When Seasons in Colour blogger Jenny Kakoudakis’ 8-year-old’s bedroom was in need of a makeover that would take him from toddler to tween, a deep blue accent wall made for the perfect primary palette starter.
‘Kids grow up so quickly and George seemed to have outgrown his previous room scheme’ Jenny recalls. ‘There were too many toys on display and no reading space other than on the bed (his desk is in my office). I thought it was time for him to have a space that expressed his personality better.’
Red and blue as primary colours work well in a kid's room. We used Steel Symphony 1 for the accent wall and Steel Symphony 4 on the rest of the walls, adding hints of yellow decor in there for a fun, bright combination.
We wanted to be able to make the room look grown up later on, just by removing the yellow accessories. We also hung some grown-up art on the wall so I am hoping that for a few years I won't have to worry about making any further changes.’
‘We knew George wanted a reading nook and plenty of space for his Lego (his two great loves!).
Having enough space on the floor to flip over his Lego boxes and go through all the pieces until he finds the perfect one was really important.
But when the toys are packed away, he also enjoys picking up a book and reading on his own for a very long time.
His reading nook is now his favourite place to be.’
‘He loves his room. It's a fun room but equally, blue has a very calming effect on him. In the evening when it naturally turns much darker it has a very cocooning feeling.’