Talking trends: Kids’ spaces
February 2, 2016 - accent chair
If we are formulation to redecorate your kids’ spaces this year or building or shopping a code new home, you’ll need to be in a know about what’s prohibited and what’s not for kids’ décor in 2016. Here are some tips from Triangle home pattern and construction experts.
Color trends: Gray is great
The experts contend we are trending divided from a some-more normal pink, blue and other pastel nurseries for babies and immature children that were so common in a past. Instead, gender-neutral colors accented with other shades – soothing or splendid – are apropos many some-more popular. “Gray is a new beige,” says Lynda Sargent, clamp boss of sales and selling for national home builder K. Hovnanian. “Gray is a large tone via a residence and it’s a neutral that goes with everything. It works for girls’ bedrooms and for boys,” she says, “and it’s a tone we don’t outgrow.”
Danielle Hunt of Taylor Morrison concurs. “We are generally saying seductiveness in a cooler grays, as good as in blue-gray and dark blues,” she says.
Making it modern
“Nursery designs are apropos many some-more sophisticated,” says Cristina Hobbs, Director of Forward Planning during Lennar. “Gone are a days of cutesy baby rooms. Instead, new relatives are opting for a some-more neutral, worldly tone palette incorporating furnishings and accessories with a modern, high-end feel. We are saying a lot of gender-neutral colors, confidant accent walls and musty wallpaper designs. We did one hothouse recently in Austin Creek in Wake Forest that is totally gray and white with clever punches of black.”
Hobbs says a hothouse is increasingly a place where “not usually mommy and baby though also daddy and baby bond and spend that special time together. The space is therefore reflecting both mommy’s and daddy’s aesthetic.”
Active themes for comparison kids
Sports themes, a attempted and loyal decorating theme, sojourn renouned for comparison children’s bedrooms. “Many kids’ bedrooms are still designed with sports themes or accents like football, baseball, soccer or basketball for boys,” says Hunt. “Lacrosse is also a large thesis now. And for girls, some of a many renouned sports themes embody cycling, dance and gymnastics.”
These sports themes might uncover adult in patterns and designs in bedding, window treatments, artwork, and accessories such as pillows or lamps, as good as in rugs with a sports-themed design.
Many homebuyers are opting for neutral walls and simple bedding – in gray, taupe or pale greens or blues – for their comparison children’s rooms, and afterwards adding pops of tone such as a splendid red chair or confidant geometric patterned fate in a splendid blue and white. This form of décor will simply transition from a children’s space to a guest room once a teen goes off to college.
Kids’ spaces are increasingly multi-functional, as some families opt for smaller homes and wish to make a many of each in. of space with smaller block footage. “Children’s bedrooms are now infrequently portion as bedroom/study/playroom all in one,” Sargent says. “They are multi-purpose spaces for children in many families.”
For families who do enterprise a apart study/play area for their kids, lofts are a large trend. Lofts that mix investigate and play areas are mostly located in a core of a home, where relatives can see and hear their children. “They are like mini-family bedrooms only for a kids,” Sargent says. “Lofts that are furnished with dual desks – infrequently built-in – a lounge and a prosaic shade TV are really renouned with today’s immature families.”
Whether it’s a loft or a apart and self-contained room, many new homes are being built with a room that functions as a shelter for a children. “Older children need a dedicated shelter to study, play with toys, watch cinema and have friends over,” says Hobbs of Lennar. “The children’s shelter contingency be apart from a home’s family room, means to residence a crowd of functions from task to video games and, preferably, have doors to assistance close out a play sounds. Décor and furnishings are fun, colourful and multipurpose. This is not a room for mom and dad. This is a cold space for kids and friends.”
A “must have” for kids’ lofts or study/playrooms is a underline such as a built-in or modular work/homework hire that is set adult for digital media like iPads and laptops, says Danielle Hunt.
Mudrooms embody kids’ storage
Mudrooms that are adjacent to a garage and kitchen entrance continue to be a really renouned trend with many families. “Benches, hooks and cubbies for sports apparatus and backpacks are really important,” says Hunt. Tile or other easy to purify flooring is many common in these spaces.
Mudrooms or other spaces in a home where kids accumulate are infrequently accented with a wall embellished with blackboard paint, ideal for erasable art or creation lists of chores that can be checked off. Some of a indication homes in Preston Development’s Knightdale Station underline chalkboard walls in their mud/laundry rooms.
So take advantage of open houses or home tours in new neighborhoods in a Triangle. If you’re formulation a move, a redecorating plan or only looking for uninformed ideas to cruise in 2016, it’s a fanciful – and giveaway – approach to keep in hold with today’s pattern trends for kids and a whole family.
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