Children’s bedrooms are always the most fun room in any house. Filled with nostalgic kids’ books, toys, fun furniture and acessories, it’s the place of dreams.
From four-poster beds to beautiful bunting and play drawers than combine fun and storage (win, win!), we’ve rounded-up the best furniture for your little one’s bedroom. If only they made these items for adults…
A classic four-poster bed, its posts entwined with butterfly and rose string lights, creates an enchanting country bedroom theme for a little girl. Airy drapes frame the bedhead and flamingo wallpaper adds a sense of fun. Provide plenty of storage for toys and books with a low chest and shelving thats custom built to fit the alcove.
At bedtime its fun to clamber into an old-fashioned wrought-iron bed. Painted in white, a metal bed is a country favourite. Match it up with a curvy-legged bedside table and simple white chest. For a speedy decorative effect fix star stickers to a pale blue feature wall behind the bed head and hang a string of bright bunting across the room.
Give a teenage girl a grown-up bedroom space with a contemporary white four-poster bed. Dress it up with a chic drape, trimmed with a bobble fringe for the feel of a private den. A duvet cover in a bold floral design and a spotty blanket tie in neatly with the bright pink and country green colours of the wallpaper. Pile on the cushions as a final touch.
When its playtime, a child-size table and chairs are just the thing for drawing, jigsaws and games or for a tea party. Include a bench with a lift-up storage seat. The slatted design, pale paint finish and plump striped cushions wont look out of place in a country children's bedroom. Keep the play room design simple, with white-painted walls and pale, waxed floorboards.
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In a shared children's bedroom, bunk beds make bedtime much more fun. For practicality and longevity, make sure that the ladder is sturdy and that the bunks will convert to full-size single beds. Painted wall panelling can be easily touched up if knocked or scratched - its country blue tone contrasts with the white beds and chest. Stick to the colour theme, dressing the bed in oversized check bed linen and a geometric patterned blanket.
Store away the remarkable amount of stuff that kids collect in a useful blanket box. Tucked neatly at the end of a bed, it can be easily moved around if needed. Double up in a twin room and, for a soft feel, choose beds upholstered in a warm raspberry fabric, contrasting with the buttoned blanket boxes in on-trend flint. Grey flooring trimmed in red co-ordinates effectively.
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Maximise the storage in your childs room with co-ordinated white-painted furniture. By including a wardrobe, open shelving, a chest of drawers and under-bed storage therell be no excuse for not packing everything away neatly. Paint the floor white and the wall a deep blue and tie the two together with fun blue/white bed linen. Soften the look with a block-design rug and starry lampshade.
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It's not only stored bedding and extra mattresses that can pull out from under a child's bed. A pull-out drawer for games is a great idea for a childs room. On top is a blackboard that reverses to a white finish. Beneath it, a divided drawer helps to organise favourite toys. If the room is small, selecting a bed and chest of drawers in a crisp white finish will make the most of the space.
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Every little girl would love a secret hideaway. This custom-built bed nook sets ample storage drawers beneath a comfy mattress. In this room children can climb up the ladder, settle in and draw the curtains for their very own play space. For a relaxed look, the furniture and surround are all painted in a neutral shade, with touches of pink in the curtains, cushions and lampshade as accents.
Storage boxes on castors are a practical way to organise bed linen or toys in a child's room. Scalloped edges lend these boxes country-cottage flair - paint them in cheerful green to contrast with the white bed and white painted floorboards. Dress the bed in a fun dotty duvet cover and bright patchwork quilt.
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