If you are the decision maker for the style of your baby's or child’s room you are most likely trying to take into consideration their likes and interests, but also probably a big influence on the final design decisions. I know when designing my son’s nursery I was thinking about how “I” wanted to feel in the space, I knew that there would be crying (him or me) and frustrating moments (again him or me), but I wanted to feel calm to carry on.
It wasn't all about me, ultimately it is about my son's ability to feel safe, relaxed and experience a minimal amount of stress. Since it’s a proven, scientific fact that babes (and kids) pick-up on the emotional vibe of their parents, I knew I needed a room design that evoked as much peace and serenity within myself as possible. That meant soft neutrals, at my fingertip functionality and soothing sounds. No surprise that the wall color I selected was called "Quietude". (City Night Lite Nursery)
Of course minimalism or monochromatic spaces don't make everyone feel at ease. Nor is serenity the only positive emotion to instill in your little one – and when it comes to the older kids they are the ones that are more directly effected by their environment. So for fun, we’ve pulled together a short list of nine popular room styles and how they translate into personalities.
We hear all the time that a client knows the look they want, but no idea where to start on shopping for it. We want to help you limit your hours spent shopping for a specific look so we have provide our favorite go-to stores by style.
NORDIC : minimalist, whimsical, strong sense of humor and efficient
SHOP THIS STYLE>>> Nordic Bliss
ROMANTIC - enchanting, dreamer, whimsical, enchanting and passionate
SHOP THIS STYLE>>> Prima Ballerina
MODERN EDGE : risk taker, bold, daring, confident and rule breaker
SHOP THIS STYLE>>> Rock-N-Rolling Stones
GLAM : alluring, star-quality, dramatic, exciting, daring and bold
SHOP THIS STYLE>>> Lil'Bunny Foo Foo
Where to shop, Color Blocking:
Lulu & Georgia
ABC Carpet & Home
Rooms By Zoya B.
COLOR BLOCKING : spirited, bold, social, outgoing, trendy and fashionable
SHOP THIS STYLE>>> Light Bright
TRADITIONAL : classic, timeless, established and appreciation
SHOP THIS STYLE>>> Eques-Tween
Where to shop, Traditional:
Serena & Lily
Project Nursery - The Shop
BOHEMIAN : free spirited, eclectic, care-free, accepting and creative
SHOP THIS STYLE>>> Boho Chic
ECLECTIC : diverse, inclusive, accepting and non-judgemental
SHOP THIS STYLE>>> Fresh Kid
Where to shop, Eclectic:
Joss & Main
RETRO : nostalgic, sentimental, appreciative, environmentalist and savvy
SHOP THIS STYLE>>> Rock-A-Bye Bébé
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