The fairytale bedroom has had a serious style update of late. Draw on references from favourite story books to create an evocative, magical space that boys and girls alike will love.
It’s hard to imagine a fairytale bedroom that isn’t saccharine sweet. But if you read the classic tales again you’ll remember that they are as dark as they are mystical. You can create an ethereal kids bedroom with subtle touches – like toadstools, talking trees and enchanting elements – without the requisite references to princesses in towers. We’ve chosen a few of our favourite fairytale rooms to show you how:
Tired of the ‘pinkification of girls rooms’ Melbourne based Journalist Elise Elliot drew inspiration from Enid Blyton’s The Faraway Tree for her daughter Ava’s room featured in Not a Paper House. The beautiful Anthropologie Enchanted Forest mural fills an entire wall.
For a paired back farmhouse look we love the rustic wooden sleigh beds featured in this kids room in a Sussex Cottage at Light Locations. The design is kept simple with a few vintage touches such as the red quilts and toadstool lamps. Perfect for little elves and fairies.
The creators of this kids room found on Zsa Zsa Bellagio‘s blog have used an abundance of fabrics in pale creams and whites to give the room an ethereal quality. The magnificent branch sculpture hanging from the ceiling brings a real fantasy element to this fairytale bedroom.
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This fairytale bedroom has a forest feel, created by Bobby Rabbit and featuring an amazing twigwam. Finished off with some twinkly fairy lights and friendly woodland creatures we think it’s the perfect story time hideaway.
Wrap fairy lights around a branch for an enchanting light feature as seen in this room from Kidsmopolitan. Stacked mattresses can be a really fun alternative to a traditional bed frame just be sure to check underneath for the occasional hidden pea.
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This dreamy linen canopy from Numero 74 (featured here by Swedish design store Cirkusfabriken) is the perfect backdrop for inspiring Medieval tales and legends in a pared back fairytale bedroom. Drape over beds or floor cushions for a cozy reading nook.
Get the Look:
- Numero 74 linen bed canopy, €90
- Cole & Son Woods & Stars wallpaper, £78 (10m roll)
- Heico Toadstool lamp, £34
For more ideas and inspiration for kids rooms, check out our Kids Rooms archive.Kate Midda is an interior designer and writes about the renovation of her London townhouse (along with original and stylish ideas for kids arts and crafts) at Little Big House Tales. Read Kate’s Little Brother arts and crafts column for Mr Fox and follow her on Instagram @littlebighousetales.