The kids are all right – Once upon a time, the palette for children's bedrooms was focused on pink for girls, blue for boys or decidedly gender neutral colours like red, yellow or green. Luckily, today's kids are able to draw from a much larger source of inspiration and colour choices for their bedrooms and play spaces.
Greater internet exposure means even quite young children often have very clear ideas about what they do and don’t like – favourite colours, hobbies, interests, video, book and movie characters can all give shape to a room of their dreams. By looking to these sources of inspiration, you can be sure your children will love their rooms just that much more if they’ve had a hand in coming up with the design.
A child’s room is also a great chance to really play with colour and try out some design ideas you might not feel bold enough to attempt in your living room or kitchen. Now’s your chance to take a cue from your child and allow yourself the freedom to get messy and be as creative as you'd like!
The Resene and habitat teams
Contributing stylists: Gem Adams, Kate Alexander, Amber Armitage, Greer Clayton, Megan Harrison-Turner, Laura Lynn Johnston, Claudia Kozub, Annick Larkin, Vanessa Nouwens, Emily Somerville-Ryan, Leigh Stockton.
Contributing photographers: Bryce Carleton, Wendy Fenwick, Melanie Jenkins, Mike Rooke, Zoe Hembury.
Special thanks to Your Home and Garden magazine for use of many of the images and information in this booklet.
This cool iceberg design is an easy detail to add to a bedroom wall. Use painter's tape and three shades of paint to create 3D-looking ice shards. Upper wall in Resene Quarter Frozen, lower wall and floor in Resene Spinnaker. Iceberg painted 'headboard' in Resene Sea Fog, Resene Frozen and Resene Blue Moon. Dresser in Resene Quarter Frozen (upper) and Resene Spinnaker (lower), shelf in Resene Blue Moon and pendant lamp in Resene Bright Spark. Plant pot in Resene Matisse and vases in Resene Frozen, Resene Matisse, Resene Bullitt and Resene Fuel Yellow. DIY penguin skittles in Resene All Black, Resene Sea Fog, Resene Smoke Tree and Resene Roxy.
updated July 2021
habitat plus - kids' spaces
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