Cool kid’s bedrooms

TEXT CANDICE BOTHA, JO TRAPPITT, NATALIE BORUVKA AND DINA VENTER PHOTOGRAPHS CHRISTOPH HOFFMANN, SALLY CHANCE, KARL ROGERS AND DOOK

Encourage your child’s creativity with a fun bedroom that reflects their style and interests

A surf-inspired bedroom

The decor in 13-year-old Blake’s bedroom was inspired by a surfboard given to him by his friends, which he offset with a feature wall in Plascon Battleship. Assisted by his mother, decorator Bronwyn Smidt of The Textured Barn, he chose blue and white striped bedlinen and a raw wood trestle table which, together with a red folding chair, lends laid-back beach cool.

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A book worm’s bedroom

As her 12-year-old son Henry loves climbing and reading, interior decorator Natalie Bulwer of Natalie Bulwer Interiors accommodated both by suspending a hammock near the ceiling and mounting wall grips on one wall so that he can access it. “The bedroom is upstairs and has a view of the oak tree so it seemed apt to create a treehouse effect,” she says.

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A nautical themed room

The nautical theme in this room, shared by Flynn (10) and Luke (14), was inspired by the walls, which were painted Dark as Night by Plascon. Homeowner Robyn Campbell carried the theme through with striped scatters and a red trunk made by their dad, which holds sports gear and extra bedding.

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A travel inspired bedroom

For a 15-year-old geography fan, interior designer Claire Clarke of By Dezign Interiors layered a map of the world over Even Stripe, Black, wallpaper from Hertex. She kept the look sophisticated with dark headboards and introduced old trunks from Amatuli to add to the explorer theme.

A floral bedroom

Gorgeous magnolia blooms are the star of this teenage girl’s room designed by Anne York Interiors. The wallpaper, Madame Butterfly from Designers Guild’s Kasuri Collection from Home Fabrics, provides a pretty backdrop for a stainless steel four-poster bed and curvy side tables. The dressing table was given a touch of glamour with an illuminated mirror and colourful, circular shelves which show off an array of handbags.

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A neutral room that won’t date

“I wanted this bedroom to be able to grow with the kids,” says decorator Lisa Walters of Lisa Walters Interiors. The neutral colours and classic furniture won’t date, and for now, whimsical bunny ornaments and a grouping of interesting artwork on the walls keep the look suitable for young children

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