This year has been full of surprises for everyone, not all of them welcome. On the positive side, we’ve enjoyed our homes like never before, thrown our heart and souls into making them our kingdoms regardless of size, budget or DIY acumen. We’ve learned to live slow, to enjoy more time with our families than perhaps ever before, to bake bread from scratch, care for our neighbours and to cherish all that we have.
And now, our attentions turn to Christmas. Maybe not a Christmas we recognise but thankfully a chance to enjoy some of the customs and traditions we love. Seeing loved ones in some capacity, singing festive carols and savouring mulled wine and mince pies. The Christmas trees and decorations are going up early as we all clamber to stretch out ‘the most wonderful time of the year’. And as the temperature chills and the winter begins to set in, we celebrate the top 10 Insta kids rooms for winter 2020-2021. It’s comforting to know that some things never change. Enjoy the wonderful inspiration.
Cosy comes in many guises, but Kajsa’s bedroom is the warming cinnamon spice and soothing pumpkin soup variety. Deeply nourishing, good for the soul and something you never tire of. The palette exudes warmth and the Swedish Stickstay rainbow offers hope and promise of the seasons ahead.
It’s not obvious at first glance, but this cosy little nook is actually a corner of Mama Anna-Karin’s bedroom, and this small kingdom was until recently, the domain of her son, Charlie. We love how the composition and colour scheme channels ice palace, albeit with a very homely touch. Perhaps it’s the pure white circular rug conjuring up snow globe-Esque scenes from a traditional Christmas greeting card? Maybe it’s the magical air one gets from the treasured Mrs Mighetto Dear Whalie print? The detail is abundant, but the tight colour palette prevents it from becoming an assault on the senses. Instead, it’s cool, collected and chic.
A floral vintage delight is the best way to describe this dreamy girl’s room. It feels almost like looking at a sepia-toned photograph from a bygone era. It’s a romantic scene set with blossoming flowers in Mrs Mighetto’s Ponies for Hollie wallpaper in pale green. A watchful Feather, The Owl by Young Living, stands guard, ready to deliver the full gamut of sleep-inducing tactics from white noise and aroma-diffusion to the gentle glow of a night light. The piece de resistance – layered boho bed linen that would make it impossible for even the most royal of sleeping princesses to detect a pea!
What are little boys made of? Rockets and rainbows, balloons and bears. Okay, it doesn’t scan quite like the traditional nursery rhyme, but Louis’ room is a hive of activity while still retaining a sense of absolute calm. There’s quite the selection of styles, techniques and treatments at play, but the combined effect is effortless and charming. Colour-blocked walls, a cheerful garland and one of our favourite details in a kid’s room – hooks and shelves within reach of enquiring minds and hands.
Adjacent wall covering clashes and a treasure trove of textiles, textures and detail creates a magical room for Rebeccah’s littlest girl. A closer look reveals a fondness for circular shapes, and we see sun sunflower influences in the dandelion yellow rug and poinsettia in the folded paper wall hangings, a craft specialism of Rebeccah’s. In fact, there is a wealth of nature and flora in this room from the flighty butterfly garland and the serpentine pillow to potted plants and the Boråstapeter Thistle wallpaper.
A taste of grown-up living is in order for 9-year-old Jules in this dormitory-inspired kids’ room. The less-is-more approach places more emphasis on what has been selected, and it’s clear those choices have been well-informed. The rich tartan check wallpaper by Dutch Wallcoverings is the showpiece here so requires little else in the way of wall art and decoration. The gym-influenced wall bar system by Kaos continues the high school vibe and is an ingenious way to maximise space in a compact room.
There’s an air of drama in this shared girl’s room, no doubt delivered by the powerful, sultry colour palette and Kyddo Shop’s mildly menacing Freddy the Octopus. Caramel and toffee tones vibe well with the bare wood of the house bed and the ‘just thrown together’ drapery of the bottom bunk curtains looks positively professional. A lone star cushion mimics a starfish in the ocean just within reach of Freddy’s inquisitive tentacles while above a sea-faring light fitting completes the sense of adventure in Ilona’s self-styled kids’ room.
Ruben’s in-the-eaves bedroom is like walking in a winter wonderland. The wood-panelled walls have a ski-chalet feel reinforced by the Sherpa-style seat pad on the rattan chair and the snowflake rattan rug. It’s the sort of room we imagine sipping hot cocoa in while the winter sun bursts through that adorable little cabin-bed window.
Mimicking grown-ups is part of the growing-up process, so a much-loved vintage chair like grandad’s is a treasured addition to a child’s bedroom. That’s precisely the philosophy behind the stunning retro Russian-made armchair by Mishkin Les furniture. The company initially restored vintage chairs and were then able to use offcuts of expensive fabrics to craft mini replicas. The mustard masterpiece sits right at home against the pastel blooms of the wall covering. We love how the Maileg World inspired print by @louloup.studio is almost camouflaged against the busy backdrop of the wallpaper.
Stay tuned and find out which room that wins the Best of Kids Interiors at the end of the month! It will be one of the kids’ rooms featured as a room tour here at Kids Interiors during the year with the most likes on our social media.
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