Christmas prep is in full swing, and the downstairs is festooned in festivity, with baubles and glitter galore.
Yet upstairs seems almost bland in comparison to the winter wonderland. Sound familiar?
We've been having a little think about how to bring some festive cheer into their bedroom, in order to spread the magic of Christmas throughout the home.
Read on for our top tips on dressing a child's bedroom for Christmas:
1. Be Merry and Bright
If you're not sure on colour palettes, a traditional and classic scheme of red and gold is always a sure-fire winner. This palette is full of warmth and red can be successfully paired with wood tones for a log cabin feel, or more muted greys for a more modern slant.
Though we went all-out and created a red bedroom for our Christmas photo shoot featuring the Fargo day bed in Farleigh Grey which involved painting the walls, you needn't go quite so far in order to achieve a similar look.
Try adding pops of red colour through textiles such as blankets and cushions, like these from Forever England. https://foreverengland.com/products/red-cable-knit-cushion-complete
2. Star light, Star bright.
To add an instantfestive feeling to a child's bedroom for Christmas time, why not hang a wooden star as a focal point on a wall?
For our shoot, we had a star like these from Clem & Co, Not on the High Street , https://www.notonthehighstreet.com/clemandco/product/whitewashed-wooden-star-hanging-decoration?DGMKT=FID__TID_aud-839002413267:pla-342170845080_PID_895055_CRI_342170845080&gclid=CjwKCAiA58fvBRAzEiwAQW-hzVQD5opuuO8ko2k-SjUx2JTPyPe03sdcVyh8zAbjzkWTZxJFb0bulhoCNtcQAvD_BwE
With rustic looking Scandi style stars, you can add a dry brushed paint effect on top in order to tie in your colour palette. This is an easy and cost effective way to update bedroom wall art to suit the various seasons, too. For dry brushing techniques, you'll need a stiff bristled paint brush. Add the desired colour, and then remove most of the paint so that it is almost dry. Then bursh it on as normal. You'll be left with a 'dry brushed' natural effect that looks professional and rustic.
3. Add layers and textures
For an instant update, invest in some Christmas style bedlinen, and select wintery prints and patterns instead of anything too festive. This means that their bedroom look will last a whole season, and needn't just be something that gets used as a one off. Classic prints such as Tartans, Stars and Woodland Scenes are all great starting points from which to draw a festive scheme and can work just as well for shared bedrooms too - especially if the prints are reversible.
For a similar duvet set to our photo shoot set, check out Dunelm's range of traditional tartans and plaids. - Perfect for gender neutral bedrooms.
4. Deck the Halls
Use wooden toys as room decor and props to bring in a Christmas vibe. Traditional British toys such as toy soldiers, London buses and train sets all work well as displays on shelves (as long as your little one is happy for them to remain untouched for a while!)
Alternatively, why not have a go at creating some paper garlands and streamers to help dress their space? Anything from elves clothes washing lines, to strings of cut out card stars and trees all add homemade touches to their room, and can be a fun craft activity to do together as well.
5. Illuminate their world
Used safely and carefully, fairy lights really are the essence of Christmas decor. They instantly add a glowing warmth to a space, and take it from bland to bold in a matter of minutes. There are so many different shaped lights on the market, but our personal favourites are simple strings of battery operated warm white LED bulb lights. Just remember to keep them out of reach of little fingers!
We'd love to know; have you attempted any Christmas styling for your child's room? If so, drop us a line for a chance to have your image featured on our Social Media pages!
Happy Styling, and a Very Happy Christmas to all of our Little Folks Tribe, Enjoy! x