The 10 Best Themes for Kids Bedrooms

Lets face it, we like to think there’s still a little bit of kid in all of us. Especially true when we decide to give our baba’s bedroom a makeover! But when converting Nursery to Toddler room and then into a Kids bedroom, so often our child-like tendencies get dumped in the ‘that would have been so cool’ corner in favour of ‘the safe and responsible thing to do’. Down monkey chatter! No one puts our baby mind in the corner! While sturdy, safe furniture is a must, boys and girls aren’t too fussed about ‘sleek, contemporary design’ – they really just want a fun, funky, furious theme to adore!

You’ll need to really curb those tendencies and stop those grown up thoughts from ‘normalising/sterilising’ (boring!) your munchkin’s décor. So instead of being Master & Commander of their room, get the little ones involved in choosing themes that inspire creativity and indulges their imagination. To bring baby mind into the spotlight, here are our 10 best themes for kids’ bedrooms:

10. The Pirate’s treasure cove

Let’s begin with a perennial favourite amongst kids of all ages: the swarthy, salty pirate theme, fit for an ‘aarrrrrr’or two in the morning sun. That’s a gasp of wonder, by the way! It's like giving a pair of wannabe buccaneers their own bunk bed and a treasure map floor quilt that’s straight out of a picture book. Then set up a pirate shack by the door, so any lookouts can see who’s about to be stranded on their island!

9. The Fairytale finish

Mini princesses are prone to getting lost in their own head now and then. Why not give their imagination sustenance with a fairy-tale bedroom, replete with tents, critter-mad wallpaper and giant mushroom stools. Pink and white is the order of the day, so indulge her dressing routine with a matching princess bed and vanity table, all grafted to resemble Cinderella or Sleeping Beauty’s favourite thinking spot.

8. A night at the Circus

Roll up, roll up, see this magnificent kids’ hideaway for yourself! The beauty of a circus theme is that anything can be deployed, as long as it’s vivid and entertaining. An animal show can be represented by plush, curious wall features; meanwhile, a pavilion bed adds the dazzle factor, alongside more modest touches like a clown tepee. You can even buy special circus beanbags, offering (for example) a buttery portion of popcorn visuals to get your child in the spirit for the big-top.

7. Lighting a Fireman’s flames

Kids always seem to have a keen interest in uniformed heroes. While Spider Man and Captain America may litter their DVD collection, it’s heartening to see a child who thinks the world of firemen – so much so, in fact, that they want to be one themselves! Cuckooland’s firefighter theme is as hot as can be, with red locker wardrobes, rope-dangling cabin beds, and a white/scarlet desk for planning that next rescue…

6. Out on the range – the Wild West theme

Almost halfway through our countdown, we’ve come to another childhood staple: the rootin’, tootin’ Wild West. For prospective cowboys and cowgirls, add the dry twist of an American desert to their bedroom, with camping-style cabin sleepers that gaze out to natural lighting in the day and a snug, impenetrable Teepee at night. Furnish the floor with woven rugs, and create a boundary between ‘Cowboy’ and ‘Indian’ parts of the plain: one can be stacked with toy hats and guns, whilst the other has a rocking horse to 'hi-ho' silver on.

5. All hail a Knight’s room!

For something a tad more noble and quintessentially British, go for a Medieval setup, with wallpaper showing brave little boys fighting dragons three times their size… Beanbags, covers and quilts enforce a castle aesthetic, making good use of grey and blue. If you’re feeling generous, buy a full-on playhouse that lets youngsters have their very own keep; just remember that you’ll have to pay tribute to the king whenever you enter!

4. A Woodland paradise

If you go down to the woods today you’re sure of big surprise, including a host of animal toys, bookends and display pieces that are supremely cuddle-worthy. Getting kids into nature has to be one of the finest accomplishments you can pull off. Their passion for everything green and mud-trodden can be matched in beds designed as their very own indoor treehouse, or a hanging chair to simulate the sway of a spring branch.

3. Surf's Up!

Our themes are hotting up now for the top pick, and we’re certain that beach designs are a winner for kiddies and teens alike. Little dudes and dudettes just love the chilled out, vibrant feel of a beach themed bedroom. Soft hues of blue, green and golden are a must, combined with a beach themed bed frame and white-wash wooden furniture. Don’t forget to add a cooler than cool hammock or beanbag to the procession.

2. A need for Speed!

Speeding into second place is a rush of car and plane ideas, some of which will leave you in a dust cloud of amazement. This theme can show off some marvellous details, like those doodled over camper van, bus and Ferrari-based bed frames. Your child can wake up in the driving seat of their décor; after a race, they can crash on a chair or chaise longue with a hand made trophy at their feet. And for storage? Try a petrol-pump packing unit, filling up the gap in your tyke’s provisions.

1. Taking your child to the Stars

For Cuckooland’s ultimate room theme, we couldn’t beat the sentiments of outer-space! As you count your boy or girl off for launch, they can go goggle-eyed at their new rocket ship sleeper, ready to tread where no-one has before. On their mission, they’ll encounter the dwindling planets of our solar system on the wall and eventually come to alien toys on a star-dashed rug. All they need is a helmet, a laser gun, and the War Of The Worlds soundtrack on high volume – Houston, we’ve made contact with a truly universal theme…

Themed bedrooms blur the line between fantasy and the real world; a facet of youth, perhaps, that we should stimulate in every way possible. Call Cuckooland’s support team on +44 (0) 1305 231231 or email us at with any theme you can think of. We’ll do our best to accommodate it, or you can flick through our best-selling themes for a bedroom plan you and your cherub can agree on.

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