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A Classic, Colourful Kids Room Transformation

One Room Wonders

Lucy Feagins
Friday 26th November 2021

We’re back with another One Room Wonders room transformation today, in partnership with Surround by Laminex!

We recently took up the challenge of transforming this sweet child’s bedroom, in a heritage home in regional Victoria.

For this room, we selected the Surround by Laminex Classic VJ 100 profile, which is a timeless wall panelling profile, with a class V-groove. These timber panels are an excellent option in kids spaces or high traffic areas, because they’re so robust – they stand up really well to bumps and scuffs.

The owners of this home were keen to bring some colour in their baby’s room, and also, to decorate in a way that would last well into the future. So, we selected a sage green to add some depth to the space, and reflect the surrounding landscape. To ensure consistency with the rest of the house, we kept the skirting boards, cornicing, window and door frames in their original warm white.

Photos – Eve Wilson.

Stage 1 of The final look! Laminex Classic VJ 100 profile panelling, painted with Dulux Royal Oakleaf. Leather hooks by Made Measure. Woven Straw Baskets & Doll House from Ollie Ella.  Felt Farm Animals from Ollie Ella. Painted Sculpture by Mark Alsweiler.  Existing Rattan Rocking-chair. Rattan Sideboard from Freedom Furniture. Checkered Rug from GoodSpace. Play Blocks from jnr.life. Existing Cot. Striped linen from Bed Threads. Wooden Mobile from Walk In The Park. Checkered Throw by Curio Practice. Existing Play-mat. Photos – Eve Wilson, Styling – Annie Portelli.

Furnishing kids rooms is all about longevity – it’s really worth thinking ahead, and purchasing versatile pieces that will last from childhood right through to the teenage years. We updated this room in two stages – to show how versatile pieces like the chest of drawers and checkered rug work equally well in both a baby’s room, and a bigger kids’ space.

It’s so important to consider not just colour, but also texture when decorating. Here, we were inspired by an existing rattan rocking chair, and sourced furniture pieces that continued this textural detail throughout the space. Woven storage boxes and baskets continue this theme, along with tan leather accents (we love the leather-covered coat hooks from local brand Made Measure).

To finish off the space with a contemporary edge, we introduced a bold checkerboard pattern in the floor rug (from GoodSpace.), woven blanket (by Curio Practice) and artwork (by Emma Lipscombe). The perfect, punchy finishing touch!

Surround by Laminex is a new range of modern, pre-primed MDF wall linings, available in a great range of both classic and contemporary profiles – ready to paint. View the full range here, and start reimagining your space!

The final look! Surround by Laminex Classic VJ 100 profile panelling, painted with Dulux Royal Oakleaf. Woven Straw Baskets & Doll House from Ollie Ella. Painted Sculpture by Mark Alsweiler.  Wooden Bear from Top 3 By Design.  Setago JH27 lamp from &Tradition. Rattan Sideboard from Freedom Furniture. Rattan Bed Frame from Life Interiors.  Striped Cushion from Oat Studio. Green Cushion from Hommey. Photos – Eve Wilson, Styling – Annie Portelli.

Surround by Laminex Classic VJ 100 profile panelling, painted with Dulux Royal Oakleaf. Setago. Sarah Ellison Armchair from Life Interiors. Yellow Cushion from Hommey. Chub Side-table from Curated Spaces.  Checkered Rug from GoodSpace.  Existing Melbourne Poster. Photos – Eve Wilson, Styling – Annie Portelli.

Surround by Laminex Classic VJ 100 profile panelling, painted with Dulux Royal Oakleaf. Setago JH27 lamp from &Tradition. Rattan Sideboard from Freedom Furniture. Rattan Bed Frame from Life Interiors.  Dog Poster from v.happy co.  Striped Cushion from Oat Studio. Coloured Cushions from Hommey. Bed Linen from Bed Threads. Checkered Throw by Curio Practice. Photos – Eve Wilson, Styling – Annie Portelli.

Surround by Laminex Classic VJ 100 profile panelling, painted with Dulux Royal Oakleaf. Artwork (left) by Emma Lipscombe. Leather hooks by Made Measure. Woven Straw Basket from Ollie Ella. Painted Sculpture by Mark Alsweiler. Wooden Bear from Top 3 By Design. Rattan Sideboard from Freedom Furniture. Checkered Rug from GoodSpace. Photos – Eve Wilson, Styling – Annie Portelli.

Surround by Laminex Classic VJ 100 profile panelling, painted with Dulux Royal Oakleaf. Woven Straw Basket and house from Ollie Ella. Painted Sculpture by Mark Alsweiler. Wooden Bear from Top 3 By Design. Rattan Sideboard from Freedom Furniture. Photos – Eve Wilson, Styling – Annie Portelli.

Laminex Classic VJ 100 profile panelling, painted with Dulux Royal Oakleaf. Artwork (left) by Emma Lipscombe. Leather hooks by Made Measure. Woven Straw Basket from Ollie Ella. Painted Sculpture by Mark Alsweiler. Wooden Bear from Top 3 By Design. Rattan Sideboard from Freedom Furniture. Setago JH27 lamp from &Tradition. Rattan Bed Frame from Life Interiors.  Dog Poster from v.happy co.  Striped Cushion from Oat Studio. Coloured Cushions from Hommey. Bed Linen from Bed Threads. Checkered Throw by Curio Practice. Exsisting Wooden Rocking Horse. Checkered Rug from GoodSpace. Photos – Eve Wilson, Styling – Annie Portelli.

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