Inspiring decorating ideas for children’s bedrooms

From working with small spaces, to trying Scandinavian style, see our top budget-friendly ideas for decorating your child’s bedroom.

Looking for the perfect palette to transform your kid’s walls? We’ve got some versatile ideas that can work in any bedroom. See our tips and tricks to start decorating your little one’s space.

Making the most of a small bedroom

Painting small spaces doesn’t rule out big ideas, especially when it comes to kids’ bedrooms. You can use colour zoning to transform unused nooks into bunks, lounging areas, or even homework stations. Be bold and creative, try feature walls with circles and geometric shapes in block colour to create an environment that will feed your child’s imagination.

Take a look at how you can create the perfect circle on your walls.

Which paints?
Try Funny Valentine, Bali Bamboo and Indian Summer

For those moments where food, mud, paint or crayon make it on to your walls, make forgiveness easy with our washable and tough Kids' Space Emulsion Paint. It is a hi-tech, air-purifying paint specially designed for household with children. It creates a hard, smooth burnish surface that allows most common marks and stains to be easily wiped away. Highly resistant to stains left by children without degrading the finish.

A playful unisex bedroom

If you’re set with the challenge of decorating a room that will please both a boy and girl, give soft shades of pale green, dove grey and citrus yellow a go. These can work well alone or in harmony to create a calming yet bright bedroom for your little ones.

See how you can create the perfect stripes in your colours.

Which paints?
Try Oyster Bay, Tranquil and Golden Kiwi

Calmingly neutral

How to get the most out of a neutral colour scheme in your child’s bedroom
A neutral coloured bedroom for a child

If you’d like to try something different and step away from the bold and bright colours often seen in children’s bedrooms, try neutral shades.

An earthy grey, paired with luscious green and navy accessories will create a peaceful atmosphere and the perfect backdrop to your child’s creativity and toys. Finish the look by hanging your child’s drawings on the wall and display toy models on shelves.

Which paints?
Try Fencepost

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Bedroom on a budget

Get the most out of decorating your child’s room while on a budget
Colourful children’s room

Adding a touch of colour to your kid’s bedroom doesn’t have to break the bank. A clever splash of paint can refresh and restore any space. Whether you’ve got a leftover tin from another project or tester pots at hand, you can create anything from stripes to a split-effect on your kid’s walls, using minimal paint for maximum effect.

Which paints?
Try Sun Kiss

Stylishly Scandinavian

Introduce Scandinavian style to your kid’s bedroom for a new look
Scandinavian style

Minimalist and modern, Scandinavian style is sweeping homes around the world. So why stop at kids’ bedrooms? Crisp white walls punctuated with the occasional burst of vibrant colour can create a brilliant space for your child. And introducing ‘less is more’ to developing young minds isn’t a bad thing either!

Which paints?
Try Wentworth White

Looking for more inspiration? Have a look at our guide to favourite colours for children’s bedrooms.

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