Creating children’s bedroom designs is something that you can really throw yourself into to the extent that it can be great fun for all the family. Your choice will obviously be dictated to by your child’s interests but it’s true to say that the range of finished product is as unlimited as your imagination. Here are 10 ideas that are oozing with inspiration and are sure to get you into the decorating mood.
1.Batman, Batman, Batman!
Some Superheroes come and go while it seems that others will be with us forever. The character Batman has been around for 50 years or so now and after a brief slump in popularity, recent film releases have made the Caped Crusader more popular than ever before. Batman themed wallpaper and curtains can also be completed by an ice cool Batmobile style bed.
2.Other Superheroes and TV characters
Batman may arguably be the most popular superhero but he has plenty of competition from Superman, Spiderman and the rest. If your child has another preference for anyone else, then you can be certain that themed wallpaper and furniture is available. The same principle applies for any children’s TV characters from Spongebob Squarepants to the Teletubbies.
3.Racing car themes
Similar to the Batmobile bed, the concept of having a racing car to sleep in has been with us for some time now. This is a good option as there are so many choices from Cartoon characters, Formula One and other racing cars and much more. Remember to keep the car as the centrepiece and decorate around it for more emphasis.
Other characters to enjoy a surge in popularity include Cinderella and a whole host of other Princesses brought to life by Disney. For a younger girl’s bedroom this can be the perfect accompaniment and the décor all around is bound to encourage lots of sleepovers! In fact, you can go a stage further here by turning a bed into Cinderella’s carriage.
5.Under the sea
If your child is fascinated by sea creatures and everything that can be found under the water then a marine theme is ideal. You can include the real along with the mythical here as you get to mix fish with mermaids and don’t forget the pirate’s treasure chest! It’s remarkable just how easily this can be created simply by using wallpaper, coupled with some stencils and the right colour scheme in the remainder of the room.
6.Up, up and away
At the other end of the scale from what’s below the surface, who can honestly say that they haven’t been fascinated by what lies in outer space? Once again, you can mix fantasy from TV programmes such as Doctor Who and Star Trek together with the reality of our amazing solar system.
Pirates are another enduring favourite theme for children of all ages and once again, there are so many options. From the Disney characters in Peter Pan through to the more recent Pirates of the Caribbean movies, the choice is yours and it’s a huge selection for you to ponder. A recurring theme through many of these suggestions is the bed and here you can turn it into a pirate’s galleon ready for your child to come aboard.
8.Cowboys and Indians
The name says it all really and this is another subject that fascinates young children. Once again, a room can be transformed with specifically themed wallpaper and clever stencilling together with an intuitive choice of colours elsewhere. As for the bed, what better way to finish the look than by adding an authentically made Indian Wigwam?
9.Interactive building toys
Construction toys such as Meccano, Lego and others have been with us for decades and despite the growth in computer games, they are still immensely popular to this day. Some very creative designers have taken these as a theme and designed an entire room around them with Lego bases on the walls and parts of the floor. The concept then allows your child to continue building on a huge scale and to carry on designing buildings and even towns in a fun and educational way that really fires their imagination.
As your child gets older they may grow out of many of the themes listed here but that doesn’t mean that they have to revert to a standard bedroom design. School may start to take over but try to think of ways in which you can inspire them to learn by creating space and making a room a bright and healthy place to do homework in. As they establish firm interests, design around them by including animal wallpaper and prints for the nature lovers and stars and planets for those with a passion for astronomy. Getting older doesn’t have to mean compromising on fun! This post was written by interior designer Anne Haimes. AH Interior Design offers a comprehensive interior design service and an online store for luxury household items. You can follow them on Twitter @annehaimes.