Create a kids’ rooms you’ll secretly wish was your own

While the rest of your home may be making big style statements, kid's rooms aren't typically havens of discerning design. But here, we like to give the ACHICA treatment to all rooms in the home - including little ones. Nurseries and play rooms are the perfect place to experiment with pattern, texture and colour, and with the right styling they can achieve a high design aesthetic too.

Modern Make Belive

A nursery without designated play areas may look stylish but will appear lifeless too. Instead, swap out hoards of toys for a modern take on make believe. Soft fabric tepees or castles will let children's imaginations run wild and make a quaint addition to the room. Fill with quirky cuddly toys and fun cushions - and for much-loved garish games, use baskets or contemporary school-style lockers to hide them away.

Playing with Pattern

Kid's rooms are the perfect place to use that bright printed fabric or wallpaper you've had your eye on. Steer clear of bordered designs which can look childish and go for a pattern by a design studio, like this paper by FEATHR, which will stand apart from mass-market prints with its attention to detail and real artist illustrations.

Mini Nordic

With its gentle shades and soft finishes, the must-have Scandi trend lends itself to children's rooms. The bleached woods and pastel tones create a sense of relaxation, while knitted pouffes and textured rugs layer to make story time cosy.

Focus on Fun

Now's the chance to indulge in all the fun, quirky items you never thought you had a space for. From blackboard lampshades, colourful peg boards and neon letter lights to bold armchairs, let your inner-child run wild - but look for items that showcase great design to keep your look curated.

Traditional Touches

The key to keeping kids' rooms design-focused is to not fill it with throw-away pieces. Instead, take inspiration from tradition and invest in some furniture classics, choosing iconic shapes and styles that will give your scheme major style-kudos.

Shop all of these looks and more at ACHICA's Little Design Collective.


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Minè Miralay

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