Inspiration for Your Child’s bedroom

Decorating a kid’s room from scratch can seem like a daunting task—but it doesn’t have to be. Separating the task into multiple steps can make a big job seem much less overwhelming. 

To begin with, select your approach. 

Keep it light and bright.

Want to create a youthful, breezy-feeling room? White furniture is your go-to. Add color and personality with brightly colored bedding in his or her favorite colors. 

Go bold.

Don’t be afraid to choose furniture with a deep black or dark espresso finish. Just be sure to select bedding and accessories in crisp white or refreshing pastels. This can help keep the design from looking too heavy or overly dramatic for a child’s room.

Choose a theme—but don’t go overboard.

Incorporate his or her passion but keep in mind that interests can change as they grow older. Rather than choose a bed that resembles a racecar, pair a traditional headboard with car-motif bedding. Hold off on the butterfly-shaped headboard and opt for a classic bed with a whimsical comforter.

Think Practically

Once you’ve settled on an approach, it’s time to think about your child’s practical needs—both present and future. Even if he or she isn’t quite old enough for homework, a desk can still come in handy for arts and crafts. Likewise, he or she might only need a few drawers and shelves for toys and games, but will eventually need space to stow a teenager’s wardrobe.