How to create bedroom design ideas your kids will love
A child’s bedroom is more than just a place to sleep. It’s their space for imaginative play, quiet time, or to share with friends. It’s a room that channels who they are and what they love.
The more creative you can make a child's
bedroom, the more chance they have to use their imagination.
Fortunately, getting creative with kids' bedroom décor is easy and
A child's bedroom is the one place in the house where it's
absolutely OK to be completely different from the rest of the
house. It's the room that should represent
a child's mind and, above all, it should be a space children
love to retrieve to.
Decorating a kid's bedroom is the perfect excuse to be as bold
and brave as you want. Although carefully planned, your child's
bedroom should reflect the carefree nature of childhood.
Recognise bedding's decorative potential
As a bedroom's main feature, the bed is often the starting point
for décor ideas and colours.
In the case of a child's room, it's best to avoid whites and
light colours for the inevitable fact that a clean look is quickly
ruined by sticky fingers. But with so many fabulous prints and
colours available for children's bedding, your
options are endless.
If you're planning on using a lot of detail in other parts of
the bedroom, keep the bedding simple to avoid cluttering. On the
other hand, if you're planning a more understated look to the rest
of the room, go for gold and choose a bedspread that will really
Storage can be exciting!
Typically, there is a limited amount of space in a child's
bedroom, so making good use of it with effective
storage is important.
A book shelf and dressing table are good starting points as
these are necessities, but it pays to also think about storage that
makes it easy to keep a room tidy.
If space is an issue, think outside the square. Drawers under
beds can provide ample storage space while remaining neatly tucked
away. Also, keep bookshelves and chests of drawers flush against a
wall to optimise floor space.
Wall shelves come in all shapes and sizes these days and are a
great way to showcase your child's favourite toys. Hexagonal,
pentagonal, square, triangle, there is no hard and fast rule about
what a wall shelf should look like - it's entirely up to personal
preference and what you think teams up with the rest of the room's
Above all, make sure it accessible for your child. They should
be able to feel independent in their bedroom, not needing anyone
else to get things down or open things for them.
Let them have some input
Here's where the fun really begins. The real design specialists
here are the children themselves. Letting them have a say in what
the room looks like is so crucial to ensuring
they love the finished product.
Kids know what they love most, so try to incorporate this
somehow. Think about what makes them excited. Do they like Music?
Sports? Nature? Astronomy? Sit with them and discuss what they
would like to see in their bedroom, no one will know this better
than they do.
Better yet, let them help you piece it together. After all, it's
important to listen to your clients.
Colour is important
Colour can be added in all areas of the bedroom whether it's the
walls, the bedding, or the furniture. Most
kids love bold colours, so play around with a combination of
bold and subtle tones to avoid going overboard with bright
If you're not able to go all out and paint the walls, it's easy
to add colour other ways. Using colourful furnishings like
cushions, rugs and bedding can give both colour pops and colour
blocks, depending on the size of the furniture.
Children are naturally vibrant and therefore thrive in colourful
spaces. Be a little more carefree than you would be in other rooms
of the house and choose a selection of colours that reflect the fun
of what it means to be a child.
Liven up those walls
Your child's walls are like four empty canvases just waiting to
be splashed with creativity.
If you're able to paint or wallpaper the walls, don't hold back.
Everything can be changed or updated in the years to come, so
embrace the here and now.
By now you will have a fair idea of what your child would love
their bedroom to look like and whatever it is they have chosen, you
can be sure to find wallpapers, wall decals, or wall prints that
complement their ideas.
If you're going to display artwork or photographs, group them
together in a gallery-style formation, rather than spreading them
around the room. Update your child's wall features as they
Final touches such as bunting and fairy lights can complete your
child's wall decorations perfectly.
Creating a bedroom your child will love is a fun activity that
you and your child can share. But if you want to be sure to do it
right and you're not sure where to begin, contact an Interior
NZ Interior Designers have an amazing ability to
combine creativity with functionality, which are two key principles
when decorating a child's bedroom. They know how to optimise space
without compromising on décor. Call an
Interior Designer today and transform your child's bedroom into
a space for fun and imagination.