Interior Design is Not Just for Adults

The children are back at school, and although we’re only a few weeks in the homework will be racking up. With many of us now working from home, we’ve thought about our workspace, our home offices, but have you thought about where your children can focus on their homework?

Multi-purpose is where it’s at for children’s bedrooms; creating a place where they can both chill out and work. Beds and desks are 2 key elements in the room, and why not combine the two to make the most of any space available. We love this bed from Noa and Nani that gives the option for a fold out bed made out of the cushions and desk area – and the desk area is perfect for Lego or homework. It’s great value and there’s the option to reupholster the cushions to suit your style or colour theme.

Another option is this navy blue high sleeper with desk from There is ample space underneath for work or recreation and there are coordinating items including this chest of drawers.

If you want a large desk space, this value bed from Argos has a great size desk and can be styled up with coordinated accessories to look much more expensive than it is.

Soft furnishings and accessories will inject your child’s personality into their room, and it is something that can evolve as they get older. This gorgeous desk chair from Anthropologie will upgrade any bed and desk combination with a colour to fit right in.

For a more affordable alternative opt for this chair from for a similar effect.

No bedroom is complete without storage and this ottoman from Westelm will provide extra seating as well as the perfect place to store bits and pieces.

For younger children this play table from Great Little Trading Co has a reversible top for creative play and plenty of storage so they can access art supplies when needed.

This is a great neutral piece, from Little Helper, that will work with any scheme and can either be a dolls house or bookcase; so very versatile.

Children’s needs are continually changing and it can be hard to create a space that works with them long term. We would suggest that you keep the colours neutral so that the schemes can grow with them. Accessories can be changed more frequently, at a reasonable cost, so that your child feels like the room is evolving with them. Multi-purpose furniture is definitely the way to go. Make a considered choice when you get the key furniture and they can work with whatever stage your child is at.

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