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Scandinavian trends to help create your child's room

Thursday 25th of January 2018

Creating a space for your child in your home is a personal journey. But there are design elements which are leading the way globally in kids’ interiors that reflect quality, safety, ecology and a shift towards the neutral.

We’re seeing a lean towards the solid wooden furniture of old, but with a focus on where things come from, test seals, certificates and sustainability.

Parents are being consciously creative when carving out the perfect space for their child.

The idea of the “nursery” is slowly fading as design suggests that rooms are more easily converted from the baby stage to the older years and neutral imagery is being used to easily transform the spaces as little people grow. This is also good for your wallet.

Multi-functional and mobile

Multi-use beds, desks, toys and storage are making spaces more adaptable and ergonomics are coming into play more than ever before. These once singular items are now open to imagination as well as need.

This is most evident in the Scandinavian trends across children’s living spaces, which rely on simplicity and an un-cluttered approach to rooms. Opulent showpieces are still being featured, but the overall feeling is one of simplicity, order and calm. Whether or not this is as practical as it promises to be is still up for debate. Colour palettes are moving away from the stereotypical blues and pinks and into the braver space of grey, black, green and yellow. Pops of bright colour are being added as statement pieces and showcases against the very neutral overall tones. Dark walls, once avoided for infant spaces, have a surprisingly calming effect, and pair well with more intricate frame designs and hanging, box-like décor features.

The Know has curated some of the online stores that reflect this design shift in kids’ living spaces. With easy delivery and assembly options, as well as the option of personal help, the look is easily achievable.


Tip: If you’re looking to adopt this Scandinavian style in their interior design, you need only follow three simple principles: start with a white (or cream) base, stick to minimalist furniture, and add pops of color and contrasting design elements.

Posted by Jean Scheltema