Easy-to-try interior ideas for your kid's bedroom

Let's face it, children's tastes seem to change weekly, so it's fruitless spending a lot of time and money putting together a bedroom theme they'll soon tire of.

But these six interiors ideas won't cost you the earth, will look fantastic in your kids' bedrooms and are super easy to update as they grow up.

Hang some wallpaper

While patterned wallpaper feels too stuffy for kids, we love the idea of using it to build a feature wall they can admire and even learn from.

Unlike the wallpapers of yesteryear, newer wallpapers are relatively easy to hang and can be done yourself, without the expense of hiring a professional.

A world map mural is something they'll take years to grow out of and is an opportunity for your kids to brush up on their geography, too.

Image source: Graham & Brown

String up some fairy lights

Soft lighting can add ambience to any space. Fairy lights are a great way to create a magical atmosphere in your child's room and - fingers-crossed - might even make the prospect of bedtime more appealing.

They're available in a myriad of colours, shapes and sizes and if you don't have a powerpoint nearby, plenty of fairy lights are made with batteries and can be placed almost anywhere.

To hang, stick a few removable hooks to the wall or wind the lights around a bedhead, curtain rail or shelves.

Image source: Etsy

Build a reading nook

Make reading time an event by building the cubby house-slash-reading nook of your child's dreams.

Hang a mosquito net from the ceiling and arrange cushions, pillows and blankets on the floor underneath to create a cosy reading canopy that's even irresistible to adults.

If you're up for a bit more of a challenge, pitch a colourful tent or teepee in their bedroom and it'll soon become the sleepover destination of choice for all your kid's friends.

Image source: Pinterest / The Handmade Home

Open an art exhibition

Encourage your child's artistic side by turning their bedroom into their very own art exhibition.

Preserve their paintings and drawings in photo frames and hang them on the walls - it'll look much better than having their frayed-edged drawings stuck to the fridge or sitting in piles around the house.

And if your kid really loves to paint, set up an easel in the space, with lots of brushes and paints, to make their very own studio (just make sure you protect the floors!).

Image source: The Imagination Tree

Install some shelving

Hanging shelves will mean there's a lot less 'stuff' lying around the floors, and if you're going to the trouble of putting them up, you might as well make them pretty.

We think these cloud-shaped shelves will look great filled with books, toys and memorabilia, and it's simple to repaint them or change the contents to suit your child's tastes as they get older.

Image source: Etsy


Decals must have been made with fickle children in mind. You can go as loud and lairy as you like with these babies, because as soon as they've moved onto their new favourite thing, you can just peel off the decal and start afresh.

There's a decal for every occasion, but this solar system decal is bright, colourful and just a teeny-bit educational!

Image source: Etsy

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