Kids Room Design Ideas 

By Interior Designer TRACY SVENDSEN | Published on August 31, 2015 |

Kids Room Design Ideas: Designing a kid’s room can be a fun and exciting project. There are many creative possibilities to explore, and with some planning and imagination, you can create a space that your child will love. From playful themes to practical storage solutions, here are some popular kids room design ideas.

1. Incorporate Playful Patterns 

Patterns are a great way to add visual interest and personality to a kid’s room. There are endless options, from stripes and polka dots to animal prints and geometric shapes. You can use patterns on the walls, bedding, curtains, or floor. Mixing and matching different patterns can create a fun and eclectic look or stick to a specific theme or color scheme for a more cohesive feel. Consider your child’s interests if you need help figuring out where to start. If they love animals, you could incorporate a jungle or safari theme into the room, complete with animal print bedding and wall decals. If they’re into butterflies, you could create a butterfly garden oasis with soothing pastel hues in floral and gingham patterns. 

2. Select a Theme

Select a theme with your child before diving into furniture shopping and selecting key elements such as window treatments and lighting. The theme can range from their favorite color to more elaborate concepts like outer space, fairy tales, or mermaids. Find a balance between honoring their preferences and opting for a theme that is practical to implement.  Image above courtesy of McGee & Co.

Here are a few posts with popular kids’ bedroom themes:

Girls Bedroom Ideas

Girls Bedroom Ideas

Transforming a girl’s bedroom into a relaxing and functional space is a delightful journey that combines creativity, practicality, and comfort. Whether your little princess dreams of a fairytale-inspired sanctuary or a trendsetting oasis, these expert design tips will help you bring her vision to life. Creating a serene ambiance is key to fostering a sense of tranquility and relaxation in a girl’s bedroom. Soft pastel hues, gentle lighting, and soothing textures can set the mood for a peaceful retreat. Incorporating practical elements, such as ample storage solutions and versatile furniture, ensure functionality without sacrificing style. [Read More]

Boys Farmhouse Bedroom Ideas

Boy’s Farmhouse Bedroom Ideas

Are you looking to create a warm, inviting space for your little one? Look no further than transforming his bedroom into a cozy farmhouse haven! With the right decorating ideas, you can give your son a room with a rustic and charming touch to make him feel right at home. From rustic wooden furniture to soft and cozy bedding, there are plenty of ways to bring the farmhouse aesthetic into a child’s personal space. Imagine waking up in a room filled with natural textures, vintage accents, and a sense of warmth. This article will explore creative and practical ideas to help you create the perfect kids’ farmhouse-inspired bedroom [Read More]

Girls Farmhouse Bedroom Ideas

Girl’s Farmhouse Theme Bedroom

Children’s farmhouse bedrooms are cozy and charming and provide easy opportunity to make a few seamless changes as they mature. Farmhouse-style is all about clean lines and classic patterns and is characterized by welcoming whites, a penchant for wood and folksy accents. In this post, I have included a broad range of girl’s farmhouse bedrooms that depict the traditional farmhouse aesthetic to rooms that introduce a bolder color palette. The goal is to create a room that suits your child’s individuality, is attractive, comfortable and flexible enough to grow with your child. That way you won’t have to redecorate for many years to come…[Read More]

Kids Rooms: Butterfly Garden Bedding

Butterfly Theme Rooms

What little girl wouldn’t adore a pretty room filled with magical butterflies? Butterfly-theme bedrooms are simple to create, and the possibilities are endless. It’s a perfect theme for a room to dream, play, and grow in, inspiring little imaginations through the use of color, shape, and form. This room design appeals to me, as I believe it is a soothing and relaxing environment filled with meadows, soft colors, grass, butterflies, flowers, and whimsical objects. Although this is how I envision a butterfly room to be, many variations can be created. [Read More]

How to Create a Cowboy Theme Bedroom

Cowboy Theme Rooms

Creating a room with a cowboy theme can be a lot of fun, and many options are available. Many little boys love the old west and horses and would love to have a cowboy theme bedroom. I have provided several tips on how to create a unique cowboy and Western theme design. I find the easiest way to begin is by choosing the bedding. Many western and cowboy comforter and quilt sets are available, full of horses, cowboys, and rodeo scenes. Denim bedding sets also go well with the rugged look. You can team up the denim bedding or any solid color bedding with Navaho…[Read More]

Kids Theme Rooms Cowgirl

Cowgirl Theme Rooms

A cowgirl bedroom theme is simple to create, and the possibilities are endless. It’s a perfect theme for a room to dream, play, and grow in for girls who love horses and the outdoors. This design can easily be achieved through several different approaches. One by incorporating the look and feel of the old west with a rustic flare or by creating an environment that lends itself to soft pastels, pastures, meadows, butterflies, flowers, and whimsical objects depicting a farm-like atmosphere. Before beginning a cowgirl theme bedroom, it is a good idea to choose…[Read More]

Log Cabin Theme Bedrooms

Log Cabin Theme Rooms

One of my favorite themes for a little boy’s room is the log cabin kids’ rustic bedroom theme. My son Dakota chose this, and we had a lot of fun achieving the “lodge” look for his room. What I liked best about it was that it was suitable for a young boy, but works just as well for an older boy. There is a lot of room for creativity with a rustic-style theme room. Many boys (and girls!) like camping, hiking, fishing, and exploring the outdoors. The room can be created to feel like your child is experiencing a wilderness adventure every night! Some design tips and suggestions are as follows…[Read More]

3. Kids Room Design Ideas | Add Unique Lighting Fixtures 

Lighting can significantly impact the look and feel of a room, and it’s essential in a kid’s room. Adding unique lighting fixtures can not only provide functional lighting but also serve as a fun decorative element. You can choose from various options, such as pendant lights, chandeliers, string lights, or a funky lamp. Using a dimmer switch or adding colorful bulbs, you can also create a fun and exciting effect. For example, you could use a string of twinkling fairy lights to create a magical ambiance or a neon sign to add a pop of color and personality.

4. Kids Room Design Ideas | Create a Cozy Reading Nook 

Encouraging reading is always a good idea; creating a cozy reading nook in a kid’s room can be a great way to do it. You can use a teepee, a canopy, or a tent to create a cozy little corner where your child can snuggle up with a book. Adding pillows, cushions, and a soft rug can make the space more inviting. You can also incorporate bookshelves or a bookcase nearby to keep your child’s favorite books within reach to encourage reading and help keep the room organized and clutter-free. 

5. Choose Practical Storage Solutions 

One of the biggest challenges of designing a kid’s room is finding enough storage space for all their toys, clothes, and other belongings. Choosing practical storage solutions can help keep the room organized and clutter-free. To keep things tidy, you can use shelves, baskets, bins, or a storage bench. You can also incorporate multi-functional furniture, such as a bed with built-in drawers or a desk with storage space. Consider the different storage types your child will need when designing the room. For example, if they have a lot of toys, consider incorporating a toy box or storage bins. If they have a lot of clothes, you might need a dresser or closet organizer. 

6. Involve Your Child in the Process 

One of the best things about designing a kid’s room is that you can involve your child in the process. This ensures they will love the space and helps them develop their creativity and decision-making skills. Ask your child about their favorite colors, themes, and interests. You can also take them with you when you shop for decor and furniture, letting them have a say in what goes into their room. If your child is old enough, you can even involve them in the painting or decorating. This can be a fun bonding experience and a great way to create a room reflecting their personality.

7. Incorporate Fun and Functional Furniture 

When choosing furniture for a kid’s room, finding fun and functional pieces is important. Consider factors such as durability, safety, and storage space. For example, choose a bed with built-in storage drawers or a desk with shelves for books and supplies. You could also choose a theme-based bed, such as a race car or princess carriage, to add a fun and whimsical touch to the room. When it comes to safety, make sure to choose sturdy and well-made furniture. Avoid pieces with sharp corners or small parts that could pose a choking hazard. 

8. Consider the Future 

When designing a kid’s room, thinking about the future is essential. While your child may love a particular theme or color scheme now, they may outgrow it in a few years. Choose a neutral color palette for the walls and larger furniture pieces to ensure the room grows with your child. This will make updating the space with new bedding, decor, and accessories easier as your child’s tastes change. Consider furniture and decor that can be swapped out or repurposed. For example, a toy box can later become a seat or storage bench, and a desk can be used for homework or as a vanity.

9. Shared Rooms

 Don’t hesitate to get creative if you’re designing a shared room. Your little ones likely already have their personalities, no matter how similar they are, and it’s important to let them both shine through. Ensure they both have a designated area in the room to call their own — pick colors, patterns, and details that allow them to show off their personalities.

Conclusion: Kids Room Design Ideas

Designing a kid’s room can be a fun and rewarding experience. You can create a functional and stylish space by incorporating playful patterns, unique lighting fixtures, a cozy reading nook, and practical storage solutions. Remember to involve your child in the process and let their imagination run wild – after all, it’s their room!

Tracy Svendsen | Interior Designer

I’m Tracy Svendsen – an interior designer and the editor for Canadian Log Homes. My goal is to connect readers to the latest and most beautiful trends in home decorating Ideas. Growing up in the country, I’ve always been interested in rustic and farmhouse interiors. I started studying interior design at Montana State University and received my design degree from Ryerson University. I later became a partner in a handcrafted log home company offering design services to our clientele for over 20 years. Although I now live in a charming residential community by the ocean, my home still reflects my love for the modern rustic approach to design.

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