New workshop: How to decorate your child’s bedroom

Decorate your child’s bedroom is a fantastic 2 session workshop. This is a “how to” class, run by Amanda McGillen to help you develop a coordinated look for your baby or child’s bedroom. Learn more tips to help create a special place for your special little people and practical techniques like making and collating a theme board, using digital tools like Pinterest, to design a unique room just for you little one!

Friday, 18th & 25th October, 10.00 – 12.30.

Amanda combines the necessary skills and experience to guide you through this workshop: her career as a childrenswear designer and design consultant, her experience in corporate marketing and she now running her own nursery design business. The birth of her daughter gave her the inspiration to develop a full range of soft furnishings for her nursery and the courage to go back to the design industry after a ten year break.

See Amanda’s tips when decorating a child’s bedroom.

Block colours: use a feature colour, you could paint the drawers of a white dresser to match a painted feature wall, and add a chair in the same key colour.
Beautiful mid century style cot plus lovely airforce blue colour scheme for a boy
Textures: don’t be afraid to use mixes of matte or gloss paint and wallpaper  finishes, fabrics that are slubbed, woolly or smooth. These will help create visual and tactile interest. Try using a textured or shaggy rug in an accent colour, or a sheepskin. There are child friendly washable options out there!
Chaise et Bureau enfant Baumann
Print and surface pattern: using quirky or traditional prints in bright or soft colours is an instant way to personalise your child’s room. You can mix and match prints in clever ways using cushions, organisers, blankets, canvas panels, duvet covers and more. There are more options than having matching everything! Integrate fabrics in plain colours, stripes, checks or spots to build your theme, and as a compliment to a feature theme print. Prints when used with more subtle effect can still have an impact – creating a theme in accents, not a wall to wall look.
During this workshop you will learn how to create theme boards and use Pinterest to collate your ideas. You will have a design direction plus an items list to create a special room for your little one! 
yellow and grey moodboard by Leslie shewring
Materials: to make theme boards students will need to bring 2 A2 sized mount boards OR 2 similar sized cork boards. Please bring along swatches, paint colour chips/samples, wallpaper designs and magazines cut outs of items you would like for your child’s bedroom. If you own an IPad or other tablet or have a laptop please BYO. 
There are two Special Offers when you book this class: 
– A 20% discount off the Home Revamp, Quilting and Furniture Painting courses. 
– 10% discount to The Old School Club students for Amanda McGillen Interiors Design consultations and products. 
Please contact us for more information and how to get the discounts. 
Here is some inspiration to get your juices flowing! 
Amanda’s Pinterest board
Inma’s Pinterest board
wallpaper penguin turquoise
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Babies world by Luisa Folhadela
If you would like to book this class, go to our Classes & Workshop calendar. 
xx
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