Eclectic bedrooms for children

Even though Win is almost four we’ve never properly set up a bedroom for him – it has never been the most practical thing to do. We were given a pair of bunk beds for the boys, but we want to wait until Ru is a little older before putting them up. As a consequence, Win has slept on just a mattress for the last year or so, and we’ll have a move around once the new baby needs the cot. As much as I like things organised and looking nice – there really isn’t a rush, and space isn’t a problem.

This is a little inspiration post of children’s bedrooms that I have seen and loved – mostly for me really. The bedrooms usually have a couple of things in common – white and a real mix of old and new. They also use a mixture of textures, styles, fun objects, wall art, clever use of colour, natural and practical. Whimsical perhaps. I love items that tell a story and make you wonder where it came from and who made it.

Our house was built in 1980 and the decor we have decided on is definitely quite ‘toned down’…on my part anyway. I look at these pictures with a future house in mind, but whether we move or not – they are gorgeous images to look at. If you’re someone who loves things matching and perfect – look away now!



All images found via Pinterest. 

E xx



  1. 18th February 2016 / 8:43 am

    Esther I love these! I am hoping to make Sylvia’s room pretty and cute and this is a similar style i love but just dont really know how to pull off! When we move into our forever home one day, I’d love to work on one room at a time. Thanks for the inspiration! Ang x

    • Esther
      18th February 2016 / 7:36 pm

      I definitely think one room at a time is the way to go. I think style evolves as you redecorate a house! x

  2. 18th February 2016 / 8:52 am

    Love, love, love these!!! The top one is exactly how I want Charlie’s room to look! 👌🏻 xxx

    • Esther
      18th February 2016 / 7:36 pm

      I know – seriously how gorgeous! x

  3. 18th February 2016 / 4:58 pm

    Ah, I’ve pinned some of these too, so simple yet so stunning. I am looking forward to our littles rooms being done gradually xx

    • Esther
      18th February 2016 / 7:37 pm

      I definitely think gradual is the way to go x

  4. 18th February 2016 / 9:49 pm

    Oh, I love these! I have nothing matching and immaculate in the house, we just buy what we like. I do want some lovely bunk beds for the girls sometime this year, but in the meantime they’ve got a single bed, a cot and a wendy house in there. Totally impractical, it looks dreadful but they love it, so who cares? I particularly love that little area with the cushions on the floor in your photos, it would make a lovely reading area in the corner of the room I think. It might be something I add when we eventually sort out their room.x

    • Esther
      23rd February 2016 / 8:01 pm

      If they love it – why change it? Sounds fun! I know – the reading cushion corner is delightful isn’t it? So pretty! Thank you for you lovely comment xx

  5. 24th February 2016 / 12:15 pm

    I love this inspiration, we are moving in June and my children are having a lot of our vintage furniture in their rooms with white walls so this is exactly what I am looking for xx

    • Esther
      24th February 2016 / 8:52 pm

      I’m glad you liked it and very best of luck with your move xx

  6. 24th February 2016 / 1:58 pm

    Great range of rooms there. I always feel guilty that our girl’s rooms aren’t more stylised! In fact we only really organised our three year old’s room properly in the past few months. Good luck sorting Win’s out. #HomeEtc

    • Esther
      24th February 2016 / 8:53 pm

      Kids are so happy with anything though aren’t they? Such beauty in being so young xx

  7. 24th February 2016 / 2:12 pm

    I have pinned a lot of these too, I love these styles. Sometimes I just wish I could get everything on one of these pictures! I think I enjoy decorating children’s rooms more than any other xx #HomeEtc

    • Esther
      24th February 2016 / 8:54 pm

      Totally agree Hayley! If only! xx

  8. Louisa
    24th February 2016 / 4:45 pm

    I love this way of decorating. I don’t want my kids rooms to be too matchy matchy, especially since something invariably gets broken and it’s hard to get a replacement!I love the mix of old and new and the story the items tell. Just perfect #homeetc

    • Esther
      24th February 2016 / 8:57 pm

      Thanks Louisa! I’m hoping one day at least one room in my house looks remotely like one of these. I love mixing old and new! xx

  9. 24th February 2016 / 8:21 pm

    Love them. My problem is too many toys (my husband loves to buy them, especially lego and duplo) and too little time… I set up a room for my just turned five year old when he was about two and a half, and he got a new toddler bed when he turned four so I could get the cot back for my youngest (but at 18 months she’s still in my bed and not using it). Am thinking of moving her cot into his room soon so will need to do some rearranging. Maybe she’ll even sleep there at some point!

    • Esther
      24th February 2016 / 9:01 pm

      Lego and Duplo are great toys though 😉 Mine share and although it was a bit of a nightmare for a week or so – now it is brilliant! Good luck! xx

  10. 25th February 2016 / 11:26 am

    I love all of those images Esther – I think we have the same taste in kid’s rooms! I just wish the reality wasn’t so messy! We put out two boys into their bunkbeds when they were four and two (eldest on the top!) and they have loved them. We’re only now thinking of moving to separate rooms and cabin beds x

    • Esther
      25th February 2016 / 10:41 pm

      My eldest is nearly four and we are going to do exactly the same as you, so I’m glad to hear they loved bunk beds. I used to love sharing bunk beds with my sister! xx

  11. 25th February 2016 / 2:13 pm

    I do like things matching and perfect BUT love these. I think this look is hard to achieve actually, as it looks more effortless than it is. But stunning. The base/wall colours are quite neutral though aren’t they? How exciting! Thanks for linking up – much appreciated. Jess xx


    • Esther
      25th February 2016 / 10:42 pm

      Completely agree Jess. It looks effortless, but I think it takes a lot of thought. Yes – I love the neutral wall colours, it means you can play around a lot with the interior xxx

  12. 26th February 2016 / 8:18 pm

    I must admit, I’m a bit of a fan of matchy matchy but not so much when it comes to the bedrooms. The living space, I’m quite strict with but I really want the boys to let loose a little bit in their own rooms so I ease off on dictating what they should look like. However, saying that, my five year old seems to be following in my footsteps and likes order … Swiss-born … it’s obviously their influence 😉

    • Esther
      27th February 2016 / 9:11 pm

      My eldest keeps asking if he can paint Spiderman on his wall – a far cry from anything I like…safe to say – it won’t be happening! x

  13. 27th February 2016 / 8:24 pm

    So much loveliness in one post – love the storage boxes and that little blue chair is just so cute. Ah, it’s *almost* enough to make me want to redecorate the whole house… 🙂 #homeetc

    • Esther
      1st March 2016 / 9:17 pm

      Those storage boxes are stunning aren’t they? and agreed about the blue chair. Sweet little details make such a difference xx

  14. 1st March 2016 / 2:38 pm

    Wow what amazing inspiration, I want all of these and we don’t even have children!! Thank goodness for Pinterest! X #HomeEtc

    • Esther
      1st March 2016 / 9:18 pm

      I know! Pinterest is incredible! x

  15. 1st March 2016 / 7:18 pm

    Aaaah Esther!!! I absolutely LOVE all of these pins. How beautiful. I can’t stop looking at that second shot from the top. The print — or fabric (?) — on the wall is absolutely beautiful. I just want to change everything when I see pics like this!!!!! Such gorgeous inspiration!!! Thanks so much for linking up! #HomeEtc is live from 6am tomorrow — I hope you’ll be able to join us! xx

    • Esther
      1st March 2016 / 9:19 pm

      Rahhhh Caro! I know what you mean. I get so obsessed about little details. Thank you so much for hosting lovely xx

  16. 2nd March 2016 / 8:56 am

    These are all so lovely, I almost want to redecorate! Love pinterest for this kind of thing – getting all my very different ideas together and then seeing that there might be tiny snippets of a theme!

    • Esther
      7th March 2016 / 4:22 pm

      Yes! Pinterest is amazing! xx

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