Decorating Your Children’s Room: Wallpaper Edition

From jungle to bold shapes, choose a wallpaper design that sparks your child's imagination and will grow with them.
Decorating Your Children’s Room: Wallpaper Edition

When my children were younger, children’s rooms were strictly either pink or blue. In fact, I don’t even think we asked them about their opinion on what they’d like in their bedroom—today it’s wild when you think about it and the few choices they had on what went into their own bedroom. Many things have changed since; children are more than happy to tell you exactly what they want, perhaps more than most parents think.

Another layer to this change has nudged brands to adapt and embrace the movement towards gender neutral bedrooms for kids. Granted, in other departments there’s still a long way to go in terms of choices but when it comes to decorating a room, there’s an abundance of styles and illustrations that you and your children can choose from.

Design your children’s room to grow with them

We’ve spoken about designing a nursery for new borns and all the things to consider on how to make the space comfy. But as your children grow, it’s normal to want the space around them to grow with them. That may mean giving the room a makeover more often than you might the rest of your home–the joys that come with watching them grow, their personalities form, and their interests to come light. Designing a space that sparks imagination and wanderlust of their own creativity is an enjoyable process when you know of places to go and who to turn to for that dose of inspiration.

this is a bold childrens bedroom with cactus and polka dot wallpaper featured on project nursery

If you’re open to the idea of trying out a new wallpaper brand for your kids’ room, then you’re in luck. Over the recent years, we’ve seen a wave of new independent designers and brands launch their own range that have challenged the norms on where we go for wallpaper and how we go about purchasing it. From beautiful motifs, playful patterns and illustrative murals, we’ve turned to Bobbi Beck for children’s wallpaper that you and your children will love. Their range includes an array of styles that are quirky, colourful, and in some cases dialled down if you’re looking for wallpaper that will grow with them.

Wallpaper that’s better for you, better for the environment

Outside of having beautiful designs, Bobbi Beck has focused on creating wallpaper that’s sustainably sourced, in turn have looked at how to reduce negative chemicals that are often used to create wallpaper and paints. Their wallpaper is entirely PVC-free—a chemical generally used for coating—and they all use water-based ink rather than solvent-based which is more likely to have high levels of VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) that can have a negative effect air quality.

Choosing wallpaper for your children’s room

It all comes down to what you and your children want in the room. That said, it’s easy to get stuck when choosing the style for the bedroom because the vibrancy and boldness of the designs you’ll come across that you might not go for anywhere else in the home. When you go for a bold design, it could be used for a feature wall while the rest are a muted colour to keep the room looking balanced.

this is a bold childrens room with jungle inspired elements by atelier nd interior

Alternatively, you can above and beyond matching styles and instead look to mix and match patterns and colours together. Above all else, kids’ rooms are designed to be fun and playful with plenty of visual things for them to indulge in. Whatever you decide to go for, take a punt by using the walls as a space to inspire their young minds.

Look to nature and wildlife to tell a story

If your little one loves anything outdoors and wildlife, there’s an abundance of choice when it comes to nature inspired wallpaper that would fit perfectly inside a child’s bedroom. When a brand like Bobbi Beck has focused on creating wallpaper that is gender neutral and slides away from generalising on what boys and girls would like, you know they’re doing something right.

Go for playful and bold shapes

It’s impossible to go wrong with patterned wallpaper that uses shapes and colours to bring a space to life. Such designs can easily be applied to all of the walls, or you can opt for a feature wall. Either way, bold patterns can bring a stunning eclectic look to a child’s room that will inevitably spark their creativity.

Photo credits: 1. Atelier ND Interiors 2. Project Nursery 3. Atelier ND Interiors

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