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Kids bedroom ideas: Let’s get creative


In your attempt to give your child the best of everything, it’s easy to be impractical and go overboard with his or her bedroom décor. Remember, kids grow up fast and before you can wrap your head around their rapid development, they’ll have already morphed into teenagers (or better: teens) with their own clear opinions on—and annoying eyerolls for—fashion and décor choices. It helps then to look for kids’ bedroom ideas that don’t involve massive expenses. Arm yourself well with enough homework on kids’ bedroom designs, especially when it comes to innovative use of cost-efficient materials and furniture choices that can be repurposed,  were the need for a fresher look to arise in a few years. Here is a gallery of the latest kids’ bedroom designs that we bookmarked just for you.

KIDS’ BEDROOM DESIGNS YOU HAD NOT THOUGHT OF JUST YET

 

PLAY UP YOUR KIDS’ BEDROOM FURNITURE WITH PATTERNS

If you are tired of kids’ bedroom designs steeped in pink and blue and yellow, this gentle teal is a clutter-breaking winner. The use of the same shade of colour for the floor and as neat patterns on the walls makes this a riveting space. The polka-dotted bean bag in the corner, the all-white bed and the star-spangled seating-cum-storage on the side make for some truly cute—and quirky—décor touches. 

Kids' bedroom design with patterned walls in minty green, polka-dotted bean bag and star-printed seat cum sotrage unit

Image courtesy, Argos

Bohemian kids bedroom design with clashing patterns of many colours, bedlinen in monochrome mustard yellow

Photography by Prachi Damle

BEYOND PINK AND BLUE: A COLOUR-EXTRAVAGANZA

If your child cannot have enough of colours, chances are they’d root for a bohemian space like this one. The trick is to mix patterns and textures judiciously. Plaids, jute, tassels, wicker, wood and floral paper on the walls: you can have it all. However, go for bedlinen or an equally dominant element, in a single plain colour to anchor the happy chaos. The mustard bedspread here does the trick neatly.

KIDS’ BEDROOM DESIGNED FOR THE FAIRY-TALE LOVERS

If you have an eternally curious, fairy-tale loving toddler to please, this particular kids’ bedroom design will earn you the widest, impish smiles of all times. Stencil art featuring your child’s favourite cartoon and storybook characters on the wall, a low open shelf lined with their favourite books and toys, a cute little wardrobe to hold daily wardrobe essentials as well as enough nooks to hold dream catchers and stuffed toys and a pastel reading table-and-chair set—this here is a simple, sunny way to keep things under budget and low-maintenance.

Kids' bedroom with stencil art on the walls, open shelved for books, a white wardrobe and a reading corner

Photography by Pulkit Sehgal

Kid bedroom for small rooms with short, colourful furniture and a suspended ladder with wooden rungs

Image courtesy, Shonali Mahajan

DO NOT SCARE AWAY FROM COLOURS: MAKE IT PLAYFUL

The good thing about being a child is there is no scope of harsh judgement or prejudice when it comes down to colours and shapes (“gaudy” is a relative term anyway). If your kid loves bright candy colours, add them all in their bedroom design with cool and playful accents. A boldly patterned rug, a suspended ladder with wooden rungs together with a mix of cheerful furniture can act as a fine balancing feature against pastel, candy-striped walls. In case you are working with a cosy, small room, go for kids’ bedroom furniture that can be laid out in a horizontal line around the room and does not eat up vertical space: this will keep the room feel open and breezy.

KID BEDROOMS FOR SMALL ROOMS USE UP ALL THE SPACE

The good thing about being a child is there is no scope of harsh judgement or prejudice when it comes down to colours and shapes (“gaudy” is a relative term anyway). If your kid loves bright candy colours, add them all in their bedroom design with cool and playful accents. A boldly patterned rug, a suspended ladder with wooden rungs together with a mix of cheerful furniture can act as a fine balancing feature against pastel, candy-striped walls. In case you are working with a cosy, small room, go for kids’ bedroom furniture that can be laid out in a horizontal line around the room and does not eat up vertical space: this will keep the room feel open and breezy.

Kids' bedroom ideas for small rooms with floor-to-ceiling open cabinet and a small table-and-chair set

Image courtesy, Shonali Mahajan

Kids' bedroom featuring bunk beds in light brown wood, two separate study areas and light blue candy-striped walls

Image courtesy, Shonali Mahajan

OLD BUT GOLD: THE BUNK BEDS WILL NEVER GO OUT OF STYLE

Bunk beds are the most popular space-saving furniture, when having two kids who need to share a bedroom. Also, it is a good way to teach your kids that sharing is caring… and all that, yes. In such a case, it is however important to separate the study from the storage area to help keep the chaos from moving freely across the room. And let’s face it, who doesn’t like candy-striped walls?

KIDS’ BEDROOM IDEAS WITH MINIMAL DÉCOR: LESS IS MORE

If your kids’ bedroom is large enough and you can do without using the space under the bed for storage, opt for a floor mattress with loads of soft cushions and pillows, strapped with a minimally designed canopy over it, to make things cosy and dreamy. Look for kids’ bedroom customisable furniture in wood or in your child’s favourite pastel shades. A generously padded armchair will easily turn into your favourite reading corner. Instead of the usual expensive retail purchases, how about hanging wall art painted by your tyke and his or her friends?

Kid bedroom with floor mattress, soft cushions and pillows, a minimal canopy in wood and a padded armchair

Image courtesy, Photographee.eu/ shutterstock.com

Kids' bedroom with bright blue-sky walls, outer-space motifs with orb lamps and starred decorations, neutral floors

Image courtesy, Photographee.eu/ shutterstock.com

A BLUE SKY FOR THE FUTURE ASTROLOGISTS AND ASTRONAUTS

Want your child’s bedroom to be filled with all the fun and happy adventure like the stories you read out loud to them before bedtime? Bring in the bright blue sky! You could do up the whole room with sky motifs or just one wall. Want more novel kids’ bedroom ideas? Hang a swing. Suspend a few orb lamps or other ball lights in rice paper (or even papier-mâché) to underline the outer-space vibe. The bright walls are best juxtaposed with plain pastel floors to ‘open-up’ the room. 

KIDS’ BEDROOM DESIGNS FOR EASY AND SAFE PLAY

Kids’ bedroom ideas typically always feature a formal study area. But if it’s too early to emphasise on academic rigor just yet, this kids’ bedroom design might be your pick. A simple storage unit with trays for drawers to fill up with toys and sundry creativity materials leaves lots of room to jump around and have long conversation with hordes of stuffed toys. Complete the design with placing a plump rug onto the wooden floors to break a few falls and a small ladder to make it easier getting up and down the bed. And you’re all done! Clap, clap, clap.

Roomy kids' bedroom with small storage unit for toys, a small ladder, a plump rug and lots of empty space

Image courtesy, Africa Studio/ shutterstock.com

Big kids' bedroom with bold patterned wallpaper and unclattered décor consisting of padded chairs and big rug

Image courtesy, Photographee.eu/ shutterstock.com

BIG SPACE FOR SMALL KIDS: BEDROOM DESIGNS TO MOVE AROUND FREELY

If you have allocated a large space for your kid’s bedroom, you can play up the walls with bold patterns and wallpaper. A large space also means more room for mischief, so you’d do well to choose padded chairs and seats, and quilted area rugs. Ditch the temptation to overdo the décor—leave generous, uncluttered area for your brat to move around, pace, jump and perfect their somersaults.

KIDS’ BEDROOM IDEAS FOR THE DAYDREAMER

If you want to do up a dreamy space to match your child’s personality, this kids’ bedroom design practically overflows with inspiration. Pale pastel curtains, a basic lean-to tent that won’t eat up space and can yet be a cool hangout zone with pillows and mattress, throw rugs and a roomy wicker chair that is as good as a little enclosure. A happy, fuss free space for your child.

Kids' bedroom with a lean-to tent filled with pillows, pale pink curtains, multiple rugs and a big wicker chair

Image courtesy, Photographee.eu/ shutterstock.com

Simple kids' bedroom with white walls and furniture, colourful accessories and bed linen, and one big french window

Image courtesy, Cuckooland

BACK TO BASICS: KIDS’ BEDROOM TO KEEP IT SIMPLE

When you are weighing tons of options in kids’ bedroom designs, it is sometimes easy to overlook the basics. A large French window can be the best gift for your kids (also, sunlight=Vitamin D=bone growth and development). All-white walls with furniture to match can be a great way to visually enlarge a modest space. Ask your kids for ideas on plants, rugs, colourful accessories and bed linen that they would want in their private space. The study area here has enough shelves and open storage space to tuck in their study materials while still keeping them easily accessible.

KIDS’ BEDROOM DESIGNS FOR A GROWN-UP CHILD

Pre-teens and teenagers won’t judge you kindly if you suggest an overkill of pastels in their rooms. Use an adult-ish palette imaginatively. Black floors, wooden beams on the ceilings add an outdoorsy, adventure-like touch. Wrought-iron furniture in clean minimal lines are light enough to be moved around (young adults are restless and would want to have their freedom to move thing as they wish). Juxtapose this with some innocent pastels for seating choices and area rugs. Choose accessories that respect their fiery spirit and opinions. The deep red lampshade here might just win you that bear hug you cannot have enough of.

Teen bedroom with pastel tones and dark floor, wrought-iron furniture, bright red hanging lamp and various seating options

Image courtesy, Cuckooland

 

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