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Three Children's Furniture Trends for 2020 - Guest Post

Three Children's Furniture Trends for 2020 - Guest Post

Now that 2020 is almost upon us, it’s time to explore some exciting children’s bedroom trends to look out for in the coming year, so that your next renovation is fully on trend. When it comes to decorating your child’s bedroom, there are lots of fun decor ideas to play with – from stimulating the senses to adding personality.

That’s why in today’s post, we’re running through some of our favourite children’s bedroom trends to look out for in 2020. From stylish yet fun and functional furniture pieces to textile accessories and the latest practical flooring solutions, with our guide, you’ll be on your way to creating a bedroom design that will make your child’s dreams come true. 

Eye-catching furniture
Nothing says fun and functional like some eye-catching furniture which adds personality to the room. Taking the lead with Classic Blue, Panatone’s colour of the year for 2020, why not brighten up your little one’s room with some blue coloured furniture? From comfy daybeds with storage to spacious wardrobes and drawers, the Charterhouse Prussian Blue collection will make it easy to add a splash of colour to your child’s room while keeping practicality in mind.

To ensure the room inspires and invites them, complement integral pieces with your child’s favourite theme, whether that’s sports, magical unicorns or swashbuckling pirates, it’s a brilliant way indulge their interests and make it truly feel like their room from the get-go.

If your children share a room or the room is a little short on space, opt for space-saving furniture. Some examples include bunk-beds or beds with desks stored away underneath – which could be useful when it comes to doing homework in a quiet place. However, to make doing homework a little more fun, opt for a novelty chair instead that will tuck neatly into the desk space. Space-saving furniture doesn’t need to be boring and is a great way to add a multifunctional feature to your child’s bedroom that’s practical and stylish, whatever they decide to use it for. 

Fun textile accessories
From duvet sets to curtains and rugs, textiles can be perfect for bringing a touch of comfort to the room without compromising on style – and are set to be a significant trend throughout 2020. Once you’ve chosen your design theme, you’ll have the freedom to shop for fun shaped cushions, novelty accessories and funky rugs that will all work to tie the room together.

If the room is big enough, adding a colourful rug could help you to create zones within the space – allowing you to define distinct areas for playtime and relaxing and sleeping, which could also help your child sleep better. You can even encourage collaborative play, incorporating bean bags and floor cushions into the design for when your kids have friends over to play.

If your children are particularly creative, allow their bedroom space to reflect that. Giving them free-reign (with a little added supervision, of course) to pick out cushions, throws and other soft furnishings in their favourite colours or patterns could be just what’s needed to get them feeling passionate about decorating their room. This sense of independence and trust is also a great learning exercise for kids of all ages and will ensure the finished look is bursting with their own personality and bags of colour.

Practical fixtures and fittings
When it comes to choosing the fixtures and fittings that will define the main design in your child’s room, it’s essential they’re practical and functional without compromising on style.

For flooring, do away with the hassle of mucky hand prints and inevitable stains from spills by opting for some stylish and practical large format tiles – they’re versatile and on trend, as well as easy to maintain with fewer grout lines to scrub clean. Selecting neutral colours will ensure they complement any decor style, delivering a timeless finish that can be easily adapted if you decide to switch up your interiors in the future. After all, fashion and your child’s tastes are likely to change over the years!

When it comes to choosing wall art, make a feature of your wall space to reflect your chosen theme. For example, if you love spending time at the beach as a family, why not opt for a nautical theme with wood-effect wallpaper to really make the walls stand out?

A great rule of thumb to remember here is to pick out just one key element of the room’s theme, such as a particular animal or a dominant colour. This will prevent your paper from overpowering the space. In 2020, animal print paper is set to be very on trend, so this is definitely one to keep in mind when designing your child’s bedroom.

Renovating your child’s room isn’t just an exciting prospect for you as the decorator, but also your child – after all, they’ll be spending a lot of time in there! However, the key points to remember when designing their space is to make it personal, while also thinking practically to find the right balance between fashionable trends and functionality.

Author bio:
Suhayl Laher works at Tiles Direct, one of the UK’s largest independent tile distributors and retailers – bringing design inspiration to homeowners, architects and developers.