We are back in House G today looking at the bedroom design concept for the ‘big sister’ in this house. Remember this gorgeous and whimsical bedroom design for the little sister?
When it came to the design concept for this little girl’s bedroom and playroom, we knew a few things for sure. The first was that we had a large space to work with (about 20m2). The second was that a feature wallpaper for this little nature lover was a must, while elements of pink would have to be included – because let’s be honest, what four-year old girl doesn’t require a little pink in her daily life?
The final certainty was that while this was the bedroom for the big sister, the room needed to act as a multi-functional space for playing for both sisters.
In an ideal world we were looking to include an interactive bunk bed that doubled as indoor play gym, however the reality of the budget (and external landscaping costs) sadly pushed that aside for now.
We loved the idea of a colour palette of greens and soft pinks and found so many beautiful wallpaper options for the client to choose from. We’ve seen this forest wallpaper used before and love the canopy effect it creates in a room. The fact that the repeat doesn’t need to go all the way to the ceiling makes it a great choice in spaces with sloping ceilings and also rooms with really high ceilings (like this project).
This cacti wallpaper also caught our eye for the modern feeling it evokes in a space. Somehow the cacti also make the room feel spacious and open.
In the end we decided to move forward with more abstract and subtle pattern on the walls to prevent the space from dating too quickly. While this particular pattern holds a lot more colour and more detail in the design, we felt that This particular style lends itself well to a growing child. In this way the room and furniture pieces can easily mature within the space in the years to come.
Let’s all take a minute to stop and admire this gorgeous piece of wicker furniture. The circular shape, the size and proportion of the piece, the general cool factor it brings to the space. A true hero piece that we are wishing we could get hold of.
For the initial concept we included a double bunk bed, large built-in cupboard and a climbing wall corner. In the centre of the room, we suggested placing a large round rug and suspending rattan chairs or swings above it. This fun finish brings in that extra playful element and prevents the middle of the large room from turning into dead space.
Thanks to the proportions of the room, we also had the opportunity to place a play table and stools under the window, as well as, a play kitchen zone on the opposite wall. Can you say hello playroom?!
Luna Bunk Bed from Cielo | Zoo Wall Trophy from Kids Living | Bamboo Round Wall Shelf from Superbalist | Tropical Leaves Bedding from La Perle | Linen Blend Scatter Cushion Cover from Superbalist | Velvet Circle Scatter in Emerald from CLM | Wall Prints from Simply Child | Hanging Pod Chair from Esque | Spin Me Round Rug in Moon from Haus | Play Table and Chairs from Hello Dove Tail | Wooden Dollhouse from Kids Living