Kid's room 3 ways

01 May 2016

In each issue of habitat magazine, we ask designers to give a new look to a room in a house we have featured.

In the latest issue, we visited a Wellington home that was rich with super-colourful and clever kids’ rooms – see it here.

We then asked interior designers Elayna Foster from Freedom Furniture and Kelly Gammie from Eucalyptus Design to each come up with their own interpretation of the bedroom.

Here are the results. 

The original

When interior designer Debbie Omond of Compose Interiors renovated her own home, she didn’t shy away from colour, particular for the bedrooms. Her son Dylan chose his own colour, Resene Captain Cook, as much for the name as the shade, then Debbie teamed it with a fun wallpaper (Kids & Teens, 226713, from Resene) and carefully tore the edge for this urban look. 

Elayna’s look

This sophisticated Scandinavian-inspired bedroom would be perfect for a young girl to grow into. The striking but subtle colour palette makes for a timeless yet on-point rest space and beautifully creates a sense of calm. Resene Ditto and Concrete are blended in rough ombre effect on the walls while Resene Alabaster is used on ceilings and trims to keep the room fresh and sharp.

Subtle schemes like this need textures to bring them to life and add warmth. This is done here with the use of natural timbers in furnishings, the floor and cute side table, and with woven textiles and window coverings. Quirky trend-based details such as the gorgeous macramé wall hanging and paint treatment ensure this look is a contemporary one.

Did you know… that Resene Colorwood Whitewash is specially formulated to give an on-trend Scandi look for timber. Use Resene Colorwood Rock Solt wood stain for a more blonded look. Or check out the Resene Colorwood stains range for an array of rich colours for your interior timber projects.

Kelly’s look

Kelly Gammie wanted to create the ultimate “wow, this is awesome” boy’s bedroom, the sort of room that every boy in the class wants to come and play in. Resene Surfs Up and Resene Rocket are strong bright colours that bring the room to life, especially with a top coat of Resene Pearl Shimmer.

Resene Half Surrender stops the bright primary colours from becoming too overpowering. Silhouettes of spacemen, martians and rockets are easy to draw on and paint in. If you’re not artistic, use stencils from the Resene website.

A timber floor stained with Resene Colorwood Walnut brings warmth to the room, enhances the traditional origins of the house and is easy to clean up after play time. The custom-made moon rug brings the gorgeous colours together while providing a roll-around-on-the-floor zone. Flashes of yellow in the furniture and accessories give the scheme depth and fun.

Top tip: The Resene KidzColour range is full of fun colours for kids, from pretty pastels to bold brights and metallic. Pick up a free copy of the chart from your local Resene ColorShop or order online.  

Do you have a home full of wonderful Resene paint and colour? Send us some snaps by emailing editor Sharon Newey on [email protected].

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A fun wallpaper (Kids & Teens, 226713, from Resene) has been carefully torn to butt up to a  Resene Captain Cook wall in this boy’s bedroom, designed by Debbie Omond of Compose Interiors

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Elayna Foster from Freedom Furniture chose a dreamy scheme with a quirky wall treatment for the bedroom using Resene Ditto and Resene Concrete. The ceiling is in Resene Alabaster, and the timber floor is finished in Resene Colorwood Whitewash. 

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Products featured in Elayna’s look include a Cancun Bed, Mandala Rug, Penny Table Lamp, and Zacharia Pendants from Freedom Furniture; Soala and Palette Throws and Washed Egyptian Cotton Duvet Cover from Citta Design; macramé wall hangings garland from Superette; Retro Armchair from Indie Home Collective; and a Tonk Stool from St Clements.

boys bedroom, decor ideas, stencils, creative interiors

A fun mural is created with Resene Rocket and Resene Surfs Up on the walls of this boy’s bedroom, then given a topcoat of Resene Pearl Shimmer for a space-dust effect. The rest of the walls are Resene Half Surrender, the ceiling is Resene Double Alabaster and the floor is finished in Resene Colorwood Walnut. 

boys bedroom ideas, creative kids bedrooms

Products featured in Kelly's scheme include an Urban Bed and Harry Duvet Set from Kidzspace; a bespoke rug from Cronz; a Sparkle Side Table from Kartell; a Malmo Pendant from Lighting Direct and a Retro Flower Pot Lamp from Retro Lights

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