Essential guide to children’s rooms

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.


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


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

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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