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Creating an imaginative room for kids

Sheila Byers Sheila Byers
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Decorating a nursery or room for kids can be great fun, because, here, almost anything goes.  In this space, you can let your style be even more creative and funky than usual. Young children benefit from lots of stimulation, so bright colours, crazy patterns and eclectic furniture are all good choices. The idea is to create a space that will inspire the imagination, allowing for fun, creative, and educational play.  In this ideabook, we give a sampling of rooms and products sure to be a hit with kids of all ages! 

Climb away

We all know kids are full of energy, and this rock climbing wall will provide hours of fun, entertainment and exercise. The colourful design also helps to give the room a very cheerful feel.  When it comes to the installation, you may want to consult a professional who can help you determine the correct height and spacing for the rocks, ensuring that this activity remains at an appropriate level of difficulty and safety.   

A hole in the wall

It is important to have good comfy seating options for naps, picture books and quiet games. In this room, the designer has built seats right into the wall, creating little plush nests that are the perfect size and shape for kids to crawl into. Best of all, these chairs take up no space on the floor, leaving a large area free for play time.  

Mural and maps

When it comes to decorating the walls of a kid's room, your options are endless.  From bright colours and graphic wallpaper, there is sure to be a look for every kind of taste.  We love this large mural depicting a map of the world, complete with colourful highlights from every area.  Your children can gaze at this wall for hours, planning their future travels (and learning a bit of geography!)

Starry night

Starlight nursery ceilings:  Nursery/kid’s room by Lancashire design ceilings
Lancashire design ceilings

Starlight nursery ceilings

Lancashire design ceilings

Most children like to have a night light for bedtime, and in this room, when the lights are off, the stars come out. Who could be afraid of the dark under such a beautiful sky?

Playing house

The most important feature in a bedroom is, or course, the bed.  Today there are many wonderful children's beds on the market. As is the case with the best furniture for kids, this house-bed doubles up as both a place to sleep and a place to play.   

Toys, toys, toys

From a child's perspective, the most important part of the kid's room is the toys. And, since furniture for children tends to be relatively small, there should be enough room left over to give them what they want and let the toys dominate the space. This large cardboard jungle gym can be folded and customized to satisfy all kinds of playtime needs.

Play and learn

So many products for kids have been designed with their creativity in mind. This adorable, child-sized desk comes complete with a matchbox car racetrack on top, in case your child needs to take a well deserved break from their colouring books. Notice another great detail in this room: the wall has been painted with a paint that allows it to function as a chalkboard—a perfect solution for those whose kids love to draw on the walls! 

What kinds of products do you have for your kids? Tell us about your creative ideas!
Whitton Drive:  Terrace house by GK Architects Ltd

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