Kids' Room Design Ideas

Kids bedrooms are children’s sanctuaries; somewhere they can escape to and daydream in. Hard-working rooms, they can also do double duty as playrooms, reading spots and studies. The best kids bedroom designs are fun, practical and ignite the imagination. Kids bedroom themes are endless, but the trick to a smart bedroom design is choosing one that will go the distance, using kids furniture and decor that will grow with your children.

Whether you’re planning a kids bedroom or playroom, use the photos on Houzz for renovations and bedroom ideas, from kids furniture to toy storage and kids decor; then, strike up a conversation with the interior designers of your favourite picks. For even more kids bedroom ideas, check out the Stories section on Houzz.

How do I decorate a kids bedroom?


The best experts in kids bedroom decor are kids themselves, so, if you can, involve them in the design process. Use your little one’s favourite colour on the walls and add one or two other accent colours through bedding and soft furnishings. Kids rugs are a great way to update a kids bedroom and will protect your floors from crayon and text marks, too. Stick to neutral, durable and stain-resistant furnishings that can grow with your child as their tastes change, and opt for a full-size chest of drawers and shelving so they won’t need to be traded in after a few years. A trunk at the end of the bed makes ideal storage storage, too.

Bunk beds are a popular choice for kids bedrooms, especially when siblings are sharing. Bunk beds will save your sanity during a sleepover, too – no makeshift beds in the living room. When your child is a teen, you simply replace the bottom bunk with a desk to create an area for study.

Girls bedroom ideas are aplenty and the princess theme runs strong, but a girly bedroom doesn’t have to rely on lashings of pink, either. Consider using polka dot wall decals or dressing the bed in a sheer canopy to soften the scheme. Looking for boys bedroom ideas that don’t involve car beds and sporting memorabilia? Liven up the walls by painting on racing stripes or keep it simple with a blue and white striped wallpaper.

How do I decorate a teen’s room?


Teenagers spend a lot of time in their bedrooms studying, entertaining friends and escaping from the world, so it can be difficult coming up with teenager bedroom ideas that tick all the right boxes. A teens bedroom design should be expressive of one’s personality, and take into account hobbies and favourite colours. Creating a wallpaper feature is an easy way to illustrate your teen’s style or interests. Include bedroom seating for when friends are around, such as bean bags, a sofa or daybed, and make room for a study area, so they can do their homework in peace.

How do I decorate a playroom?


A kids playroom should be vivid and inspirational, so get creative with colour and fun kids furniture. Encourage play with a puppet theatre tent, craft station or teepee, and if you want to splurge, unique features like a climbing wall, slide or swing. Let your kids create their own masterpiece with wall decals or a chalkboard wall, and include floor cushions and beanbags for lazing about. Finally, don’t forget much-needed toy storage – built-in cabinets and shelves, as well as multifunctional toy boxes that can be used as desks when closed.

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Amazing space for a little man. - joy_whittington

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We were engaged to bring new life into a 90's townhouse that was tired, dark closed. By removing walls and considered re-planning we opening up the space to create a bright and and inviting family home. Our client had an eclectic taste and loved bright colours which we tried to reflect through out the house whilst maintaining the harmony of the design throughout.
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Yasmin’s bedroom - avi_s48

I just love the painting of the rabbit beside the bed. - joy_whittington

Like the cabinet up against the wall - kahlokaylen

Urban Angles photography . John Wheatley.
A good tidy way of displaying a child's treasures. - joy_whittington

Bedroom in the Cirque single storey home at the Westbrook Estates, Truganina Victoria. From the JG King Alpha Collection.

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The wallpaper would be cool for doing up draws for a wee boy like Gryphon - georgina_bridgman