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What age would you say this wallpaper could go up to?

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Ziggyzoom Sun 20-Jul-14 22:38:21
TreacleMoon123 Sun 20-Jul-14 22:39:54

Hmm I dunno, 9/10 maybe..

Thisvehicleisreversing Sun 20-Jul-14 22:39:58

Depends on the child.

I want to say 7/8 but I know some 8 yo who'd cringe at its babyish ness.

TurboWithAKick Sun 20-Jul-14 22:41:00

Under 7.... But at £52?? For THAT

JudysPriest Sun 20-Jul-14 22:41:02

Depends on the child perhaps, only friend with a daughter I know would love that and she's 11.

IwishIwasmoreorganised Sun 20-Jul-14 22:42:11

9/10 maximum.

That's a lot of money for wallpaper. Do shop around.

Ziggyzoom Sun 20-Jul-14 22:42:14

It is cheaper elsewhere. Keep it coming!

Politelydeclining Sun 20-Jul-14 22:42:24

My 6 yo would like that but consider it to young I think.

Politelydeclining Sun 20-Jul-14 22:43:00

blush too obviously!

Middleagedmotheroftwo Sun 20-Jul-14 22:43:48

10 Max. Probably younger though.

JellySnakesLadderedTights Sun 20-Jul-14 22:44:54

About 8/9ish - My little sister would have liked it at 10, but she'd have been in the minority.

Patrickstarisabadbellend Sun 20-Jul-14 22:45:04

I would of loved that when I was a teen grin

I like it grin
If whoever's room it's for likes it, go for it - why should their age matter?
(And <gulp> at the price!)
I don't think Flower Fairies really have an age as such do they? I always think of them as dainty and Edwardian rather than childish iyswim.

Floralnomad Sun 20-Jul-14 22:45:35

My dd has just told me that it would have had to go as soon as she was old enough to talk ( that's a 15 yo opinion) .

Georgina1975 Sun 20-Jul-14 22:45:57

6/7 I would say...

Xihha Sun 20-Jul-14 22:46:21

my 10 year old sister would love it but be embarrassed to invite any friends round in case they thought it babyish so I'd say about 9

Ziggyzoom Sun 20-Jul-14 22:46:52

My 8 year old and 6 year old are sharing a room. They want a fairy theme, but more mythical, woodland fairies than Disney Tinkerbell. I don't plan to redecorate for a few years, so I want to choose something that will last.

The consensus seams to be that this is too babyish. Any other ideas?

ElephantsNeverForgive Sun 20-Jul-14 22:46:53

8/9 Unless its choosen by a teen.

DD 13 choose to keep her flower fairy picture, but banished all more childish fairy and ballet quilt covers to outer darkness.

Well inner darkness, they are keeping spare quilts and pillows clean in the bottom of her wardrobe.

exexpat Sun 20-Jul-14 22:48:22

I just asked DD, aged 11, a former flower fairies fan, and she said she would have found it too babyish by 7 or 8. Couldn't you do plain painted walls and get some of those removable stickers instead of wallpaper?

MsVanRein Sun 20-Jul-14 22:49:01

I had very similar wallpaper in my room until I was about 14 or 15 and loved it smile

Hmm..in most of the colours I'd say 9/10 but the pale pink where it looks like just an outline I'd quite like that myself. Like those arty wallpapers they always use on design programmes.

gamerchick Sun 20-Jul-14 22:49:30

52 quid for wallpaper?? Christ!!

They would be having it till they left home if I put that on the walls grin

exexpat Sun 20-Jul-14 22:49:52

Flower fairy wall stickers would be a much cheaper option.

ssd Sun 20-Jul-14 22:50:16

8

Ziggyzoom Sun 20-Jul-14 22:50:19

We have tricky walls, so would rather paper as it is better at covering the lumps and bumps!

exexpat Sun 20-Jul-14 22:52:44

I think the stickers work on wallpaper as well, though it would depend on the pattern.

ElephantsNeverForgive Sun 20-Jul-14 22:52:51

If they want it and they egree on it for a shared room, you may well be OK for longer.

I was assuming you were doing it for a younger girl.

We choose it and helped move all our stuff to help with the decorating, makes it theirs in a different way.

My 16y has a tinkerbell quilt cover, but she choose it so it doesn't count

MuttonCadet Sun 20-Jul-14 22:52:58

I love it, just trying to think of where it can go in my house of men sad

Perhaps I'll line a wardrobe with it and open it occasionally to make me smile smile

Ziggyzoom Sun 20-Jul-14 22:53:21

The stickers look good, thanks exexpat.

KillmeNow Sun 20-Jul-14 22:53:35

I would put it up for a 3 year old child and expect it to last several years according to their interests /my time and money situation. It may well still be there for a 10 year old.

I maybe wouldnt put it up for a child older than 5 unless they picked it themselves and were inclined toward fairyness generally.

Until about 8 and then starting again in their 20s when they'll regret having got rid of it

Ziggyzoom Sun 20-Jul-14 22:55:23

It is a small room so it wouldn't be too expensive overall.

Fram Sun 20-Jul-14 22:57:10

My SIL would like that... she's in her 50s! grin

Bless her.

Ziggyzoom Sun 20-Jul-14 22:57:32

They are quite 'young' for their age. My 8 year old is just starting to get more concerned about what others may think. Hence my hesitation! They are both very happy with the 'theme' - for now!

RabbitSaysWoof Sun 20-Jul-14 22:57:50

Toddler until school age. I would want it down by 7.

TheLeftovermonster Sun 20-Jul-14 22:59:07

Any age as long as they like it.
Could be really cool for a teenager actually.

Put it up now, then, in a couple of years when DD thinks it's "babyish" draw tattoos and stick "jewelled" piercings on all the fairies grin wink

LatinForTelly Sun 20-Jul-14 23:02:48

I came on to say about 8 until I saw your DDs' ages. If your 8 year old wants it now, then you should be ok, but possibly only for a couple of years?

It's gorgeous though, OP. I can see why they want it.

ThatWasNice Sun 20-Jul-14 23:03:32

It depends on the colour way. I think this pink on cream version would be ok in a guest room.

ThatWasNice Sun 20-Jul-14 23:04:36

Btw I think it's lovely wallpaper.

BuildYourOwnSnowman Sun 20-Jul-14 23:04:37

Does the room naturally fall in half or are they in bunks?

You could wallpaper one wall that is on younger dd's side?

Both of mine have one wall in wallpaper and then stickers on the other. Ds is 7 and I think most of the posters above would think it really babyish but he's never commented!

Ziggyzoom Sun 20-Jul-14 23:07:11

They are in bunk beds. I too wonder if the plain pink is a bit more enduring.

thatwasnice that's the pale pink one I thought might work. The more I look at it the more I think that would work for longer.
It'll covered in a collage of photos when DDs get older anyway grin

Ziggyzoom Sun 20-Jul-14 23:11:08

True! We do have a spare room which I expect my older DD to migrate into once they get fed up of each other. At the moment I have my hands full trying to keep them from sharing a bunk on a school night!

lettertoherms Sun 20-Jul-14 23:13:13

I would have loved it into my twenties until about 12/13, I was completely fairy obsessed. And probably would have kept it longer and just told my friends it was for my younger sister or that I couldn't get my mum to change it while secretly still liking it...

lettertoherms Sun 20-Jul-14 23:15:44

And I agree the plain pink is the one that looks most "mature" and could be dressed into an older girl's room later.

Ziggyzoom Sun 20-Jul-14 23:19:41

We have quite "mature" furniture to go in the room in the form of a mahogany chest of drawers and wardrobe. I think this might help!

LatinForTelly Sun 20-Jul-14 23:19:46

Yep, go for the plain pink one!

steppemum Sun 20-Jul-14 23:23:30

my dds are 9 and 6.

dd1 would hate it (doesn't do fairies)
dd2 would love it, and probably still love it in 3-4 years

I think if they want it, it will probably last until secondary school

dd1's friend is 10 and she has just had her room redecorated in pink with tinkerbell and co. Her choice.

steppemum Sun 20-Jul-14 23:31:10

I prefer the one that wasn't just pink

ThirteenHorses Sun 20-Jul-14 23:43:33

unconnected, but I was looking at one of the links for stickers and saw this

www.wolfstock.co.uk/wall-decorations/wall-murals-uk/disney-princess-wall-mural

er...which Disney princesses are those?

re the fairies, agree the stickers might be the best bet, but if they really want the wallpaper, why not?

BackforGood Sun 20-Jul-14 23:49:07

I think it's much more a question of taste than age - that wouldn't offend me in a guest room, and I think it's fine for a teen.
dd1 would hate it (but would have when she was 6, tbh - she's never done fairies, nor pink), but dd2 would like it - maybe on one wall though? Could be a bit overpowering on 4 walls in many a bedroom.

shock at the price of the roll though !!!

BikeRunSki Sun 20-Jul-14 23:51:59

I had wallpaper v similar to that that I begged for at 8, got at 9 and ripped off the walls at 12.

VampireSquid Sun 20-Jul-14 23:56:27

My DD2 is 9, would've not wanted it from about 6 or so? She did like the whole woodland fairy thing though, we have some foresty themed stuff with a few woodland animals in her room (which thankfully DD3 likes too, they share).

itsbetterthanabox Sun 20-Jul-14 23:59:20

I think if it was just one wall with that on it and the a pastel colour on the rest of the walls you could keep if much longer. It's sweet. I'd have it!

MrsWinnibago Mon 21-Jul-14 00:00:13

My DD is coming on ten and she would love that. I think my niece would too and she's 12!

I am 41 and I am afraid I also like it. blush I KNOW fairies are a bit naff but they're also pretty and lovely. Buy it.

Ziggyzoom Mon 21-Jul-14 10:19:07

Thanks all. I've ordered some samples so I'll see what they look like, but I'm favouring the plain pink version at the moment!

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