When designing a kid-friendly space, make your purchases count by choosing furniture and accessories that’ll look good as your child grows up. The Scandi aesthetic is on trend right now and offers plenty of inspiration for incorporating materials like painted steel and resilient plywood to create a clean yet playful look that stands the test of time. Keep reading for more tips and product ideas for living stylishly with children.
Contemporary shelving, such as the Round Dorm shelf by ferm Living (R2 889), suits a bedroom regardless of how old your child is.
Teach your little one the importance of buying with the environment in mind with a hard-wearing birch plywood Toby bike (R2 995).
It’s never too early to discover the joys of shopping, especially with a Bird Placement tote (R349 from Country Road) as adorable as this one.
If there’s one thing you can never have enough of in a children’s room, it’s storage – such as this multitasking shelf unit holding cushions and a lighthouse toy, all from ferm Living.
Give your children a warm, soft playing surface with a handmade, eco-friendly and machine-washable rug by Lorena Canals (R2 682) from Clever Little Monkey.
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Easy to assemble with no tools required, the Peter’s chair (from R4 976) and table (from R5 792) by Hans J Wegner for Carl Hansen & Søn is small enough for a compact space yet stylish enough to make a statement.
Make eating fun with porcelain Landscape bowls and cups from ferm Living (POR). Available in Rose and Grey with fox and rabbit designs.
Check out the May 2017 issue of House and Leisure to see inside the family-friendly homes of South Africa’s top designers.