Make your child’s bedroom more exciting with these design ideas from interiors expert Julia Kendell.
I designed a bed to create an urban look, using only scaffolding poles and connecting pieces, which my local scaffolding company was very happy to supply for me. It took little time to assemble and produced a unique piece of furniture.
For a young lad, who loved to draw cartoons, I scanned some of his favourite drawings and turned them into wallpaper to create a feature wall. A one-metre-long painted MDF pencil made by a local carpenter, suspended from the ceiling as if in mid-flow, completed the distinctive design.
Outer space room scheme
When confronted with a very awkward loft room, I constructed a built-in bed, clad in glossy white acrylic to mimic a space capsule. A large image of Earth took pride of place on the angled ceiling, while metallic tiles created the perfect ‘space station’ floor.
In this scheme, the perimeter of the room was given a makeover to give the illusion of being in the wrestling ring, complete with crowd-effect wallpaper. The flooring comprised soft gym mats, and the walls were adorned with mock wrestling belts.