Bedrooms

10 easy children's room ideas that will inspire children and parents alike

Putting together a cohesive, creative and practical scheme for a child’s bedroom is no mean feat.

Looking for easy children's room ideas that are fun and creative?

A child’s bedroom needs to be a flexible space, accommodating their changing needs from babyhood through to teenage years. So it makes sense to ensure that big-ticket items such as beds, wardrobes and chests of drawers will stand the test of time. Add colour, pattern and magical touches through fabric, lighting, artwork and quirky accessories.

Katharine Pooley is one of the most sought-after interior designers working internationally today. Here she shares some of her favourite tips to create a happy children's room.

1. HANG TOYS FROM THE CEILING

Aeroplanes and hot air balloons work especially well – time to order some airfoil models.

Easy children's room ideas

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2. SET UP A DEDICATED WORK SPACE

A study setup is ideal for craft making, homework, reading or simply daydreaming. A comfortable chair and ample book shelving is a must.

Easy children's room ideas

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3. INVEST IN A BUNK BED

I adore designing bedrooms with bunk beds. Children love them as they create space for sleepovers and den making – so cosy and fun.

Easy children's room ideas

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4. EMBRACE BRIGHTLY COLOURED ACCENTS

Playful details like bright orange cushions and lamps can really lift a room and make it pop.

Easy children's room ideas

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5. PATTERN IS YOUR FRIEND

Playful details like borders to window treatments add interest and character to brighten any room.

easy children's room ideas

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6. ADD QUIRKY AND PLAYFUL LIGHTING

It is a terrific way to make a bedroom feel like a cheerful children’s space.

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7. INCLUDE WALLPAPER IN YOUR DESIGN

Add colourful wallpaper to wardrobe panelling – it will draw the eye and brighten the room.

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8. RETHINK A THEME

Moving into their teenage years, it’s nice to add a bit of glamour to a girls bedroom. Create a feature dressing table or headboard that is chic but not too serious.

Happy children's space

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9. CREATE CHARACTER

Teenage boys deserve beautifully designed rooms too. I like to embrace and reflect their passions and create a refuge just for them.

Easy children's room ideas

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10. USE A CHILD FRIENDLY DECORATING IDEA

Need an instant fix to make a bedroom characterful yet child friendly? Wall stickers are brilliant for adding a touch of whimsy.

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Katharine Pooley, katharinepooley.com