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5 Bedroom Decorating Ideas That Your Child Will Love

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Written in collaboration with Children’s Bed Shop.

Little Mister H is lucky enough to have the only room in our house that has been properly decorated. And it is without a doubt my favourite room in the house. It is beautiful and perfect for him – our rainbow baby!

This is because our house was built in 1966 and needs to have a lot of work done on it. The ceilings need to be replastered, the house could do with being rewired, the upstairs doors need to be replaced and we need new carpets. Then there is the kitchen and the bathroom. Ugh!!

However, we have been chipping away at these big jobs. We’ve already had our garden staircase and balcony replaced and our heating system has been changed. And we’ve only lived in the house for over 2 years.

But once we get around to decorating, we definitely need to tackle Little Miss H’s room. And it doesn’t need to be a huge job. There are so many things that we can do to create a room that Little Miss H, and any other child, will love. Below are 5 bedroom decorating ideas that your child will love.

5 Bedroom Decorating Ideas That Your Child Will Love

1. New furniture

Updating old and broken furniture is a fantastic way to update a children’s bedroom. You can keep the furniture simple. For example, the furniture in Little Mister H’s room is all white. It works perfectly to give more space to the small room and the white cot, storage and chest of drawers look ideal with the bright rainbow theme of the room.

Little Miss H’s room is bigger. So we can probably afford to be more ambitious with the furniture that we choose. (Although I do love decorating a bedroom with white furniture.) I’m sure that Little Miss H, like most children, would adore a themed bed. To shop a selection of great themed beds for your child, click here.

2. A lick of paint

Painting a room can make such a difference. Just a little lick of paint can turn a drab bedroom into one that your child will love. Why not paint the room in their favourite colour? For Little Miss H, this would be pink. Or paint the room white and have a feature wall. This feature wall could be in a bold and bright colour or could be covered with a patterned wallpaper. This wallpaper could then set the theme for the whole bedroom. Flamingoes, spacemen, cowboys, ballerinas, rainbows? You’re bound to find a patterned wallpaper that will brighten up the room and make your child very happy.

A colourful airplane mobile for a children's bedroom - 5 Bedroom Decoration Ideas That Your Child Will Love - Mrs H's favourite things

3. All About The Accessories

A room can be transformed with the right accessories. This is also true for a child’s bedroom. You can really change the look and feel of a room by putting up some pictures or canvases. It might be a lovely idea to frame some of your child’s artwork or the treasured sleepsuits that they wore as a baby. Adding bunting, pom poms, cushions and bright or patterned curtains will also transform a room.

4. True Colours

If you’ve read this blog for a while then you will know that I love bright colours. And I like to fill my life with all the colours of the rainbow. I adore Little Mister H’s room because it is filled with bright colours that contrast perfectly with the white walls and furniture. Adding a splash of colour to a room can make such a difference. It can instantly brighten a dull room.

A photograph of a colourful painting of a child's hand prints framed to be a decoration in a child's bedroom - 5 Bedroom Decoration Ideas That Your Child Will Love - Mrs H's favourite things

5. Time To Declutter

If you don’t have the time or the money to invest in your child’s bedroom then it may be time to bring out the big guns. If your children are anything like mine then they seem to collect new toys on a daily basis. This leads to clutter everywhere. And it drives me nuts.

Decluttering your child’s bedroom will not only help you destress (goodbye carpet of toys) but it could also transform the room.  Start by getting rid of any clothes or toys that they’ve outgrown. Then look at the things they no longer use or play with. You can give these unwanted items to charity, pass them onto a friend with younger children or sell them to get a bit of extra pocket money.

What decorating ideas have you used to create a bedroom that your child loves?





Written in collaboration with Children’s Bed Shop.

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    March 29, 2018 at 2:35 pm

    Great post! Love the ideas I did some of the same things in one the bathrooms for my kids.

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