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Your children deserve nothing less than a magical childhood, and we’re here to show you how you can turn your child’s bedroom into an enchanting place of wonder and imagination – without breaking the bank. Explore our favourite magical kids room ideas to give you inspiration for ways of turning an average bedroom into a place of delight for any child.
1. The Passage to Narnia
How about turning the entrance to your kids bedroom into the passage to Narnia? All you need to do is pick up a cheap secondhand wardrobe and remove part of the back, put it in place, and you’ve got the entrance to Narnia! Just remember to make the entrance at the back large enough for you to fit through it as well, otherwise you’ll just have to take your children’s word for it that their room is clean and there aren’t any month-old apple cores in there.
2. Your Child’s Own Mailbox
Do you remember the days when the mailman brought more than unwanted catalogues and bills? Life is still like that for your child, who only knows about party invitations and birthday cards arriving in the mail. Create your child’s own personal mailbox and post little notes to them regularly to allow them to keep the magic of personal handwritten notes alive.
3. Mushroom Stools
This idea is so simple and is guaranteed to delight any child who loves the idea of an enchanted garden. Start by purchasing inexpensive Mammutt stools from Ikea and then sew round red cushions with white polka dots and attach them to the top of the stools.
4. A Child’s Nook
From Apartment Therapy
This would have to be our favourite from this set of kids room ideas. What child wouldn’t love a hideaway where they could escape from the world and curl up with a good book? Come to think of it, we would guess that a fair proportion of the adult population would also treasure a perfect little hideaway like this.
5. A Library Wall
Imagine having your childhood books on display like this, as well as having a hidden hideaway to savour your books in private. If you’re looking for a way to encourage your child’s love of reading, this magical library wall and private reading nook would be irresistible to any child.
6. Your Child’s Imagination on Display
Nothing is more magical than your child’s imagination, so hand over some of the creative interior decorating responsibility to your child and encourage them to create their own magical artwork to display in their bedroom. Once your child has poured their imagination out onto paper, take a high-resolution digital image of the finished artwork, upload it to our online photo editing tool, and we’ll turn it into a customised, professional quality canvas print to turn any child’s ordinary bedroom into a magical oasis.
7. Slide into the Day
If your child has trouble getting out of bed in the mornings, instead of nagging or bribing them, simply give them an irresistible reason to get up. And what better reason than to have a slide to use to get out of bed every morning? This simple kids bedroom hack can be created by attaching part of an inexpensive outdoor slide to an existing child’s bunk bed or loft bed.
8. Soft Toy Swing
The problem with most soft toy storage solutions is that the little characters end up being squashed together, with most of them being not visible whilst in storage. For children who think of their stuffed animal collection as furry members of the family, the end result is that kids will usually resist those traditional storage hammocks, and once again their soft toy collection will take up residence all over the house. This fantastic soft toy swing is the perfect solution to the problem, as each furry friend will have their own spot and will be perfectly visible and easy to grab at a moments notice. They also look like they’re having heaps of fun, allowing your child to maintain the magical illusion that their stuffed animal friends are really real.
9. A Tiny Castle Playroom
Make good use of an unused corner in your child’s bedroom and turn it into a tiny castle playroom. We’re not sure what is at the top of that ladder, but even without the latter a simple plastic cutout temporarily affixed to the walls, along with a shaggy rug on the floor, turns a small portion of any kids bedroom into a castle or fort to hide and play in.
10. Lego Wall
You don’t have to cover an entire wall – you could just use a small, unused portion of a wall in your kids bedroom and affix Lego boards for your child to build upon. Not only will a Lego wall encourage creative play, it will also allow your child to have freedom over the colour, design, and style of that section of the bedroom, encouraging them to change their bedroom decor at will.
11. Magnet Wall
By A Cup of Jo
Similarly to the Lego wall idea above, by magnetising a section of your kids bedroom wall you can give them unbridled access to letters, words, and language. Allow older children to spell out messages and play around with rhyme and rhythm, while younger children can experiment with simple one syllable words and work towards mastering their sight words.
12. Alice in Wonderland Style Fairy Doors
If your child is interested in fairies and other magical creatures, create these tiny doors complete with miniature embellishments like mail slots, doorbells, and doorknobs, to delight any child. After all, it’s the tiniest details they can spark the biggest imaginative play.
Any one of the above ideas will encourage your child’s imagination and creative mind to develop. Set up your child’s bedroom to foster their sense of freedom and imagination, and then watch as their little minds create amazing magical experiences. If you happen to capture a beautiful photograph of your child’s imagination in full swing, have it professionally printed on canvas to capture the moment forever.