Designing children’s rooms

Trying to create a bedroom for any child/teenager can be challenging, as whilst you want your child to love their room, you also want it to have a bit of style!

Our show homes often include children’s rooms and we’ve created them with kids in mind. Our interior designer, Catherine, has designed a couple of show home bedrooms based on her own children’s interests such as the bike themed room at St. Bridget’s, Brigham and the cutest doggy wallpapers and fabrics at Quentin Park, Cumwhinton.

And it needn’t cost the earth either. The bike room was pulled together from bike parts bought off amazon (bedside table from B&M with a bike wheel attached to the top) and a bike rim that was made into a light (and made ‘safe’ by our electricians!) The wardrobe was wallpapered with a bike wallpaper and handlebars added as handles.

The doggy room wallpaper and material were a bit of a luxury in terms of cost, but the dog kennel was made out of ply-wood and covered in some of the leftover fabric and edged with pompoms from Dunelm – the dog was also from Dunelm!

A music themed room at Cumwhinton, was again, fairly inexpensive with a drum kit (Argos), various musical accessories from Amazon including drumsticks, ‘record’ wall clock and cymbal ceiling light.

One of our other favourites was the ‘house’ bed we made at St. Bridget’s, Brigham. We bought a bed from Argos and added a wooden frame to it and painted it white and then added plenty of pompom lights and throws (wall mural, rug and lights from mamas and papas.)

The key to any scheme is to add interest and texture by using throws and layering them – so maybe one or two in different colours/materials, then add cushions and wall art/photos. And don’t forget the lighting!