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Thrifty Style: Designing a Nursery or Kids’ Room on a Budget

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Please welcome Kavita from Feroza Designs with some expert “design on a dime” inspiration, mama!

Have you been drooling over all those gorgeous kids rooms on Pinterest and Instagram but just don’t have it in you to spend a small fortune on designer kids décor? Help is on the way!

We’ve created room ideas for you using products only from our friendly neighborhood IKEA, with the exception of the bedding (which is of course from Feroza Designs – soft airy hand block printed muslin …what else would you use in weather like ours?!).

So let’s take a look at three very different spaces – a baby nursery, a shared kids’ room and a cool room for a teen.

Nursery_Feroza Ikea2

FIND IT: Dohar: Feroza Designs, Bolster: Feroza Designs, Pendant LightArtwork, Cupboard, Dresser, Lamp, Shelf, Armchair, Rug, Crib, Cushion Fabric.

A nursery needs to evoke a calm and serene space. A new mum has enough going on and the nursery should be a refuge for her as well as the baby – think plush carpets, a cosy armchair and beautiful bedding. I love the combination of orange and pink, and the artwork is just so sweet. The hanging shelves and dresser have a contemporary minimalist look that really makes this space.

shared room_Feroza Ikea2

FIND IT: Quilt: Feroza Designs, Doha: Feroza Designs, Chevron Pillows: Feroza Designs, Black Pillow, Rooster Art, Map, Pendant Lamp, Beds, Wall Shelf, Dresser, Bedside Table, Table Lamp, Clock, Baskets, Stool, Rug.

Shared Kids’ Room
Ah shared rooms – so hard to pull off. This is one that works for girls or boys or even a sister-brother team! Painting a wall helps to anchor the space and grey is my all-time favorite – it works with just about any kind of room. The wall shelves above each bed are a great way to let your child personalise his or her space with favourite treasures. Baskets at the foot of the bed can be used for toys, clothes or extra bedding. Texture is added through the cane baskets and that gorgeous woven pendant light. Try to stick to no more than three colours to pull a room together. We’ve used yellow, turquoise and grey – gender-neutral colours that look great together.

Teen room_Feroza Ikea2

Dohar: Feroza Designs, Pillow: Feroza Designs, Bed, Carpet, Cowhide, Cabinet, Shelf, Bedside Table, Basket, Zebra Art, Spoon Art, Light.

Teen Room
This room is my favorite – who knew IKEA had such cool artwork?! The colour palette here is more sophisticated – grey/metallic, black and blue. Don’t be afraid to layer more than one rug in a room – it looks great and also helps zone the room for different activities.

So there you have it – tons of style and easy on the pocket! Don’t get stressed by those Pinterest images – follow your own style to transform your child’s space and it doesn’t have to cost and arm and a leg, mama!


Lead image sourced via Pinterest

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