We find the perfect styles, and decorating and design ideas perfect for kids' bedrooms for children of all ages, from toddlers to teens.
Toddlers 0-3 years
Create a lovely nursery with a standout cot and delightful details. Clever storage ideas such as colour coordinate baskets will look more grown-up and last for the long term.
- Choose a chic cot that can convert into a bed for a long-term investment
- Choose furniture that can adapt, like this clever cabinet-meets-change table
- Cardboard toys and decals are fun space-savers
- Open shelves allow easy access to story books
“The storage that works best for each stage of life is shelving. Add baskets and tubs for versatility and to keep the option of open shelves” ~ Helen Butler, Clutter Rescue
Primary school 4-7 years
Classic furniture and pretty feature pieces form a girly haven
“Decorate just one wall and use it as a feature – it saves time, money and energy”Jessica Williams
- Enchanting wallpaper teamed with playful bedlinen makes bedtime a breeze
- A drawing corner encourages artistic expression
- Timeless white storage can adapt as your child grows
- Take style cues from the rumpus room and place chairs, a small table and buckets to hold toys and other knick-knacks
Tweens 8-12 years
Personality meets practicality with playful pops of pattern that make this room appeal for either a girl or boy's bedroom.
- A convertible daybed can be a sofa, bed or double bed, with storage drawers underneath
- A chalkboard table is ideal for homework and games
- Create the ultimate hideaway to camp out in. We love the teepee pent for tweens
- Choose double-duty storage that’s cute and clever
“Let the soft furnishings reflect the age of your child. Add more mature textiles as they get older or let them choose their own” ~ Jessica Williams, Ikea
Teens 13-19 years
High-tech meets old school for a hip hangout
- Choose a bed that reflects their personality. Even night owls will meet their curfew with this modern take on vintage cool (above, left)
- Keep up-to-date with all the latest gadgets
- Showcase prized possessions on open shelving
- A cool desk encourages study
“For the most successful colour scheme, include your kids in the decision-making process. This is especially important for teenagers” -Andrea Lucena-Orr, Dulux.
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