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Furnishing your kid's room? Here are some tips:

  • Pick a theme
  • Get creative with storage
  • Consider space for both study and play
  • Add pops of color
  • Leave room for growth

Read on to learn how you can set up a wonderful children's room at home with these tips.

As parents, we know you want to give the best to your child. That’s why we know how important decorating your child’s room is. Whether you’re decorating for a newborn baby or for a seven year old, it’s always important to put a little extra care into your children’s bedroom plan because you want to be sure your kid(s) feel safest and happiest in their room.

Tips and Tricks for Kids’ Bedroom Decor

As your children grow older they probably won’t want mom or dad’s help when it comes to choosing chairs or rugs. So, treasure this time when you can create a creative and practical safe haven for your child to grow up in.

Excited to get started? Here are 5 simple tricks to turn an ordinary room into your kid’s perfect room.

Pick a theme

girl in pink unicorn dress at table in kid's room

If your kid is older than three, it will be fun to include them in planning the room. There are several options you can go for while deciding the theme for the room. You can choose to go with a color theme or you can choose a theme that reflects your child’s favorite cartoon character or favorite TV show. When choosing a theme, it’s best to bear in mind that you don’t want to make major re-decorating decisions for the next three years at least. That’s why, it’s important to choose a theme your child won’t easily outgrow!

Get creative with storage

child studying at desk in children's room

To keep your kid’s room neat and tidy (and avoid clean-up tantrums), create adequate storage space for toys and books. Now here’s the fun part, make your storage pieces a part of your decor. That means choosing appealing cabinets that blend with the room theme. You can even opt for stylish, moveable storage carts or colorful baskets and chests for your kids to store their toys, games, and books.

When choosing a bed for your child’s bedroom, look for one with shelves or drawers underneath. These are not only a great way to keep linen and other odds and ends out of sight, you’re probably not going to hear about a ‘monster under the bed’ either!

A little room for work & a little room for play

kids playing with blocks in kid's room

To help your child get into study mode or play mode, it’s helpful to define designated work and play zones in their room. Not only will this help your kid stay organized, it’ll help you plan your decor too. Create areas for work with cabinets and shelves to store your kid’s books and educational toys and puzzles. Place a study table in the work area, preferably near a window so your child gets plenty of natural light and fresh air while they work. You can even opt for a desk lamp for those late night study sessions. It’s important to ensure there is adequate storage space for books and stationery so the place is neat and tidy. Keep the decor here minimal and neutral to avoid distractions while studying.

When decorating the ‘play’ area of the room, you can choose brighter, more ‘fun’ colours to differentiate both areas. Storage is important in the play area as well but this time choose colorful cabinets to create a happy corner for your kid’s toys.

Add pops of color

toys in children's room with storage

A child’s room should always be as bright and cheery as your child. A quick and inexpensive way to incorporate color into your kid’s room is with rugs and cushions. These are extremely child-friendly since most cushions and rugs are machine washable so you don’t need to worry about unpleasant spills or stains. Floor cushions and comfortable rugs can easily be incorporated into the theme of the room (think cartoon character designs) and also provide an extra spot for your kid to stretch out and play. In case your child is below three years old, you can use double-sided tape to hold your rug in place.

Leave room for your room to grow

child playing with mother on sofa

Unlike other rooms in your house, your child’s room needs the most space for an upgrade since children grow up way too quickly. It’s always best to opt for inexpensive furniture and decor since you are bound to change it in a year or two. In fact, it is a good idea to rent children’s bedroom furniture from furniture rental companies like CasaOne that provide high-quality furniture at extremely affordable prices. When you rent furniture, you can easily replace beds and study tables with bigger models to accommodate your child’s growing needs. The best part? You can use the money you save to splurge on knick-knacks and decor pieces to personalise your child’s room.

Got Questions?

How to set up a room for 3 children?

When children are sharing a room, it’s always best to lay out specific sections for each child. This will help them have a sense of autonomy in their room and give them space to decorate it according to their tastes. If the room is too small to give each child a separate section, you can always opt for space saving options such as bunk beds or shelves that stack up and stools that can also be used as storage.

What are the basic requirements for a children's bedroom plan?

Each child should have enough space for a separate bed and workspace. Make sure the room has enough light - natural or artificial. Also, ensure that the room has enough storage space so there is plenty of room for your children to store their toys and books.

What are some easy tricks for a playroom setup?

Storage space is the key to keeping your child’s playroom fun, colorful, neat and tidy. Opt for storage baskets with neat labels to help them find their toys without making a mess. This also helps make clean-up a breeze.

What are the major differences between a boy’s room and a girl’s room?

There really isn’t any difference between a boy’s room and a girl’s room, especially in the 21st century. What color you paint your child’s room or how you decorate it should not be dictated by gender stereotypes. The only thing that should influence your decision on how to decorate your child’s room is your child’s preferences.