Kids` Bedroom is also a space to express your Lifestyle

We cannot deny that Covid Pandemic changed our life for good. More than a deep revision of relationships, values, and priorities; it was a fertile environment for new reflection about lifestyle and new possibilities.

With our personal safety at risk, we had turn ourselves to important issues like environmental practices, social equality movements, mental health awareness and the way we do business. We can feel around us wishes of a more connected community, local business appreciation, and nature-oriented ways of life.

Although the dissemination of Lifestyle trends started way before the Pandemic, this overwhelming scenario directed our attention in a search of more meaningful living.

Minimalism, Konmari Method, Hygge, Simplicity, Mindfulness, just to name a few, they came in response to a rescue of our peace of mind. Most of us have a favorite or a personal good mix, and desire to incorporate those practices in the everyday life, family and home space.

 Why not in our kids’ bedrooms? Since it is their little world, we make use of the space to teach a few important values.

Here I will list 5 of the most popular lifestyle trends and how to incorporate them with design tips.

1. Simplicity and Sustainability

    The first thing that comes to my mind in regarding is: We consumers are exhausted. Wild advertising, the burgeon of low-quality products, price cannibalism and ferocious consumerism are depleting all of us. The increasing consciousness of the negative impacts on the environment in result of the traditional ways of production and commerce, is a great incentive to seek more sustainability in our lives, reducing consumption of non-renewable resources, minimizing waste, and creating healthier and more peaceful environments.

    We as parents want to offer nontoxic and more meaningful way of living for our children. The best way to start is to review our home surroundings and use design as a tool to a more calm and centered minds. There are even studies which explores the connection between brain activity and hormones balance and Interior Design.  

    Start with a good balance of furniture and objects, less is more regarding styling a nursery. Avoid too many styles contrasts, different sounds and noises, can be confusing and distracting. Reduce the use of plastic, going to more sustainable options like glass and wood. Research the companies that you are buying from, if its principles and quality standards agree with your core values.

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    1. Coziness and Hygge

    It is impossible to explore Interior Design trends and not mention the Nordics lifestyle trends. So called Scandinavian Design is a design movement characterized by simplicity, minimalism and functionality that emerged in the early 20th century, and subsequently flourished in the 1950s throughout the five Nordic countries: Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, and Iceland. Hygge is a Danish and Norwegian word for a mood of coziness and comfortable conviviality with feelings of wellness and contentment.

    This interior style is all about bringing coziness inside our homes. Todays “scandi” colors passed the old total white and black/white, to something more nuanced. The perfect background are all the warm off-whites hues: from champagne to beige, total white has been replaced by new warm neutral colors. Textured walls, natural materials, cozy fabrics and rugs, home plants, soothing lighting. The result are bedrooms which are welcoming with lots of Hygge. If you don`t want, go completely Nordic you can play with a pop of color, one statement print or a touch of bald furniture.

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     3.  The Celebration of Imperfection

    Now is the time for the Japanese’s trends, represented by to main design midstream that celebrates Asymmetry and Imperfection. Wabi sabi is a Japanese aesthetic and interior design concept that sees beauty in what is simple and unaffected. Fukinsei is one of the seven basic principles of Zen, a branch of Buddhism, and it means asymmetry of irregularity (asymmetry balance).

    You can achieve it by using a characteristic color palette: muted colors and natural hues, like brown and beige. Grey and black are also good to create a more dramatic mood, but not in an overbearing way. You may also find cooler hues of muted pink, blues and green, warmed up with earthy details and wooden elements. Pops of color can be introduced but always without exaggerating and breaking the minimalistic harmony of the design.

    Declutter and Minimalism are essentials, the interiors are simple, functional and impactful, furniture pieces are chosen carefully, and they are themselves statement and bold accessories. Greenery is very important; the style relies on the use of indoor plants the most.

    Decor and accessories are simple and minimal, mostly with plants, wooden toys, books and handmade pieces. Wall art is also reduced to a few statement pieces, no space here for gallery wall but just one big, framed art. This combination is enough to embellish the space in a harmonic way.

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    1. Cotaggecore: Simple Living

    'Due to the events of 2020, I think that cottagecore, nostalgia and the need for comfort are all here to stay,' says Instagram influencer and blogger Paula Sutton of Hill House Vintage. What does mean the “Simple Living” lifestyle? A simpler life is all about cutting back possessions and living a less hectic lifestyle.  It’s not a strict lifestyle that everyone follows in the same way. Simple living is all about finding the beauty in less and putting quality over quantity. It’s about valuing things that make us happy instead of chasing status symbols or societal expectations. (Since we don`t even see the Joneses anymore, LOL)

    In a interior design is a cuter version of Rustic, with ginghams and checks vying for attention with vintage prints and motifs – all set within a muted and/or pastel palette. Cottagecore is something that started off as very simplistic, giving attention to the “old+simple” practices, when kids didn’t need all this crazy number of things. If you don`t want to have a strict farm bedroom style, you can mix the core foundations (like heavy furniture, or a wooden board wall) with touches of glamour to create a luxe traditional style.

    Picture Credit: People Magazine.

    1. Commune with Nature 

    During a year in which many of us were housebound, the great outdoors took on new significance. Sales of seeds and baby chickens hit all-time highs in the U.S. while people looked for birds and nearby trails to explore. NPD group notes that sales of bicycles were up 63% compared to the same time last year. Oneness with nature is being discussed a cure all: a way to improve mental health, a space to work out our bodies, and also a place to raise our children. Some are calling for a “rewilding” of lands and our way of living. Rewilding is the return of our natural lands and ways of living to be in sync with nature.

    We have seen an explosion of greenery in Nurseries and Kids` Bedrooms.  The use of colors related to Nature like shades of Green and Brown, allied with lots of house plants and wood. This trend prioritizes natural lighting, making the best of it, important use of natural fabric and elements, like linen, cotton, wool and materials like wood, wicker and rattan. Circles and rounded shapes that imitates the perfection of nature and brings balance to the ambiance.

    Picture Credit: ShopKMDesigns⁠.

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