Decorating a children’s room can certainly be lots of fun. And what better way to put the finishing touch on your decorating scheme than with a gorgeous children’s wallpaper? Bright and playful wallpaper prints will inject some fun into a toddler’s room, but there are plenty of less childish (but not too grown-up) wallpaper designs out there that will appeal to older kids, and even see them through to teenage years. From cute children’s characters in beautiful backdrops to clever designs that actually inform and teach your kids, we’ve rounded up our favourite kids’ wallpapers that we know you and your little ones will love.
The monochrome and gold colour combination gives this a more sophisticated feel than your average children’s wallpaper, without being too grown-up. Inspired by traditional ancestral family portraits, this design features charming animals characters framed in olive leaf wreaths. It’s the simple, Scandi feel that has us believing kids of all ages would love it.
Rockett St George
There’s nothing more fun than the forbidden, which is why kids will love this wallpaper that encourages them to draw directly onto the wall; simply hand them a set of colouring pencils and watch their artistic talents blossom. Give your kids the opportunity to personalise their room by adding colour and doodles direct to this quirky Graham & Brown wallpaper, created by illustrative designer Lizzie Mary Cullen. L10m x W52cm roll. Pattern repeat 53cm.
Here’s a children’s wallpaper for any young space cadets out there. A rich blue provides a backdrop for cute rocket ships, waving astronauts, floating planets and friendly aliens, all topped off with a generous sprinkling of encased glitter for that extra star-dusted look. Co-ordinating paints and plain wallpaper are available in case you want to mix and match. 10m x 53cm roll. Pattern repeat 53cm.
This richly detailed cherry-tree design has a cute, folksy feel, with birds, bird boxes and butterflies tucked among the branches. The trees themselves have a whispy, hand-drawn aesthetic, and the three colourways – neutral, red and yellow – would work in a boy’s or girl’s bedroom. 10.05m x 53cm roll. Pattern repeat 70cm.
Borastapeter at Wallpaper Direct
Clouds are a popular motif in home decor at the moment, and work wonderfully in a kid’s room. This bright, modern children’s wallpaper will add a splash of colour to a boy’s or girl’s bedroom scheme. 10m x 52cm roll. Pattern repeat 52cm.
Graham and Brown
Inspired by the original Peggy Fortnum illustrations, this charming Jane Churchill wallpaper features our favourite literary bear, Paddington. It’s perfect for a toddler’s room and sure to appeal to girls and boys alike. L10m x W68.5cm roll. Pattern repeat 61cm.
This quirky Scion wallpaper is perfect if you want to make a splash in a children’s room. The cool grey hue adds a sophisticated touch taking it beyond just the toddler years. It has every base covered – it’s fun, subtle and would work in any scheme, for a boy or girl. L10.05m x W52cm roll. Pattern repeat 52cm.
This vintage-style children’s wallpaper takes you on a whistle-stop tour of all the capital’s biggest landmarks, from Big Ben and Buckingham Palace to the London Eye and Tower Bridge. Young bus lovers will enjoy the obligatory double-decker, too. 10m x 52 cm roll.
The doodle-like design of this two-tone children’s wallpaper will appeal to older kids as well as toddlers. It manages to sneak in a bit of educational value as well, with cute depictions of international landmarks – from the pyramids to the Statue of Liberty – that your kids will have fun identifying. 10 m x 52cm roll. Pattern repeat 64cm.