We’re very much an outdoors kinds of family. We love our nature walks and exploring new places. Woodland adventures no longer need to end when you come home. With lots of new prints and styles available it’s now even easier to bring the outdoors into your home interior. Creating a forest theme in a kids bedroom is a fun way to keep connected with nature and all the wonderful wildlife around us. Take a look at these five ideas to bring the outdoors into your kids magical woodland bedroom:
Use Nature Inspired Wall Paint
The colours most commonly found in nature are calming so when it comes to choosing paint colours for your child’s room neutral tones, pale blues and greens are good choices. For a blue summer sky inspired wall choose Farrow and Ball’s “Borrowed Light” or for forest walls go with Earthborn paint’s Sapling green, a creamy mellow green (add Hobbywood, a woodland green, for a bold look and more drama).
2. A Forest Wallpaper Mural
Make a bold statement in your kid’s bedroom with a forest wallpaper mural. This will really set the woodland scene within four walls. As well as looking great it will fuel your child’s imagination and create endless play opportunities. I love the Forest wall paper mural. For a unique look you could send your favourite woodland photo to a company such as Change Your Scenery who make Custom, made to measure wallpaper murals. This would look great and be an amazing way to showcase your photo.
3. Woodland Animals Bedding
There are lots of woodland animal print bedding sets to choose from at the moment. They are all so sweet and often feature favourite woodland animals such as foxes, squirrels and owls. I love sets that feature toadstools too- so magical. Take a look at the Woodland Bed Linen Collection featured above, from Dunelm, the Wira Kids Forest Animal Duvet Cover Set from Wayfair and the Samantha George Fox & Friends Junior Duvet Cover Set available from Amazon. Add a couple of woodland soft toys and your child will have sweet dreams deep in the cosy woodland each night.
4. Bring the Green Plants Indoors
An obvious way to bring the outdoors indoors is to keep house plants in your child’s bedroom. Your child will love to grow and care for their own plant. Keeping plants can help keep us happy and healthy. They could grow a colourful sunflower from seed or care for a succulent. Whatever you decide keep house plants out of reach of younger children or you could end up with a real woodland floor in the bedroom!
5. Create A Woodland Floor with a Rug
Complete the woodland room with a forest floor to play on. I find laminate or wood floors practical for children’s rooms softened by a huge rug. I love the Forest rug by Sigikid. The gentle pastel tones will compliment any room and your child will have fun playing with the woodland creatures and wonderful toadstools!
Do you know someone who’d love a woodland bedroom? I’m tempted!