Bedroom

How to create a Scandi-style bedroom for an 8-12 year old

When it comes to decorating for children, there are numerous themes and designs to ponder over. Here we explore how a trendy Scandi-style room can grow with your child, potentially saving you money in the long run

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Versatile Scandi-style

Scandinavian style is currently one of the most followed interior trends. The monochrome colour palette of black, white and grey is a versatile choice for any room in the home. As it’s gained popularity over the last few years, Scandinavian style has been heavily adopted in children’s rooms – a movement that doesn’t show any signs of slowing down. The versatility of this style allows you to change and update the look with pops of colour should you want to, so your child won’t outgrow their room.

When it comes to unisex rooms, black and white is an obvious choice. This pared-back scheme is uncluttered, graphic and fun. The pale wood floors and accessories soften the look and add warmth to the space. The headboard made from a sheet of pegboard doubles as a creative space for your child to personalise with their favourite photos, quotes or images. To encourage reading, ensure the room has good direct reading light in the form of a wall or table lamp.

If you like this look but want to add a pop of colour…

Top tip

To maintain an orderly and uncluttered bedroom, storage is key. Bedside tables with storage are a great option, as are hooks for hanging things. Cube units, bookshelves and lockers are great solutions for keeping mess at bay, too.

Get the look

Meluka single daybed with white drawers, $1805, and Sealy single mattress, $480, both from Danske Mobler. Black and white 3 post box, $99.95, from Mocka. Ice Cream swirl money box, $22.90, from Iko Iko. Black headboard made from Pegboard from Mitre 10 (cut to 1200mm by 1200mm), painted in Resene ‘Black’. Black pegboard single duvet cover, $179, pillowcase, $39, and A3 wooden print hangers $38, all from Henry and Co Home. Black and white quilt (part of set), $29, from Kmart. Rad cushion, $99, from greyandwild.com. Hiccups Pugsley striped euro pillowcase, $29.99, from Farmers. Hugo and Betty A3 prints, $49 each, from Se3.co.nz. Black muuto wall dots, $42 each, from Bauhaus. Ball wall light, $149, and Duke stool in black, $39.95, from Freedom Furniture. Wooden camera, $30, from decorhandled.co.nz. Peg hangers, $75, from Tea Pea. Black sweatshirt, triangle postcard and book, stylist’s own. Walls painted in Resene ‘Black White’. Floors are ply wood board.

Styling by: Vanessa Nouwens. Photography by: Melanie Jenkins.

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