13 Decorating Ideas for the Most Fun, Beautiful and Functional Kids Bedroom

February 13, 2023

13 Decorating Ideas for the Most Fun, Beautiful and Functional Kids Bedroom

Decorating a child's bedroom can be a fun and exciting experience for both parents and children. It's a chance to create a space that is not only functional and comfortable, but also beautiful and fun. However, it can also be a bit overwhelming, as there are so many options to consider. To help make the process a bit easier, we've compiled a list of 13 decorating ideas for kids' bedrooms.


1. Have Fun and Get Them Involved 



When decorating a child's room, it's important to involve them in the process and get their input on how they want the space to look. This can help make the room feel more personal and special to them. However, as a parent, it's also important to manage their expectations and set realistic boundaries. This might mean explaining that certain items or designs may not be possible due to budget constraints, or that certain items may not be appropriate or safe for a child's room. It's also important to consider the child's age and interests when making decisions about the room's design, and to be mindful of any specific needs or requirements they may have.


 2. Kiddy Storage Solutions



Children tend to accumulate a lot of items over time, and without proper storage solutions, it can be difficult to keep the room tidy. Many different storage options are available, such as shelves, toy chests, and bookcases, that can help keep items organised and easily accessible.

For toys, it can be helpful to use storage solutions with multiple compartments, such as plastic bins or baskets, so that toys can be sorted by type or size. This can make it easier for children to find the toys they want to play with and can also help keep small items from getting lost.

For books, bookcases are a great option, as they can be used to display books at a child's level and also provide a space for children to store their own books. It's also a good idea to have a designated area to encourage children to read and keep the books in one place.

In addition to storage solutions, it's also important to teach children how to keep their room organised and to establish a routine for cleaning up and putting things away. This can help children develop good habits and make it easier for them to keep their room clean and tidy.


3. Design a Reading Nook



Creating a cosy reading nook, making books easily accessible, and encouraging reading can help foster a love of reading in children and set them on a path towards a lifetime of learning and enjoyment. This can include placing books in a prominent location, having a variety of books available, creating a comfortable reading spot with comfortable seating and lighting, and setting aside dedicated reading time or starting a book club.


4. Art Corner or Gallery Wall



All children have an innate creativity and artistic ability, and it's important to provide them with a space where they can express and showcase their artistic creations. One way to do this is by creating a gallery wall or a dedicated art space where children can hang their masterpieces. This can be a section of a wall where children can display their artwork, or a separate room or corner of the house that is dedicated to art and creativity.

When creating a dedicated art space, it is important to provide children with the necessary materials and tools for creating art, such as paints, markers, crayons, and paper. It is also helpful to have a table or work surface for children to work on and storage solutions for keeping their materials organised.


5. Having Fun with Colours



Painting a child's room is a great way to add personality and style to the space while having fun with colours. It can be a fun and creative project that the whole family can participate in.

When choosing colours for the room, it's important to consider the child's interests and preferences. Bold and bright multicoloured cushion covers can add energy and liveliness to a room, while more muted tones can create a calm and soothing atmosphere. You can also use different colours for different areas of the room, such as a feature wall or an accent wall, to add visual interest and break up the space.

Painting the room can be a great opportunity to introduce your child to the world of colours, and how different colours can affect mood and atmosphere. You can also use this opportunity to teach them how to mix colours, and use different techniques to create interesting effects.


6. Murals or Removable Stickers



Wall art and peelable decals are great alternatives if you want to add visual interest to a child's room without the commitment of painting. They come in various designs and themes, from abstract patterns to cartoon characters, making it easy to find something that appeals to your child's interests. Additionally, peelable decals or removable stickers are easy to apply and remove, making it simple to change the room's look as your child's tastes and interests evolve over time.


7. Emphasise Lighting



Lighting is essential in any bedroom, especially for a child's room, where it plays an important role in creating a comfortable and functional space for reading, playing and creating. A combination of ambient lighting, task lighting and accent lighting can be used to create a well-lit room that is functional and visually pleasing. It can be helpful to have a reading light or a lamp next to the bed, a desk lamp for homework, and a floor lamp to create a cosy atmosphere. Lighting can also be used to highlight the room's artwork and other decorative elements.


8. The Right Bedding



The quality of the bedding is important for a child to have a good night's sleep. It's important to have breathable blankets, sheets, and pillows that are made of natural materials such as cotton or linen. Avoid synthetic materials that can trap heat and make it harder for a child to sleep comfortably. Good quality bedding can also ensure that it lasts longer by withstanding everyday wear and tear.


9. Personal Items


Photo by Hayley Little @mumlittleloves Monogram Cushion by Willow Home Living
Photo by Hayley Little @mumlittleloves Monogram Cushion by Willow Home Living

Making a child's room personal can be done by adding monogram cushions or other personalised items. This can include custom-made curtains, bedding, or personalised wall art. Adding personal touches can make the room feel special and unique to the child and give them a sense of ownership and pride. Personalised items can also be a great keepsake for your child as they grow.


10. Cosying it up with Layer


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Adding layers, blankets, and throws can make a child's room cosy. This can include items such as a fluffy rug, a cosy throw blanket or a pile of pillows. Adding layers can help create a warm and inviting atmosphere and make the room feel more homely and comfortable. Additionally, you can use different textures and materials, such as knits, wools, and faux furs, to add visual interest and depth. This can also provide a tactile experience, making the room more fun and inviting. Furthermore, layering allows for the adaptation of the room to different seasons and temperatures.


11. Bringing in the Outside



Bringing the outside in by adding greenery and natural lighting can enhance the atmosphere of a child's room. Adding plants to a room can improve air quality and create a more natural and calming environment. You can choose low-maintenance plants that are easy to care for, such as succulents, snake plants or cacti, or you can opt for a larger statement plant.

Natural lighting is also important to creating a healthy and comfortable room. You can maximize natural light by keeping window treatments minimal and by adding mirrors to reflect light around the room. This will create a brighter and more inviting space. Using natural light can also help regulate the circadian rhythm, promoting better sleep and well-being.

Overall, adding greenery and natural lighting can create a more inviting and healthy environment for a child. It can also help foster a connection to nature, which can benefit their overall well-being.


12. Roll-Away Rugs for the Win



A roll-away rug can be a great addition to a child's room. It can provide a fun and interactive play area and a comfortable spot for children to sit and play. Roll-away rugs can come in various designs, colors, and patterns, which can help to add visual interest to the room. They can also be easily rolled away and stored when not in use, making it easy to keep the room clean and tidy. Additionally, roll-away rugs can be a great way to define different room areas, such as a play area or a reading nook.


13. A Room that Grows with the Child



When choosing furniture for a child's room, select pieces that will stand the test of time and allow the child to grow into. This means selecting furniture that is durable, functional, and versatile. For example, opting for a twin bed that can be converted to a full-size bed as the child grows, or a chair that can adjust to different heights. This will ensure that the room can grow with the child and be enjoyed for many years to come. Additionally, choosing timeless designs and neutral colours can help the furniture adapt to different styles as the child grows and their tastes change.

In conclusion, decorating a child's bedroom can be a fun and creative process. By involving your child in the process, you can create a personalised and special space for them. There are many different decorating ideas that can be implemented to create a functional, comfortable, and visually appealing room. With these 15 decorating ideas, you can create a space that your child will love and enjoy for years to come.

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