At Top Drawer we spotted new and exciting kids’ room decor, which felt really contemporary. We stumbled upon Sebra, a Danish interior design brand and actually stopped in our tracks. The colours of the designs really stood out and looked fun and playful – exactly what a children’s room should be about. Sian Zeng’s magnetic wallpaper on the other hand, had less showstopping colours to boast about, but it was the concept we fell for.
Image source: Sian Zeng
Kids’ room decor trends
Magnetic wallpaper, which you can stick magnetic characters to, is a great feature in a child’s room as it encourages the kid’s imagination. It might also stop them from grabbing a pen and doodling on the wallpaper itself! Think about having a whole wall in front of you and being able to create your very own story, while changing the look of your room. Talk about encouraging creativity early on.The wallpaper should definitely extend to adults too. Wouldn’t it be great to be able to stick notes and photos wherever you needed and wanted?
The wallpaper is pretty pricey, £248 for a 10m roll, but they’re also available as normal wallpaper for £65. Hilary Duff recently bought it for her nursery and we can definitely see why. Although the concept of magnetic wallpaper is fairly new, the designs remind us of beautiful classics such as The Wind in the Willows and Beatrix Potter. The Woodlands wallpaper wouldn’t go out of fashion in the first place.
Image source: Sebra Interior
Sebra Interior’s designs aren’t classic at all. Sure, forest animals (hedgehogs, bambis, owls and bears) are always a popular theme for nurseries, but the drawings and colours are very now. Purple, turquoise, lilac and ocean blues are no wallflower shades, they are made to stand out and make the bedroom into one big play room.
Having recently walked around a department store in search for a present for a colleague who’s just had a baby, we understand the frustration of Sebra Interiors’ founder, Mia Dela, who set up the company when she couldn’t find designs to her liking. Kids’ room decor can easily be bland and end up in baby blue, pink and beige tones. There’s nothing wrong with it, but there’s nothing innovative with it either…
Which is exactly why we liked Sebra and Sian Zeng – innovation goes a long way.
If you need help or advice brightening up a kid’s bedroom, post your job in our Painter / Decorator category. Up to three tradesmen can contact you to quote and you’ll be able to view their profile pages, complete with customer ratings, to help you decide who to hire.