Do you think this wallpaper is too childish for a three year old girl?

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MaryPoppinsPenguins Thu 07-Apr-16 20:55:14

http://m.johnlewis.com/mt/www.johnlewis.com/sanderson-alphabet-zoo-wallpaper/p1765917?colour=Pink,%20DLIT214024&_requestid=1041910&un_jtt_redirect#page_loaded

I'm decorating a 3 year old girls room, and a five year old girls room, and have no clue!

Suggestions much appreciated smile

AndNowItsSeven Thu 07-Apr-16 20:56:27

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AndNowItsSeven Thu 07-Apr-16 20:57:00

Sorry it is clicky ignore me .

Nan0second Thu 07-Apr-16 20:57:28

Not too babyish although very expensive!

Sootica Thu 07-Apr-16 20:58:27

It's gorgeous and a 3 yr old is most definitely not too old for lovely alphabet illustrations
Can't you just ask the child though if they like it?

MaryPoppinsPenguins Thu 07-Apr-16 20:59:41

She's non verbal... I have to choose for her wink

Floggingmolly Thu 07-Apr-16 21:00:05

It's gorgeous!! Wish I had a 3 year old grin

AndNowItsSeven Thu 07-Apr-16 21:00:53

It's lovely and not too childish however it depends how often you want to decorate. It is very expensive though.
Are you adopting siblings?

LottieDoubtie Thu 07-Apr-16 21:02:08

It's not too childish (-She's 3! Is it possible to be too childish?) but it's not to my taste so I wouldn't buy it myself.

MaryPoppinsPenguins Thu 07-Apr-16 21:02:09

No, I'm moving into a new house and doing their rooms first... My five (nearly six) year old just wants dark purple - which is unhelpful! grin

MaryPoppinsPenguins Thu 07-Apr-16 21:02:55

Lottie - I'm open to suggestion, I've only really started looking today...

Yika Thu 07-Apr-16 21:03:53

It's lovely and just right for a 3 year old - should last a good few years as quite a classy design as well as pretty and child-friendly.

Floggingmolly Thu 07-Apr-16 21:04:08

Actually I prefer the primary coloured version, rather than the pink...

BeatrixBurgund Thu 07-Apr-16 21:10:37

I think it's very pretty but I'd find it too busy - what size is the pattern?

tabulahrasa Thu 07-Apr-16 21:12:10

It's nice, but, um, is the decimal point in the wrong place?...

Roseberrry Thu 07-Apr-16 21:14:46

It is very busy. I think I'd find it a bit overwhelming. How big is the room?

WonderingAspie Thu 07-Apr-16 21:15:11

Personally, I think it would suit a nursery. She's 3 now but they grow quickly and it would need changing quicker than something like that. That's a lot of money to spend on something that would need changing in a couple of years.

MeMySonAndl Thu 07-Apr-16 21:17:36

I think it is more suitable for a nursery, so considering it is likely to stay on the walls for at least another 5-10 years, I would choose something a little bit different.

MissTurnstiles Thu 07-Apr-16 21:21:15

The design is nice but the pink and blue versions are pretty small-childish, IMHO. I think that the powder blue / multi or rainbow brights would last longer. Not on every wall, either - combine with some plain, calming walls to tone it down.

Is the little girl non-verbal due to additional needs? Simply because I think that paper would be stressfully stimulating for many children on the autistic spectrum, for example.

For a similar budget, have you looked at the Cath Kidston children's wallpaper?

MaryPoppinsPenguins Thu 07-Apr-16 21:30:48

Global developmental delay...

I'll have a look at Kath Kidston, thanks smile

Nan0second Thu 07-Apr-16 21:38:51

This is what I would choose if I had your budget - Quentin blake's wallpaper (you can get it from lots of places of you google):
www.wallpaperdirect.com/mobile/products/osborne-little/quentin-s-menagerie/80132

MaryPoppinsPenguins Thu 07-Apr-16 21:40:00

That's beautiful Nan0 I love it!

Cressandra Thu 07-Apr-16 22:34:41

It's pretty but once she starts school she will have a lot of exposure to letters, all day at school, and a big push for letters, reading and writing. I wouldn't cover a whole wall of her bedroom too, especially in capitals only as she'll probably learn lower case first. I think a 4 or 5 year old would rather come home to pictures. If you want to do letters, paint a plain wall and use stickers, so you include the lower case and it's less "all over".

Random other suggestion: this owl one

My 9 year old has a passion for purple. I found a medium, bright purple from valspar (too bright for mainstream dulux etc!) and she has that on one wall and a much paler, washed out version on the others. Her bright purple wall is about 3 years old now and she still adores it. It's a short wall of quite a rectangular room, opposite the window, so it doesn't look like a traditional feature wall or dominate IMO (but I would say that!)

Ameliablue Thu 07-Apr-16 22:42:36

I think it would be fine for a 3 year old but not much older. It is the sort of thing I would put in a nursery expecting to last to preschool. So if I was decorating for a3 year old I would go for something that would interest her for longer. You could keep the paper plain and then use wallpaper stickers to make it more interesting but can easily be replaced.

milkysmum Thu 07-Apr-16 22:51:34

I think it would be fine for another year but then she would likely want to change it

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