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.

Dylan Lark - Photographer

Putra Indrawan
wood weall - toni_spencer100

Design and Styling by Sapphire Living Interiors Photography by Simon Whittaker Photography

This young family home is a terrace house nestled in the back streets of Paddington. The project brief was to reinterpret the interior layouts of an approved DA renovation for the young family. The home was a major renovation with the The Designory providing design and documentation consultancy to the clients and completing all of the interior design components of the project as well as assisting with the building project management. The concept complimented the traditional features of the home, pairing this with crisp, modern sensibilities. Keeping the overall palette simple has allowed the client’s love of colour to be injected throughout the decorating elements. With functionality, storage and space being key for the small house, clever design elements and custom joinery were used throughout. With the final decorating elements adding touches of colour in a sophisticated yet luxe palette, this home is now filled with light and is perfect for easy family living and entertaining. CREDITS Designer: Margo Reed Builder: B2 Construction
Kids - mahak_dewan

The throw. - siobhann86

A spacious teenagers bedroom with a pastel colour theme.
The blush pink throw and nice white bedspread. Also the fact that it is nice and light. - siobhann86

Clare Cousins Architects Photograph - Dylan Lark

Custom made bunk beds. Photography by Light Blue Parrot
lots of visitors - yolanda_adlam

Jen and Adam’s weatherboard is bursting at the seams. With 3 children under 5, baby Xavier has to share a room with Mum and Dad. The couple has set a deadline to give him his own bedroom by his first birthday. They already have plans approved for an extension and Shaynna and the team are in charge of the interior fit out. It’s a big project on a modest budget and Jen has high end taste. Can the team deliver the fabulous Scandi look she and Adam so love?
Like table that can be chair and storage also - phhocken

D-Max Photography
colours - jayandlucy

Photos by Paul Gosney.
I like the high windows to allow light to flow out into the hallway - admin8520

Happy and colorful girls room. Vintage feel wallpaper. Photogapher: Danielle Trovato
This looks like great fun for a little girl. - webuser_620253