Many children are embracing the ‘green’ trend and what better way to accommodate their wishes than give them a green bedroom. Bright, zesty greens will bring a fresh look to a child’s bedroom, while a gentle apple green offers a superbly calming colour which can be teamed with white and blues.
For boys spots and stripes, as well as plain green duvet cover sets always go down well; for girls you can also include touches of bright floral patterns to give the room a more feminine edge. Twin beds are ideal when the room is shared with siblings or would also be perfect for sleep-overs.
To make the room feel and look airy and light use off-white or soft creams for the walls and the flooring. Green rugs can be used to take away the somewhat hostile and clinical look of a plain cream or beige floor. They’re also provide a softer area for playing or sitting, than a bare floor.
For large children’s bedrooms full length curtains make a perfect window dressing, these can be coordinated with blackout roller blinds, which can be especially useful if the bedroom window faces either east or west, (as the setting sun can pose a problem during the summer, while rising sun could mean that your child is awake at the crack of dawn!) as well as helping younger children to take afternoon nap. Childrens curtains are a good way to include a theme or pattern to compliment plain green bedding.
In large bedrooms storage, by way of large fitted wardrobes, will provide plenty of room for clothes and toys. Under-bed storage options are also worth consideration for smaller bedrooms – open shelving should also be included to display books and your child’s most treasured objects.
Personal space is also required when bedrooms are shared; a screen is an informal, yet practical method of dividing a room. Alternatively you could consider using green curtains as a divider; simply using a curtain poles with additional curtain pole brackets to prevent the pole from bending if it’s being used over the entire width of a large bedroom. Funky curtains or lightweight voiles will give sufficient privacy to enable each part of the bedroom to feel separated. Rugs could also be used as an invisible, yet palpable room divider.
Your children may not like sharing a room, unless it’s with friends – by giving them distinctive areas will make the process far easier.