Trend Alert: Boho Kid’s Room with a Vintage Touch
We’ve been loving everything about the boho trend ever since it has emerged, but seeing it translate into the world of kids’ interiors leaves us in awe! Bold and eclectic, boho is the perfect style for creative souls to express their personalities and talents, so it was only natural to expect that this particular interior style would reach its peak in the most playful part of the house – the kid’s room.
A kid’s room is a true playground for both parents and their little ones, where nothing is impossible if you can only dream it. In a boho kid’s room, colour mixing and pattern clashing possibilities are endless, while textile galore provides comfort and warmth beyond imagination! Or, in other words, boho delivers all the tools you need to create an exciting, one-of-a-kind space for your child and it is up to you to dream it up.
Knowing that some of the hottest interior trends for 2019 are Less Rules and Pre-loved furniture, there is no doubt that boho will be game this season! However, each boho kids’ room is different, and we strongly encourage you to come up with your own formula for putting together a unique space for your little ones. Here are some guidelines to help you get a good grasp on what this trend is all about, so you can later upgrade it with more personalised solutions.
Vintage Statement Piece
Start with an eye-catching furniture piece and build the rest of the room around it. There will be colour and pattern pops all over the place, so you need to find a strong statement piece to tie everything together and prevent it from turning into a visual mess.
Finding a striking vintage bed and storage is a crucial step here. Heirloom or thrifted, it doesn’t really matter. As long as it has character and creates the mood you wish to convey, it will be great.
Don’t fear the DIY projects! If you are decorating on a budget, look for pre-loved furniture with elaborate craftsmanship that is a touch of paint away from looking gorgeous. It will come with a lower price tag and an excellent opportunity for personalisation. Remember, it doesn’t have to be perfect! Just the opposite. If it is perfect, chances are it will look boring!
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Clara Rattan Daybed 160 Cm £989.00
Boho Baby Nursery Furniture
A rattan cot is the heart of every boho vintage nursery. Natural materials are the backbone of the look, with botanical linen and wooden furniture providing comfort for a wildflower’s safe upbringing.
A boho nursery is no place for a brand new changing table. An up-cycled dresser will work wonders in providing a multipurpose station for changing the nappies and storing baby gear, while safely anchoring the boho vintage theme.
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Midcentury Swedish Teak Chest Of Drawers, 1960s £533.00
Colour, Pattern and Texture Reign Supreme
Earthy shades, such as mustard, pink, teal and red are the most popular colours of boho vintage kids’ rooms at the moment. They are used elaborately and combined with loads of pattern. Folk motifs are common and used on bedding, rugs, tapestries and wall art.
A canopy is a hero piece of the boho kid’s room and it dictates the colours scheme for the entire space. To bring the punch of playfulness and mystery, the canopy should come in a very dominant shade. The very same colour, or its slightly lighter versions, can usually be spotted everywhere across the room (linen, rug, wallpapers).
In boho kids’ rooms, you will find some of the most well-done examples of material and texture layering. The more layers, the better. The materials bring in the carefree spirit and should be left loose to reach the floor in waves. Look for touchy textiles (velvet and silk), woven blankets and artisan rugs to voice your interior wishes out loud.
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Dc Wood Macrame – White – 32 £54.00
Vintage Beni Ourain Moroccan Rug
Sale! £1,245.00 Now £996.00
Ditsy Rose Bud Print Cotton Muslin Curtains Bed Canopy Hanging Window Drapes X4 £70.00
Boho Kid’s Room Wall Decorations
Macrame wall hangings, dreamcatchers, tapestries and lately even rugs, add character and texture to the walls, but so do wallpapers! They can even work together in developing a moody look.
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Rainforest Rabble Wallpaper Powder Blue £129.00
Wildflowers: Childrens Wool Rug
Sale! £480.00 Now £192.00
Vintage 1950s / 60s Children’s School Desk £245.00
Mid Century Retro Vintage Triang Childrens School Desk Fold Away £89.00
Pom Poms and Fringe
They come in all colours of the rainbow and usually smile from storage baskets, blankets, cushions, garlands and tapestries.
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Victorian Rocking Horse
Sale! £914.25 Now £822.83
Kids Pompom Blanket ‘White’
Sale! £76.52 Now £61.22
The Fringe Macrame Basket – Silver White – L £45.00
If it’s made of rattan – bring it in! There is no such thing as too much wicker. Bed, daybed, chairs, table, rocker, baskets, shelves… even toys can be made of this sweet throwback to the 70s.
Rattan Basket, 1960 1970 £27.00
Sun Shaped Rattan Mirror £72.00
Invite Nature In
Other than the playfulness and free-spirited imagination, one of the main reasons why we all enjoy boho aesthetic this much is its connection with Nature. The use of natural materials is always an imperative in kids’ interior design, but boho kids’ rooms went even further with it by bringing the outdoors in through large windows and houseplants. The benefits of having houseplants near the children are numerous, just make sure you stay on the safe side regarding their selection and position.
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Kids’ rooms are the secret gems of our interior desires, where everything we shy away from trying in the living room can be experimented with. Since they constantly evolve and no interior commitments are permanent over there, you can consider them as a sort of trial period. If you end up liking the boho vintage aesthetic you developed, you can easily adopt it in the rest of the house without fear. One thing is certain, if it is colourful and full of layers, the kids will love it.