No matter what age your children are, redecorating their bedroom is always a fun family project. It’s a chance to let their imagination run wild and come up with ideas that reflect their unique personalities. And, of course, it’s an opportunity to add a little bit of color and pzazz to your home.
So get ready to have some fun and get those creative juices flowing!
If you’re looking for some inspiration for your next kids’ bedroom makeover, check out these 10 wonderful ideas. From loft beds to funky light fixtures, there’s something here for every taste.
1. Use Bright Colors
If you’re looking for a way to add some brightness to your kid’s room, consider painting the walls in a fun and cheerful color. Bright colors can help to stimulate and energize kids, so they’ll be more inclined to play and explore their room.
If painting the walls is too daunting of a task, consider using colorful wallpaper instead. There are tons of great patterns and colors available that will instantly transform a room.
A good option is painting the walls a baby blue (if this is a boy’s room), and then using different pops of color elsewhere in the room: In the room furniture, pillows, bedding, and the kids’ table.
2. Create A Theme Room
As soon as kids get some screen time, they’re bound to idolize one superhero or the other, and obviously, if your child has a favorite theme or character, use it to decorate their room. Choose bedding, curtains, wallpaper, and other accessories in line with their interests.
You can either go all out and deck out everything with your child’s favorite theme – and you can choose to use the theme in some areas of the room (which can later be changed as well) – the bedding, pillow covers, rug, and so on.
3. Get A Custom Or ‘Style’ Bed
This will be the perfect addition to your little one’s room, a bed shaped like a boat or a car. You can add a full-size rug to this room, so your kid can easily play on the floor as well.
Add other ‘theme-inspired’ pieces in here as well, maybe a wall clock shaped like a ship’s helm? Or pillows that reflect a boat theme.
4. Create A Reading Nook
A great way to encourage your child to read more is to create a cozy reading nook in their room. Include a comfortable chair or beanbag, a small table and lamp, and plenty of shelving for books.
You could also paint an accent wall with chalkboard paint and use it to write out book recommendations or fun facts about literary characters.
Reading improves imagination in those young minds, and unless you create an atmosphere in the room so the kid(s) is encouraged to read, he or she may instead prefer sitting in front of a screen all day. Of course that’s not bad either, but everything in moderation is what most parents should look for.
5. Make A Proper Play Area
Every child needs a space to play, whether it’s with toys, games, or just their imagination. If you have the room, consider setting up a play area with a few simple items like a soft rug, a few stuffed animals, and a few baskets for toy storage.
Kids love to experiment with different toys and the younger the kid, the more he’ll bond with his toys – so much so that they might influence his hobbies in his later years.
Has the kid been playing with cars from a young age? He’ll soon develop a liking for cars. Has he been reading books? She’ll (possibly) take that hobby into adulthood.
6. Add Some Personal Touches
One of the best ways to make a kids’ room feel like theirs is to add some personal touches. This could include photos, artwork, or souvenirs from trips you’ve taken together.
You could also use DIY projects to create unique and personalized decorations. For example, you could make a quilt out of their favorite fabrics, or paint a mural on one of the walls.
7. Add Storage
Kids tend to accumulate a lot of stuff and want to keep it (and sometimes make a mess in the entire room), so make sure to include plenty of storage in their room. This could include built-in shelves, cabinets, or even just baskets and crates for toy storage. You could also create a hanging rail system for clothes and jackets.
8. Use Bright Lighting.
A well-lit room is essential for kid’s. Choose bright lamps and overhead lights to create an inviting atmosphere. This will make it easier for your child to do homework, read, or simply play in their room.
If it’s possible, bring in some potted plants so the room has a fresh vibe, and if the room has large windows, then you can just make use of the natural light during the day (and save on some utilities along the way).
9. Don’t Forget The Accessories
Accessories are a great way to personalize a kids’ room. Choose colorful lamps, funky pillows, cool curtains, and other fun accessories to make the room your child’s own.
Choose a themed lamp (yes, they’re a thing) for your kid’s bedside table. He could be encouraged to read a book before going to sleep.
Use colorful pillows in different shapes for your kids’ beds. From crescent pillows to heart-shaped to ‘minion’ pillows, you have plenty of choices. Throw in a couple of toys, kids draw comfort from them when sleeping.
10. Go For A Relaxed Color Scheme
A kids’ room doesn’t have to be too formal. Incorporate comfortable furniture and fun accessories to create a relaxed and inviting space.
This could include beanbags, rugs, and pillows in fun prints and colors. You could also hang pictures or posters of your child’s favorite things, such as animals or cartoon characters.
You can also make use of neutral or calming colors to make this space comforting for the kid.
Bonus #1: Add Bunk Beds
Have more than one kid sleeping in the same room? Bring in a bunk bed immediately – they’re a classic that kids love, and they’re perfect for (saving space in) smaller rooms. If the room is large, you can bring in twin beds instead.
If this is a boys’ room, you create a blue accent wall and place two small wardrobes for both of the kids (and similarly for girls).
Want to promote physical activity in the room? How about a climbing wall (right) in the room? It will keep the young ones indulged in a healthy activity.
You can also set up a neutral canvas (board) so the kid can paint their hearts out.
Bonus #2: Add A Rug
A rug is a great way to add some personality to a kids’ room and also helps to keep the floor warm. Choose a rug in a fun pattern or color that will brighten up the space. You can also place a floor pillow (or pillows) alongside the rug so that the kids can comfortably play on the floor.
Kids Room Decorating Ideas
Decorating a child’s room is much fun – especially when you incorporate the child’s suggestions in creating his or her room. All of these ideas are sure to inspire you to renovate your kid’s room – and have a lot of fun while doing it!