Room Styling: Kids Bedroom

Contrary to popular belief, designing a kids room is not as easy as it sounds. Designing a room that will be appropriate for a younger kid growing up can be tricky, as kids preferences change drastically from year to year, depending on current trends, new Disney characters, or simply just because of growing up. What is their favorite thing now, they could outgrow in as little as in a few months.

This is why I created this post, to point out the most important points to consider when designing a kids room. Links to products are all below, on images and in links.

1- I prefer to have a neutral bed without any cartoon characters. etc.. this way the bed will stay a longer time with them, the only thing they can outgrow will be the bed sheets.

2- Have storage space to avoid a messy room as much as possible. Whether that includes containers, drawer units, under bed drawers etc..

3- Have different types of lighting, a bright light and a dimmed or simply a night table lamp for the night time. There are also many dim lights that can just be plugged in the socket to light up the path to the bathroom.

4- Don’t splurge on tiny furniture that they will outgrow fast. If you need small chairs and tables, get ones that you don’t mind giving away in a couple of years.

5- Use preferred characters or age related patterns in items you can easily replace such as bed covers , bed sheets, cushions, and artwork.

6- Get standard size beds not the very narrow ones. If space does not allow use bunk beds or drawer beds.

7- Have a nice soft rug with anti bacterial and anti allergen properties.

8- Use interesting decorative items that are not easily breakable and don’t take up too much space.

9- Whenever possible use furniture made of sustainable materials, try to avoid paint with lead as much as possible.

In the room above I used basic colors sparingly withΒ  neutral colored furniture, the above room can be for either a boy or a girl. I am totally not with the concept of pink for girls and blue for boys. I remember the first room for a teenager I ever designed was for a girl and the main colors were green and blue.

Twin Panel Bed With Trundle

I love the concept of this bed, I know it is not new but it is convenient if you don’t needΒ  a second bed and just need it for guests. This way you are not stuck with a bed that takes up half of the room and you barely use it. If you have more than one kid however, I recommend each kid have their own bed, you can have bunk-beds if space is an issue.

Features:

  • Includes one twin size panel bed, headboard and trundle
  • Contemporary design
  • Gray color
  • Woven fabric
  • Upholstered tufted headboard
  • Twin sized trundle
  • Assembly required
  • Twin Panel Bed: 41” H x 81” W x 42” D
  • Twin Trundle Bed: 9.5” H x 71” W x 39.75” D
  • Weight : 90 lb.

 

Simplicity Blue, Full Set, 4 Piece

For this room I used simple bed cover and sheets, this is the item you can play around with the most.

All in cotton print fabric.
Full Comforter: 87×78. Full Bed Skirt: 54x74x14. Sham: 25×32.

 

Nourison Miles Kids Area Rug, Ivory, 4’x6′

I love this rug, goes with almost any theme. I like how it is discrete and doesn’t overpower the room.

Size/Weight: W 48″ / D 72″ / H 0.75″ / 12 lb.
Color: Ivory
Materials: 100% Polypropylene

Tween 2-Pc. Foam Chairs With Handles

If space allows, it’s great to have comfortable and soft seating, I really liked this one.

Size/Weight: W 25″ / D 29″ / H 28″ / 27 lb.
Materials: High density foam; 100% polyester; upholstery fabric; plastic zipper

ACME Playground 1-Drawer Door Kids Nightstand, White and Yellow

A night table is essential, it’s the last item we go to first when we wake up and last before we sleep. It has to hold the essentials, such as books, table lamps, medication etc..

  • Finish: White and Yellow
  • Material: Pine Wood, MDF and Plywood
  • 1 drawer
  • 1 open compartment
  • 1 door
  • Metal glide
  • Drawer front & back with French dovetail
  • Overall Product Dimensions: 20″ H x 24″ W x 18″ D
  • Overall Product Weight: 41 lbs.

 

ACME Playground 3-Drawer 2-Door Kids Dresser, White and Green

  • Finish: White and Green
  • Material: Pine Wood, MDF and Plywood
  • 3 drawers
  • 1 open compartment
  • 2 doors
  • Metal glide
  • Drawer front & back with French dovetail
  • Overall Product Dimensions: 36″ H x 36″ W x 18″ D
  • Overall Product Weight: 93 lbs.

Feria Lampshade

  • This house-shaped lampshade is a beautiful decoration piece that will add a modern touch to your children’s room.
  • It is very easy to install and can be used with a PLOG-IT cord or FIX-IT incandescent lightbulb.. Includes shade only.

 

Luxor Grommet Cotton Room Darkening Solid Panels, White

  • Organic 100% Cotton
  • Style: Modern Simple Solid pattern looks good in contemporary or transitional rooms
  • Silver 8 Grommet/Eyelet with 1.6 Inch Internal grommet diameter, 2.3″ outside diameter
  • Room Darkening, Noise Reduction, Energy Saving, More privacy
  • Royal Tradition Collection
  • Machine wash

Available Sizes Include:

  • 54 inch wide x 63 inch long Each Panel (108″W X 63″L, Set of two)
  • 54 inch wide x 84 inch long Each Panel (108″W X 84″L, Set of two)
  • 54 inch wide x 96 inch long Each Panel (108″W X 96″L, Set of two)
  • 54 inch wide x 108 inch long Each Panel (108″W X 108″L, Set of two)

“Snoopy” Peanuts Framed Art Print

  • Top quality Giclee print on high resolution Archive Paper
  • Professionally framed and mounted on acid free archive matts
  • High quality durable non-warping frame
  • Arrives ready to hang
  • Includes a certificate of authenticity
  • Artist signature on front
  • Made in the USA
  • W 18″ / D 1.5″ / H 12″ / 5 lb

Balloon Dog Bank, Royal Blue, 12″
Size/Weight: W 4″ / D 12″ / H 12″ / 2.5 lb.
Materials: Ceramic

 

Hope you liked this selection, let me know what you think and ideas for what you would like to see next.

All product links are on the images in in the texts under them.

21 Replies to “Room Styling: Kids Bedroom”

  1. Designing a child’s bedroom is not an easy task because you also have to consider the colours you use. It’s very important to use bright colours to make the room a happy zone for the child. I also designed my daughter’s room using stencils of favourite flowers and animals that she loves. Cutting and pasting this designs were really stressful but in the end she loves it and that’s all that matters.

    Thanks for sharing

  2. I really like the idea of your site. It was pretty empty at the top of the page with small pics of the products that you used to decorate the room about halfway down. I don’t know if there’s an app to create a room image with something that seems to show the products together in a pic or screenshot. I used to have a game that I did just this but it was on my phone. I love this and I would be that person coming back to see how you applied it, what you used and trying to figure out why you did. I’d then try to see what I could do to modify it and see what changes. Great job and great information.

  3. Children choices and preferences may really change just as you said but when it does, what then do we do? Once something gets worn out a little a child may begin to detest that thing because the thing or the object has depreciated from its original nature. So when we spend so much money in our children’s room and they tends to dislike those things for no reason, what do we do?

    1. That’s exactly why I mentioned keeping the basic elements neutral and the characters, etc.. on easily replacable items such bedsheets, cushions, posters etc.. That’s the best way for the room to “grow” along with the child. Hope this helps!

  4. I really liked your post. At first when I was reading it I didn’t see the image of the bedroom at the top so I mention it in the comment but I let you know that I love the site post, the idea, and how I would spend time here. It would be cool if there was an app you could put on your site where they can mess around with arranging rooms like the app I mention in the comment. This would make it so people would spend more time on your site and that would help with site rankings too. Great post, great idea for a site and great job for explaining why you did what you did.

  5. Kids Bedroom are normally little, regularly shared, and for the most part lack built-in storage and surplus toys occupy parts of the room and makes it look unkempt. Children can’t remain composed when the storage room is packed, the drawers are full, in such situation, the best solution is to style it in a very simple way. I would love to also use 8 Great tips and be able to achieve a very simple and organised kids bedroom

  6. I really like the looks of Tween 2-Pc. Foam Chairs. I think that handles come in handy for sure. But I wonder how is the cost efficiency of this product?

  7. Hi Sahar
    Love the classic way the kids room are designed. Get the child’s different themes incorporated as they grow, the bed sheets and pillows, cusions, towels and pajamas. Very clever idea.
    The selection of curtains are devine, not only for child’s rooms.
    Thank you for being so practical!
    Stella
    Bush Lady

    1. Thank you for your comments as usual, I really do believe that practicality is the best way to go, time flies and i always meet clients who regret paying for ‘Car’ themed beds and ‘princess’ sofas, their kids outgrow them so fast and they are stuck with them.

  8. VEry helpful post. I’m getting ready to remodel the bedroom of my 11 yo. Found some great Ideas for remodeling and adding some style to his room. Now to find some time.

  9. I like this design, especially the rug, something I wish I had when I was younger. Overall, I think this is a great design for a kid here in 2019. The lego-based furniture is something I’ve never seen before and is really cool and the Snoopy picture is timeless, still relevant here in 2019 which is amazing. I’m also a fan of a predominate neutral color design, not just in a kid’s room but each room in a house. I’m actually scowling at my parents’ red curtains while sitting here in their rec room which is full of neutral colors minus the curtains!!

  10. Hey, Sahar!
    I love your post and your choices of furniture/decoration. I completely understand what you said about changing preferences. I have a godson and when I think I finally found a new trend he loves, he already changed his mind. And when he sticks to one for long enough, he outgrows them. Oh, Lord!
    But it is all so worth it in the end. I will definitely look into some of these for him. I loved the drawers!
    Thank you so much for sharing this with us πŸ™‚

    Have a wonderful weekend,
    Barbara

    1. Thank you Barbara! So true, kids are all about changing their minds! I have a house full of collectables from every age, now my son is 15 and we still have his skylanders and bakoguns πŸ˜€

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