How To Design And Decorate A Kid’s Room – 30 Creative Ideas

In need of some inspiration for decorating your kid’s room? There are lots of ideas that you can find online and a lot that you can learn from checking out what others did when decorating their own spaces. Before we get into all the details, we just want to say one thing: a child’s room doesn’t need to look childish or to be very colorful in order to suit their needs. You can create a design that’s both kid-friendly and stylish and it’s not as difficult as it may seem.

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Neutral colors make a great base for any room. You can decorate a room with neutrals and still make it look cute and kid-friendly by adding a few pastel accents here and there, just to break the monotony.

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The two main furniture pieces for a kid’s room are the bed and the desk. Some sort of storage is also needed but that can take many different forms.

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It’s often a good idea to separate the desk and the bed and to create separate areas within the room. This allows kids to better concentrate on the task at hand and could even help with the organization.

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Bunk beds are very practical and typically very useful for shared bedrooms. You can make use of this when furnishing the kids’ room and to save a bit of floor space.

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Not all bunk bed systems are alike. The beds can be positioned in various different ways and sometimes additional furniture can be incorporated into the same space. For example, these bunk beds have a small storage module in between them.

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Accent colors and patterns are very important when decorating a room. Consider using pastels to cheer up a kid’s room without making it look too mainstream.

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It would also be nice to set up a small lounge space within the room where kids can welcome their friends and spend time during the day. You don’t need a lot of space to achieve that.

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Custom furniture allows you to make the most of a space. Consider this strategy when furnishing the kids’ room, especially if you’re working with a small space.

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Customize the room by adding some decorations on the walls, an area rug, some accent pillows and other similar things. It could also be fun to work with wallpaper or to create a mural.

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It’s important to add plenty of storage to a kid’s room. However, you don’t want a big bulky cabinet to overwhelm the entire space. Open shelves, bookcases and other similar systems are a good alternative.

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If there’s enough space in the room, it would sure be nice to create a designated lounge area. Maybe you can add a small sofa or a loveseat and a table. It would be like a private mini living room within the bedroom.

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If you or the kids are not a fan of bunk beds, two regular small beds could work too, provided there’s enough space in the room for them. You can place them parallel to each other with some free space in between and a bookcase that connects them at the back.

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Here’s another example of how custom-designed furniture can really elevate a space. This storage system is less mainstream and more interesting than a regular cabinet, making this kid’s room look similar to a small living area.

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Surround the desk with storage shelves and cubbies to take advantage of the available space and combine two or more furniture pieces in a way that makes sense.

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Even if the space is small, you can include a lot of different things in a kid’s room without making it seem tiny and cluttered. The bed is typically the largest piece, followed by the storage system, the desk and often some shelves.

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You can save a lot of floor space with a Murphy bed and you can have it incorporated into a large wall unit along with some storage modules.

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There are lots of clever bunk bed designs that make use of space in the most efficient way possible. Take this one for example. It’s a bed and desk combo with hidden platforms.

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Use a color theme to unify a room’s decor. Some colors go really well together like black and red combo which is not to everyone’s taste but can potentially look beautiful.

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Hang a canopy above the bed to instantly change the decor. It’s a lovely detail that you can add to a girl’s bedroom and it suits most styles.

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Picking a design theme for the entire space can be a cool strategy when furnishing a decorating a kid’s room. Check out this nautical-themed room for example.

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This Frozen-themed kid’s room looks really cute as well. The color palette suits the design and although there are lots of details they all blend in nicely.

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Make sure the furniture is well-proportioned. It could be nice to invest in a height-adjustable desk that will remain relevant over the years as the kids grow up.

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A few cute things that you can incorporate in a girl’s room are a small vanity with a mirror, a canopy over the bed and a chic desk and chair combo.

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Don’t forget about the lighting. Add task lighting over the desk and a lamp on the bedside table in addition to the ceiling fixture.

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Add some posters, paintings or a mural to bring the space to life and to add more color to the room. Naturally, this is where the kids get to customize their rooms and to really make them feel cozy.

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A desk and a chair are essential in a child’s room but they shouldn’t be bigger than they have to be. A slender wall-mounted desk could look nice along with a small but comfortable chair.

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Put a custom desk in the corner of the room to make use of this usually neglected space. This one actually looks really cool and is connected to the wall unit which creates a nice transition.

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You can also take advantage of the opposite corner of the room by having a large storage unit built around it. This one looks great in the context of this modern kid’s bedroom.

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If you want to you can also put a small TV in the room. A good way to integrate it into the room without wasting any space is to have it mounted onto the wall. You could frame it with some shelves.

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If you’re having the entire room filled with custom-designed furniture, there’s no limit to how creative you can be. Utilize the space as efficiently as possible but don’t forget to also make it fun and welcoming.