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yukutori

Yukutori

Yukutori meaning birds flying away in a group; is a simple design taken from a mid-twentieth century Japanese pen and ink drawing. Available in 5 colourways.

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Decorating Ideas

Children's Rooms

The challenge when decorating children’s rooms is to create a scheme that pleases both parent and child. The use of small areas of strong colour alongside more neutral walls often satisfies both parties and the simplest way of decorating in this way is to use a strong colour on the woodwork and a lighter tone on the walls.

By using a lighter colour on the largest surface you will make the room appear bigger. For boy’s rooms, try Borrowed Light No.235 on the walls with Parma Gray No.27 on the woodwork to create a strong look, happily evocative of the seaside.

  • Borrowed Light Borrowed Light
    235
  • Parma Gray Parma Gray
    27

If you want a warmer scheme, try Pale Powder No.204 on the walls teamed with Green Blue No.84 woodwork. Both these schemes can be enhanced by the introduction of a third stronger colour - Hague Blue No.30 in the first case and Chappell Green No.83 in the second. These can be used as an accent colour on skirting, cupboards or other furniture.

  • Pale Powder Pale Powder
    204
  • Green Blue Green Blue
    84
  • Hague Blue Hague Blue
    30
  • Chappell Green Chappell Green
    83

A feature wall of wallpaper can be very popular with girls – particularly Vermicelli BP1548 when seen against clean All White No.2005 walls.

  • Vermicelli BP1548 Vermicelli BP1548
  • All White All White
    2005

It’s worth considering how using a strong feature wall will alter the shape of a room. Strong warm colours advance towards you whilst cooler, lighter colours recede - so if you have a long thin room it is better to put the wallpaper on the shorter wall. The use of stronger colours in recesses or the interior of cupboards or bookshelves is very effective in children’s rooms. This colour can also be changed as they grow in age and sophistication!


Wall: Wimborne White No.239 Estate Emulsion
Dado Rail: Incarnadine No.248 Estate Eggshell
Lower Wall: Incarnadine No.248 Estate Emulsion
Drawers: Drawing Room Blue No.253 Estate Eggshell