The idea of marine-style bedroom has always fascinated me, but first things first!
Gabriele is a 5 year old child and needed a complete makeover of his room.
During the site survey the room was used more as a sort of game store than as a real small room where a child can carve out his space to play, in addition to having a place dedicated to the performance of his schoolwork and study , for when it will be older. It is important to not only flood the playroom, but finding practical solutions so that there are games, but they are properly hidden.
Why the marine-style bedroom
When you start a project for a small room, I like to have a specific style that can characterize it, which then will be expressed through furniture and colors! In this case, green light to the room in a nautical theme, however, accompanied by elements that remind us of Nordic style!
Why I chose the room in a nautical theme (but always with a touch of Nordic)?
Simple! The gray floor drove immediately to the blue sugar paper. I love the gray combined with blue sugar paper, which by the way is one of the trend colors for 2017, as mentioned in my post on Denim Drift. Besides being my favorite color.
All this led me inevitably to navigate to the marine style!
The main requirements were:
- a cabinet of his own
- a desk area to share sometimes with dad
- a games area
Ready to empty the room and start from scratch to create the marine-style bedroom?
First of all I went to exploit a niche that was already present in the bedroom, where I inserted a beautiful wardrobe.
Remember that the niches, especially in the rooms, are very useful to insert cabinets or create hidden cupboards!
I then preferred to have the bed centered on the wall so as to have the space of descent and ascent from both sides! Also beside the bed there is the space for a mini studio area, suitable just for children.
As you can see from the bed type and desk, I chose as the first proposal a perfect bed for a seaman and a desk that recalls the Nordic style. A right mix to create the balanced environment that I had imagined.
The bed also has a useful space on the front, hidden by a door easy to lift!
I then wanted to give personality to the wall behind the bed with an ADORABLE wallpaper by Ferm Living, Nordic-style brand that I love. The wallpaper is called “Seaside”, available on Smallable, a reference point for the furnishing of the smallest! Many small boats and stylized waves accompany Gabriele!
At this point the wall opposite the bed was free to accept a simple decor, with the desk to be shared occasionally with dad (now Gabriel has the smaller one!) And a comfortable chest of drawers where you can hide other games (as well as space containment of the bed). Since the games are always a lot better also add a sac where Gabriele can collect muppets and other toys! I selected the one in the project at Maison du Monde.
The playing area is so spread across the bed, decorated with an inevitable carpet.
The last decorative touches
The last essential touches to give personality to the room are:
- painting the wall of the desk area with a shaded blue at a height recommended 120cm
- insert a nautical décor on the wall and lots of pillows
- insert many white linen curtains with stick along the wide window, to recreate that effect soft and white that reminds us of the sails of the boats
What do you think of this project? The bedroom for Gabriele is now ready to be lived, being a real sailor!
PS: the designs that you saw in this article are 3D views and not true photorealistic renderings!