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My twelve-year-old niece is on summer holidays, and she's been working hard at redecorating her room. She's gone for all-white walls, white oak laminate floors and is going to add pops of colour with her accessories and possibly an accent wall (but she isn't sure which colour yet).

I thought I would share a few of my favourite kid's rooms we've featured over the past few years. What I like about these is that they have elements with staying power: old painted bed frames, built-in storage, and even a pair of HBC blankets. These things can stay in the room while you change out smaller things as they get older. More economical!

For more inspiration, see our Trendy Kids' Bedroom Ideas photo gallery.

Photo credits:
1-2. House & Home June 2006 issue, photography by Mark Burstyn
3. House & Home November 2009 issue, photography by Stacey Brandford
4-5. House & Home March 2008 issue, photography by Donna Griffith
6. House & Home March 2008 issue, photography by Kim Christie 


Cameron MacNeil

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