decorative objects. There’s a subtle woodland undercurrent emphasised by IKEA’s natural pine IVAR cupboards and the herd of wildlife on the @hmhome bedlinen. Though the colour palette lends itself to a calm ambience, there’s still a sense of adventure underlined by that lovely wire word art. We’d ‘Play all Day’ too if this was our room!

@maddisoneblack

For a tutorial on how to create a neutral boho vibe with a touch of masculinity, see above. Maddison is a master in kids’ interior styling and this image, along with the next, illustrates beautifully how a deft touch here and there can help a room lean subtly one way or the other. The foundations of Henley’s room begin with a coat of Duluxs’ White Cabbage on the home-crafted wall panels. It’s an enduring colour that will grow with a child, so it’s a smart choice. It also makes the room feel light and airy and is a perfect match for the glorious rattan bed by @my_darling_valentine

The addition of the rust ‘Long Live Boyhood’ banner by @rumiandfae (and maybe the Panama hat) is what finally gives the game away. A boy resides here!

And did you spot that delightful ‘Be a Good Friend’ print by @kunskapstavlandesign?

@melissajanestylist

The title of this wallpaper and playmat combo could not be more fitting. Paradise Road is a collaboration between @softlysummer, @littlepeachandpip and @minnieandmeinteriors

Boy, does it bring all the joy of summer with its sun-drenched, apricot and minty vibes? In fact, we think this is one of the best expressions of a summer-themed bedroom ever! The design concept encapsulates travel, adventure, surf and sunshine in a gender-neutral way, and we love that the playmat is made from vegan leather.

@missjettle

Great interior design brings together elements that seem to belong without looking contrived. Take this gorgeous little corner, for example. There’s a little pattern clash, but not too much. Somehow the cute bears on the ‘Ours’ wallpaper by @roomblush vibe with the Seashells bedlinen by @swedishlinens. It’s the tonal grey-blue that binds the contrasting patterns together. A blush terracotta in the sheets and the trim on the Goldmine playmat by @love_by_lily add a burst of energy, yet still, there’s a calm and contemporary feel that’s chic and comforting.

@maddisoneblack

You can see the same design hallmarks in Maddison’s daughter’s room. Scottie’s room boasts the same panelled wall treatment but this time in creamy vanilla with a lilac wall arch from @bloomingmeadowsco. The arch creates a depth on the wall and borders the homemade vanity unit, marking it out as a designated space for role play and getting ready. A subtle burst of blooms from @Adairs on the fitted sheet and a Botanical Garden Canopy in Magnolia by @spinkiebaby add vintage femininity. Again, the final confirmation of who this room belongs to is declared by @rumiandfae in the ‘She is a Wildflower’ banner. Positively dreamy.

@skoorki

Minimal but still full of so much character, Antonius’ room is a virtual trip to Jurassic Park. Joanna carries her love of white minimalist interiors to her son’s bedroom and achieves just the right balance of childlike charm in the styling. There’s a theme, for sure, but it’s not overwhelming. A small section of the Dino White wallpaper by @pastelowelove.pl announces the inhabitants’ love of prehistoric creatures while a triceratops and diplodocus teeter precariously on the overhead shelf. We’re always fond of a little matchy-matchy accessorising, so Ferm Living’s braided apple storage baskets get the seal of approval from us.

@story.of.lam

Flower girl is the theme for Luna’s vintage bedroom design in earthy neutrals. The styling is simply exquisite. It’s incredible to think that a handful of accessories can create an entire theme with such grace. A collection of pom daises by @thewillowrainbow brings a bouquet of woolly beauty, but the Flower Child banner by @imanicollective has the final sign-off. We love the contrast matching pillow, also by Imani Collective.

Placing the house bed next to the enormous wooden doll house creates the feeling of a homely village, perfect for Luna and her extended family of knitted rabbits and plush toys.

Have you also decorated a nursery or kid’s room recently? We would love to see it! Add the tag @kidsinteriors_com on your Instagram post to get it noticed ¬†and #kidsinteriors_com for an extra chance of it being considered for a repost.

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