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My favourite pastel trends for kids

Pastels for children’s rooms is here to stay. Combing a clean streamlined Scandinavian look with pastels is both calming and inviting. The diy option creating something new with your flea market finds is the creative option to create this fresh look, be it an old shelf, some colourful textiles or some old toys.

Some DIY inspiration from Underbaraclaras World where soft pastel shades of  pink, blue and green are painted onto storage boxes. Colourful, playful and useful.

Pastel storage and shelving for kids

Pastel storage and shelving for kids from Underbaraclara

Yawama of Sweden cow and lion cushion cover for kids in pastel pink and more daring orange combination.

Knitted cow in pastel pink and pastel pink cushion

Knitted cow in pastel pink and pastel pink cushion

A kids Room in Malmö where pastels and orange make a vibrant and eye-catching combo.

 

Pastels and a dash of orange form mama.nu

Pastel greens, blues and purples,

Pastels from Therese Winberg

Pastels from Therese Winberg

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A pink children’s room

Sugar and Spice and all things nice.

This beautiful bedroom has been styled and photographed by renowned DIY expert Wimke Tolmsa in the Netherlands. Yawama eco-friendly knitted cow adds a touch of  subtle pink to the pastel pink and purple accents that compliment this white children’s room. Do your kids love princess themes, fairy tales and enjoys tea parties then here you are to find some great inspiration for little details that would add some pink flavour to your children’s bedroom.

Pink details and hand-knitted cow in Girls bedroom

Pink details and hand-knitted cow in Girls bedroom

Take note of the pink wax plastic table-cloth to avoid nasty stains, pink tiaras, the lace curtains, shades of pastel paper lampshades, tea party cups and plates with and a tiny pink birdcage.

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Yawama eco friendly knitted toy

 

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Pink and purple details in a children’s room

 

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Toy tea party for children

 

 

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Bring out the safari in your kids room

Here are a couple of ideas where the use of subtle tones of olive-green can create an earthy safari feeling in your kids room or your library for that matter. Cute cuddly plush toys such as monkeys, elephants, zebras and or even the rubber or plastic varieties will add to the savanna theme.  Ultra trendy in Sweden at the moment are old school anatomy, biology and botany posters.  Fluffy rugs such as cow hide or sheep skin will add a more tribal vibe. A golden rule. Keep it scandinavian simplistic!

Yawama of Sweden Zebra cushion and our eco-friendly cow would just add to the authenticity of the theme. Maybe the dairy cow is questionable- but after all these are true safari creatures, hand made in Africa.

Olive green zebra cushion with knitted cow

Olive green zebra cushion with knitted cow from Yawama of Sweden

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Olive green bedroom for kids. Source Pure and Noble

Shades of green from Skona hem

Olive green wall for a boy’s room source: ilovebokkie

Olive green from elledecoration Sweden

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Scandinavian vintage kids room

Will start the year with some inspirational pictures from Clara Lidströms nursery where the new and the old are blended in an eclectic mix to create an eye comforting, soothing yet playful room for her son.

Here are a few tips on how to get this Scandinavian vintage look into your childrens room.

  1. Vintage furniture
  2. Old picture frames and pictures. Embroidered, painted or prints.
  3. A blend of hand-knitted toys and crocheted covers.
  4. Hand woven rugs
  5. Wall paper ideas here
  6. Classic timeless lamp designs

 

Vintage scandinavian kids room

Scandinavian Vintage Kids Room from Underbaraclaras Värld

Pictures from flea markets

Handknitted cow and flea market pictures

old lamp

Old lamp

Old wooden chair

Old wooden chair

Clara says ” I want the nursery to feel warm and cozy, and of course play-friendly! The entire nursery is decorated with flea market finds and heirlooms. The rag rug is woven by my mom. The green child size wooden stool is a flea market find and the brown storage chair I had as a child. The grey wooden bed is from my husband’s childhood and the pictures are flea market finds. In the large gold frame sits a Mamma Moo-poster which I bought at the library and the embroidered picture with the Saint Bernard dog my grandfather’s mother made. In the green chair is also a nice cuddly monkey from Yawama of Sweden.”

For more ideas and inspiration on Swedish vintage interior decorating for kids see Empire Nordic and My Scandinavian Home and petit and small.