They say your bedroom should be your sanctuary — and this rings true for adults and children alike! Mum of two, Kahlia Bond (@a.mothers.bond), knows all too well how important it is to create a tranquil space that fosters sleep, reduces ‘visual noise’ and most importantly, can grow with your child.
She let’s us take a peek around her two-year-old Archer’s bedroom that can only be described as a boho sanctuary. Come with us and get all her tips on how to create a functional and adaptable kid’s bedroom… as well as details on where to shop the look!
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Starting from scratch in a kids room can be the hardest part, good thing Kahlia knew what she wanted.
“I wanted a clean, minimalist, and Scandinavian vibe for the room. Lots of white, hues of blue with wood and rattan scattered throughout.
“When designing a room from scratch, I find creating a mood board super helpful. I can see all the elements and colours together before committing to anything!
“To begin, I decided on the wallpaper design. This would dictate all the colour choices for the rest of the room. I then moved onto choosing the large furniture pieces, like the cot, wardrobe and dresser. Once those were chosen, I added in the smaller decorative pieces.”
Knowing that rooms don’t come together perfectly every time, Kahlia has been kind enough to share some of her top tips for decorating a kids room.
“Striking that balance between a room needing to be functional and pretty can be difficult. I start by thinking about what age my child is, and what things that they actually need in their room, such as the nursing chair and change area.
“You also need your child to love their room and be able to have their special toys in the room too. Find a place to store these out of sight but still accessible. I like to use our storage trunks from Petite Luxe Bebe and crates that can be placed in the wardrobe.
“I found it difficult to design something Archer would love and grow with. So I kept the walls neutral and minimal, and used elements like toys and decor to add interest as these are easier to change as he grows. And I also like using bedding to add colour or prints that reflect his current interests.”
Everyone has favourites. Even Archer! We asked Kahlia to share some details with us!
“My favourite part of Archer’s room would have to be the wardrobe I found on Facebook marketplace. I upcycled and it came up stunning — everyone comments on it. Archer also loves the wardrobe, probably because that’s where all his toys are kept,” Kahlia laughs.
We know you’re probably curious about where to get your hands on the stylish pieces featured in Archer’s room. Luckily, Kahlia has kindly shared some of the specific products with us!
Wallpaper — Tiny Walls
Cot — Cloud9 Baby Bedrooms
Floor Rug — Cheapest Rugs Online
Moon Mirror — Hunter and Nomad
Rattan Draws — Poppy’s Little Treasures
Lion Wall Hanging — Rumi and Fae
Rattan Truck — Tiny Harlow
Rocking Chair — Adairs
Floor Cushion — Little Connoisseur
Canopy— Pop Ya Tot
Thank you Kahlia for taking us on a tour of Archer’s room and sharing your tips! You can follow Kahlia and Archer’s journey on their Instagram or check out Kahlia’s website. What was your favourite part of this sanctuary boy’s bedroom tour? Will you use any of Kahlia’s tips? Let us know in the comments below!
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