Kids' room

How to create a girly bedroom scheme

This gorgeous scheme for a girl’s room allows plenty of scope for growth

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This room cleverly combines soft pink with a wall of metallic gold stripes to create a girl’s haven that can grow with her. Rather than opting for an overwhelmingly pink theme – which has a limited life span – soft dusty pinks have been confined to accessories, bedding and the bed frame, in a scheme that can be easily tweaked (blue or darker pink accents, for instance, would look equally stunning).

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Gold and white is a classic combination that would suit any child or teen and gives the room a sense of luxury and energy as well as a contemporary feel with the stripes running diagonally. The pink highlights and plain white floor perfectly balance the graphic walls to create a gentle, feminine ambience. The simple jute rug and bedlinen provide the only other patterns but because they incorporate touches of gold, they complement the stripes rather than compete with them.

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Get the look

  • If storage space is tight, don’t forget to use the area under the bed. Paint some shallow wooden boxes and add a design that complements the rest of the scheme – or invite your child to do this. These are great for storing children’s books and toys.
  • Bunting is not just for the walls. This cute wooden loveheart bunting (left) from Typo has been painted in Resene ‘Pink Terrace’ and strung across the bed end.
  • The wall stripes are painted on a 45-degree angle. Use painter’s masking tape to tape up your design first – these stripes are 20cm wide and were painted in Resene ‘Gold Dust’. Make sure you use the right basecoat colour for the metallic to get the best effect.
  • A simple stool from Mocka has been painted in Resene ‘Pot Pourri’ to serve as a bedside or occasional table.
  • Resene ‘Black White’ paint on the floor ties everything together.

 

The colours

  1. Resene ‘Pot Pourri’ (used on the stool)
  2. Resene ‘Pink Terrace’ (heart-shaped bunting)
  3. Resene ‘Gold Dust’ metallic (used on the stripes)
  4. Resene ‘Black White’ (used on the floor and the stripes)

 

Styling and words by: Vanessa Nouwens. Photos by: Melanie Jenkins @ Flash Studios.

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