I absolutely adore designing kids’ bedrooms and find myself redecorating our own rooms frequently because they’re just so cute! I recently moved the kids into a shared bedroom and set out with the goal to design a coastal and serene room. With cottage designs as inspiration, I played around with adding warmth and texture to the space. I also sprinkled in a touch of my signature color, blue. I’m sharing how you can achieve this look in your own home and reviewing the products I selected for this coastal kids room makeover!
I’m excited to share that this post is sponsored by Serena & Lily. As always, all thoughts and statements about the design project and items used are my honest opinions. This post also contains affiliate links and I appreciate when you shop through my links. You can read more about my disclosures here.
Designing a Coastal and Cottage Shared Kids’ Bedroom with Serena & Lily
I always count on a rug to ground a space. Selecting rugs can be difficult because you want to make sure it compliments the space and does not compete. I found that the subtle pattern of the Tulum Rug compliments the texture of our window treatment in the room. The Tulum Rug from Serena & Lily is woven by hand with hemp and cotton and works great as the anchor for all things light and quiet.
I originally purchased the Sutter Linen Quilt from Serena & Lily for the playroom daybed and the kids loved it so much that they asked for these quilts in their bedroom. Several nights ago, I was reading Celia a story in bed and realized how much I love it’s light and comfortable qualities. Our quilt in the master bedroom was so heavy and I decided to order another Sutter Linen Quilt for our bedroom. Needless to say, I’m a huge fan of this lightweight but temperature regulating quilt.
It is constructed of quilted linen that reverses to airy cotton poplin. It is 100% eco-friendly (OEKO-TEX CERTIFIED). The 100% European linen front is woven from premium flax grown in Belgium and France. I have already washed the quilts a few times and they dry very quickly versus our traditional quilt. The best part about these quilts? They get softer with time and will last for several years!
Playful Throw Pillows
Finally, no bedding is complete without decorative pillows and throw blankets. I love starting with a blank slate and adding pops of color with pillows. Once the seasons change or in our case, as our children grow older and request new decor, the pillows are super versatile and will be easy to move around our home. Their beds are antique and “three-quarters” sized beds so I opted for two decorative pillows on each bed.
I love the Topanga Pillow paired with the Shoreham Pillow. The Topanga pillow comes in three colors and I selected the ivory color for this project design. The soft washed linen is so pretty in person and the tassels are super playful and fun in a kid’s bedroom. The Shoreham Pillow has beautiful button detailing with a white linen background. I paired the 12×18″ Shoreham Pillow in front of the 24″ Topanga Pillow. Finally, I tossed a Topanga Linen Throw on the bed to add more interest and texture to the simple white duvets.
Isn’t this room just adorable? I love that the design can be used in any room in the house and I’m considering keeping the design as a guest room when the kids grow out of it! Happy Decorating!