No matter how much you love your children, chances are you won’t always love their spaces. And not just when they’re teenagers and the room has suddenly turned into a dumping ground – finding the balance between spaces you like and spaces children actually want to be in is no easy feat. Or, when you do find that elusive balance in styles, a year or two passes and they outgrow their current layout – and suddenly it’s time to go through the process all over again.
Regular readers will know we at est believe in buying less but better, and children’s spaces shouldn’t be excluded from that approach. Instead we’ve drawn on some of our favourite spaces for small people from over the years for inspiration – be it great storage, tasteful decor or simply a space that can be enjoyed by all members of the family.
The sleek minimal style of
If space restraints mean you simply must go for bunk beds, then we suggest a pared-back and rustic style. As seen in
At their core, kids spaces should feel like a space a kid would want to be. In that regard
Light & White
On the flipside of using colour, a light-filled, light-hued space will remain relevant for years (and growing phases) to come. This minimalist space as seen on
Textural features (like the grey felt of this desk space in
Again, while we aren’t generally drawn to the built-in cabinetry bunk, when done thoughtfully it can be both space saving and design-friendly solution for a bedroom, as demonstrated in