‘Gathering inspiration’ to ‘contemplate’ decorating the kids rooms



palet one

(Above Image via http://mommo-design.blogspot.it)

interiors boards collective copy

My desire to decorate begins on cue every Spring (about now) when the morning sunshine wakes you and ‘actually’ feel like opening windows.

In fact everything about Spring makes me want to Spring clean, I urge to de-clutter and repaint!!

And I guess there is no better time than a bank holiday to start, “right”??

Admittedly I’m using this bank holiday to ‘consider’ decorating/gather ideas and I’m *planning* to start on the kids rooms first. Because at the ages of 7&8 they have outgrown aspects of their rooms.

On asking what styles they would like for their rooms;

Erin requested that her entire room was painted with big red polka dots.

three red dots


And Finn said  “Just Make it Star Wars!” ?!


I fear for them (the kids) that we will have to agree to disagree and do ‘most’ of it my way, with (a little) compromise, but defiantly without big red polka dots and Darth Vader.

And I have started making some inspiration boards (below) I will try and convince the kids that – whilst we DO love Darth Vader (I met him once) the only Darkness in the room will be upon furniture painted in ‘Down pipe 26’  (Farrow and Ball http://www.farrow-ball.com)

palet one

inspiration board x1

(Image via http://mommo-design.blogspot.it)


pallet x2

inspiration x2

(Image via http://kaszkazmlekiem.wordpress.com)

palet x3inspiration board x3

(Image via http://www.cotemaison.fr)

cushions inspiration

cushion x1cushion x2cushion x3

(From £12.00 – All by habitat from http://www.argos.co.uk)


Whether its “DIY full” or “free” wishing you all a superb, sunny bank hols







2 thoughts on “‘Gathering inspiration’ to ‘contemplate’ decorating the kids rooms

  1. that big cabinet/drawer looks great! I’d like to have something like that in my room :)your chose color swatches looks cool too : ) you can scatter some polka dots pattern or make them an accent pattern for the room’s accessory. and then maybe get one shape or object inspired by star wars to put in the room, and paint it according to your color swatch 🙂 Enjoy designing for Erin and Finn!

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