Whether it’s making a statement with contrasting colours, vertically splitting space for siblings, or simply calming with softer shades – stripes are a versatile and playful way to bring a kid’s room to life.

Read on for a few bright ideas, then watch our quick how-to video for painting simple stripes.

Variety with vertical lines

If your children are sharing a space and have different ideas for the colour they want, use stripes to stylishly divide the room. This will give both siblings a space to call their own.

Which paints?
Try Bali Bamboo, Fleur de Lis and Bongo Jazz

Inspired? See our simple string and chalk technique for creating stripes.

A creative corner

Create a study corner in your child’s bedroom with green stripes

Carve out a zone of your child’s bedroom with a bold stripe to create their very own mini craft area. Why not use any leftover to create matching furniture?

A shade of green in a space devoted to creativity can be both energising and refreshing – the perfect setting to develop their artistic flair!

Feel like giving some other shapes a go? Take a look at what you can do with circles and geometric shapes.

Which paints?
Try Undersea Voyage, Fern Green, Storytime and Fresh Lime

A reading corner with added drama

Paint a stripe in the corner of your kid’s bedroom to create a reading nook

Every child loves bedtime stories, so create a snuggly nook for that special time. Select a colour or two that will stand out against your wall. If you’ve got neutral walls, go bright and if you’ve got darker shades, go light. The result? A striking pattern that will add depth and create a perfect spot to curl up together.

Which paints?
Try Carmine Rose, French Stripe Red, Gold Strike and Snowfield

Need some ideas on what colour to choose? Take a look at our quick guide to favourite colours for children’s bedrooms.

A simple stripe

Create a simple stripe on your child’s walls

Looking to quickly refresh your child’s walls? A single colour band around the room is efficient in both paint and time, and is all it takes to transform a room. Colour matching furniture or other accessories will add extra pops of vibrancy.

From small spaces to working within a budget, see our tips and tricks for creating inspiring children’s bedrooms.

Which paints?
Try Barton Blue and Prelude Blue

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