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Kids room design with Houzz and Tidy Books

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, it was immediately clear that parents want a space that is functional, playful and stylish for their kids’ room design.

Children room design ideas

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 some nice kids’ room interior designs.   The children’s room interior featured the iconic Tidy Books Kids Bookcase which I’d created for my daughter 15 years ago. 

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Tidy Books Bookcase in Houzz of 2018

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.

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The children’s room in Houzz of 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.   

Not just children’s bedroom interiors

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 kids room designs that work well for children and are stylish enough for adult spaces. 

Tidy Books’ timeless kids 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.

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The Soho 5 storey townhouse – home of Houzz of 2018

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


About Géraldine Grandidier

Géraldine is Tidy Books’ founder, designer and CEO, as well as mum to Adele and Emile. She started Tidy Books in her violin workshop because she couldn’t find a good bookcase for her kids. Now her Tidy Books bookcases and storage designs are encouraging independence and a love of reading in kids all over the world.

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