Today I am giving you a tour of the kids’ section of the Kilehusene show house I decorated a few months ago. Come see the boy’s room, the girl’s room and the multi room and get a few tips for decorating along the way.
The boy’s room
The biggest of the two extra rooms I turned into a boy’s room. The room is filled with lots of daylight and there’s a stunning view of the fields from the big wall to wall window. I added a blue wall to give the room some depth and bedding from Cam Cam. The blue paint is by Jotun and is called Kornblå 0962.
Little boys need big dreams, so I added a huge world map to the wall above the bed. I had to get creative here, as BoConcept do not make children furniture. So it was essential to get some toys in here – and although I know it looks a bit sparse compared to how much toys a real 8 year-old would have, I hope this gives an idea of the potential of the room. The bed, book cases, chair, lamps and wall art are all from BoConcept.
A little tip
Toys can easily make a room look very cluttered with all the different shapes, materials and colours. Use big boxes to store it away in an open bookcase – this way it is stored away but is easily pulled out by the child. And hopefully just as easy to put away once the play is over! And leave out a few good pieces to showcase; some favourite toys or something you build out of LEGO’s.
The girl’s room
The smallest of the two extra rooms I turned into a girl’s room. Again I had to get creative, as BoConcept do not make children furniture. To get the most out of this room, we had the carpenter build a bed and a small sofa + book-case in the wedge. This way all the floor space is free to house furniture and a playful little girl with all her toys.
To extenuate the feeling of a cozy cave, I painted the wall in the wedge a dark grey. Even though the room is small, the big window and door brings in so much daylight, that the grey wall fits in perfectly. I hung two lamps in here to make sure that even on the darkest of winter days, this corner will never be too dark. The grey paint is also by Jotun and is called Matrix 9913. Look at those floors – they’re to die for!
The bedding is also by Cam Cam and the book-case, wall art, stool and lamps are from BoConcept.
A little tip
Paint a wall and don’t be afraid to be a little bold with the colour choice. Just make sure to only paint one wall and keep the rest white. This way the painted wall will frame the room. Where as a room with all dark grey walls would be a bit much and overwhelming and make the room look smaller.
The multi room
This is the first room you reach, when you come up the stairs. It is the heart of the upstairs and I wanted to make it into a room for the whole family. A room where the kids can play, mum and dad can work or read a book and there’s even enough room for a family dance party on a Friday afternoon!
The wedge from the girl’s room continues all through this room. I wanted to make it into a nice little resting area that invites you to sit down and enjoy a good book or a quiet moment. On the wall above it, I hung a shelving system by Wallume. It comes with a variety of shelves and cabinets for you to mix and match – even in a lot of different colour choices. I chose the colour combination Ice Blue, Glacier Blue and white to add a little colour to the room. Blue has been my red thread throughout the house.
A little tip
On the floor I added a great big rug in an ethnic style from BoConcept – the ethnic look is very in at the moment. It is still black and white, so it goes with the Nordic theme of the house and decor, but it invites you to take up the floor space. Here the kids can play, read books, colour or have a little dance party. A rug can really make the room come together – and don’t be afraid to go for a big one.
If you want the room to work for the whole family, make sure to use elements for everyone. I added a chalk board (and lots of colourful chalk of course!) and a railway for the kids, a few board games for the whole family and a mirror for mum to check her outfit, before she leaves the house in the morning.
I just love that someone during the first open house event gave my smiley face a body! That’s exactly what I hoped for by leaving out the chalk.
That’s it guys! This way the last bit of the Kilehusene show house. I have now shared the living room, the kitchen and dining area, the bedroom and bathroom swell as the location and plan for the area. What do you think?
I really love these houses and the beautiful wooden floors, big windows, and spacious rooms. I am not in the market for a house these days, but I could imagine myself living in one of these. Could you?
If you want to see the house for yourself, or if you are interested in buying one of the houses, go visit an open house or book a tour. Find more info right here.
Take a video tour of the house
I shared a video on the blog’s Facebook page that will give you a sneak peek into the process of decorating the house from the day I picked out the furniture at the BoConcept shop in Copenhagen, to the day I put everything into place at the house. There’s even a peek at the first open house event in there. I am not (!) a fan of the camera and although I tried my best to hide, I didn’t completely succeed in the video, as you can se.
Photos: MT Højgaard + BoConcept
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