How to Create a Neutral Kids Room

We often associate children’s bedrooms with bright colours and themes, and so the idea of a kid’s room without colour may sound a little underwhelming. Well, it needn’t do: a neutral room allows you to be creative with textures and light, which are key elements for creating a beautiful space to surround your child as they grow up. A neutral space is an adaptable space, so as your child develops they can inject their personality through further colours and accessories.

Neutral Wall Colours

One of the biggest benefits of creating a neutral space for your child is the fresh, airy and spacious feel that is created by a lack of opposing colours. Soft and understated tones on the walls will reflect the natural light from windows, bouncing it around the room making it feel cleaner and bigger. Avoid overly patterned wallpaper as these are busy, and often trend based (or influenced by your child’s latest phase!). Instead, opt for less permanent fixtures to decorate your space such as curtains and soft furnishings with intriguing textures. Our furniture is designed to complement any style, adding to your neutral base with classic colour ways, creating a versatile bedroom to last through childhood.

Natty Single Loft Bed

Natural Materials

Opting for neutral wall colours allows you to experiment a little more with the materials you use throughout your child’s bedroom. Natural materials are a great way to bring in rich textural accents, such as wood with visible natural grain. Our two tone Oslo Bookshelf in white and almond showcases sustainable solid wood alongside clean white lines for a neutral Scandinavian feel. Leather and wool also add visual interest to your child’s bedroom, elevating your neutral look from simple to stylish.

Girl by Oslo Bookshelf

Neutral Bedroom Themes

Opting for a neutral colour palette doesn’t mean you have to avoid themes altogether. Many popular styles play with neutral tones, such as Boho and Scandinavian. The boho theme is the more playful of the two, and can incorporate a variety of organic materials and unique shapes. Our Sleigh Chest is the perfect addition to a neutral boho bedroom, with decorative curves and soft white and grey tones. Accessorise with textural décor, such as wall tapestries and jute baskets.

White Sleigh 3 Drawer Chest Smart Assembly and boho decor

Scandinavian design is a little more sleek and minimalistic. Our Tidy Desk & Oslo Study Chair feature angled lines and an elegant two-tone colour scheme, making them a versatile addition to your neutral bedroom’s study corner.

Bringing in Subtle Pattern

By injecting a small amount of pattern into the room, you can add a little fun without overwhelming the space. Geometric rugs in neutral shades are a great way of zoning your loft bed’s lower space to be a cosy reading corner, and a striped plant pot in beige, biscuit or terracotta will be a lovely addition to your child’s bedside table. You could even add a small amount of pattern through a soft-coloured throw and cushion, to decorate the top of your child’s toy box, providing a great spot to sit and listen to music.

Boori loft bed and toy box

We hope we’ve inspired you to create your child’s neutral bedroom with confidence. Not all neutral bedrooms are created equal: you can still have fun by focussing on texture and light, providing a beautiful space to last for years to come. Looking for neutral inspiration for younger ones? Our neutral nursery inspiration will be a great read for you.

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