Nordic Style Children’s Bedrooms – How to Get the Look

July 8, 2019
If you want your children's bedrooms to be light, fresh and relaxing, the Nordic style is the perfect option.

In this article, we want to give you some ideas and advice on how to create perfect Nordic style children’s bedrooms for your kids.

As the name suggests, this style originates from Nordic countries such as Norway, Denmark, and Sweden. Most of the year, there is very little natural light, and the winters are long and cold. To counter this, they have developed a style that helps rooms feel brighter and more spacious.

One of the most notable features of this style is the limited amount of furniture they use – in fact, the Nordic style uses so little furniture that it is only one step away from minimalism. So, when it comes to this style, “less is more” is a good motto to decorate by. That way, the final result will be more consistent, and more balanced.

Although the Nordic style can be used for any space (including terraces, bathrooms, and kitchens), on this occasion, we want to focus solely on children’s rooms. Follow our advice, and you’ll soon see how bright and beautiful their rooms will be.

In the next section, we’ll tell you about the main features of the Nordic style, and show you some examples of how you can recreate it for your children’s bedrooms.

A Nordic-style nursery.

The Nordic color pallet: white, white and more white

White decor is a typical feature of the Nordic style. In fact, many people choose to decorate their rooms in white from top to bottom. This helps rooms seem brighter and more spacious.

However, in children’s rooms, there’s a good chance that things will get dirty, so it’s best to choose materials that can simply be thrown in the washer when needed. When it comes to the walls, you can also buy paint that can simply be wiped down with a damp cloth.

If you want to add a touch of color to your room, we recommend going for beige, light blue, baby pink or grays, although gold and silver are also popular options. You can incorporate these colors by using small accessories, toys, and textiles such pillow covers and bed sheets, etc.

One common way to decorate the walls and ceilings in Nordic style children’s bedrooms is to hang bunting. You can hang it from one side of the room to another, or just along one wall. Make sure to choose bunting with light, pastel colors that won’t clash with the rest of the decor.

As well as making them look brighter, white decor will make your rooms feel more spacious. Another way to do this is to hang mirrors on the walls, choosing a simple style with a white or pastel colored frame.

Nordic style children’s bedrooms: the importance of lighting

Iluminación nórdica.

Good lighting, both natural and artificial, is essential. First, try to let in as much natural light as possible, choosing fine curtains that won’t block out too much light. One option is to buy plain, white curtains, and use colored bows or ribbons to add a touch of color. Just make sure they’re not too dark or too garish.

Another option is to hang white or pastel colored pompom curtains. These fun designs will let in plenty of light.

Next, you’ll need to choose your lights. When it comes to ceiling lamps, Chinese-lantern style lampshades are a great option. If you like DIY, you could always buy a plain white lampshade and personalize it by adding ribbons or pompoms. You can also add desk or wall lamps so your child can read before bedtime.

Nordic style bedrooms: materials

Wood is undoubtedly one of the most common materials in Nordic-style interiors. Usually, they use untreated wood, to create the most natural environment possible. In IKEA, you’ll find many examples of untreated pinewood furniture which is ideal for Nordic-style homes.

The good thing about IKEA furniture is that it is often adjustable so that it will grow with your child. For example, you can buy cribs that can be transformed into a bed. This means you’ll be able to use your furniture for many years to come.

Dormitorio nórdico dorado.

Try to find elegant furniture with simple shapes and lines. To stay in keeping with the minimalist feel, make sure not to overfill your rooms, and leave plenty of free space.

Natural fibers are another important feature of Nordic-style decor. It’s common to see items such as natural fiber bed sheets, which create a really warm and welcoming environment. The same thing goes for rugs, which your children can play on without getting cold.

There are plenty of stores where you can find furniture and decorations that are perfect for Nordic-style homes. IKEA is one of the most obvious examples, but there are many others. The most important thing is to use light colors, natural materials and not to overfill your rooms. If you want, you can also add a few small plants, which have many great benefits for your health.