Decorating Nurseries And Children's Bedrooms: Top Tips And Inspiration

January 5th, 2024

Decorating nurseries and children’s bedrooms can be a great way to capture the little ones’ imaginations and provide them with a safe and nurturing space. Here we have some top tips and inspiration to help you get started!

Tip #1: Using the right products.

If you’re painting furniture or toys, make sure the paint finish is certified under Toy Safety Standard EN71:3 (2019) which is about the prevention of migration of certain elements. Be sure to use water-based paints with low VOCs and a careful curation of ingredients. Certain finishes can improve air quality, which is better for the whole family.

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Photos courtesy of @fairylightsandolivetree. Bespoke colour match in Albany Durable Matt.

Tip #2: Creating a feature wall.

A little one’s bedroom is the perfect space to create a fantastical feature wall. It can create a lovely focal point for the room and make the space feel personal to them. Why not involve your kids in the process and ask what they would like on their walls? @sarahdaisykendall used gorgeous greens to create a striking stripe wall for her child’s playroom.

Tip #3: Using bright colours.

Children’s rooms are also a the perfect opportunity to be braver in your colour choices! Using bolder hues in decorating is more appealing for children as they are easier to distinguish than muted colours. We are completely obsessed with this bedroom from @grain_and_grey who have teamed bold colours with a stripe wallpaper from Joules to create this super fun space! 

Tip #4: Designing a mural.

A mural is a fantastic way to create a stimulating space for children. Using a wall as a blank canvas to craft a one-of-a-kind piece of art will make such a special space for children. Painters and decorators such as @homelydecorating can help realise your vision and create something your children will love for years to come!

There is also a range of wallpaper murals available that showcase storytelling in an immersive way. Albany, Metropolitan Stories, Kids @ Home Murals and Origin Murals have beautiful designs that will create a real wow moment in your child’s bedroom. Discover more in your local Brewers today.

Photos courtesy of @homelydecorating. A range of Little Greene and Farrow & Ball colours were used for the projects.

Tip #5: Using wallpaper.

There are so many wallpaper brands who have created wonderful wallpaper collections especially for the kiddos! Fun, fairy tale and fantastical can be found in a range of designs that are sure to inspire and delight children of all ages. Boråstapeter, Rifle Paper Co. and Albany have created many designs to suit everybody.

Check out the newest Explorer Wallpaper collection from Albany here>>

Photos courtesy of @imperialhomesltd (left) and @stowplacelikehome (right). Wallpapers featured, Forest Friends by Borastapeter (available in store) and Animal Gymnastics by Albany

Feeling inspired? Head into your local Brewers to pick up your free colour cards and wallpaper samples today!

Decorating nurseries and kids' bedrooms:

  1. Make sure you use the right paint finish for a healthy decorating environment.
  2. Create a feature wall using stripes or spots.
  3. Use bright colours to engage little ones.
  4. Design a mural for a personalised space.
  5. Explore a range of wallpaper designs created especially for children.