All kids love being able to hide away in a secret place, create a den or make believe they’re on an adventure. A tipi, or wigwam, is a lovely addition to a child’s bedroom and can provide hours of fun – great for kids and parents too! You could even make your own…
Wallpaper is great for kids’ rooms as it provides the perfect backdrop to let their imaginations run wild. I love this Tiny Train wallpaper available at children’s store KIDSEN as it has a cool retro pattern in calming shades that would complement any modern or retro furnishings and bring a bit of fun to any bedroom.
Children love bright colours and as well as being fun, they can make a child’s room a bright and happy place to be. Choose strong sophisticated shades or retro wallpapers to create a look that will last from toddler to teen with the minimum of redecoration. Head to IKEA for a huge range of brightly coloured accessories and textiles at low prices and mix with retro vintage finds for a unique look.
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While pink may be obvious for a little girl’s room, some little girls just love it so why not indulge them by adding bright pops of colour against a fresh white background. The mint green used in this room keeps the look from being sickly sweet and lots of contrasting patterns add interest.
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This room is lovely and simple but clever details such as the angels wings on the bed make it cosy and personal. I love the vintage cot and the big, soft cushions on the bed. A neutral palette keeps the mood calm and peaceful while treasured toys on display keep it from being boring.
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There’s something really special about vintage toys. Perhaps it’s because they remind us of our own childhoods, because they give a unique look or just because they are often really, really cool. Whatever the reason, a great way to add a vintage vibe to your child’s room while maintaining your own style credentials is to invest in some vintage toys (obviously check that they’re child-friendly and safe first). What’s more, if your little ones look after them, they often make a good financial investment as the market for vintage toys continues to thrive. Good places to look are eBay, antique fairs and even lifestyle stores such as Few & Far and the Shop at Bluebird who have picked up on the trend.
If you’re after the look, but would prefer to buy new toys, there are also lots of great reproductions that give you the vintage look but are brand new. Check out notonthehighstreet.com for a good range, including this lovely retro racing car, which can be yours for £89.
If you’re into vintage and the retro-industrial look then vintage post racks could provide you with a unique storage solution that is both practical and stylish. Post racks like this one can be picked up for very little on eBay or at antique or car boot fairs and are pretty indestructible. A vintage luggage rack would make a very stylish alternative and could also be yours for a song.