I thought I’d give you a few tips on how to easily modernise your children’s room.
1- Start with White Walls
To achieve the bare scandi look, it’ll also help make the room look bigger. White provides a very clean backdrop for any colour you choose and works beautifully with wooden finishes.
2- Choose a Statement
This could be an amazing piece of furniture or bold colour or both. My son’s shelf of Ninjago Lego hits you as you walk in (not literally obviously as that would be very bad design indeed!) and provides a great statement of bold colours with an Asian theme. In the photo above the statement is the banana wallpaper and accents.
3-Curate Toys on Display
Let the items on display tell a story, this could be through a theme like action toys or a tea party or through a colour, like all red or rainbow coloured. Let your child help in the decision and you will see a sense of pride blossom as they take pride in their belongings. My 6 year old Lego fiend only has Lego on display in his room, all built sets and mini figures, all his own creations are all on dedicated shelves. The rule is it can’t overspill once we have tidied up for the day. All his other toys are put away in their boxes and drawers ready to be played with. Above there is teddy having tea and a selection of wooden toys on display in the house shaped shelf.
4- Accent with Nature
Add varnished wood for that clean organised bringing-the-inside-in vibe. Add plants too to enhance this effect and to help your child connect with nature. Incidentally they can look after their plants and thereby gain a tad of responsibility and in turn the plants can help improve air quality which is especially important in towns and cities. Wooden toys are great for so many reasons but especially for that tactile quality. I=In the photo above you see banana leaves used as decoration.
5- Display Meaningful Art
Posters of your child’s favourite things or old family photos or your child’s masterpieces. Creating a memory wall of photos of friends and family you rarely see can also provoke thought in your child. Or even an ever changing memory board of photos from holidays or days out provide a lovely focal point and a great way to start conversations with your young child.
These tips should help you to create that Scandi feel and hopefully you will try them out and let me know how you get on!