Name: Jasper (7) Location: Sydney, Australia Room Size: 3m x 3.2m
I always admire when a kid's room is reflective of his interests, but still manages to be stylish. That's one thing I've always struggled with reconciling — throwing Elsa and Anna all over the place and painting the room Barney purple just isn't my idea of fun. Luckily I think my daughter and I have struck a good balance, and I bet the same can be said of Jasper and his mom, Simone. While the chevrons, wall decals, and color scheme in Jasper's space is perfectly on-trend, you can immediately tell what Jasper's all about when you enter his room.
How would you describe the look and feel of this room?Jasper's room reflects all of his favorite things. The beach, skateboarding and superheroes. This space can grow with him to his teenage years. It's a blend of old familiar toys and new interests.
What is your favorite piece or element?I love the mix of patterns and color. The wall decals are fun and easily changed if we tire of them. I really love his black and white gallery wall and typography prints.
What was the biggest challenge decorating this room?There were no real challenges, everything came together easily as I had a vision in mind. The only thing I needed help with was putting the surf board racks on the wall and finding the stud behind them.
What do your friends say about the room?Everyone thinks this is a really cool space and perfect for our little surfer.
Perhaps more importantly, what does your child think about the room?
Jasper loves his room. He takes pride in keeping it tidy and knowing where everything goes. He loves to enjoy quiet time in his room reading or drawing or challenging his brothers to a dance off on the Wii. Jasper has fun changing the quotes on his lightbox and I love to read the messages he comes up with.
Do you have any advice for parents creating a room for their child?Try to reflect their tastes and interests. Even if that results in an eclectic mix! Shop anywhere, don't be confined to just children's stores.
If money were no object, what's your dream source?As I stated before, I don't think you have to spend a lot of money to create a great space. I can't really think of anything I would add.