Parents are taking the design of their children’s room very seriously. When Tidy Books was selected to be part of interior trends expo Houzz of 2018, it was immediately clear that parents want a space for their kids that is functional, playful and stylish.
International interiors platform Houzz and designers Run for the Hills took over a five storey Soho townhouse to create a modern family home which showcases the trends for 2018. The children’s room featured the iconic Tidy Books Bookcase which I’d created for my daughter 15 years ago.
The key trends I spotted in the Houzz townhouse were tactile rugs and fabrics, retro touches; all looking luxurious. In the children’s rooms the interior design team highlighted blush pinks and illustrated wallpaper as key design trends for 2018.
Houzz discovered that 72% of parents want a children’s room that’s easy to clean, so simplicity and amazing storage are their top priorities.* 30% said they despaired of keeping the kid’s belongings organised. Houzz identified key purchases as bookshelves and toy boxes, such as Tidy Books’ kid’s bookcase and small toy storage boxes, the Sorting Box.
It’s not just the children’s rooms that parents are taking seriously. I’ve observed that parents don’t want to tuck all their children’s belongings in their bedroom. Houzz identified that parents are creating playrooms, homework stations and reading nooks in other areas of the home. As a result, they’re seeking out designs that work well for children and are stylish enough for adult spaces.
Tidy Books’ timeless bookcases, shelves and toy box designs reflect this trend. Parents want simplicity, function and style. My original designs are conceived in real life scenarios, from being a parent or observing others’ family life. I think that’s what makes my designs strike a chord with parents, who’re craving simple, functional designs for children.
Houzz of 2018 was a fabulous event and I was excited that Tidy Books was selected. It was a pleasure to be in the company of so many other fabulous home and interiors products and I’m looking forward to Houzz of 2019!
*Source Houzz Kids and the Home poll 2017