12 great wallpapers for children's rooms

Add instant personality to a children’s room with one of these fun designs

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Want to turn your kid’s room into a space they’ll love to spend time in? One of the easiest ways to give any room an instant injection of colour and pattern is with a feature wallpaper. Bold colours and fun characters are great way to inspire young minds, while older kids will jump at the chance to express their creativity with a striking design of their own choice.  

Don’t be put off by a bold design either as you don't need to paper the entire room. You could try papering just one or two walls, or perhaps make a feature of a desk area with a wallpaper as the backdrop to that part of the room.  

Whatever option you choose, let their imaginations run wild with one of these statement designs.

1. Mr Roboto

Who doesn’t love a fun robot design?  Available with a blue, green or neutral backdrop, this Reggie Robot wallpaper by Harlequin features rows of mini robots to create the effect of a striped wall. You can complete the look with a matching range of accessories too. Around £38 per roll.  

Colourful children s bedroom with robot design wallpaper and fabric armchair

2. Nordic woodland

Inspired by scenes of a Norwegian woodland, this Liora design from Scion is available in three different colourways, but this pretty combination of blue, pink and orange has instantly grabbed our attention. Around £41 per roll.

Children s bedroom with woodland design wallpaper and desk area

3. Quirky birds

Featuring images of brightly coloured cockatoos by celebrated illustrator Quentin Blake, this Cockatoos design is guaranteed to add a sense of fun to any bedroom space. £48 per roll from Wallpaper Direct.

Children s wallpaper with colourful illustrations of birds

4. Head in the clouds

Every child will have their head in the clouds with the on-trend ice-cream shades of the Marshmallow Clouds design from Graham & Brown, £20 per roll.

Children s bedroom with bright cloud design wallpaper and designer chair

5. Street style

Ideal for a feature wall in a teenager's bedroom, this Arthouse Graffiti pattern photo mural wallpaper has a collage pattern of graffiti tags on brick and stone walls. £12.99 per roll from I Want Wallpaper.

Desk space with graffiti design wallpaper

6. Teepee time

Bring outdoor play inside with this stylish Teepees wallpaper from Hibou Home. It’s also a paste-the-wall design, which means it’s even easier to hang.  £59.95 per roll.  

Children s wallpaper with bold teepee design

7. Flutter by, butterfly

With its eye-catching butterfly shapes and elegant colour combination, this Butterflies and Dragonflies wallpaper from Cole & Son is a timeless choice. Available in a choice of six colours, around £78 per roll.  

Pretty green and pink wallpaper featuring butterflies and dragonflies

8. Mechanic-animal

Calling all budding engineers! This X-ray-inspired How It Works wallpaper from Paperboy Wallpaper is a quirky take on the inner mechanics of children's favourite animals. Comes in a choice of four colours, £60 per roll.  

Children s wallpaper with animal shape design

9. Dino display

Guaranteed to be a roaring success in any space, Laura Ashley's Dinosaur wallpaper is ideal for a younger child's room scheme. £20 per roll.

Children s bedroom with dinosaur wallpaper

10. Simple statement

Add some sparkle to a feature wall with this Terrazzo wallpaper. Priced at £65 per roll from Nubie, it's perfect for creating a modern, on-trend look. 

Spot design wallpaper for children s bedroom

Create their very own game of Guess Who on their bedroom wall with this quirky Hello Dolly design from Scion, around £30 per roll. Team it with the matching accessories for a fun scheme.  

Children s wallpaper with quirky framed doll design

12. Flamingo-a-go-go

Pink will always be a favourite for children's bedrooms, but for a fun take on this popular colour scheme look no further than the wonderfully named Felicity Flamingo wallpaper from Scion. £30 per roll from Wallpaper Direct.

Colourful children s bedroom with pink flamingo wallpaper