Back To School: 11 Whimsical, Wishful, Wonderful Children’s Rooms

As the kids head back to school, give them the best chance at succeeding in the new school year: a unique room that encourages them to do their best. If you’re looking for inspiration for a total children’s makeover, look no further than these 11 whimsical children’s rooms that are sure to bring back nostalgia for YOU and have your kids nestled away in their own unique spaces. Remember, 360° Painting paints and installs wallpaper. For all your wishful needs, we have your back.

  1. This bedroom and bathroom from Ashley Whittaker Design incorporates patriotic wallpaper. She takes advantage of the light-filled bathroom to use a literally explosive firework wallpaper that ties in the themes of the bedroom.

Back To School: 11 Whimsical, Wishful, Wonderful Children’s Rooms


Photo Credit: Ashley Whittaker Design

  1. Using chalkboard paint in your children’s rooms not only gives you the freedom to decorate, change and play with the aesthetic of your kids’ rooms, but also gives free-range to your children to develop their own interior decorating skills. Who knows, maybe you have a budding Michelangelo sleeping upstairs!

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  1. This room gets playful with a color palette and turns it into a mountain range! Notice that they even painted the back wall of the built-in shelving, carrying the colors throughout the rest of the room.

Photo Credit: Design by Numbers

  1. Bright, cheery and classy, this yellow-patterned wallpaper is a graceful, gender-neutral background in this sweet nursery. We particularly love how they didn’t stick with a white trim but chose a complimentary color for the molding.

Photo Credit: Minette Hand

  1. Kids’ rooms are the best opportunity to use bright, daring color palettes and an explosion of patterns. This designer even added a detailed dresser. The solid color furniture ties the walls, curtains and dresser together.

Photo Credit: Sara Gilbane Interiors

  1. This accent-wall uses sweet wallpaper with gender-neutral coloring, and is great for any age. From baby to teenager, this wallpaper matures along with your child.

Photo Credit: Sarah Cramer Shields Photography

  1. A break from the traditional brightly-colored children’s rooms, this whimsical wallpaper instead is a darker tone with elements of highly detailed color. It is as if the pages of a fairytale came to live and leapt onto the walls.

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  1. The bedroom isn’t the only place where moments of childhood joy can be cultivated. Imagine bubble baths and silly sleepover games here in this bathroom, with beautiful water-color inspired wallpaper.

Photo Credit: Sara Gilbane Interiors

  1. This wallpaper has a dark background like the previous one but is bursting with color and animals. There’s a lot going on, but what better way to spark the imagination of your children than through this wallpaper, bursting with life?

Photo Credit: Fantastic Frank

  1. Pleasantly-patterned, calming wallpaper in this nursery is just the right thing to inspire sweet dreams and restful nights.

Photo Credit: Sara Gilbane Interiors

  1. More patterned wallpaper, this one takes a backseat and brings together the painting and the bedding of this stylish nursery.

Photo Credit: Tilton Fenwick