17 brilliantly fun kids bedroom decorating ideas that will make you want to be a child again

From blackboard walls and vibrant wallpapers to window seats and secret dens, it’s safe to say that when it comes to decorating, kids have all the fun. Get inspired by these 17 fun decorating ideas.

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1. Fun wallpaper

Cover the walls (and even the ceiling!) in a colourful and cheerful wallpaper.


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Or use a vibrant pattern to create an accent wall.


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You could also use wallpaper to cover bookcases, chests of drawers and wardrobes, the side panels of bunk beds or even the back of shelves to create a sense of fun and playfulness.


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2. Use chalkboard paint

Paint an entire wall with chalkboard paint so you can stop worrying about them ruining the walls.


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Black not really your colour? You could brave it entirely and let your kids have free reign in their room…


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3. Create a cosy den

Create a cosy nook under bunk beds, or splash out on a teepee, play house or play tent.


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4. Up-cycle old art

Transform boring artworks from charity shops by splashing on a bold colour to suit your scheme.


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5. Clever art

Hang a few fun educational posters in their room and they won’t even realise they’re learning during their down-time.


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6. Trophy wall

Collect felt, papier-mâché or other faux animal busts to create an unusual wall display.


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7. Up pinboard

Add some entertainment to their notice board with this fun “Up” inspired balloon house.


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8. Toy cupboard

Arrange all their toys out of sight but within reach in an old wardrobe. It’ll reduce so much mess!


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9. Display their own art

Who needs expensive art when kids make their own hilarious creations daily?


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Frame their best works for a long lasting display.


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10. Starry ceiling

Find a pretty star printed wallpaper to decorate the ceiling, or have a go at stencilling it yourself.


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11. Window seat

Build a cosy window seat. Don’t have a suitable window you can use? You can still create the same nook against any wall by arranging book cases on either side and shelves above it.


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Make it extra cosy by installing some wall lights.


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12. Vintage touch

Rummage through markets, eBay, your mother’s attic and second hand shops for fabulous vintage finds. Give old toys and books a good clean and give them a new lease of life.


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13. Colour burst

Paint an old chest of drawers or book case in a bold colour to inject instant fun into a child’s bedroom.


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14. DIY storage jars

Up-cycle old unwanted plastic toys by glueing them to the lids of storage jars, and spray painting them in a block colour. These fun storage jars are ideal for pens and crayons and loose bits, and look pretty on the shelves.


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Baskets are a pretty way of storing larger items, like stuffed animals.


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15. Double trouble

Even if your kids don’t share a room, having a twin room is perfect for when they want their friends to come round and stay. No more faffing around with inflatable mattresses on the floor, and the beds look so pretty as a pair.

 


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Or even as a room for three!


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16. Teepee

A fun teepee is a great den or hiding spot, and the perfect prop for their role play games. Plus they look rather pretty, too.


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17. Display favourites

Don’t hide away everything, the way you might in the rest of the house. Kids rooms oddly look rather fun when they’re cluttered, especially if the items on display have character and are arranged somewhat neatly.


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