Fun and Funky Kids’ Wallpapers

Childrens bedrooms no longer have to be limited to fairies or cowboys. Broaden their horizons with a kids' wallpaper that's both fun and funky

A quick browse through our children’s bedrooms inspiration gallery and you’ll see that kids rooms can be as stylish as they are fun. With playful designs by design houses like Osborne & Little and Cole & Son, as well as cool new kids on the block such as  Wild Hearts Wonder, there’s no shortage of fun kids’ wallpapers that max out on style factor.

COLOUR ME IN

Okay, so you’re not technically supposed to colour in this wallpaper, but we imagine the temptation will be hard to resist. The London Houses wallpaper by Rebel Walls shows pretty rows of Notting Hill architecture, drawn in 2D.

‘London houses’ £33.00 / m2 by Rebel Walls

ANIMAL KINGDOM

Cole & Son’s Zambezi wallpaper features a flotilla of boats that are captained by an array of animals all floating gently down the Zambezi river. With soft pastel tones it creates a calm yet sophisticated look.

Zambesi Wallpaper, part of The Ardmore Collection by Cole & Son, £295 from Rockett St George

IN THE CLOUDS

The great thing about this Cuddle Clouds wallpaper is that it would look just as at home in a nursery as in a teenager’s room. It’s completely gender-neutral, and it won’t date.

Cuddle Clouds wallpaper, product code R14011, £33.00 / m2 from Rebel Walls

BALLOONS

This is not your average hot air balloon print! In the charming Galerie Jack n Rose Junior Vintage Balloons illustration, moustached men sail the night sky in fantastical contraptions, including a bicycle powered zeppelin, and balloons with sails and flags.

Galerie Jack n Rose Junior Vintage Balloons Wallpaper, JR3004, £29.95 from John Lewis

SWIMMING BEARS

The stunning Borastapeter Polarn wallpaper from the Scandinavian Designers Mini range shows bears swimming underwater, surrounded by water bubbles. In a neutral pastel shade, it’s calming but still playful and fun – just the thing for a toddler’s room.

Borastapeter Polarn wallpaper by Mini range, £59 from Nubie

BIRDS OF A FEATHER

Colourful and comical birds perch on jungle leaves the free spirited Cockatoo illustration by Quentin Blake for Osborne & Little.

Osborne & Little Cockatoos Wallpaper, Green W6060-01, £48 from John Lewis

FLOATING SWANS

Hibou Home’s pretty Swans Wallpaper would look lovely in a nursery or little girl’s room. The pattern is available in either Pale Rose (seen here) or Mint.

Swans Wallpaper, £59.95 from Hibou Home

FLYING HIGH

Up, up and away! The Aero Show wallpaper is great for the young explorers and the old adventurers. The retro style wall mural is full of fun, nostalgia – and technical knowledge with its constructional drawings in between.

Aero Show wallpaper, product code R15211, £33.00 / m2 from Rebel Walls

ANIMAL MAGIC

Ever wondered how animals are made? According to the How It Works Wallpaper they’re made from a series of complicated cogs and mechanisms, all operated by children on the inside. Who knew?

How it Works Wallpaper in White, £60 from Cuckooland

HIDDEN TREASURE

The more you look, the more you see! Follow the compass and set sail on a pirate adventure to discover hidden treasures in this super detailed Treasure Map wallpaper by Sanderson.

Sanderson Treasure Map Wallpaper, Neutral, DLIT214040, £46 from John Lewis

ANIMAL PORTRAITS

Inspired by ancestral family portraits, this gorgeous Portraits wallpaper features portraits of hares, dogs and badgers, framed with olive leaf wreaths.

Kids Portraits Wallpaper in Black & White, £59.95, by Hibou Home at Cuckooland

WOODLAND WONDER

This enticing and slightly mystical Bellewood forest scene shows detailed illustrated treetops in rainbow colours. With a white background and green foliage it’s the kind of paper your child won’t outgrow overnight.

Bellewood wallpaper, product code R13052, £33.00 / m2 from Rebel Walls

COME TO THE CARNIVAL

Cole & Son’s Cabaret wall scene features twirling dancers and carnival fantasy.

Cabaret by Cole and Son, £105, available from Nubie

STARRY SKY

Soft, subtle and neutral, the Starry Sky Wallpaper creates a restful backdrop of clouds and stars. The sophisticated design features hand drawn metallic stars and clouds, and comes in either Pale Rose with gold stars or White with silver stars.

Starry Sky Wallpaper, £59.95 from Hibou Home

BLACKBOARD

Zebras, cheethas, elephants, flamingos, and monkeys roam the fun Animal Party chalkboard effect wallpaper.

Animal Party, product code R15273, £33.00 / m2 from Rebel Walls

SHADOW SHAPES

Paperboy’s ‘Hand Made’ Wallpaper shows fun hand shadow shapes projected onto the wall. We love the idea that anyone can make something ‘by hand’. Even if you’re not great at drawing or painting you can still explore your creative side, making animals with your own hands. A source of light and a playful impulse and – hey presto! – magical characters are literally projected onto the wall.

‘Hand Made’ Wallpaper by Paperboy, £150 available for Cuckooland

A TO Z

Osborne & Little’s alpha numeric ABC Wallpaper would look just as fitting in a baby’s nursery, little boy or girl’s room. Quentin Blake’s recognisable handwriting creates a colourful yet neutral paper, taking education beyond the schoolroom.

Osborne & Little Quentin ABC Wallpaper, W6062-01, £48 from John Lewis

PEN PALS

This Bright Pencil Pen Pal children’s wallpaper scene injects a splash of colour and would make a fun feature wall in a playroom or study nook.

Pencil Pen Pal Children’s Wallpaper Scene, £128, available from Nubia

RAINBOW STARS

Give your child’s room or playroom a vibrant makeover with this playfully printed Rainbow Stars wallpaper. With a super practical wipe-clean coating, you won’t have to worry about greasy finger marks.

Rainbow Star by Great Little Trading Co, £26 at John Lewis. Product code :41377401.

MEADOW FIELDS

The wild watercolour May Meadow shows a riot of colourful and freely painted wildflowers, great for nurseries or girls’ rooms.

May Meadow wallpaper, product code R14531, £33.00 / m2 from Rebel Walls

DINOSAURS ARE US

For the dinosaur-obsessed, Paperboy’s ‘D’ya-think-e-saurus’ wallpaper features roaming hand drawn dinosaurs. The pattern comes in a variety of different colours, with matching bedding, cushions and curtains available too.

Kids ‘D’ya-think-e-saurus’ Wallpaper in Green, £60

WHALE OF A TIME

Splashing through the ocean, the adorable whales on the Whale Of a Time Wallpaper brings waves of fun into a child’s bedroom – or ensuite, if they’re lucky.

Scion Whale of a Time Wallpaper, code 111273, £29 from John Lewis

SECRET TUNNEL

This almost photo-realistic Magical Alley scene shows trees curving over a mysterious path. It adds instant depth to a wall – not to mention mystery and intrigue.

Magical Alle wallpaper, product code R15251, £33.00 / m2 from Rebel Walls

MISCHIEF MAKER

This mischievous General Miss Chief design features an adventurous girl cycling, playing tennis and catching butterflies. Perhaps it could encourage a few outdoor adventures of their own?

This is the ‘General Miss Chief’ Heather Wallpaper, £60 for a 10 metre roll, from Paperboy WallPaper

MENAGERIE

Playful dogs bound through a gathering of ducks, frogs, chickens, cats and mice in this fun farmyard Menagerie wallpaper by Quentin Blake for Osborne & Little.

Osborne & Little Quentin’s Menagerie Wallpaper, Pistachio W6063-01, £48 from Osborne & Little

PINE FOREST

Inspired by the great outdoors and a love of adventure, the Into The Wild Wallpaper features brown bears, wolves and elk hiding amongst block style prints of pine trees. The pattern is available in either Stone and Arctic White or Grey and Storm Green.

Into The Wild Wallpaper, £59.95 from Hibou Home

APRIL SHOWERS

The April Showers wallpaper features little grey colours with multi-coloured rain drops, making it easy to blend in with most colour schemes. Light hearted and brightly coloured, this simple pattern is perfect for playrooms, nurseries, toddlers’ rooms and very young children.

Scion April Showers Wallpaper in colour 111269, product code 69303821, £29 from John Lewis

ROBOT WORLD

This chalky white and silver Brave New World wallpaper portrays a series of friendly robots at play.

This is the ‘Brave New World’ White & Silver Wallpaper, £60 for a 10 metre roll from Paperboy Wallpaper

GLOBAL TRAVELLER

Literally welcome the world into your home with the fascinating Globes Gathering pattern made of terrestrial globes.

Globes Gathering, product code R13883, £33.00 / m2 from Rebel Walls

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