Kids Bedroom Ideas

Kids Bedroom Ideas

Looking for ideas to create a space your kids will love? A child’s room is the perfect place to explore imaginative ideas, from an ark-shaped bookshelf to butterfly wallpaper to neon bed frames. Go wacky with polka dots or try a more classic pastel aesthetic—whatever the theme, this is one room that is sure to stand out. So step away from the pale pink and baby blue and get ready to design a room that’s as unique as your kids are (and as tidy as you’d like them to be). Here are 55 examples from the AD archives to provide inspiration for your child’s next bedroom update.
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Kids Bedroom Ideas

Yeah, it would be cool if there were ideas that were a bit more do-able for average budgets. Plus, kids will grow out of these things too.
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Kids Bedroom Ideas

Create Mini Art Galleries The wonders of great artwork! Walls adorned with gallery-style wall decor are popping up, and the best part of this fun trend is that it celebrates all styles of art and doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Photo courtesy of ProjectNursery.com Create Mini Art Galleries Monochromatic or filled with color, an accent wall featuring photos, pictures and wall decor is a great way to kick it up a notch in any kids room. And who knows, maybe you’ll inspire a mini Picasso in the making? Photo courtesy of ProjectNursery.com Accessorize With Patterns An easy way to add flair to any child’s room is with patterned accessories. This $350 playroom makeover comes to life with the addition of colorful and vibrant pillows. The feminine floral rug complements the pillows, and together they create a cheerful play space. Photo courtesy of ProjectNursery.com Collect Pieces Over Time Use individual pieces accumulated over time instead of buying a matching furniture set. Not only is it an excellent way to save, but in the case of Evyn’s nursery, it achieves a colorful and eclectic look, layering in the new with the old. Photo courtesy of ProjectNursery.com Get to Know Etsy If you are willing to spend some time digging online you can uncover original and affordable gems on Etsy.com and other similar marketplace sites. Items that are custom made will not only make the room feel special but help make it unique. Photo courtesy of ProjectNursery.com Break Out the Sewing Machine A plain, boring glider becomes super chic with the addition of new cushions in a trendy, graphic pattern. Throw in a few colorful pillows for added back support and this nursery essential suddenly becomes and a real showstopper. Photo courtesy of ProjectNursery.com Create the Little Details By Hand You don’t have to be a super-DIYer but it certainly pays off to start thinking handmade even if it’s just for the smallest of details. Crafting a bit of decorative bunting or printing your own graphics for framing is a great way to catch the do-it-yourself fever. Photo courtesy of ProjectNursery.com Give a Cheer for Pom-Poms Inexpensive and easy to make, the tissue pom is a whimsical party favorite that can also add pizazz to a child’s bedroom decor. Try incorporating different size poms and tissue paper in shades of the same color for maximum impact. Photo courtesy of ProjectNursery.com Design Your Own Bed Creating your own headboard with easily accessible materials such MDF (medium density fiberboard), foam, fabric glue and a staple gun will have you feeling like a true craftsman in no time. Crazy Wonderful blogger, Shelley, updated her daughters toddler room by creating a white, classic tufted headboard her daughter can grow with over the years. Photo courtesy of ProjectNursery.com Get Creative With Paint Rather than painting the wall behind the crib one color, why not get creative with paint and go for three or four colors? Horizontal or vertical stripes are super dramatic. Here, Rebecca Propes of Fresh Chick Designs frames the center of the wall with molding and paints the stripes down the middle giving the room an instant focal feature. Photo courtesy of ProjectNursery.com Choose Oversized Wall Decals Add graphics in an instant along with a bit of drama. When selecting decorative wall decals or wall stickers, think big. For just a little more, many companies offer custom designs and sizes so you can let your child’s imagination run wild. Photo courtesy of ProjectNursery.com Make Your Own Mobile Add a little whimsy to your child’s space and create a handmade mobile. Birds, butterflies and geometric shapes are currently the most common mobile designs on the market. Make your mobile from a simple quilt hoop, fishing wire and fabric, or cut the shape you desire from simple cardstock. Photo courtesy of ProjectNursery.com
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Kids Bedroom Ideas

In the boys’ bedroom of a colorful East Hampton home, bunk beds by Pottery Barn Kids are dressed in bedding by Sferra. The bright red, continental wallpaper is by Ralph Lauren Home and the rug is by Dash & Albert. In a incredible contrast against the walls and rug, the ceiling is painted in Benjamin Moore’s American Cheese.
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Kids Bedroom Ideas

Geography is certainly a theme in trendy kids’ rooms, and offers just the right amount of adventure for any young explorer. In this kid-friendly Manhattan duplex, the son’s bedroom features a bed by DucDuc and a womb chair by Knoll. Meanwhile, the futuristic pendant light is by Kartell, the map decal is by Dezign With a Z and the felt rug is by Patterson Flynn Martin.
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Kids Bedroom Ideas

18 of 20 Chic But Adventurous Geography is certainly a theme in trendy kids’ rooms, and offers just the right amount of adventure for any young explorer. In this kid-friendly Manhattan duplex, the son’s bedroom features a bed by DucDuc and a womb chair by Knoll. Meanwhile, the futuristic pendant light is by Kartell, the map decal is by Dezign With a Z and the felt rug is by Patterson Flynn Martin. Björn Wallander
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Kids Bedroom Ideas

Chic But Adventurous Geography is certainly a theme in trendy kids’ rooms, and offers just the right amount of adventure for any young explorer. In this kid-friendly Manhattan duplex, the son’s bedroom features a bed by DucDuc and a womb chair by Knoll. Meanwhile, the futuristic pendant light is by Kartell, the map decal is by Dezign With a Z and the felt rug is by Patterson Flynn Martin. Björn Wallander
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Kids Bedroom Ideas

If your kids have to share a room, designate a personal space for each child. The shelving units around each of these beds provide a little buffer space, and an opportunity for each child to display their favorite things. Design by B. Pila Design Studios
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Monochromatic or filled with color, an accent wall featuring photos, pictures and wall decor is a great way to kick it up a notch in any kids room. And who knows, maybe you’ll inspire a mini Picasso in the making? Photo courtesy of ProjectNursery.com
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The bedrooms of these uber stylish children are lessons in good taste. Plus, get great ideas for decorating boys rooms, girls rooms, and baby nurseries.
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The bedrooms of these uber stylish children are lessons in good taste. Plus, get great ideas for decorating boys rooms, girls rooms, and baby nurseries. View Gallery 20 Photos
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Many pieces in this boy’s room have been in the family a long time: Two of the three globes hung in his father’s childhood bedroom, while the bed once belonged to his grandfather. His Lego masterpieces are mounted and proudly displayed on the wall, adding to the charm of this 19th-century California farmhouse.
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3 Of 55 Hand-Me-DownsMany pieces in this boy’s room have been in the family a long time: Two of the three globes hung in his father’s childhood bedroom, while the bed once belonged to his grandfather. His Lego masterpieces are mounted and proudly displayed on the wall, adding to the charm of this 19th-century California farmhouse. David Tsay
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Decorating a child’s bedroom or playroom can be challenging. You want a design they won’t outgrow too quickly, and something you can live with, too. Check out these designer spaces and see how to mix high style with pure fun.
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Publishing executive Robert E. Abrams and his wife, Cynthia Vance, called on Joel Barkley of Ike Kligerman Barkley Architects to craft a sophisticated, barn-inspired retreat in upstate New York. In the bedroom of the couple’s young son, a tapestry version of Robert Indiana’s Love is the focal point of a custom-made ash bed/storage unit. (June 2012)
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Bold color takes center stage in fashion designer Nanette Lepore’s Manhattan townhouse, designed by Jonathan Adler, and her daughter’s bedroom is no exception. A custom-made tufted orange daybed is the room’s centerpiece, while a wall painted in Benjamin Moore’s Pre-Dawn Sky sets a rich backdrop. Other accents include a Hunt Slonem painting and an assortment of Jonathan Adler pillows.
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In the daughter’s bedroom of a Hamptons retreat, the linens are by E. Braun & Co., the vintage lamps were found in San Francisco, the pouf is from John Derian and the wallpaper is by Osborne & Little; the walls and ceiling are painted in Benjamin Moore’s Dove Wing.