Creating a magical bedroom for your child

    Decorated well, children’s bedrooms can become magical kingdoms in which their imaginations can take flight

    In its April issue, our sister magazine The English Home has a special focus on designing dreamy rooms for your little one.

    Design experts offer advice on which colours work best, how to use wallpaper to creative effect, dealing with inescapable paraphenalia such as books, clothing and toys, and choosing furniture that is not only stylish and practical but will last and adapt as your child grows.

    Here’s a little sneak preview of our favourite pieces…

    Keep books tidy and close to hand in this inventive Baa-Baa bookshelf, £92, Rowen & Wren


    This Dino wallpaper comes in classic or magnetic varieties for children to create stories of their own on the walls. Classic, from £65 a roll; Magnetic, from £256 a roll (including magnetic liner), Sian Zeng


    A smart convertible all-in-one-space for children to sleep, store and study, this IO Bunk costs from £1,850 from Studio Mini


    A pretty, feminine bedroom for any age, this room is decorated with florals, checks and stripes from the Abracazoo range, £29 a metre, from Sanderson


    You can buy a copy of The English Home’s April issue from WHSmith, Sainsburys, Waitrose, Tesco, and good newsagents nationwide, as well as online.

    Alternatively, you can subscribe to The English Home for the next six issues and save 40% – click here or call +44 (0) 1858 438854 and quote MENHBS72.001_TEH_UK_APRIL-146