Is decorating your child’s country bedroom keeping you awake at night?

Here are 6 children’s country bedroom ideas that will make you sleep like a baby, based on questions you’ve been asking

Where can I find robust country-style bunk beds that will last?
Think about choosing furniture that will withstand the wear and tear of the boisterous years. Bunk beds that convert into two full-size single beds will last through the school years. Check that the bunks are stable, and that the ladder has traditional wooden joints for longevity. High-sleepers are the next generation in bunk bed design. They provide versatility with multiple configurations, such as bed with lower bunk, futon, desk or storage.

New England bunk beds, col Silk White, H160xL202xW100cm, around £795, Aspace.

Is the attic a good space for a playroom?
Converting your loft into a playroom is a great option for slightly older children who do not need such close supervision. As well as a play table and chairs, include a cot bed or a full-size daybed, if there’s space, so that the room can double up for children’s sleepovers or as an adult guest room.

Child’s table, around £155; chairs, around £85 each; cot bed, around £569; bedside table, around £315; chest of drawers, around £950; rocking chair, £795; all Blue Almonds.

How can I personalise my child’s bed?
Children love to see their name on their furniture. It can be embroidered on to the headboard fabric (as below) or hand-painted on a wooden headboard or other furniture. At Leporello in-house artists can create something unique with birds, flowers, ribbons, butterflies or fairies.

Etien single headboard, around £1,056; fabric and embroidered name, from around £90, all Leporello.

Where can I find a quirky chest of drawers?
There is no reason why children’s furniture can’t be fun and practical at the same time. The Letter Head chest of drawers from Loaf offers heaps of storage and features hand-carved typography. The design is a hit with grown-ups as well as children. Because it’s in solid reclaimed fir, it’s environmentally friendly, too.

Letter Head four-drawer chest of drawers, around £545, H82xW115xD38cm, Loaf.

What’s a good alternative to plastic storage?
Children have a remarkable amount of stuff that even homes with ample cupboard space can struggle to find room for. A blanket box is a smart solution. It can be tucked neatly at the end of the bed or moved around as needed. Unlike plastic storage, which sometimes comes in garish colours, blanket boxes can also be upholstered in a wide range of fabrics so you can coordinate them with the décor of your child’s room.

Buttons blanket boxes in Flint brushed linen/cotton, H45xW130xD45cm, around £430 each, Sofa.com.

What sort of wallpaper would suit my child’s country bedroom?
Choose timeless, classic designs inspired by nature that will transform you child’s room into a magical place and create happy childhood memories. Charming wallpapers featuring woodland animals and forest folk will conjure up visions of the countryside and help to bring the outdoors inside. For a harmonious look, go for a palette inspired by colours found in nature.

Enchanted Wood wallpaper, col Duck Egg Blue/White, around £70 a roll, Hibou Home. http://www.hibouhome.com

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