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Play with the decor to reflect their personalities and help transform a boring bedroom into an adventure wonderland they’ll treasure
o and play in your room.’ It’s a common refrain among even the most devoted ( but exasperated) parents, especially during long school holidays.
But they won’t argue about such banishment – in fact, it might be hard to get them to emerge – if that room’s an exciting personalised space where the decor stimulates the imagination and they can explore their creativity.
Here are a few themes and styles to try in your child’s bedroom...
“We’ve seen a huge increase in the number of customers shopping for themed kid’s bedrooms over the past year or so,” says Nathalie Davis, director at Cuckooland.
“People realise this is a room their child will always remember and want it to reflect the taste they display in the rest of their home.
“Creating that ‘ wow’ room, which they and their kids can boast about, is also down to the boom of social media and image- sharing platforms, such as Pinterest and Instagram, which are inspiring people to be more creative and push the boundaries when decorating their homes. Designing a kid’s bedroom is a great opportunity to let your inner child run wild!
“Parents are recognising the benefits of consulting their children over the look of a room, seeing it as both a bonding experience and allowing children some control over their environment. We find this inevitably leads to some of the more colourful, exciting and unex- pected purchases that make a space distinctive and unique.”
“One of our most popular themes is the camping/ woodland style room, most commonly using our teepee cabin bed, tent bed or a tree house bed as the focal point,”