The sweetest kid's room
by Julie Lapointe, interior sytlist
A child’s bedroom is a decorating playground. This inspiring space is meant to make kids feel comfortable and safe and to lull them into making sweet dreams. How exciting it is to create a cozy little nest in anticipation of their arrival!
Soft colours are typical of newborns’ bedrooms. Choose neutrals, like light grey or white, as a base to which you can add coloured accessories. That way, you will be able to change the décor as your child grows up and their tastes change without having to repaint the entire bedroom.
In a child’s bedroom, everything is in the details. Assemble a mix of fun and quirky patterns to give the room a lighthearted touch. There is no way you can resist an adorable stuffed animals – choose between bashful bunnies, beautiful little bears and magical unicorns. Complete the room’s look with numerous cushions in different shapes sizes. Not only will they accentuate the decor, they are also perfect playtime accessories. Hang a variety of framed pieces and posters on the wall to go along with your main patterns, then add love notes and cute messages that will lull your child into a peaceful, dream-filled sleep.
Complete your mural assortment with delicate string lights or a pennant banner with an assortment of different patterns. Personally, I love these little suspended flags. You can install them directly on the walls, along with your frames, or above the bed or changing table - they will add some style to even the most basic of bookshelves.
Create a soothing setting for your baby to sleep in all night long with a nightlight. Whether it is battery-powered or plugged into an outlet, this device will light up all of your nighttime baby-related comings-and-goings. Plus, it will chase away any monsters that might haunt your child’s overactive imagination.
As your kid grows up, you can easily update their room with bolder, more original colours. You will have a blast adding original trendy accessories, like this mural cloud that also serves as a lightbox. Even when your kids are no longer babies, you will still be able to leave sweet little notes next to their pillow. Sure, they might get erased pretty fast, but they will never go unnoticed.
All of the changes in your child’s bedroom are signs that you’re going through new milestones. The room will go from a baby’s safe haven to a fun-filled young child’s room, until it turns into a multi-function, stylish teenager’s abode. Get new sources of inspiration every step of the way to create a fun atmosphere that will reflect your kid’s personality.
Julie Lapointe, stylist
As a multidisciplinary stylist, Julie Lapointe knows how to share her creativity and create unique decorative arrangements that will easily fit into your daily life.
In the past 10 years, she collaborated with various media and is now a monthly columnist/designer for the magazines Coup de Pouce and Les idées de ma maison in which she creates stylish home decors, as well as in the Journal de Montréal in which she writes as a shopping expert.
Always on the lookout for new trends, she evolves in this unique world of design with great style and elegance.