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Monochrome Kids Bedroom Ideas that are Easy to Execute

Today’s post serves up the monochrome kids bedroom ideas that I know you’re craving.

Let’s face it; bedrooms for little ones are moving in a more subdued direction. In terms of colour, I mean. There’s certainly lots of experimentation going on with pattern. But for the most part, the rooms take on a more unisex vibe, where less bright pinks or light blues dominate.

Recently I interviewed the design team members from both Metricon and Snooze, which is what inspired this post. The teams transformed a bedroom in a Metricon display home and the results are dreamy.

The intent here was to illustrate that kids bedrooms don’t have to be a break-out moment. They don’t have to stand out from the rest of the house. You can actually have your kid’s bedroom match the rest of your home’s design scheme, and it can look seamless!

So let’s give you some monochrome kids bedroom ideas below, in both images (below) and video (above). And of course, I’ll give you a few style pointers along the way too!

unisex kids bedroom with grey metal kids bed and mrs mighette wallpaper

1. Embrace White and Grey

The base for a good monochrome kids bedroom is a white and grey one. Of course, black plays a part, but it’s in smaller doses. Let white be the main colour here, then grey, and then add in a few bold black moments.

A kids room is at its best when it’s light and bright and airy, so don’t darken it too much. Go 60% white, 30% grey and then 10% black and it’ll look amazing.

If you wanna see a stunning monochrome nursery, this post has you covered.

2. Play with Pattern

When you turn colour down in a room, you need to create interest through another design element. Especially in a kids room. We still want the space to feel fun and exciting, right!?

Look to pattern to do the work for you. You’ll notice the bedding has polka dots and a striped effect. The wallpaper has a repeat pattern in it. And the floor rug features pattern too.

white sheer curtain in kids bedroom with white bedding

3. Up the Textural Moments

Texture has a huge impact on making any room feel inviting (more on that here). In a kids space, you want it to feel warm and cosy.

Sheer curtains are a divine material to bring in, as is embellished bedding. Faux fur blankets and rugs are a wise move too. And blonde timbers are a nice way to bring in warmth if the space is feeling a bit sterile.

4. Keep things Whimsical

It’s a kids room, after all! Ensure you have playful moments throughout the space. That Mrs Mighetto wallpaper is the obvious starting points for this room (shop it below). It does so much of the work for you in claiming this as a kids space.

Outside of that, don’t forget fun garlands and toys. You’ll also see a picture rail has been used below to display kids books and artworks. Look to kids decor in the black/white/grey colourway and you’re set!

5. Keep Furniture Timeless

What I love about monochrome kids bedroom ideas is that the palette is timeless. It’ll look great for a two year old, but equally impressive when they’re 10. Your furniture choices should follow the same suit.

The Vibe Bed in this room, from Snooze, is a good example of a timeless bed. As is the armchair in the corner and the bedside table. If you keep all of these pieces not so tightly trend-based (and sensible instead) you won’t need to redecorate every year.

white kids textured bedding with mrs mighetto wallpaper

Monochrome Kids Bedroom Ideas: Shopping List

Loving some of the ideas in this post? Check out my monochrome kids bedroom ideas shopping list below. They links are either exact matches to the products or very similar. Enjoy!

  1. Mrs Mighetto Oh Cloud Wallpaper – Click to Shop
  2. Wood Rabbit Cloud Shelf – Click to Shop
  3. Vibe Bed Frame in Grey – Click to Shop
  4. Hipster Bedside Table in Black – Click to Shop
  5. Paulo Sheet Set – Click to Shop

black and white kids bedroom with grey picture rail and books

What Monochrome Kids Bedroom Ideas are you Rocking?

I’d love to know if you have some go-to brands for kids bedrooms that celebrate this monochrome vibe. Are there some must-see’s you can share with me in the comments below? It’d be great to get your input so I can share it with other TLC readers.

This post includes images and/or videos of Metricon display homes and events, reproduced with permission.  © Metricon Homes Pty Ltd 2016.


Chris Carroll

Outside of writing this blog, Chris is an interior designer, presenter and author. He’s also spent time on TV, on Channel 10’s Changing Rooms, as well presenting segments on Channel 7’s Sunrise and The Morning Show. If you’d like to book a design consult with Chris, you can find out more here

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I’m interior designer Chris Carroll, and at TLC Interiors we’re all about helping you create an amazing home without breaking the bank. It’s affordable designer style at its best, and we make the whole process easy and fun for clients & readers alike!

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