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8 tips for designing better kids' rooms

  • Bedroom Design
Apr 15, 2022
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Create a sensory paradise for your children with these design and décor tips for kids' bedrooms

Little ones are full of personality, and it is only fair that they get to express themselves in their space. But when they're growing up so quickly, it can be challenging to cater to what they want right now and make concessions for their future needs. Stimulating environments and spaces that feel safe have a massive impact on children's development. When you have so many things to consider, it is no surprise that children's bedroom interior design is as challenging as it can be fun.


The design and décor tips listed here for the kids' bedroom will help you create the perfect haven for your little one. Whether you're starting from square one or looking to optimise the current kids' room interior, we've got you covered.


Tips to Design a Better Kid's Room


1. For Kids' Bedroom Design, Less is Always More

Do not add anything to kids' room décor that does not need to be there. Children at any age have a lot of stuff- toys, books, study material, etc. Adding décor to it will only create clutter. Keeping it simple will help children focus, create an open play area and keep cleaning to a minimum.

2. Opt for Neutral Palettes for Kids' Bedroom

This is especially helpful when they are pretty young, and their tastes change every other day. With a neutral base, you can regularly update kids' room décor with pillows, bedding, artwork, etc. As your child grows, they will have a personal space that grows with them. And all of this without having to spend a fortune each time you need to update.

Lavender-themed kids bedroom interior design - Beautiful Homes

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3. Storage is a Must for Any Kids' Room Interior

Children have a lot of things- games, toys, books, clothes, etc. When there's so much stuff, it is obvious that you will require ample storage to avoid clutter.A dresser, kids' bed with storage and an in-built wardrobe are a few basic storage options.


In a nursery, a dresser can easily double up as a changing table. Under-bed storage is excellent for seasonal things and those kept for future use. When your child is old enough, an in-built wardrobe can house all their things— a few drawers, a little vanity to help them get ready and multiple levels of hang railing to get the most out of the space.


A cubby can be a great addition for storage, especially for things that you or your child would want to be easily accessible. This can include toys, games, art supplies and even books. With some storage baskets, you can keep everything organised. The cubby can even double up as a display unit for some décor and mementoes.

4. Try Different Layouts for Children's Bedroom Design

Choose a layout that will allow you to make the most of the space. Make a list of everything that needs to be in the room and try out different furniture arrangements to see what works. If your kids are going to be sharing a room, twin beds will work in a big enough room and in a smaller one, bunk beds for kids might be a better option. An elevated bed will make space for a study area or a reading nook below the bed, leaving room for a play area.


Layouts that demarcate the various functional areas can benefit children of all ages. It can allow them the freedom to regulate their routines and develop a sense of accountability. It can help them focus when needed, have fun during playtime and finally relax for bedtime. Having special nooks and separated areas can make the room appear more spacious as well.

5. Choose Children's Bedroom Furniture that Grows with them

A neutral palette will aid in keeping up with children's changing likes and dislikes. Similarly, a few pieces of furniture that can accommodate their development are essential. This way, you do not need to redo the room every time your child has a growth spurt.


Start with a kids' bed design that is a size or two bigger and will last a few years. You can update a solid frame with just a coat of paint or even different bedding. A canopy is another way to spruce things up without changing the existing furniture. So invest in pieces that are sure to last a while.

Bunk beds for kids with attached balcony - Beautiful Homes

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A dresser is another fundamental kids' room furniture piece. Changing up the finish and the drawer handles or knobs can give it a fresh look. While study tables might not be adjustable, you can easily find comfy and cute kids' study chairs. Adjustable chairs can easily transition to the next phase in life.


Versatile lighting options are also a good idea for children's bedroom design. Task lighting and dimming lights transition well into various designs. Add to that night lamps and ambient lighting, and you're good to go.


6. Pick Children's Bedroom Ideas that Provide Multi-sensorial Engagement

Colour and patterns are a great way to introduce visual stimulation in a room. And there are so many ways to get creative with it. Murals, quirky wallpapers, glow in the dark stick-on, and fun false ceiling designs are some excellent ways to do it. Accessories are another great alternative. Paint a toy that can double up as a display; showcase all their books on open shelves; use colourful bins for cubbies. There are limitless children's bedroom ideas.


Textures and patterns are powerful decorating tools. They add visual interest to a room and provide tactile stimulation for the little ones. Soft and plush textures are great options for kids as they make the space feel comfortable and inviting. Textiles such as curtains, bed linens, throw pillows, and rugs can be used to add texture and colour to the room, keeping things playful.


Patterns in a room can add dynamism. Once again, wallpaper and textiles are where you can start. This is also a great opportunity to incorporate children's personalities into the room. Look for patterns that reflect their interests, for example, animals, space, superheroes, sea creatures, etc.

Kids study chair & table setup - Beautiful Homes

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7. Children's Bedroom Ideas should Prioritise Some TLC

While children require a stimulating and playful environment, they also need a space to just chill. A cosy little inviting nook can be a great addition to kids' rooms. They can curl up with a book, spend some time cuddling with a beloved pet or share secrets and giggles with a friend.


Soft seating, a warm throw blanket, some moody lights and a few pillows are all that you need to create a perfect nook. You can create it on the floor, on the window sill or with just a kids’ study chair and an ottoman in a corner.

8. Getting the Flooring in Kids' Bedrooms is Crucial

It is crucial to pick a flooring option that is gentle and safe for your babies yet easy enough to clean and maintain. Carpet, vinyl, rubber and wood are some popular options.


Carpets are warm, soft, shock-absorbent and soundproof. The downside is that they can be difficult to clean and are not the most hygienic option. Wood can last a long time, and the damage can be fixed with some refinishing. But you don't have to worry about allergies or VOCs with either natural or engineered wood. Vinyl is a great option due to the variety it is available in and it's easy maintenance. But it is not a sustainable option and may pose health risks since it releases VOCs.


A Few Details to Consider when Designing Children's Bedroom Interior Design

  • Ensure that the paint finish you choose can be cleaned and scrubbed if needed.
  • When you're considering layouts, think of how you and your  kid(s) will move around in the space.
  • Incorporate your children's art into the décor to encourag them to keep creating and also change up the space in little ways.
  • Do not underestimate your storage requirements.
  • Try to keep things at eye level for the child(ren) to make the  room more accessible for them.
  • Have a dedicated workstation for them to create or work on any of their hobbies.
  • Add personal touches with some mementoes.
  • Get gentle lighting. Children may not need as much light as adults, but a combination of ambient lighting, desk light, reading light and a night light can be helpful.


How can Beautiful Homes Help you Make the Perfect Room for your Kids?

At Beautiful Homes, we provide a large selection of products and services. With our interior design services, you will get a personalised experience and bespoke design solutions. Our professionals will ensure that your and your little ones' wants and needs are met.


Visit our website to check various options offered and the projects executed by us so far. You may book a 3D consultation call to understand the project's process, design, and execution or walk into our stores across India to know more about our offerings.


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