Decorating Kids Bedrooms
by Giorgina Devereaux
Decorating kids bedrooms is a
great way to give your children a voice in making their own decorating
It also allows you to do a fun project together and your child will
take great pride in knowing that they participated in the decorating process.
Choose a Theme
Since kids tend to go from one fad to the next, try to keep this in mind before
settling on a decorative theme. Some themes include trucks, trains, super
heroes, race cars, a princess, a fairy, and animals.
Consider keeping the theme broad in case your kid is loses interest in that
specific character. For instance, if you want to use specific character themed
items, display items that can easily be changed like a lamp or a poster.
Add Color with Paint
One of the best ways to transform when decorating kids bedrooms is through the use of paint.
Color has the power to change the mood of the whole room.
You can also accent the bedroom walls
by applying borders and wallies, stenciling a design on the wall, or painting a
For detailed ideas on color, be sure to check out
Home Decorating Colors elsewhere on
Kids Bedroom Furniture
Having a comfortable bed is important, but what about having the best of both
worlds – a comfortable bed that is visually appealing? There is no shortage of
beds to suit your kid’s taste, and they come in different styles, colors,
finishes, and sizes.
Bed: If you prefer a simple style for a bed, then perhaps consider a twin
size bed. The bed frames are available in wood and metal.
Bed with a Chest of Drawers:
This type of bed features a couple of drawers on the bottom, which provides
additional storage. Some of these beds also feature a headboard that has built
in shelves perfect for storing or displaying small items.
Bunk Bed: Bunk beds are available in different themes
when decorating kids bedrooms, such as, nautical
You can choose from the traditional bunk beds, with some having
drawers on the bottom.
The ultimate space saver is bunk beds that feature a loft upstairs and a desk on
Other bunk beds feature a bed on the bottom, with a bookshelf, a
cork board, an adjacent desk, and a loft upstairs.
Other Bedroom Furniture
Armoire: An armoire is a great place to store additional clothes and looks
stylish. Some feature two doors and five drawers while others have three
adjustable shelves, extra storage space for clothes, a roomy drawer, and a
mirror on the doors.
Book Shelf: A fabulous way to store a treasured collection of books
when decorating kids bedrooms is by
having a book shelf in your kid’s bedroom.
Bookshelves come in different sizes
(height and width), colors, and finishes.
Coat Rack: If you are pressed for space in the closet, you may want to
consider a kids coat rack.
They come in a pink, white, wood finish, and in the
following themes: butterfly, Noah’s ark, safari, little farmhouse, tea party,
baseball, and a firefighter theme complete with a fireman’s hat and Dalmatian
Computer Desk and Chair: A desk is the perfect addition when
decorating kids bedrooms because it gives your kid a designated area to study, read, and work on
Some computer desks feature a keyboard tray, room for a flat screen monitor up
to 19 inches, a hidden compartment that has a sliding door under the desktop for
pencils, markers, and other writing materials.
You can find computer desks that are specifically a corner desk, which saves
space or the traditional ones that back up against the wall.
They also feature
a hutch that has shelf space, a couple of small drawers, and an area for a cork
Chairs come in different styles, with or without wheels, and some have an
ergonomic feature for superior lumbar support.
Dresser: There are many dressers to choose from when decorating kids
bedrooms. Some come with 4 or 6
spacious drawers, detailed knobs, and in varying heights and widths. The area
on top of the dresser is great for displaying small items, such as pictures and
Nightstand: These are available with one or two drawers, with some having a
You can also find them in different finishes.
It’s a great place to
store small things, along with having a place to put an alarm clock.
Play House: A fabulous way to bring excitement into your kid’s bedroom is
by having a play house.
You can find play houses in different styles, colors,
Rocking Chair: Including a rocking chair in your kid’s bedroom will add a
touch of beauty while giving your little one a place to comfortably sit and read
a book as well as a place to have fun rocking back and forth.
There is a colorful selection to
choose from when decorating kids bedrooms that is available in the following themes:
Step Stool: A step stool is the perfect way to put things within reach of
your little ones.
There are different ones to choose from, in different colors,
with some having a cushioned pad for comfortable kneeling and a storage
Here are some step stool themes that
are available when decorating kids bedrooms:
Boy Prayer Stool
Girl Prayer Stool
Major League Baseball (team of your choice)
Raggedy Anne and Andy Storage Stool
Table & Chair Set: Give your kids a place to spread out and engage in fun
art activities with a table and chair set.
You can find these sets in different
colors and themes. The set comes with one table and two chairs.
It’s a fun way
to add color to your kid’s bedroom.
Some themes include:
All Star Sports
Little Farm House
Moon and Stars
Toy Chest: A toy chest helps with keeping toys tucked away and tidy.
feature a cushion on top that serves as a sitting area and a slow closing metal
You can find toy chests in the following themes when decorating kids bedrooms:
Vanity: This will make your little one feel like a princess.
with a mirror and are available in different colors, along with some featuring
decorative motifs, such as crowns and hearts.
You can also find some that have
one or two drawers, which provides additional storage space for hair accessories
and lip gloss.
It makes a lovely furniture accent.
Bedding: With bedding, you have many different colors, designs, and themes
to choose from.
You can opt for a bedding ensemble, which simplifies things
since it provides you with a matching set of everything or you can mix and match
by selecting your own comforter and sheet set.
Also, consider dressing up the bed with a lovely set of pillows for that extra
Rug/Activity Mat: A rug will look fabulous in your kid’s bedroom since rugs
add color and warmth.
There are many colorful rugs to choose from that are
available in solid colors as well as different designs.
An activity mat consists of soft and stylish foam tiles that can be configured
any way you want. It serves as a comfortable area for your little one to play
and will add a splash of color to the bedroom.
Lighting: Adequate lighting is important, especially in the bedroom.
are many decorative table lamps, floor lamps, and ceiling fixtures to choose
Some themes include:
Choo Choo Train
Sky and Clouds
Window Treatments: Consider dressing up those bare windows with window
treatments that color coordinate with the rest of the decor in the bedroom.
Adding window treatments is a quick and inexpensive way to add color to a
There are different fabrics to select from, such as, polyester, cotton, canvas,
rayon, chiffon, and holographic stretch velvet.
You can opt to only incorporate
a valance or a valance and panels.
To further accent the windows, you may want to consider using curtain rods that
feature decorative finials, such as, flowers, beads, butterflies, football,
soccer, dump truck, and baseball.
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