A kid’s room that grows with them

01 July 2016
Make planning and decorating your child’s room something you do together. Jules, who lives in a flat in Berlin, shows us how she and her son Justus shared their ideas to design his bedroom together. ‘It’s tempting to think a kid’s room has to look babyish. Justus is seven, but he’s pretty grown-up; his room reflects that,’ says 
Jules. Here’s how they created a bedroom Justus will love spending time in – now and as he gets older.

Start with a plain base

Create a blank canvas that’s easy to update as your child grows. Choose white walls and neutral colours for the larger furniture they’ll keep for years. Then kids can choose textiles and accessories in colours and patterns that change the look of their room as their personality evolves and the years go by. ‘Justus really enjoyed picking out the colours, photos, plants and patterns that make his room his own,’ says Jules. He’s come up with some novel ideas for storage too, like using a shopping basket to keep all his shoes in one place. ‘Sometimes, Justus has a totally different way of thinking about things – he can spot an idea most adults wouldn’t!’

‘Some of Justus’s favourite things are the easiest to add and update – he’s always finding new photos and postcards to stick on his walls, and then moving them around when he feels like it’

Jules, blogger, Germany

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Photography: Polly Wreford
Styling: Abigail Edwards

Follow Jules at herzundblut.com