Redesigning your kid's bedroom is an exciting task, but it might feel a little daunting, too. Just because kids outgrow their shoes faster than you can say "tidy your room!" doesn't mean their bedroom can't last longer than their new trainers. You want a space that is long-lasting, fun, and functional. So, where do you start?
No matter the theme, budget, age, or gender, we've gathered plenty of kids' room ideas to spark your creativity and help with all your design and bedroom decor needs. So let's dive into your imagination, bring out your inner child, and create the perfect space for your kid's bedroom.
Kids Room Colours: Colour Coordination
Kids love to grab any pens, pencils, or paint they can get their tiny hands on and doodle on any old surface, don't they? Taking the decorating and color selection for your kid's bedroom into your own hands is a smart choice, or you might end up with a four-year-old's take on 'wall art.'
You might think that kids' room colors need to be bright and clash with the rest of your home color scheme. But while orange might be your kid's flavor of the month, you might want to choose something less vibrant. You can still get your kids involved in the decision making while finding subtle ways to incorporate their favorite colors around the room. You could opt for a neutral color or perhaps something pastel-based for the walls of your kid's bedroom. This plain base allows you to jazz up the room with a pop of color in the fabrics, cushions, or pieces of furniture, which you can easily change at any signs of boredom.
Boys’ Room Ideas: Heroes and Hobbies
Good news, race car beds are still a thing for boys' bedrooms, and their designs have come a long way. The red car is a classic, but your son can also sleep in a BMW, a Hot Wheels car, or even the Batmobile! If your little man is already dreaming of Formula 1, why not make his dream come true? Tailoring your boy's room to his favorite hobbies or heroes is a foolproof way to ensure he loves the space. Still, it's also a good idea to plan ahead. While it's easy to get carried away and plaster boys' bedrooms with their favorite superhero, what will you do when the next Marvel movie comes out?
If you want to stick to this idea of their hobbies and heroes in your boy's room, get your hands on some posters and frames to match the room. Otherwise, simple patterns such as stripes or polka dots against grey walls or earthy tones are easy to maintain and work as an excellent backdrop for you to add details to. Play up to his passions, install a climbing wall, a basketball hoop, or a chalkboard wall. It's essential to reflect your kid's interests to show it's a space for him to enjoy, as well as sleep in.
Girls Room Ideas: For Slumber Parties
Whatever their age, girls love a sleepover. Your girl's bedroom has to be the coolest spot to have their friends round. When coming up with bedroom ideas, include some soft bunting made of cute patterned fabrics, wall hangings, and fairy lights. Plants and prints are also ideal finishing touches to create the perfect hangout spot.
Why not acquire some fun furnishings for your girl's room while you're at it? Chairs are always handy, whether they end up acting as a clothes horse or as a spot to lounge or read. There are plenty to choose from - does she prefer a sophisticated chaise longue or a comfortable bean bag? Maybe she wants something unusual, a hanging chair, or a rope hammock? Or why not fashion a tipi out of textured fabrics and fluffy rugs?
For something more original, visit a flea-market. Upcycling has become a huge trend: it's sustainable, and you can find some real bargains. Maybe you'll come across a shabby looking chest of drawers whose handles you can change, or a wooden stall you can paint. Whatever you find there, you can make it into a personalized piece for your growing girl's room while giving some second-hand furnishings some TLC.
Shared Room Ideas: Double Trouble
If you have more than one kid in one bedroom, it needs to be inviting and interesting to all of its lodgers. There are more gender-neutral kids' bedroom choices than ever before, so it's easy to create a shared territory. You're sure to find something suitable, whether you have all boys, all girls or any other mixture! Studies show that gender-neutral colors such as yellows or greens spark creativity in children, so there are benefits beyond avoiding arguments.
Other than a neutral color and style, another shared kids' bedroom idea is a theme that everyone agrees to but can make their own. Maybe the motif of the bedroom decor is animals, divided into woodland and jungle, or perhaps it's something broader; rustic or cottage style, or outer space. Finding a common interest is a great way to strengthen sibling bonds and tie the room together. But if your kids want privacy, split the room with a partition, curtain, sliding door, or piece of furniture. Twin beds divide the room equally, but a bunk bed is more suitable if you need to save space.
Nursery Wall Art: DIY Walls
You don't need to be an interior designer to come up with fun kids' bedroom ideas. Think outside the box and fashion a feature wall for the nursery room. Whether you create wall art from scratch or simply buy some playful wallpaper, this is an easy, creative, and cost-effective way to decorate a room.
Make the space fun. Place big animal or floral stickers or a world map. You could also cover a wall with chalkboard paint or install a magnetic panel for your kids to spell out their own lingo.
If you are stuck for nursery or bedroom ideas, get your kids to help! Frame their masterpieces or purchase some blank canvases to decorate together.
Teen Boy Room Decor: Handyman
When redecorating your boy's bedroom, remember that the teenage years are a time of changes. The space needs to be multipurpose to deal with the extra studying and sleeping, as well as the inevitable laziness and sulkiness! Keeping things basic in a boy's bedroom is the best way to avoid a mess.
Teenagers might seem hard to please, so get your teenager involved in decorating the bedroom. Hunt down some old crates you can sand down and varnish to use as shelves or storage boxes. This will give him an incentive to keep things tidy and organized. Let him pick out a bookshelf or chest of drawers that match his style.
Don't forget to include a study space for him - a place to work on his assignments gives him no excuse to miss deadlines! Stick with a stylish wooden desk for easy upkeep, and customize it with paint or varnish.
Teen Girl Room Decor: Fit for a Queen
Your little princess is growing up and wants a room that matches her style and the latest trends. Fashion moves fast - choosing a white bedroom is a timeless trick. It's a blank canvas for you and your teen to make her own: design it with personal touches such as florals, monochrome, pastels, patterns, or whatever she's into. Try draping the bed with boho fabrics, covering a wall with photos and memories, or fixing shelves onto the wall for her to show off her shoes.
It's time for a grown-up bed - daybeds are a great alternative to the standard single bed she grew up with. Daybeds, a sofa-bed hybrid, are perfect for lounging by day and snoozing at night. There are daybeds available for all girls' bedrooms, whether wooden or metal, with storage or without.
Toddler Boy Room: Lil´ Man Cave
Keeping work or study separate from sleeping space is essential for adults, but also for your toddler. When brainstorming kids' bedroom ideas, remember to keep this in mind. Set up a creative corner in your boy's room with a mini desk, a table lamp, and plenty of colors and paints for artistic stimulation.
Alternatively, you could create a play area in your boy's room with a graphic rug. Rugs are a versatile decoration that you can match to the theme of a boy's bedroom or his interests. Likewise, rug styles go beyond color and fabric, and there ample designs such as race car tracks, farmyards, the solar system, a world map, and even hopscotch. Choose one that will engage him the most.
Toddler Girl Room: Sleeping Beauty
Don't they grow up fast! It feels like only yesterday you were first preparing the nursery, and now she's too tall for her cot… It's time to put a new bed in your toddler girl's bedroom. Her first' grown-up bed' is an exciting step, so why not make it the centerpiece of your girl's room?
There are plenty of fun, eye-catching beds, imagine Cinderella's carriage, Sleeping Beauty's castle, Paw Patrol, or Peppa Pig themes. If these aren't your style, or they're a little dear, consider budget-friendly bed ideas for your girl's room.
Create a canopy by hanging a light-colored material or mosquito net from the ceiling and weave fairy lights amongst the draped cloth. You could also add artificial vines or flowers. Construct your own headboard using wood or fabrics and personalize it with frills, sequins, paint, or embroidery. Don't forget the finishing touches such as quilts, throws, blankets, and cushions that will tie your girl's room together and make her dreams all the sweeter.
Modern Kids’ Bedroom: Hygge Hideout
Nordic interior design is all the rage at the moment, and its sleek, modern, and stylish practicality offer a plethora of kids' bedroom ideas. Keeping things clutter-free and minimal is vital, but rooms should be warm and welcoming to create what the Danes call 'hygge,' that all-important cozy and comfortable vibe.
You can achieve such an environment with plain or monochrome decor. Keep the room light and bright, using neutral colors and simple shapes. Details such as linen bedding and light grey curtains, as well as a blue and off-white color palette, build a fresh and comfy feel. White or pine-colored furniture compliments this modern look. If you need to know how to style these bedroom ideas, why not take a quick look at Instagram or even the IKEA catalog! The internet is full of tips on arranging everything from bookshelves to cots and from table lamps to snuggly throws.
Toy Storage Space Ideas: Smart Storage
Marie Kondo for inspiration! The author and Netflix star is famous for tidying up the messiest of houses - her technique ensures that everything has its own place. So follow the trend and spark some joy!
Kondo suggests sorting anything, from toys to clothes, into separate containers. You can use anything from shoeboxes to Tupperware, from baskets to stackable crates. Use household items such as shoe racks: hang it on a wall or the back of the door and store your kid's toys in it. Clear shoe pockets are useful; you and your kids can see exactly what's in them.
Accessibility is another important consideration when it comes to bedroom storage ideas. Store your kid's toys low down in trunks, drawers, boxes, or other small storage units so that everything is in reach to play with. It also means that they can tidy up themselves (or at least help you to tidy up)!
Kids Small Room Ideas: Lookup
If your kid's room is a little strapped for space, make the most of what you have. Use height to your advantage as well as every nook and cranny.
A loft bed clears more floor area and gives you space for a desk, storage, or a reading nook full of your kid's favorite books. Alternatively, fold-away furniture, such as a Murphy bed or folding desk, is the optimum space saver for small rooms. Another good tactic is furniture that doubles up as storage. Create a seating area or bench with easily accessible storage underneath, or drawers that slide under your kid's bed.