We love a ‘theme’ room and this space interiors inspo is certainly no exception.
Transport kids to a galaxy far, far away and get ready to inspire a new generation of explorers - from stargazing to space travel and beyond.
Follow our guide to creating a simple and effective interior, with some creative ideas and clever hacks for a look that really is ‘out of this world’.
The easiest way to add instant impact is to go for a colour scheme on the walls. Don’t be afraid to go bold - this will be the base for you to build on, so think ‘bigger picture’.
Paint colours such as dusky blue, navy, grey, muted red and - if you’re feeling brave - black, all work well. Plus, they hide a multitude of sins, like little hand prints, just for example. You don’t have to go the whole hog either - painting one feature wall or just the bottom half of a wall is brilliantly effective too, as shown here.
Paint can be a bit of a minefield - there’s just so much choice. But, thankfully, DIY stores like good old B&Q have come to our rescue, with in-house mixing services and tester pots for you to take home and try out before you splash out! How to use the Valspar paint mixing service | Ideas & Advice (diy.com).
If you’re feeling flush, Farrow and Ball really do have some lovely options. Check out De Nimes No.299, or Light Blue No.22, as used in the above image. They have a whole section dedicated to children’s rooms on their site too. Very handy Children's Rooms (farrow-ball.com). And, it goes without saying that the quality really is second to none.
With mucky little hands around, paint durability is key. It’s a kids room after all. So, waterproof and wipe clean are always a good option and may save you from a regular ‘re-paint’/touching up the wall job.
If you're finding the vast choice of paint colours overwhelming, we have listed our favourite brands and shades below - all of these paints coordinate beautifully with our space themed collection - whether you're painting them on the wall, creating an IKEA hack or up-cylcing an old piece of furniture:
FARROW & BALL PAINT COLOURS: 1. Ultra Marine Blue | 2. Sap Green | 3. Treron | 4. Card Room Green | 5. Green Smoke | 6. Studio Green | 7. Bancha | 8. Oval Room Blue | 9. De Nimes | 10. Inchyra Blue | 11. Babouche | 12. Sudbury Yellow | 13. India Yellow
DULUX PAINT COLOURS: 1. Breton Blue | 2. Vast Lake | 3. Stonewashed Blue | 4. Bluebird Skies | 5. Quintessential Blue | 6. Neptune Seas | 7. Blue Reflection | 8. Teal Facade | 9. Forest Shade | 10. Olive Grove
WILKO PAINT COLOURS: 1. Neptune | 2. Duck Egg | 3. Retro Yellow | 4. English Sage
Wallpaper is also a lovely way to introduce a theme and provides an instant wow factor. Scandiborn have some wonderful options to choose from. Check out their starry night range from beautiful interiors brand Hibou Home - they also have their matching dreamy bed linen;
Next up, some lovely galactic themed wall art and soft furnishings to blast you off into outer space.
Forget the less is more theory. More is definitely more in this case. Not as in cramped and cluttered. You get the gist, here. It’s a feast for the eyes and the senses. A room should inspire and this one certainly does that.
For a real statement, we have some beautiful wall art prints to choose from. The solar system print really makes us smile and adds a fun element with it’s bright colours and planets. Or if it's typography quotes you're into, you may like the "To the Moon" quote shown above, we love these as a pair on the wall (available framed or unframed).
Here is a parenting life hack. Washable cushions and rugs. You’re welcome! Lorena Canals has recently launched her iconic space collection. Rocket shaped cushions, hanging planet mobiles and milky way rugs. You can check them all out here.
I spy a Lorena Canals globe shaped bean bag. Hand crafted and oh so soft, with amazing applique detailing. These beauties have gone viral. So we’d recommend snapping one up while you still can. And yes, the cover is removable and totally washable too.
No space themed room would be complete without props right? Luckily Scandiborn have just the thing for budding astronauts and astronomers.
This space suit from Great Pretenders really looks the part hung up on display, all ready for adventure! Pair this with Scandiborn's best selling Kids Concept packable tunnels and play tents. They are adorned with stars and complement this theme perfectly. If floor space is an issue, these clever toys simply fold up into a handy carry case - ready and waiting for their next mission.