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From beautiful nurseries to amazing hotels, who doesn’t love sleeping under the stars at night?

Allison K


Stars make the prettiest backdrop for a nursery. With a baby you can indulge to your heart’s content with starry wallpaper, night lights, mobiles, pictures…The above wallpaper (Sissy and Marley for Jill Malek, $170 a roll) is by a New York design team and comes in three beautiful colour ways. I’ve also fallen in love with this Rabbit All Star paper (£95 a roll, Peony & Sage). It’s just so whimsically pretty, I can’t imagine any little girl who wouldn’t adore it.


If wallpaper isn’t your thing, then add a starry touch with some beautiful accessories such as mobiles, star stickers or a star rug…


Golden star mobile, £29.48, Fairyfolk at Etsy

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Star rug, £75, M&S; Moon and stars wall sticker, £20, Nutmeg

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Star projector and sound machine night light, £49.99, Galaxy; Decorative wooden stars, £65 for 3, Cox & Cox

Older Children

Stars needn’t be restricted to nurseries. Older boys and girls also love a star theme. This beautiful wallpaper from Barneby Gates (pictured below) has been a favourite of mine for some years now. It would look gorgeous in a girl’s room, a playroom or even a youngish boy’s room.


All Star wallpaper in Candy, £78 a roll, Barneby Gates

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Pink mini star garland, £20, Numero 74; Star-shaped fairy lights, £15, John Lewis

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Star duvet set, £35 and reversible star blanket, £95, Aspace 


Of course, you could be thinking, why should children be the only ones to sleep under the stars? Well, we hear you. And so we give you the Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort in northern Finland, where you can watch the Northern Lights from the comfort of your own glass-roofed igloo. Complete with bed and loo (showers and saunas are in separate buildings), each two-person igloo is set in the ridiculously romantic surroundings of a snowy forest. As well as star-gazing you can go on husky, reindeer and ice-fishing safaris, go cross-country skiing, skiing and do day-trips on an icebreaker cruise. New four-person igloos with showers have opened for this season – family adventure anyone?

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  • Reply
    Eric Slinns Clearance Wallpaper Market
    December 1, 2014 at 4:36 pm

    So much you can do! a very inspiring page for childrens themed rooms. A very intelligent way of designing a room with little effort of keeping up with the times as the child gets older.

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      December 2, 2014 at 10:09 am

      Stars are such a great theme! I’m completely addicted to them.

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