When it comes to decorating a kids' bedroom, there is room to have a lot of fun. Be bold, brave, whimsical, magical and let your imagination run wild. Whether it's a boys' bedroom or girls' room, or nursery, we've found some amazing children's bedroom ideas to steal, from furniture to accessories like kids' wallpaper. From small spaces to attic rooms, use these as your guide.

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    Prints on the wall in this bedroom at Guy Tobin's London house include a cat by the Spanish artist Sam3, a cross-section of a tree trunk made up of tiny illustrations of animals, and a polar bear by Swedish artist Einar Hansen. The small chair is a Twenties plywood piece by E Gomme. Farrow & Ball's ‘Parma Gray’ provides a bright backdrop to the prints (£43.50 for 2.5 litres of estate emulsion).

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    In this small Mayfair flat, space has been maximised with three beds for children in one room. With its built-in bunks, the room feels like a sailing boat cabin. Upholstered headboards and a Georgian mahogany chest add homely touches.

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    Originally Rita Konig's room before the expansion of her London flat, this single spare bedroom would make a wonderful kid's room thanks to its unique and quirky design. The curtains are in 'Broadcloth' felt from Hainsworth and the walls are lined in Tyler Hall's 'First Bloom' wallpaper from Tissus d'Hélène, with a Guatemalan tapestry that Phil brought back from his travels.

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    Designer Henri Fitzwilliam-Lay, the owner of this Victorian country house in Shropshire, has enhanced the interiors of this grand property with her signature mid-century aesthetic without compromising original features. The daughter's room features striking striped wallpaper by The Art of Wallpaper and contains lots of bright, clashing patterns. This fun scheme makes for a lively space.

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    After visiting her friend Kathryn Ireland in France's Tarn region, Anne Halsey bought a French farmhouse retreat there and enlisted the help of the decorator to create a relaxed space perfect for entertaining. This twin bedroom is decorated with a pastel pink colour palette and features white gauzy canopies, which are often adored by children (particularly those who like princesses). The subtle scheme is ideal for young and teenage girls alike as this style is both fun and 'grown-up'.

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    The owners of this Somerset country house had not anticipated taking on such a large project, but their careful renovation enhanced by modern decorative touches has resulted in a smart, yet comfortable, forever home. This kid's bedroom has floral wallpaper, a pastel palette and a simple white bed frame, allowing mixed patterns to work well together. The grey and cream rug is 'Cora' from The Rug Company. The scheme is elegant yet far from dull.

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    The son's bedroom in a Chelsea flat designed by Sophie Ashby has a cloud mural by Surface View - a copy of Constable's Study of Cirrus Clouds. Velvet cushions and a spray-lacquered Danish desk from Ebay add to the blue theme, while the Zak + Fox fabric on the headboard provides a strong contrast. Animal motifs and a small workspace make this a perfect kid's bedroom.

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    In the daughter's bedroom of a west London house, the ceiling has been painted to look like a circus tent, using Farrow & Ball's 'Rectory Red' and Paint and Paper Library's 'Slate I'. The addition of a large basement extension to the house has freed up space on the upper floors for bright and capacious rooms, and a more fluid layout, ideal for family living.

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    Open-plan living is made cosy with warm touches to this mews house in London owned by designer Caroline Riddell. Upstairs in Caroline's daughter's bedroom, 'Vertical Stripe' wallpaper from Timorous Beasties lines the walls, adding to the fun blue-and-white scheme. A blue velvet headboard, along with various textiles, creates a cosy feel in this small space.

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    Jamb director Henry Bickerton has revived a Victorian town house once strewn with pizza boxes with carefully chosen elements of English country-house style. In Henry's son Archie's bedroom, the striped wallpaper is from William Yeoward, adding a bright element of fun without compromising on the smart aesthetic of the house.

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    Taking on the conversion of a disused chapel in Somerset, artist Jonathan Delafield Cook, illustrator Laura Stoddart and their two children (11 and 13 years old) have made the smooth transition from incomers to long-term residents. In this bedroom a simple storage wall has been filled with coloured boxes that match the rainbow pom poms at the window. A sweet mid-century desk for home work sits in front of the window.

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    Resisting the idea of moving or expanding into the basement, the owners of this London house from the 1850s gave architect Maria Speake of Retrouvius the go-ahead to make structural changes to give their family and business the space needed. This children's bedrooms is flooded with light from both the window and skylight, with neat underbed storage to make the most of the awkward attic space.

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    In this country house in Norfolk with interiors designed by Veere Grenney, the Tudor wing is a glorious honeycomb of rooms for the youngest members of the family, where there are enough small beds for the most riotous of sleepovers. Four-poster beds, working fireplaces and generous armchairs make them gloriously comfortable, but the light colour palette, the brightly coloured modern rugs and the carefully chosen pictures and objects dispel any notion of stuffiness. Yellow is a great colour choice for childrens rooms: it's bright, playful and most importantly gender neutral.

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    Yellow striped walls add playful colour to a brown furnished twin bedroom perfect for children in a graceful, coastal country house. The twin beds have block-printed quilts from India.

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    There are four beds tucked into the eaves of this large dormitory-style children's bedroom at Kate Earle's chalet in the French Alps. Each bed has a curtain and a built-in chest so that the children have their own space and can store personal things. A skylight floods the attic room with natural light and bright colours throughout add continuity.

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    Juggling the demands of a growing family and an interior-design business, Nicole Salvesen updated her south London house to increase the feeling of space with bright colours and more streamlined rooms. Bed quilts from Molly Mahon add colour in Nicole's daughters' bedroom.

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    This bedroom belongs to Vanessa and James Macdonald's son, Rupert, at their family home in the rolling hills of Oxfordshire. The red gingham of the headboard and armchair compliments the patterned red and white curtains. Soft neutral colours in the carpet and on the walls allows the red to pleasantly pop rather than overwhelm the room.

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    The first-floor bedroom of architect Jonathan Tuckey's seventeenth-century chalet holiday home in the Swiss Alps is ideal for children to share (Jonathan has two daughters), thanks to a pair of fifties rosewood beds from Modernistiks.

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    Lettering on the wall and a stellar light fixture give a more youthful feel to this stylish bedroom in designer Sarah Stewart-Smith's Herefordshire family home. The small space is made to feel bigger with a curtain separating the cosy bed area from a seating area with a desk, with the grey colour scheme continued throughout.

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    The attic of Kate Earl's charming 1920s chalet in the French Alps is the children's domain, and every bit as thought through and sophisticated as the rest of the house, yet fun. Up there is this tiny second bedroom, with one bed ingeniously built in under another, in an L-shape configuration under painted-pine ceilings.

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    Vincent Frey is the grandson of the eponymous Pierre Frey founder (and the current deputy manager of the French fabric and furnishing company). Vincent and his wife Bianca hired architect Marika Dru, an old school friend of Vincent's, to work on their Parisian flat, although decided to decorate it - including son Vasco's room - themselves. We love the mix of a grand painting with a quirky hanging basket.

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    Designer Hugh Leslie has not only created a simply chic scheme of primary colours and graphic prints, but a cosy wrap around headboard ensures there'll be no danger of little ones going bump in the night.

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    With a Damien Hirst artwork and a vintage chandelier, this little girl's room in Bayswater designed by Fiona Parke of Johnston Parke Interiors is certainly at the fancier end of the spectrum. The bed is upholstered in Abbott & Boyd linen and has two drawers for storing toys.

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    David and Lizzie Currie discovered Lucy Ford, a decorator after their own hearts, who transformed their bland west London house into a stylish home to suit their family lifestyle. The cool kids' bedroom features bespoke children's beds and storage units by Alistair Robinson of FT2 Design, brought from the Currie's previous minimalist and architect-designed house.

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    Measuring just 90 square metres, this home to a family of five in Chelsea, London, makes use of every inch of space. Designed by Eve Mercier, the small kids' bedroom features two broad, wall-mounted benches (underneath the loft bed) that are easily transformed into beds (bed-linen is concealed below), while a third, drawer bed slides out when needed. "We wanted a versatile space that could easily be converted into a study if necessary," explains Eve. A circular, frosted window overlooks the bathroom.

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    Oversize letters are scattered throughout interior designer Monica Damonte's home near Genoa, Italy. Each one represents a different family member's initial. The Mint List is a good source for vintage letters, with prices around £100 each.

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    In Steffanie Brown's 10-year-old daughter's bedroom, interior decorator Henri Fitzwilliam-Lay has subdivided the walls for a sock-it-to-me impact, introducing a psychedelic cloudscape ('Clouds Sonic' by Aimée Wilder) above the picture rail and a restrained print below ('Tile' by Cole & Son). 'She wanted a funky bedroom,' says Henri. 'I tried to give her what she was looking for, without doing something that would later drive you bonkers.'

    Taken from the December 2013 issue of House & Garden. Additional text: Lisa Freedman and Emily Tobin. Locations editor: Liz Elliot.

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    If you're lucky enough to have a spare bedroom or un-tapped attic space, turn it into a playroom. Anne-Marie Midy and Jorge Almada - French and Mexican respectively - have done this in their Brussels family home, which they share with their two sons, Antoine and Olivier. The couple design modern furniture and accessories that are made using traditional techniques by craftsman in Mexico for sale through their design company Casamidy. We love how the couple isn't afraid to use a magenta hue on the shelves in a space designed for boys.

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    The design of this boys' room was dictated by the original chimneypiece in their Brussels home. The leather headboards are designed by their father Jorge, who runs design company Casamidy with his wife Anne-Marie Midy.

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    The refurbishment of this central London townhouse was a case of sisters doing it for themselves; interior designer Amanda Baring's sister is the owner. A painting of a party dress hangs in a frame (see how to do your own version here) while curtains made from 'Les Chiens' cotton from Clarence House add a playful note to the bedroom, which mixes an array of print and pattern.

    Taken from the April 2013 issue of House & Garden. Additional text: Caroline Clifton-Mogg. Locations editor: Liz Elliot.

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    The conversion of this Victorian terrace in west London was a collaborative effort between Thomas Croft Architects, John Cullen Lighting and designer Sarah Delaney. The brief for the kids' rooms at the top of the house was to keep them light hearted and comfortable. Job done we'd say.

    Taken from the July 2012 issue of House & Garden. Additional text: Fiona MacLeod. Locations editor: Liz Elliot.

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    Have a small space? This kids' room designed by Eve Mercier packs a lot of punch. Housed in a petite family home (a former artist's studio in Chelsea), this multi-purpose room includes a loft bed, two wall-mounted benches that transform into beds (bed-linen is concealed below), and a third, drawer bed (pictured here) which slides out when needed.

    Taken from the April 2012 issue of House & Garden. Additional text: Teresa Levonian Cole. Locations editor: Lavinia Bolton.

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    Interior designer Samantha Todhunter created this girl's room in a home in south London by combining a stunning bespoke bed, made like an extended button-back sofa, with a fabulous feature blind, prints and a zebra print rug. One word springs to mind: fun.

    Taken from the October 2013 issue of House & Garden. Additional text: Dinah Hall. Locations editor: Liz Elliot.

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    When it came to designing this Chelsea home, Stephen Eicker most enjoyed working on this bedroom, belonging to the owner's two sons, aged three and six. His starting point was the eldest's obsession with trains, and this led him to the wallpaper by The New Yorker cartoonist Saul Steinberg, which he teamed with a turquoise carpet with red-and-white fabrics. Accessorised with vintage toy trains, the room is original and playful without being overdone or saccharine.

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    In the children's room of Nori Starck's Venetian apartment, tall, padded headboards emphasise the height of the ceiling with its painted beams.

    Taken from the January 2009 issue of House & Garden. Additional text: Olinda Adeane.

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    The children's bedrooms in Keith McNally's Notting Hill home allow for storage and organisation - as well as charming touches - like this Toadstool lamp, £55 at White Rabbit England. The East Coast tongue-and-groove panelling and plaster walls aren't restricted to the kids' spaces, they're a theme throughout all of the property.

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    Jorge Almada and Anne-Marie Midy, the husband-wife duo behind design company Casamidy, aren't afraid to mix things up in their home. The boys' bedroom features a mix of leather headboards, maps, vintage airplanes and Marimekko Unikko print cushions.

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    The twin beds in one of the children's rooms of Harriet Logan and Mark Faulkner's home are the 'Mini', by Zanotta. Interior designer Andrew Fossey and Chris Dyson Architects were behind the renovation of the Georgian property in Spitalfields in London's East End. Harriet and Mark are the co-founders of Woop Studios, which designs and sells limited-edition prints via an online gallery.

    Taken from the October 2011 issue of House & Garden. Additional text: Nicole Swengley.

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    This family home in Notting Hill was the work of Maria Speake, who along with husband Adam owns reclamation company Retrouvius. The children's bedroom is decorated in Maria's playful style, with bright green carpets, bold patterns and fun birch-ply shelving. The curtain fabric is by Svenskt Tenn.

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    This sweet, galleried play area designed by Trine Miller, has the dual function of creating an adventurous play space, while also keeping toys contained and out of view. 'The idea was that the gallery was very much their private space,' says Trine, 'rather like a tree house.' Beneath, a small bathroom has been installed.

    Taken from the July 2009 issue of House & Garden. Additional text: Trine Miller.

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    In one of the children's rooms of this home designed by David Bentheim, the bed is set into an alcove, which is studded with LED lights to resemble stars.

    Taken from the February 2009 issue of House & Garden. Additional text: Liz Elliot.

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    While it's wonderful to go buck wild with the decoration of a child's room, sometimes a subtle approach, like that taken in this charming nursery by Emma Burns of Colefax & Fowler, can save time and money - especially if the baby is likely to graduate to a bigger room later on.

    By opting for classic furniture and white walls as a base, this space and its contents will easily morph in to a spare bedroom with a change of bed. The vintage fabric used for the blind is from The Lacquer Chest in Kensington.

    Taken from the April 2014 issue of House & Garden

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    'The key with toys is to design somewhere for them to go,' says interior designer Bunny Turner of Turner Pocock. The green ottoman at the foot of the bed in this room doubles as fancy dress storage and a vault for gymnastics.

    Taken from the March 2014 issue of House & Garden.

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    Chintz and gingham make up this charming room created by interior designer Edward Bulmer for his daughter, which has a window seat for reading and a miniature sofa.

    From the November 2008 Green by Design supplement

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    Maria Speake of Retrouvius relaid the 'slightly unimaginative' oak flooring of this home to transform the basement into a cheerful playroom for the kids. The mix of mid-century influences with bright colour is proof that grown-up tastes can still be child friendly.

    Taken from the November 2010 issue of House & Garden.

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    Inspired by the Matisse exhibition at the Tate Modern, House & Garden's decoration editor Gabby Deeming created bespoke wall coverings that pay homage to the joie de vivre of the artist's paper-cuts with the help of the design team at de Gournay. Matisse himself hung many of the works on the walls of his own Paris apartment. Positioning each leaf individually allows you to create a wall design that complements your furniture.

    To see the full shoot with stockist details and prices click here.

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    A sweet play area has been created in the home of Trine Miller by adding a mini gallery on top of a bathroom. The wallpaper is from Jane Churchill.

    From the July 2009 issue of House & Garden

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    Colour and pattern both enliven and define this family home. The graphic red and white Vivienne Westwood wallpaper in the nursery is far more diverting than any mobile. 'Small children seem absolutely riveted by it,' says the home's owner, interior designer Bunny Turner of Turner Pocock.

    Taken from the November 2012 issue of House & Garden. Additional text: Lisa Freedman.

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    Gabby Deeming has created the atmosphere of a New England-style holiday home with painted wood furniture and faded stripes. The walls are in 'Faded Damask' by Mulberry Home, while the bespoke wooden headboard can be made to order by Fafio, and is painted (along with all the rest of the wood work) in 'Sea Cliff' eggshell from Sanderson. The bedding is from Romo, and the driftwood side table is Oka.

    Taken from the April 2014 issue of House & Garden.

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    If there are two failsafe options for decorating a kid's room, it's bright colour and fun furnishings. For the former, Farrow & Ball's modern emulsion is a hardwearing, eco-friendly option which is safe for walls and toys. For the latter, a (firmly-secured) hanging chair is the height - pardon the pun - of childhood chic. This one is the 'Marrakech Swing' chair, £200 at Urban Outfitters.

    Wall: 'Stiffkey Blue', 'Lulworth Blue', 'Red Earth' and 'Mouse's Back', £39.50 for 2.5L water-based modern emulsion. Ceiling: 'Wimborne White', £36 for 2.5L estate emulsion. Cupboard: 'Wimborne White', £20 for 750ml estate eggshell. Woodwork: 'Wimborne White', £20 for 750ml estate eggshell. Floor: 'Pavillion Gray', £22 for 750ml floor paint. All at Farrow & Ball.

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    In this London house designed by Suzy Hoodless, the children's rooms were kept graphic and simple; Suzy hates 'cute' decoration that they will quickly grow out of - she has used a Børge Mogensen cabinet as a changing table in her own home. So the only concession she made to the children's ages was bright primary colour. In one of the rooms a custom-designed mural has been painted on the wardrobe door.

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    Stuffed animal heads and a roaring 'fireplace' add a touch of playfulness to this chic kid's bedroom.

    Interior designer Suzy Hoodless worked with the owners of this west-London town house to create a glamorous effect, using mid-century pieces and dark colours with the occasional splash of brightness.

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    Behind the bed in this circus inspired room by William Yeoward, an Eighteenth-century hand-painted screen from Hollyhock sweetly compliments the bespoke tented cupboard from Clock House Furniture. The William Yeoward grey fruitwood, 'Aberfoyle', chest of drawers, 'Bellingham' bench, and grey mahogany bed are available at Designers Guild.

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    'We loved the cool, pared-down style of a house belonging to a Swedish art collector, which we had seen in a magazine,' says the owners of this west-London terrace home. Enter designer Hugh Leslie. The top floor of this west-London is devoted to the children, with the son's room in off-white and the daughter's in soft green, plus a bathroom on the half-landing. Hugh's talent for joinery is evident here as well: tongue-and-groove recesses frame the children's beds, with capacious cupboard space on either side.

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    Four-poster beds with pale pink bedding and 'Mistletoe' muslin create the perfect country bedroom. Being well-versed in decorating country homes, Fiona Shelburne knew she wanted to turn this Hampshire house into a family-orientated home. She used an English country-house style with a contemporary twist to create a cosy family space. The twin four-poster beds follow this traditional style while adding height to the room. The 'Mistletoe' muslin from Simon Playle adds light and playfulness to the space; the curtains are in 'Delphos Aqua' from Jane Churchill.

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    Floor-to-ceiling windows ensure this child's bedroom in Gytha Nuttall's south London home is flooded with natural light. The internal windows also emphasises a feeling of height, which is much-needed here - the structure of an office space in a former schoolhouse was adapted to create this 'flat within a flat'.

    'This flat is really all about the windows,' designer and owner Gytha explains. 'It's our one architectural feature, so I wanted them to really sing for their supper.'

    Despite her classical aesthetic, Gytha has incorporated more modern touches in the flat. She opted against cornicing in favour of a cleaner finish and enhanced the New York loft effect by painting all the window frames dark brown.

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    A pink floral bedroom makes an elegant scheme in this neoclassical pavilion Bradwell Lodge. It is aptly named the 'Pink Room'. A bold Bernard Thorp 'Brimble' fabric has been used on the walls, bed and blind, adding character and playfulness. The curtain over the bed adds height, and gives the room a cosy den-like feel. Designed as a guest room, we think the ideas could easily be transferred to a child's bedroom.

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    In this stylish children's bedroom designed by Henri Fitzwilliam-Lay, a fixed and shaped box pelmet with curtains in a pale blue fabric is a smart choice as it will not be quickly outgrown when the children become teenagers. The overall effect is modern and elegant.

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    In the kids' bedroom of Joanna Vestey's Oxfordshire farmhouse, a chestnut chaise longue adds sophistication to the room. Playful touches include the large teddy bear and the colourful 'LOVE' handmade wool wallhanging by Paul Smith for The Rug Company.

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    The pink ceiling and red bed are pretty, playful additions to this childs' bedroom in a Notting Hill villa designed by Amanda Hornby.

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    The children's bedroom at the Playa Grande Beach Club is furnished with twin canopy beds dressed in a playful mix of pretty, sophisticated fabrics. The bed canopies are an easy bit of decorative DIY to recreate at home - simply wire a length of fabric to the ceiling of the room. Vintage leather trunks at the foot of the bed are the perfect place for chucking toys at the end of the day.

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    In this boys bedroom the floor has become a design feature. Blocks of wood were stained in a variety of colours before being laid in a parquet style. The result is rustic yet aesthetic, modern but not at all clinical. The union jack pillow on the bed is a witty reference to the owners' time spent in the UK.

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    Cameron Short and his family live in a restored Georgian house in Dorset. The end the bed in his children's room is full of teddies and toys. Pretty antique dresses hung up on a line are a witty alternative to bunting.

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    This children's bedroom in a Sussex newbuild belonging to architect Ptolemy Dean is nestled towards the top of the house. The cosy sloping walls are covered in painted wood panelling and decorated with a few choice framed prints. The look is finished with witty touches - a dart board and flags from around the world hung like bunting.

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    This bedroom in the Florescu's house belongs to Lizzie and Ion's son Leopold. Pattern - and therefore fun - is injected through the blind, made of Jane Churchill's 'Deverell Stripe'. This room is full of personal touches, for example, the model of a Cadogan Square house was made by Leopold himself.

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    In a room belonging to one of her sons, food writer Mimi Thorisson has chosen vintage furniture made of dark wood. Her son has put his own stamp on the room by proudly displaying his collection of toys and curiosities.

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    The canopy in this girl's bedroom, designed by Studio Alidad, was intended to make it feel more 'feminine and special'. The bespoke floral design on the headboard and silk fringe is repeated on the fabric wallcovering, while the ceiling and corona are hand-painted.

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    In this boy's bedroom, 'Paradiset' wallpaper from Svenskt Tenn offers a stimulating backdrop for an 18-month-old. Zig-zag bedding from Luckyboysunday and a cot from Oeuf create a modern mix.

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    This kid's room by member of The List Room to Bloom features subtle dusty purple and gold accents against a neutral colour palette (see our white room ideas and how to use white paint). This design shows how to create a child's room that is both magical and quite 'grown-up', which means there will be no need for a complete redesign within a couple of years.

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    Pine bunk beds at Soho Farmhouse with plenty of cushions make for a cosy and relaxed bedroom space. Bedding is neutral to prevent the space from becoming a gaudy cabin. This is a perfect decoration scheme for a kid's room at a vacation home.

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    In this boys' bedroom, upholstered headboards add cosiness to the space.

    Anne-Marie Midy inherited this house in the south of France and has since lovingly restored it to refresh the interiors without losing the charm of the space. Decoratively, her touch was light.

    As much as possible, owner Anne-Marie tried to match the wall colours to those that her grandmother had used, keeping the bedrooms the same subtle colours, but adding 'ribbons' of colour to outline the architecture and 'dress the room'.

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    This playroom has a swing, a slide and a lime-wood treehouse bed by François Lamazerolles, available from The Conran Shop. Indoor treehouses are perfect for city homes without outdoor spaces.

    This space can be used as a kids' play area or as a bedroom. Its design, which includes a map rug and a striped feature wall, is both playful and stylish, making the room even more versatile.

    'The basement is the real triumph of the house - it doesn't feel subterranean,' says Claire Spencer-Churchill, who shares the house with her husband Dominic and their two children Martha, four, and Ivor, two.

    Originally, Claire intended to do the decoration of the house herself. 'Rather naively, I thought it would be enjoyable. To begin, I went to a Graham & Green warehouse sale somewhere on the A40. It was a complete bun fight and I felt totally overwhelmed. I came back with one armchair that now lives in the playroom and said to Dom, "We are going to need help."'

    The addition of a large basement extension to this Edwardian house with bright, modern interiors freed up space on the upper floors for bright and capacious rooms, and created a more fluid layout ideal for family living.

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    In this kids' bedroom, the white walls, ceiling, carpet and bedding are brought to life with patterned blinds, headboards and a colourful rug. All of the patterns are different, introducing an element of fun to the minimal room. It is the perfect design for a children's bedroom in a holiday home.

    The owners of this newbuild Bahamas beach house turned to trusted interior designer John McCall to provide their house with a British sensibility, practical furnishings and interiors that are not 'too beachy'.

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    This sweet attic bedroom, which belongs to designer and House & Garden contributor Ben Pentreath, can be found at the top of his gently restored Georgian country house. The cosiness of this room makes it a lovely kids' bedroom. The twin beds sit nicely in the small space and the cream panelling brings light to the room.

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    This child's bedroom is a small space. The limited space is used effectively, with storage built into the bed (find similar from Ikea) and a chest of drawers fitted into an alcove.

    In a cosy London mews house owned by designer Caroline Riddell, open-plan living is made cosy with warm touches to this family home and office.

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    A dresser with mismatched drawers provides a fun storage solution in this boy's bedroom, where grey walls provide a neutral backdrop for unusual design details. A 'Love' rug by Paul Smith, hanging model airplane and car print on the wall also add interest.

    Relocating to Oxford after 15 years in Japan and Hong Kong, the owners of this modern Victorian house put together a team of experts to create a mostly open-plan layout full of intriguing design details to capture the imagination.

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    Relocating to Oxford after 15 years in Japan and Hong Kong, the owners of this Victorian house put together a team of experts to create a mostly open-plan layout, full of intriguing design details. The spare children's room on the third floor has specially made built-in bunks.

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    With a characteristic respect for the fabric of this eighteenth-century house in Bath, designer Patrick Williams has carefully transformed it into a welcoming home and B&B. A neutrally decorated playroom is filled with traditional toys, keeping with the immaculate restoration of this property without compromising on fun.

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    The twin kids' bedroom in this architect's minimal family home is decorated in crisp white with fun splashes of bright colour. Elegant cushions make for a cosy corner on the right, while the kid's workspace features a rustic wooden stool.

    Architect Francesca Oggioni had to set aside her rationalist principles when she was planning a new layout for her listed house in west London, so it would work as a family home, workspace and backdrop for an extensive art collection. What do you do if your aesthetic is Italian modernist but you have just purchased a six-floor Grade II-listed Victorian town house in west London? This was the dilemma that faced Italian architect and interior designer Francesca Oggioni six years ago when she purchased her home with her Belgian husband, a hedge-fund manager, photographer and art collector.

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    This kid's room features a Hans J Wegner bed, which sets the tone for Danish simplicity in this white space. Simple, modern furniture complements the bright and airy feel of the scheme, while mustard curtains and a framed print on the wall add colour and interest.

    The design of this room is in keeping with the rest of the house, in which all rooms are furnished with Scandinavian and mid-century pieces. Heidi and Steve were collecting these before they met. Pieces sourced from dealers and furniture fairs - and even found in skips - include classic Knoll, Eames, Ercol and Hans Wegner furniture with some contemporary pieces by Hay and Donna Wilson thrown in for good measure. Artwork, including vintage Carry On posters, a Lucienne Day silk mosaic and work by Pink Floyd designer Storm Thorgerson, hangs on the walls.

    Heidi Lightfoot and Steve Gibbons own this modern, colourful Thirties house in rural Hertfordshire. Built in 1936 by the renowned public sector architect Mary Medd, Sewell's Orchard was apparently unpopular with the locals at the time, who likened its monopitch roof and pared-back design to that of a canning factory. This is not a view shared by Heidi Lightfoot and Steve Gibbons, however, who have lived in and loved the daring modernist property for the past few years.

  • Kids bedroom ideas | House & Garden

    Heidi Lightfoot and Steve Gibbons own this mid-century house, built in 1936 by the renowned public sector architect Mary Medd. Vintage Star Wars figures are displayed in one of the boys' bedrooms, with the white backdrop making the colours of the furniture and accessories even more striking.

  • Kids bedroom ideas | House & Garden

    In this converted Cotswolds barn, interior designer Pippa Paton has combined modern design with natural materials to create a minimalist haven that maintains its rural identity. This bedroom, which is flooded with light at the top of the barn, is subtly decorated with children in mind. Plain white walls are accented with brightly coloured accessories and soft, comfortable low seating.

  • Kids bedroom ideas | House & Garden

    A twin attic bedroom has cosy bedding in Emma Burns' former stables that she has converted into a weekend retreat. She has put into practice the principles that now guide her professional work as a designer at Sibyl Colefax & John Fowler.

  • Kids bedroom ideas | House & Garden

    This cool-toned colour scheme is the perfect neutral for cool kids who want a stylish bedroom. The genderless mint shade adds to the bright feel of the room, which is flooded with natural light. With sophisticated parquet floors and cosy armchair means minimal work is needed to turn this into a welcoming guest bedroom.

  • Kids bedroom ideas | House & Garden

    Four bunk beds line a wall of the kids' room in this stone house in Luberon. The paired back design of the house is made playful here with polka-dot walls (and matching bed linen), colourful soft toys and a tiger rug.