From picking out kids’ bed linen and new pillows to selecting the perfect single mattress, colour schemes and accessories, there's lots of fun to be had when it comes to decorating kids' bedrooms.
Whether you’re revamping your child’s room with their help or it’s going to be a special surprise, we’ve put together our top tips to help you create the perfect space for your little one.
There are countless ways to style a child’s bed, from investing in fun vibrant printed bed linen to imaginative layouts that will spark their creativity.
Here are our top three ways to style a child’s bed:
Go for fun-filled polka-dot printed bed linen with funky furnishings to bring bright pops of colour to your little one’s room. The addition of a cosy, vibrant bedspread or decorative cushions can immediately make their bedtime area a comfy haven, making sleep even more inviting.
Incorporating a fun theme into their new bedroom decor is a great way to bring their room to life. Favourite fictional characters, TV programmes, animals or hobbies all make great options for this.
If you need a little inspiration, here are a few ideas to get you started:
Tractor/digger theme - style your child’s bed using our reversible digger bedding - add a framed tractor poster to the wall for a fun finishing touch.
Outer space theme - opt for our Moon & Stars bedding with a bedside lava lamp next to the bed, add glow-in-the-dark stars on the ceiling and dotted around their headboard along with posters of planets and galaxies.
Rainbow theme - use our vibrant Rainbow bed linen to add layers upon layers of colour to your child’s bedroom - the brighter the better!
Jungle/safari theme - pair our reversible Croc Leaf print bed linen with scattered soft toys on the bed to keep them company at bedtime. Add faux plants to create a leafy jungle-inspired feel. This could also work perfectly with our Zebra or Dino bed linen designs.ㅤ
Choosing a creative bed style can inspire hours of playtime. A kids' bunk bed with a desk area below is always a crowd-pleaser with kids, thanks to its unusual design. Make their sleeping area into a fun fort, pirate ship, science lab or arts and crafts area to provide your little one with hours of fun.
Alternatively, opt for a four-poster bed fit for a princess with cascading chiffon curtains that can be drawn at bedtime. Whatever style you choose, creating an out-of-the-ordinary bed set-up is a great way to ignite your child’s imagination.
As children’s skin is much more delicate than ours, it’s important to select a bed linen style that is super soft for optimum comfort. According to studies, cotton bed linen is the most suitable for children, thanks to its soft feel and breathable finish. This helps to regulate body temperature so that your little ones are never too hot or too cold. Our range of Kids’ Bed Linen is carefully crafted from 100% cotton, so you know that when it comes to bedtime it's a safe choice for your little ones to curl up in!
It’s important to carefully consider the positioning of your child’s bed to help promote optimum sleep for your little one. Ideally, you should opt for a quiet position away from the windows and door to minimise distraction and interruptions. You should also avoid placing the bed directly next to a radiator to prevent your child from getting too hot during the night.
Finally, consider investing in high-quality curtains to minimise light exposure. Studies show that darkness is essential to restful sleep as this sends an important signal to the body that it is time to rest. Light exposure at the wrong times alters the body's internal "sleep clock" which interferes with sleep quality. That’s why blackout blinds or curtains are essential when setting up your child’s bedroom.
Finally, remember to enjoy the creative process! Decorating a kids’ room can be a super fun activity that the whole family can get involved in. Whether you let your child have a go at painting as you watch over them, or allow them to select their favourite colours, bedding and toys to go in the room - there’s lots of room for excitement before the big reveal of the finished product!
For more style inspiration for your little one’s bedroom, check out our blog or take a look at our Instagram page or Pinterest board.