Children relish having their own bedroom to play, read and sleep in and will likely want to make their mark with colour on the walls, floors and furnishings given half the chance.
While the traditional ‘pink for girls and blue for boys’ is still popular in nurseries and babies’ rooms, older children are more likely to go for a stand-out bold colour, which really reflects their personality.
Luckily, a child’s bedroom is the perfect room in the house to really have some fun. Be it with additional themes such as blues and reds of marvel bedrooms or even bright yellow Minion bedrooms, the right colour scheme will make the room an inviting space to enjoy – and might even encourage homework (we can but dream…).
To avoid endless requests for re-painting every year, try and go for a block colour that will still be loved a few years on. You can add accessories to perk it up which can be changing regularly without breaking the bank.
Pick a defining colour, such as this bold blue, then choose furniture and accessories accordingly. Smart curtains in a graphic, retro-style print add interest, while the walls give a bold backdrop. The floor has been kept neutral in order to make sure the look isn’t overwhelming.
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Colourful walls make this bedroom instantly fun and appealing to children. A patterned rug and curtains add interest to the room and offset the brightness of the wall colour.
Soft, purple carpet is used to cover a raised platform surrounding the bed in this girly room. This adds a tactile quality and contrasts nicely with the smooth finish of the patterned glass bedhead.
Pink is the obvious choice for a girl, but to prevent it becoming too sugary use a mix of patterns in vibrant shades of raspberry, red and orange. Temper them with white walls and furniture to keep the look fresh and contemporary.
The bold colour of the alcoves is picked up in this quirky London bus-themed wallpaper. A Union Jack rug in surprising shades completes the look.
Different shades of pink have been used in this girl’s bedroom for a modern, tonal effect. The white furniture helps to soften the vibrancy of the pink.
Orange and raspberry make a bold statement and go perfectly with stylised floral curtain fabric and a floral duvet cover and pillowcases. The colourful cushions really complete the look.
Add colour in an unusual way with this quirky alphabet wallpaper. One drop in a stronger colour gives it added oomph.
And now for something completely different… a striped ceiling is designed to be a cheery sight for a child as soon as they wake up, and it’s a striking alternative to papering or painting a statement wall. We love this look.
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Blues and greens combine to make a striking feature wall and are a good foil for warm, wood furniture and natural flooring. Cheerful motifs on the window treatment add a sense of fun and create a welcoming look. A ceiling shelf is a pretty but practical storage solution for toys, especially in a room with a bunk bed.
Soft grey walls are the perfect neutral shade for a new babys room. Add gentle warmth and colour with fresh lime, baby pink and powdery blue in stripes and checks. The pale furniture creates a restful feel and keeps the look clutter free. The Eames rocker is a stylish take on a nursing chair.