Yes, we know that little ones get a lot of stuff, but there’s still something quite satisfying about making their rooms look cool and playful. So even if you use the excuse that it’s “for the children”, make sure you have fun while you’re doing it!
Place cute and fluffy accessories on a 30-year-old hand-painted teak shelf to make it even more appealing. InsideHK, 2873 1795, inside.com.hk
The Adele bed in mango wood is ideal for a sophisticated youngster and suitable as a guest bed too. InsideHK
This dimmable LED Globe Lamp has a USB connection so it can be plugged in to a computer, battery pack or power point, making it educational and functional. Kokoon for Kids, 2518 8382, kokoon.biz
While the Noah toy box doesn’t require you having two of every kind of toy, it does mean that toys can be hidden away in style. Indigo Living, 2555 0540, indigo-living.com
This funky Eero Aarnio Ball Chair is made of fibreglass with velvet upholstery – pure indulgence. Stockroom Furniture Outlet, 2817 0999, stockroom.com.hk
Colourful and eco-friendly, these wool carpets don’t shed, which means they’ll last forever, even with everyday vacuuming and simple spotcleaning using household detergent. Carpet Buyer, 2850 5508, carpetbuyer.com
Bunks are always fun, and this one, available in white/birch or white/walnut, is elegant and versatile too, configurable into a loft bed or a twin for added flexibility. Okooko, 2870 1132, okooko. com
The Oeuf mini library, available in white/birch or white/ walnut, offers sleek, stylish and practical storage for children’s rooms, with a fun design and easy-to-reach height. Okooko
The Intex Blossom Chair is not only inflatable but lightweight and easy to move wherever it’s needed, and available in fuchsia or turquoise shades that will suit any girl’s room. Kokoon for Kids, 2518 8382, kokoon.biz
his Geuther Fresh range gives a peaceful balance to what can otherwise be a very hectic place. Mama’s Dear, 2989 9290, mamasdear. com
Multi-purpose melamineware in a Watermelon print not only looks good but is robust – useful for anywhere that children are. Indigo Living, 2555 0540, indigo-living.com
Glow-in-the-dark wands for after-lights-out fun. Indigo Living
The neutral style of the Archie three-drawer chest will last the kids until they fly the nest. Indigo Living
These shaggy carpets, available in various shades and sizes, are easy to clean and make for a safe play zone. CarpetBuyer, 2850 5508, carpetbuyer.com
This story first appeared in Expat Living’s June-July 2015 issue.