There's nothing more lovely decorate a baby's bedroom, choosing colors, picking wallpaper, and deciding on the perfect nursery furniture. It's such an exciting time, but with everything else you need to consider with the imminent arrival of a new human making these decisions can be a bit overwhelming. But fear not, our gorgeous gallery of kid's room ideas will help you come up with the dream look for your baby's bedroom. These don’t vary too much from boy to girl as we approach each child’s room design as individual.
We are currently working on a girls bedroom who’s number one hobby is gaming and a young boy that loves Unicorns. Bespoke pinboards in a fun fabric allow kids to personalise and update their space without ruining decor.
High street brands such as loaf and sofa.com (opens in new tab) have great space saving solitons such as the bed in a box. Get the look: The headboard is upholstered in Beata Heuman's Palm Drop Linen design in Blue Plaster.
Now, this beautiful design was hand-painted by interior designer Beata Heuman (opens in new tab) hand-painted a mural for her toddler's bedroom, but we know we're not all blessed with her talents – so you opt for one of the gorgeous options made by wallpaper companies for a similar look. If you are decorating a girl's bedroom and pink is on the cards but you want to give it a more gender-neutral twist, bring in some warm tones for a neutral nursery that is full of natural textures.
Not only will a bold wallpaper add some adult-approved style to a nursery, it also creates loads of interest for young eyes. Whether you're renting or just not wanting to commit to a full room of wallpaper, upholstering a large screen in a fun fabric is a fantastic alternative way to bring in cute patterns.
You can use the screen to soften a wall while adding a fun print or pattern – plus you can use it to hang things from too, like outfits for the next day. Here a rainbow is painted in muted, pastel shades instead of the bolder primary colors to create a softer, more serene space. Moving away from traditional rainbow colors altogether, this nursery idea takes Muted, earthy tones like deep beige, terracotta and pale yellows are really on-trend in kid's bedrooms right now, because they are gender-neutral and yet still feel soft and fun, perfect for a nursery.
You could commit to a classic pattern like stars, spots of stripes and lay a full carpet, or if you looking for something less permanent throw down a fun area rug for a similar effect. If you have the space, a seating in a nursery can provide both parents and children a place to perch, whether it's for nursing, reading or playing.
In this nursery designed by Katharine Pooley (opens in new tab), two mini wing back chairs, a small side table, sophisticated curtains and a clean window ledge with pretty picture frames create a grown-up look in this chic nursery. It would work well for a young child, a toddler, or even in a baby's room as the bed could be used as a daybed until they're old enough to sleep out of the cot.
Lack of color may sound bland in a room designed for children, but it keeps things calm and restful and is a classic scheme that can grow with them.
Keep walls white and bring in pale woods, then you can add pops of bolder colors with decor or a cute kid-sized armchair as seen in this nursery.
A really simple nursery idea to make it a more personal space is to add in their name, whether it be with a painted mural, a cute sign, or like this stylish nursery designed by Alessia Mainardi (opens in new tab), with letter cushions that you can move from shelves onto the bed when they get older. Take a neutral color scheme to the next level by giving it a western twist.
These desert-inspired hues to lend themselves perfectly to the theme, feel subtle and stylish as well as fun and creative. Mustard and navy might not be a classic color pairing for a nursery, but the coziness from the deep blue and the warmth from the yellow totally works. Plus, we love the funky way the walls have been painted; using masking tape to create a stylish pattern, that adds a contemporary edge to the room. Window treatments for nurseries may not be as thrilling as picking wallpaper or cute decor, but they are one of the most important aspects of the room's design.
You need to make sure you can block out most of the light for midday nap times and in the summer months when the days are longer. Black-out blinds are an option, but shutters just look so much more stylish, especially when you have fun with the colors and match them to a funky wallpaper.
To avoid any unnecessary stress we would advise starting to think about themes, colors, and furniture choices from around 18 weeks. Don't stress out if you are leaving some things last minute though, a perfect nursery isn't an essential for when baby arrives, so long as you have a place for them to sleep and a practical space to change them, smaller decor details can come later. Nursery walls are a blank canvas for hanging decor that's going to make the space feel personal to you and your child.
Create galleries walls to add lots of color and pattern or stick with one large statement piece.