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Jul 21

Ten Tips for Fun and Timeless Kids’ Bedroom Decor

As your children grow from preschool to prom, there may be no other room in the home that experiences as much decorative evolution and whimsy as their bedrooms. To keep up, it is important to keep their spaces bright, happy and easily adaptable.

  1. Avoid Sensory Overload: While kids’ and teens’ decor options often embody the wild and carefree nature of childhood, it’s all too easy for the design to veer into sensory overload. Kids’ bedrooms are typically smaller in size, littered with toys and clothes, and even shared with siblings. Too many patterns and colors can make a small space feel even smaller – destroying any chance of design cohesion or interior serenity.
  2. Let Basics Be Basics: Your children’s growth is unavoidable, but poor furniture choices aren’t. When it comes to kids’ furniture, it can be easy to get carried away in the race car day beds and princess dressers. However, keeping those essential bedroom sets simple will allow you to change more ephemeral decorations as your children age.
  3. Consider Year-Round Pastels: Pastels are an amazing way to bring color into the room without being overwhelming. Their timeless hues are serene and soothing, but still whimsical and elegant.
  4. Stick to What You Know: There is no doubt that the accent colors and decorations of your kid’s bedroom will change while they live at home. Wall stickers may be the new best friend of creative teens looking to constantly switch up their room designs. Instead of painting the walls or ripping out wallpaper, find fun and mess-free wall stickers to satisfy an artistic edge.
  5. Embrace White Decor: Putting kids around white furniture, comforters and pillows is one of the biggest fears of most parents. However, going for an all-white pillow, blanket or duvet may actually be your saving grace. The bleachable fabric is easy to wash and will give the space  a timeless and open feeling.
  6. Get Creative with Bed Frames: In the era of sleepovers, you (and your children’s friends!) will thank you for adding this thoughtful touch to the room. Whether it’s a day bed, rollaway bed, or fun bunk bed, there is always opportunity for extra sleeping space when it comes to the kiddos.
  7. Keep It Simple: While it can be easy to get carried away with the pink and blue of typical baby girls’ and boys’ rooms, one of the smartest decisions you can make for the future is to keep the dominant colors simple. Allow your children to choose their own accent colors and decorations while keeping the main tones cohesive to the home itself.
  8. Add Some Magic: Fairy lights are not exclusive to the holidays. In fact, they are one of the trendiest ways to decorate your child’s room. In addition to functioning as a source of night light, these tiny lights will give the room a comforting and magical aura.
  9. Rethink the Canopy: Having a canopy over your child’s bed doesn’t mean you have to buy a new bed frame every time they grow out of their old one. These fun and simple canopies, independent of the bed frame, give the room a whimsical spin that will make your child feel like their bed is a safe oasis.
  10. Be Wary of Themes: Going all out with a bedroom theme is fun for a while, but will quickly become a burden when your kids decide that they no longer love trains, or the rain forest, or nautical sailboats. While it can be tempting to go above and beyond on a certain children’s theme, it is a good idea to stick to a simple color palette and only accent with themed accessories. This will allow your children the freedom to change their bedroom as their interests evolve over the years.