Go to the top of the class with this creative artwork for kids' rooms

Rather than go down the typical route of pretty pink for girls and sky blues for boys, you can keep children’s bedrooms neutral and dress up the walls with artwork. Not only will it save on the decorating overhaul every few years, it’s the perfect way to help your kids get involved in decorating their own room.

1. Create Your Own

gallery wall in childrens bedroom with study desk and chair

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Make the most of your children's artistic flair by putting together a gallery space of their favourite pieces of artwork. Go for a collection of simple, inexpensive frames to offset the colourful creations.

articulate kids frames

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Triple A4 3D frame, £25, Articulate range,

Look for clever frames that allow you to easily slide pictures in and out from the top so can make a quick change over when you're little artist has had creative afternoon. The deep frames don't have glass in them so it will also allow you to display 3D or collage pictures.

2. Statement Murals and Wall Stickers

Go for a big wow-wall statement with a mural. You can take it down the educational route with a world map or simply pick something bright and bold!

mr perswall world map

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Whole Wide World, £30 per m2, Mr Perswall

An inspirational quote or a cluster of wall stickers will liven up a blank wall, and the temporary nature of the stickers mean they will be easy to remove once they've grown out of the design.

ferm living mini stars wall stickers

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Mini stars wall stickers, £16, Ferm Living range, This Modern Life

northlight homestore balloons wall stickers

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Littlephant Balloons wall stickers, £39.60, Northlight Homestore

These playful balloons will brigthen up a plain white wall.

noths dream big little one wallsticker

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Dream Big Little One wallsticker, Nutmeg range, Not On The Highstreet

Choose a positive quote to start the day!

3. Personalised Space

For a truly bespoke piece of art work, you can use your child's name for personalised wallstickers, murals and art work.

the alphabet Illuminated canvas letter room

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Alphabet Illuminated Canvas, from £54.95, The Letteroom

Have your child's name in lights! This bright idea is a personalised illuminated canvas, hang above a desk space or bed for a soft glow.

tree and bunting mural wall stickers

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Tree & Bunting mural, £39.99, Prints 4 Your Tiny Creatures

Create a feature wall in a nursery, this mural allows you to add your baby's name, date of birth and weight for a truly unique piece.

smallable giant play colouring in poster

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Giant Play Colouring-in poster, £7.18, Smallable

You provide the poster and the kids provide the colour! For once you won't tell them off for drawing on the walls.

4. Ready to Hang

Source some fun and friendly artwork that will add character and style to the bedroom.

made pipkin animal framed artwork

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Pipkin Animal framed artwork, £39 each, Made

Look for a collection of contemporary prints to group in a square of four or hang in a line up of three.

Go retro! Choose posters with timeless illustrations.

unique and unity circus giclee print

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Circus Giclee print, £25, Unique and Unity

ingela arrhenius tiger poster

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Ingela Arrhenius Tiger Poster, £18.95, Omm Design range, Hus & Hem

spineless classics alices adventures in wonderland print

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland print, £34.99, Spineless Classics

These unique posters tell a whole story within one piece of art work.

5. Kids' Rule!

Children will love tracking their ever changing height, there's no need for a messy pencil marks on the wall any longer!

cox and cox tape measure wall hanging

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Tape Measure wall hanging, £70, Cox & Cox

You might be slightly reluctant to make a mark on this beautiful hand-pulled screen print!

bold and noble grow screen print

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Grow screen print, £35, Bold & Noble

dust bunnies height chart

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Dust Bunnies height chart, £32, Spin Collective range, Not On The Highstreet

This wall sticker height chart would be a quirky little addition to the bedroom.

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Tamara was Ideal Home's Digital Editor before joining the Woman & Home team in 2022. She has spent the last 15 years working with the style teams at Country Homes & Interiors and Ideal Home, both now at Future PLC. It’s with these award wining interiors teams that she's honed her skills and passion for shopping, styling and writing. Tamara is always ahead of the curve when it comes to interiors trends – and is great at seeking out designer dupes on the high street.