Create a fun kids' play space in 5 steps

A child's bedroom is his or her sanctuary - it's where small people play, learn, sleep and dream.

A child's bedroom is his or her sanctuary - it's where small people play, learn, sleep and dream.

Whatever the space you have available for your child's room, it's easy to create the perfect space for both rest and play.

Here, we walk you through five easy steps to creating this beautiful room. From the paint colours to the furniture and everything inbetween, step this way for everything you need to get your hands on to create this perfect play space...

1/5 Hardwearing furniture

childrens room with wooden bed and hanging baskets

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Solid, well-made furnishings will give a child's bedroom a sense of calm serenity. Add a bold, earthy colour above a painted dado rail to make it a warm, fun play space, too.

The Ludo bunk bed is from The Children's Furniture Company. Find the ruler height chart and Natural Eden play table at Great Little Trading Co.

2/5 Use sisal flooring

sisal flooring with wooden pin and skipping rope on it

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A kid's' room should be virtually indestructible, but that doesn't mean a style-free void. A utilitarian, sisal carpet and muted fabrics mean you can use strong colour on the walls - and, even better, change it without replacing anything else.

The sisal basket flooring is from Crucial Trading. Find the skittles and skipping rope at Hen & Hammock.

3/5 Opt for muted fabrics

bedroom with light coloured bedsheets

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Bedding and accessories in pale colours give this cottage-style bedroom timeless charm.

Find the Ticking pillowcase and linen sheet at Toast.

4/5 Go for earthy colour

earthy colours for childrens bedroom

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Paint your children's bedroom in warm, earthy tones for an authentic country-style look.

Find the Flower Pot matt wall emulsion at Earthborn.

5/5 Save space with baskets

hanging baskets for storage

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Save floor space by hanging baskets on the wall for toys and bedding.

Find boxes to suit every budget, from hand-crafted plywood cases, to white-lidded card boxes with a blackboard panel for labelling from

Want to see more children's bedroom images? Visit our children's room channel for more decorating ideas, and check out our essential guide. For all the latest news and features, follow us on Twitter and Facebook.


Tamara was Ideal Home's Digital Editor before joining the Woman & Home team in 2022. She has spent the last 15 years working with the style teams at Country Homes & Interiors and Ideal Home, both now at Future PLC. It’s with these award wining interiors teams that she's honed her skills and passion for shopping, styling and writing. Tamara is always ahead of the curve when it comes to interiors trends – and is great at seeking out designer dupes on the high street.