Wallpaper is the perfect choice for a child's bedroom - and you can get some really fun and funky designs that just wouldn't work in other rooms in your home.
While wallpaper used to be a messy affair, it's now much easier to apply and much cheaper, so if they choose a specific print that doesn't last changes to their taste and age, it's not too tricky to re-paper the walls.
Here, we round up the best wallpaper styles for children's bedrooms. Don't start renovating their all-important room without taking a look below and having a read of our colour schemes for children's bedroomsfor more ideas.
Children's room with wood-effect wallpaper
Create a country bedroom look that grows with your child. Here, a soft palette of pale blue is teamed with driftwood-effect wallpaper for a relaxed rustic vibe. Jubilee-style bunting wall stickers on top add a celebratory touch. Continue the patriotic theme with a pretty Union Jack bedspread.
2/9 Children’s room with nautical striped wallpaper
A nautical theme is always a safe bet for a boy's bedroom. Striped wallpaper looks especially seaworthy when running horizontally with a cream and blue contrast. A decorative life buoy and boat shelves keep the look young at heart, while turquoise bed linen and furniture pick out the aqua tones on the wall. Keep the clutter hidden in storage trunks ready for an ocean voyage.
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3/9 Children’s room with vibrant floral wallpaper
Give a room a fresh meadow feel with a happy-go-lucky flower print wallpaper. A simple white backdrop is brought to life with a single wallpapered chimney breast in a cheerful turquoise pink and yellow. Continue the look with a vibrant yellow blind and brightly coloured toys and accessories. A cream iron bed gives the room a delicate, pretty touch.
Graham & Brown
Feather & Black
4/9 Teenager’s room with rose wallpaper
This teen room has been given grown-up elegance with a country rose feature wall. A decorative bedside table in raspberry adds girlish glamour while pretty floral storage trunks continue the romantic theme. Choose pale candy stripe curtains to blend in and warm the look up with a sumptuous deep pile rug.
5/9 Pretty children’s bedroom with butterfly wallpaper
Lift a neutral bedroom with a sugary pink butterfly motif. Cream walls, furniture and bedspread allow a butterfly silhouette wallpaper to take centre stage. A pink lamp and soft rug completes the cute girly style. Create interest with 3D paper decorations and appliqué cushions.
6/9 Modern boy’s bedroom with pictorial wallpaper
Give a young man's bedroom the studious look with a mature wallpaper. Here, an alcove becomes a sophisticated backdrop thanks to a subtle, book-print wallpaper. Perfect as a look that will last, the neutral style can be easily updated with soft furnishings as tastes mature. Add a masculine mark with a simple black bed frame. A royal blue throw adds colour and comfort.
Feather and Black
7/9 Children’s room with architectural wallpaper
Make a modern style statement with colourful quirky design. Wallpaper a single chimney breast with a strong pattern to create a fun focal point. Maximise space with white furniture and a mid-sleeper bed to keep the look bright and airy and the focus on the colourful etched wall design. Tie the look together with turquoise bedding and cushions.
Harlequin Brighton, John Lewis
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8/9 Powder blue nursery with flamingo motif wallpaper
Create a soothing nursery with a palette of powder blue and a beautiful feature wallpaper of wading flamingos. The serene style is continued with cream furniture and a simple, relaxing rocking chair. Complete the decorative look with a smart candy stripe Roman blind to add comfort and to pick out the flamingos' famous pink tones.
9/9 Teenage girl’s colourful and crafty bedroom
Transform a girl's bedroom into a carnival of colour and pattern. Your child will express their fun side with a bold hero wallpaper in fuchsia pink and pistachio green. Upcycle an old chest of drawers to fit the scheme and paint an assortment of frames with the leftover paint. Add little extras like pretty pink ribbon bows on door handles and crochet cushions for a perfect feminine finish.
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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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