Get playful and have some fun with waves, squiggles and curvy blotches
Wall Resene SpaceCote Low Sheen and floor Resene Walk-on, both in Resene Bone, Resene Kalgoorie Sands. Headboard: Resene Kalgoories Sands. Painted wall frame: Resene Beethoven. Boucle chair from Kmart. Tobacco stripe euro pillowcase and tobacco duvet cover and pillowcase from Foxtrot Home. Cloud teddy cushion and Brown Teddy cushion both from Lune & Co.
Squiggles, waves, curves – whatever you call them – they are hitting their stride and we can’t get enough of them. This playful pattern is a perfect candidate for a kid’s room and its simple, versatile nature means it can be repeated without overwhelming the space.
In this modern child’s room, a jaunty squiggle design has been painted and repeated throughout the space on the headboard, bedside table, side wall, and even as a frame for art.
Paired with this charming design is another very on-trend look; tonal terracotta. Using a palette of Resene Bone, Resene Kalgoorie Sands, Resene Beethoven and Resene Just Right paired with natural materials and pockets for fresh white accents, this squiggly-inspired space becomes a warm and inviting room that will see your child through from toddler to teenager.
Cabinet: Resene Lustacryl in Resene Brown Sugar. Picture frame: Resene Beethoven. Vases: Resene Just Right. Bowl: Resene Dark Buff. Tamari wall basket and Byron floor rug from Mocka. Kitten Bandit – Mysterious Girl art print by Emily Winfield Martin
To create the side wall with a wavy pattern, draw a line across the wall that is 1.6m off the floor. Then, either hand draw the wave pattern above the line or make a cardboard template to use as a stencil. Use a small paintbrush to outline and fill in the waves, then use a roller to apply your Resene colour on the bottom half.
To achieve the painted headboard design, measure an area behind the bed that’s 1.2m x 1.4m. Use painter’s tape to outline the sides of the shape – we’ve used a 5cm width, then use the same template you created for the side wall or hand draw a pencil squiggle line. Paint with a small paintbrush, allow to dry, and then remove the painter’s tape.
Do you have art prints but no frames? No worries. Simply paint a squiggly frame on the wall with leftover paint or a Resene testpot and hang the prints over top.
For more kid’s room decorating ideas, pick up a free copy of habitat plus – kids’ spaces from your local Resene ColorShop or reseller – or, view it online at www.resene.com/habitatplus. It’s packed full of ideas for how you can bring out the best in your child’s play and sleep spaces.
Styling by: Vanessa Nouwens. Photography by: Wendy Fenwick.