At some point during their pre-school years most little boys - and plenty of little girls, too - become obsessed with becoming a superhero! All of a sudden their worlds are filled with an unquenchable need for comic strips, crusading costumes and daydreams about being Marvel Avengers characters, whose sole purpose is to defeat crime and evil with sensational strength. So, what better way to fuel their developing and adventurous minds than turning their own bedrooms into a real-life secret lair! Whether Hulk, Iron Man, Spiderman or the Black Widow is their favourite, take a look at our Marvel-inspired bedroom ideas with marvel wallpaper, pops of bright colour and action packed bedlinen to bring their imaginary worlds to life.
Take it to the max
You'll certainly become your child's superhero if you give them a Marvel bedroom like this! Start with a subtle backdrop of soft blue, teamed with white furniture and a plain rug to balance the scheme. Then go to town with marvel wallpaper and matching bed linen. Blue curtains and a brilliant-red blind picks out the primary colours to complete the look.
All Marvel products, B&Q
For older heroes
This pared-down look is perhaps more suited to the 'tween' superhero fan; it's a bit more artistic, with its funky black-and-white speckled wallpaper. This grainy comic-book-print texture picks out the seriously cool bed linen, which features Marvel favourites Captain America, Iron Man and Spiderman. To the side, a framed strip of comic strip marvel wallpaper and strong red chair make a smart white desk a more appealing place for homework time!
Bed linen, John Lewis
Make it easy to update
We all know children can be fickle creatures, so this is a great look if you think your little Avenger may hang up their cape sooner rather than later. Cool grey walls, white floating shelves and versatile furniture means the bedroom can be later updated once the next passion comes along. In the meantime embrace their current interest by filling the shelves with Marvel memorabilia and accessories, and layer their bed with awesome retro bed linen.
Bed linen, Pottery Barn
Get creative with paint
If commercial looks really aren't your thing, compromise by creating a more universal superhero scheme. Paint a Gotham-city-style silhouette skyline on the wall, complete with a personalised letter calling signal that shoots into the night sky - just like Batman's.
Commission a mural
Step beyond traditional marvel wallpaper repeats and make a striking wall-sized statement; consider commissioning a local artist to create an eye-catching mural that's sure to make your child the envy of all their friends. If an artist's impression is beyond your budget, there are plenty of wallpaper murals to choose from - both online and on the high street - that will fill a whole wall.
Similar wall mural, Graham & Brown
Sometimes less is more
If graphic novel or comic strip imagery plastered everywhere is a bit too brash for your interior tastes, take a different tack. Create a softer, more retro - or orignal comic-book-era style - with just a few aged accents here and there. These upcycled crates have been turned into clever child-friendly storage shelves with colourful Marvel wallpaper inserted inside.
There are plenty of funky products on the market to help you create the Marvel bedroom of your child's dreams. Take a look at a few of our favourites...
Marvel Colour Your Own Superheros Wallpaper, from £9 per roll, House of Fraser
1 Wall Wallpaper Mural Comics Batman Superman Wonder Woman, £24.99 Iwantwallpaper.co.uk
Marvel 3D wall lights, £29, Very.co.uk
Captain America Shield rug, Amazon
Marvel bean bag, £29, The Disney Store
Marvel metal badges, Graham & Brown
Comic strip cushion, £29, Coconut Grass at Etsy
Looking for a super bed for your child's bedroom? Take a look at our Product Finder.
If you're looking to fix up your child's bedroom then the costs can soon pile up. Take a look at our Budget children's room design ideas. Love a themed bedroom? Take a look at these fun and cheeky ideas for Minion bedrooms or go for a Jurassic Park scheme with these dinosaur bedrooms.
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Rachel Homer has been in the interiors publishing industry for over 15 years. Starting as a Style Assistant on Inspirations Magazine, she has since worked for some of the UK’s leading interiors magazines and websites. After starting a family, she moved from being a content editor at Idealhome.co.uk to be a digital freelancer and hasn’t looked back.
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