7 playful design ideas for your kid’s bedroom

When it comes to home decor, there’s nothing quite as fun as putting together a children’s room. Think bright and cheerful wallpapers, interactive decor elements and of course, several nods to their favourite fictional characters. Whether you’re working around a singular theme or curating all of your child’s favourite things together—remember to stay away from clichés and think outside the box. Keeping that in mind, here are seven ideas that will help you design a kid’s bedroom that’s as unique as your little ones are.

1. Neutral nursery

Designed by Sahiba Madan, this Mumbai apartment is drenched in neutral colours—and that includes the minimalist nursery that was once the original bedroom. A wildlife-themed wallpaper lends an air of whimsy to the space while custom-made cribs echo the wood and cane design story of the home.

Suleiman Merchant

2. A fairytale come to life

The heart of this home, literally and metaphorically, is the kids’ bedroom: an Enid Blyton–esque playhouse fashioned from a pinewood warehouse container. “The playhouse is an abstraction of the house that every child grows up drawing, with a window, a door and an inclined triangular roof,” says Irit Henkin of Henkin-Shavit Design Studio.

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Assaf Pinchuk & Roni Cnaani

3. Minimalist fantasy

Pared-back in appeal, but full in spirit, the Winter Castle, as the playroom is dubbed in this Surat apartment designed by Eshita Marwah, is clad in pristine finishes. All the furniture was designed by /e and custom-made on site. The walls are hand-painted with swathes of pristine white and playful pink.