To infinity and beyond…
The easiest way to add instant impact is to go for a color scheme on the walls. Don’t be afraid to go bold - this will be the base for you to build on, so think ‘bigger picture’.
Paint colours such as dusky blue, navy, grey, muted red and - if you’re feeling brave - black, all work well. Plus, they hide a multitude of sins, like little hand prints, just for example. You don’t have to go the whole hog either - painting one feature wall or just the bottom half of a wall is brilliantly effective too, as shown here.
Paint can be a bit of a minefield - there’s just so much choice. But, thankfully, DIY stores have come to our rescue, with in-house mixing services and tester pots for you to take home and try out before you splash out!
If you’re feeling flush, Farrow and Ball really do have some lovely options. Check out De Nimes No.299, or Light Blue No.22, as used in the above image. They have a whole section dedicated to children’s rooms on their site too. Very handy. And, it goes without saying that the quality really is second to none.
With mucky little hands around, paint durability is key. It’s a kids room after all. So, waterproof and wipe clean are always a good option and may save you from a regular ‘re-paint’/touching up the wall job.
If you're finding the vast choice of paint colors overwhelming, we have listed our favorite brands and shades below - all of these paints coordinate beautifully with our space themed collection - whether you're painting them on the wall, creating an IKEA hack or up-cycling an old piece of furniture:
FARROW & BALL PAINT COLORS: 1. Ultra Marine Blue | 2. Sap Green | 3. Treron | 4. Card Room Green | 5. Green Smoke | 6. Studio Green | 7. Bancha | 8. Oval Room Blue | 9. De Nimes | 10. Inchyra Blue | 11. Babouche | 12. Sudbury Yellow | 13. India Yellow
Wallpaper is also a lovely way to introduce a theme and provides an instant wow factor. We have some wonderful options to choose from. Check out our starry night range from beautiful interiors brand Nobodinoz - we also have some matching dreamy bed linen from our faves over at Liewood.
Next up, some lovely galactic themed wall art and soft furnishings to blast you off into outer space.
Forget the less is more theory. More is definitely more in this case. Not as in cramped and cluttered. You get the gist, here. It’s a feast for the eyes and the senses. A room should inspire and this one certainly does that.
Stickstay do some super star shaped wall transfers (shown below) that are easy peasy to apply and removable too. No mess whatsoever.
For a real statement, the uber talented Pretty in Print have some magical art prints that we just can’t choose between. The rocket really makes us smile and adds a fun element with it’s bright colors, or if it's typography quotes you're into, you may like the "To the Moon" quote shown above, we love these as a pair on the wall (frames not included).
Here is a parenting life hack. Washable cushions and rugs. You’re welcome! Lorena Canals has recently launched her iconic space collection. Rocket shaped cushions, hanging planet mobiles and milky way rugs. Check them all out.
How about a gorgeous beanbag? Hand crafted and oh so soft, with amazing applique detailing. These beauties from Nobodinoz are ideal for following a galactic theme. And yes, the cover is removable and totally washable too.
This space suit from Great Pretenders really looks the part hung up on display, all ready for adventure! Pair with our favorite play tents and adorn them with star shaped fairy light to complement this theme perfectly. If floor space is an issue, these clever toys simply fold away - ready and waiting for their next mission.