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Home – Decorating children’s rooms

Help spur your child’s imagination with an area tailored to suit their individual needs and interests. How you style their bedroom aids development, so make sure it’s fun and functional.

If you’re like me, you always end up overfilling your child’s room. I love lots of playthings, decorations and beautiful bedding – not to mention bright and over-the-top colours. It’s very important to be introduced to plenty of vibrant shades from a young age, whether it’s on the walls or with the toys and ornaments in the room. Make sure to choose a fun curtain fabric that your child can enjoy as they get older – even if you go with a range of more generic, yet standout patterns, as the cost of fabric and curtain making can be expensive. Storage space and areas of display are other must-have features. When purchasing furniture, put some serious thought into those essential pieces, as they can be very pricey.But if you get quality and versatile items, you may find they last for your child into their teenage years.

Find it: Robot $70 from KOKO, Curtain fabric $65 per metre from Allium, Apron $18 from The Garden Party, Growth chart $ 69.99 from Farmers, Wall angel from plaster craft $36.95 painted with Resene paint in waterfront and big bang from $56.50 (1L), Light shades $55 each from Madder and Rouge, Hiccups Goldilocks duvet cover set $89.90 from Farmers, Spotted blanket $230 from Chambers Linens and gifts, Cases $17.50 (large) $12.50 (medium), Boxes $12 each from Republic, Flash Harry Dream Dress $157.50 from The Fairy Shop.

Find it:





madder & rouge




The fairy shop

The Garden party

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Issue 1541

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