Children’s rooms – weird and wonderful

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Harness the wonder of a child?s imagination and bedroom decorating ideas take on a limitless flow of ideas, creativity and quirky fun. This selection of children?s rooms feed off these ideas tempered with the boring adult practicalities of storage space, functionality and sturdiness!

Creating a haven for your little darlings is an opportunity to let your inner child run free. This works fantastically with a set of bunk beds with a difference ?why not fit an MDF board to the front of the bed to create a cosy hideaway area for the bottom and top bunk, with an exposed ladder. Paint the MDF and surrounding walls in pastel tones and decorate with stencils.

Decorate your child?s ceiling with bold striped wallpaper and make this the main feature of the room. Paint the walls in neutral and dark tones with a simple white bed and black chest of drawers and really make the design stand out.

What could be more fun than creating a fantasy bedroom than by covering a wall in a painted fairy-tale mural ? team with stripped floorboards and accessorise with vintage toys. Or add a wall stencil in a bedroom of a giant tree or palm tree as a backdrop to a wrought-iron bed with fun safari style bedding. Finish the look with a sheepskin rug and a garland of lights trailed around the bed.

Create an Alice in Wonderland bedroom with bright and pastel colours and furniture. For a fantasy boy?s room add a red novelty racing car bed so he can dream of being the next Lewis Hamilton and hopefully be happy to go to bed. Complete the primary colour theme with a Union Jack flag above the bed.

Finding enough storage for all those toys is another big issue in a child?s bedroom. Why not create a built-in bunk bed with extra storage space built in for the ultimate fun hideaway.

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