Essential guide to children’s rooms

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  • Everything you need to know about decorating children's rooms

    Whether you’re preparing your first nursery or trying to turn a children’s den into a teenage living space, we’ve got some great ideas and expert advice to help you create the perfect children’s room without breaking the bank.

    Planning

    Using a paint calculator will help you buy just the right amount - see our links below

    Planning a decorating project will save you time, money and effort and produce professional-looking results.

    Paint, wallpaper and fabric calculators
    Work out exactly how much you’ll need to complete the job and save money on waste and leftovers

    Colour ideas
    Be inspired by three different looks aimed at all ages

    Safety guidelinesKeep kids safe and sound with our essential guide to child-proofing your home

    How to…
    Follow these basic decorating rules to create an ideal space for youngsters

    Decorating

    Create a pretty scheme and spark your child's imagination at the same time, with a pictorial wallpaper

    From gorgeous papers to inspiring schemes, we’ve got a one-stop shop for decorating a kid’s bedroom.

    Children’s wallpaperCreate a feature wall with our pick of the loveliest kids’ wallpaper patterns

    Decorating ideas for all ages
    How to decorate a nursery, a toddler’s bedroom, design a room for older children and create the perfect teen haven.

    Room galleryBrowse through hundreds of images of beautiful children’s rooms

    Video guide to decorating a children’s room
    Top style tips and advice on creating the perfect room for youngsters

    Decorating advice
    Our design expert answers your most tricky decorating dilemmas

    Ideal products

    We point you in the direction of the best sources for kids' furniture

    From beautiful beds to brightly-coloured bunting, we’ve found the best stuff for kids…

    Best websites
    Do your shopping online with our top 10 websites for children’s rooms

    The best children’s playhouses
    From pirate ships to country cottages, we’ve found the best wendy houses on the market

    Great products
    Browse our favourite pieces from nursery furniture to home accessories for teens

    Storage
    Keep toys together and bedrooms tidy with these fun storage boxes

    Best games
    Great ideas for summer holidays

    Great rooms

    A scheme tailored to your child's personality, like this colourful teen bedroom, will keep them happy

    Our favourite decorating schemes for children’s bedrooms

    See 10 different looks
    Find your perfect style with our quick-look gallery

    Baby girl
    Create aFrench-style nursery witha show-stopping crib

    Baby boy
    Create a restful nursery with shades of blue

    Twin nursery
    Prepare for double trouble with our top tips

    Young girl
    Be inspired by a gorgeous girly bedroom

    Young boy

    Create a fun-packed boy’s bedroom

    Shared boys bedroom
    Bunk beds get a modern twist for two boys between 6 and 12 years

    Shared girl’s bedroom
    Built-in beds divide the space

    Teen girl

    Create a multi-zoned bedroom with space for homework and relaxing with friends

    Teen boy
    A funky and versatile bedroom that doubles up as a study, rehearsal room, dorm and TV den!

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