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Interior Inspiration: Bedroom Ideas for Children

When it comes to turning a house into a home, getting the bedrooms right is key. Every child deserves a room that’s not just practical but also fun.

If you’re looking for room concept ideas for your children, we aim to inspire you with this guide.

Match their passions

Young children in particular often have one keen interest, from space, dinosaurs, cars to magic, dolls, superheroes or their favourite TV show. Why not let their passion be the theme of the room? If you’re worried that they might move onto something new, you can buy wall stickers instead of wallpaper. Stickers can be removed easily without damaging paintwork.

As children get older, you’ll find that their tastes diversify and that a blank canvas might be a better way for them to show their personality. Posters are a great way of letting children express themselves, especially when they begin to move through different phases in their adolescence.

Inspire them

There are some fantastic wallpaper murals you can buy; how about decorating a feature wall with the view from a football stadium’s tunnel or covering their ceiling with a cosmic galaxy? There are plenty of ways to capture their imagination.

If they’re creatively minded, consider spaces to play with Lego or Duplo, add baseboards to the top of their toy boxes and even walls, so that they can create their own masterpieces on the fly.

Just make sure to have some plastic tubs nearby to clear away any unused bricks.

Make sure there’s room for all their coming achievements too. If you’ve got sports lover, why not frame their tops and memorabilia?

Make sure to leave a shelf for all their trophies and medals.

Did they achieve something special? Frame those certificates and remind your children of their successes.

Make sure to add a cork or magnetic board to their room, these can be a great addition so that your child can display notes or photographs and do a little decorating themselves.

Consider the practicalities

A child’s bedroom is their place to retreat to, a place to sleep as well as to play and express themselves. Storage space is important, so you might want to consider a low cabin bed for storage or a high sleeper to create a comfy nook to relax in. There are some fantastic, imaginative cabin beds available that look like everything from tree houses to London buses and even castles.

Be aware that the ways your child uses their room may change too. Their bedrooms will transform from playrooms when they’re younger to spaces where they can practise their hobbies and homework when they’re older – if they have an instrument to practice, their bedroom is the best place for it. Consider that sleepovers with their friends will be on the cards as they grow up too, so make sure there’s a sleeping bag hidden away somewhere.

If their friends will be staying over regularly then a bunk bed or high sleeper with a sofa bed underneath can be a good option.

Don’t forget about lighting, especially if you need a study area for them to do their homework or read.

A variety of lighting is important, consider that the main light on its own isn’t enough.

Spotlights and desk lamps can create focal points, themed lighting can inspire, and softer, ambient lights can help your children relax in the evenings.

Ask for their opinion

Children can have strong opinions and you don’t want to makeover their room only for them to say it’s babyish or boring.

To avoid this, ask them what they’d like their bedroom to look like.

You might think they’d want a football or princess themed room only to discover they want something more grown up.

A bedroom in a new build home is a chance for them to start from scratch and have the bedroom of their dreams.

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