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How to create the perfect bedroom for your child

PUBLISHED: 09:18 13 September 2014 | UPDATED: 09:18 13 September 2014

Caravan bed

Caravan bed

©Caro&Jules Caroline Menne +33760705035 caro@caroetjules.com

From babes in arms to teens, your children's rooms offer a chance to have as much fun creating them as the youngsters will have hanging out there

BEDS

Turn every bedtime into a magical touring holiday in a quirky caravan bed, £1,235.00, www.cuckooland.com, 01305 755 621

Encourage their studies with a Wide Loft Bed and Desk in Faux Leather: £3200, www.nubie.co.uk, 01825 724160

Pretty in pink in a Kili Cot and Junior Bed, £699, www.nubie.co.uk, 01825 724160

The Corey Cabin bed from the Little House collection at John Lewis provides valuable storage space and comes in pink and blue options, £299, John Lewis Bluewater 01322 624123, www.johnlewis.com

Laura Ashley’s new Portsmouth Collection includes Single Mid Sleeper Bed £360 with two sliding-door storage unit £410 and Step Storage Unit £115, plus matching wardrobe, £600, storage unit, £410, bookcase, £370 and Candy Stripe Bed Linen Set £45, Laura Ashley, Tenterden 0871 223 1452, Tunbridge Wells 0871 223 1454, Canterbury 0871 223 1438, www.lauraashley.com

WALLS

The’ll love the range of Wildlife Silhouettes (dinosaurs also available) made from vintage designer wallpaper. They are supplied as kits complete with paste, brush and instructions. Stag, £70, fawn, £54, Urbane Living, 020 7138 38 38, www.urbaneliving.co.uk

Keep them guessing with PaperBoy Interiors’ ‘Which Came First’ Wallpaper in silver and purple, (also in other colourways) £60 per roll. Local stockists include Brewers, Tunbridge Wells, 01892 530101, Sevenoaks, 01732 457613 or visit www.paperboywallpaper.co.uk

Bring the outside in with Enchanted Wood Wallpaper which comes in Peony/White, Lilac/Aubergine or Duck Egg Blue/White colourways and costs £70 for a 10 metre by 52 cm roll, www.hibouhome.com 01580 243188

Robots & Aliens Wall Graphics in matt vinyl and choice of 20 colours, £25, www.carolinemcgrath.co.uk, 01572 747 156

Laura Ashley’s range of water-based kids’ paints includes a chalkboard option to draw on as well as the Bubblegum and Fondant shades, on sale at the reduced price of £20.79 for 2.5 litres at the time of going to press. Laura Ashley, Tenterden 0871 223 1452, Tunbridge Wells 0871 223 1454, Canterbury 0871 223 1438, www.lauraashley.com

Scroll Tree wall stickers are a doddle to apply, remove and reapply so parents don’t need to worry about perfect positioning first time, by Becky and Lolo, 01420 544055, www.beckyandlolo.co.uk.

LIGHTS

Add glamour to a girls’ room with a multi-coloured chandelier, £85, www.coxandcox.co.uk, 0844 858 0744

Rubik’s Cube light, £35, www.sciencemuseumshop.co.uk

Counting sheep: a Lamby Lamb Lamp will help little ones drift soundly off to sleep, £60, www.carolinemcgrath.co.uk, 01572 747 156

Shark ceiling pendant, £25 from John Lewis Bluewater 01322 624123, www.johnlewis.com

Miffy light by Mr Maria, £135, www.storynorth.com, 01202 567230

FINISHING TOUCHES

Even essentials can be fun - try the funky Button radiator from the Senia group, prices from £816, www.design-radiator.co.uk. 023 216 0700

Let their imagination run riot with the Magis Flying Carpet, £712, which can be rocked or ridden outdoors and in, www.madeindesign.co.uk, 0207 692 4001

Magic Cake Shop mini print, £25 (unframed). www.susiewatsondesigns.co.uk, 0844 980 8185

Pirate ship curtains, £41.74 from a range at www.handmadetoMeasure.com, 01625 837 404

Owl wall clock, £28.98 and Cloud Shelf, £28 from a wide range of kids’ room accessories and furniture available at www.beckyandlolo.co.uk, 01420 544055

Lulu Floor Cushion by Sebra, £65.00, from a wide range of accessories available from Kent based company Mini Mi, Rochester 01634 831616 www.mini-mi.co.uk

Kidding about in Kent

Bespoke Design Interiors Barnfield Rd, Folkestone CT19 5EY

01303 251184 or info@bdikent.co.uk

Chartley Bedrooms at Polhill Garden Centre,

London Road, Badgers Mount, nr. Sevenoaks TN14 7AD, 01959 533676

Koala Furnishings, 13-15 Seal Road, Sevenoaks TN14 5AS, 01732 741166 koalasales@takltalk.net

Fenwick Canterbury, St. Georges Street, Canterbury CT1 2TB, 01227 766866 or www.fenwick.co.uk

John Lewis: Ashford TN25 4DT, Bluewater, Greenhithe DA9 9SA and Tunbridge Wells TN2 3UP, 08844 693 1766 or www.johnlewis.com

Nasons: Canterbury CT1 2SB, 01227 456755 or www.nasons.co.uk

JC Farley, Chatham Street, Ramsgate CT11 7PR 01843 593069, kitchen showroom also in Canterbury, Wincheap CT1 3TB, 01227 379300 www.farleysfurniture.com

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