5 Key trends in kids decor 2016

Created by Vinithra Amarnathan on February 25, 2016

Check out my write up on the Home Canvas Blog on 5 Key trends in Kids decor!

5 Key Trends in Kids decor 2016 – Home Canvas



There is a resurgence of pastels in kid’s spaces – calm, serene and beautiful spaces are the way to go! After the mainstay of primary colors, saturated jewel tones and darker moody shades like navy and charcoal….pastels are a welcome break! Any wonder Pantone’s colors of the year are Rose Quartz & Serenity!

Nothing brings in the charm of summer better than pastels….personally I’m loving shades of gray juxtaposed with lavenders, lilacs and pinks and shades of ivory and natural wood with pastel blues, mint and silver.

Here are some easy ways to incorporate the look;


Source List;

Pink lamp, Blue Lamp, Home wall shelf ,Violet wall shelf, Elephant wall art, Mauve lounge chair, Mint pillow, Polar bear pillow, Rose white basket, Grey toy box, Chest of drawers



Gold, silver, copper…metallics are everywhere! Not only do they make for a great contrast against pastels, they also serve to easily glam up a space. A little touch of gold here and a hint of sparkle there is all you’ll need to liven up a space.

Some of my favorite pieces that bring in this look;


Source List;

Grey gold pillow, Blush gold polka dot pillow, White gold bird knob, Antique gold knob, Copper study lamp, Gold side table, Fuschia gold curtains,Metal lantern pendant


Natural texture

Wood tones, seagrass, rattan all help to bring in the natural texture that gives a space dimension. And they work beautifully with pastels in creating a calm relaxed space. A wood stool, rattan chair or natural jute rugs are easy ways to get this look!


Source List:

Wooden car book ends, Wood cone hanging lamp, Woody kids chair, Natural wood stool, Upholstered stool, Two tone side table, Jute rug, Storage trunk


Up in the air

Kids spaces have seen the use of clouds, stars, moon, hot air balloons and all things dreamy lately! And what kid doesn’t want a little space of his/her own that lets their imaginations run wild!

Here are my top picks;


Source List;

Around the world wallpaper, Framed art print, Hot air balloon decoration, Cloud mobile, Cloud Pillow, Grey pillow, Air theme wall stickers, Candy clouds sheet set


Pattern play

With all the textural and neutral tones forming the focus for design trends, there is a lot of pattern play to contrast them. Tropical prints, florals, animal patterns and tribal prints are all great ways to incorporate pattern and visual dimension to a space. Use them in pillows, curtains, throws and even larger pieces like a rug for a bolder look!


Source List;

Tropical print cushion, Graphic animal print pillow, Elephant baby pillow, Kilim rug, Pink floral pillow, Pink and purple floral pillow, Mint floral pillow, Pink floral curtain, Blue bird print curtain