There is no room that is quite so much fun to decorate as a kid’s bedroom. Where else can you be so creative? While grown-ups tend to stick with white walls and neutral decor, there’s no rules for children's spaces. A bunk bed, dinosaur wallpaper and a teepee cubby house are all perfectly acceptable additions to a kids bedroom. The sky really is the limit when it comes to choosing kids’ bedroom furniture and decor - which means it can be a little overwhelming when it comes time to decorate.
When you could do just about anything, where do you start?
Firstly, we’d recommend starting with what your kids’ love. Interests and hobbies can help you identify a theme for their room, but it’s important to remember that kids can change quickly. Monster trucks may be your toddler’s favourite thing right now, but it could be superheroes that they’re into in two weeks time! To future-proof their bedroom, choose a versatile colour palette and bedroom furniture pieces that can adapt to new looks over time and add extra personality with soft furnishings, art and toys. If you’re looking for a few ideas to help you get started, read on below.
For kids who love stargazing, space can be a fun theme to include in the bedroom. Decorate with planets, stars and versatile colours like deep navy blue for a space that works for both boys and girls. With its clean lines and Scandi-style legs, the Ashley bed frame makes a fantastic, neutral addition to any kids bedroom - it’s versatile enough to work with any theme and will look good with starry night-sky themed decor.
A simple white bed, like our Morgan white bed frame, often makes the perfect blank canvas for a range of themes. For little girls, we think a white bed frame is a great fit for a princess-themed bedroom, or you might choose to opt for a clever storage option like the Daisy bed frame. Dress them up with pink and decorations like a canopy and pretty cushions to give their space a dreamy, ethereal feel.
Adding a touch of the bohemian to kids’ bedroom spaces can be a great way to ensure they still look great in the future. Boho pieces look great when mixed and matched with an eclectic selection of different decor, which means they’ll have free reign when it comes to changing the colour on their walls or adding new things into their bedroom. We love the timber-look finish of the Wellard natural bed frame which features an abundance of standout features, including headboard storage with LED Lighting and USB port, plus a lift-up base and drawers for under bed storage! Pair them with a bright rug, fun garlands and a rainbow wall hanging to create the boho bedroom of their dreams!
Bunk beds, like the Charlie White bunk bed, can be transformed into secret hiding spaces and cubby houses with minimal effort. Add some curtains or drapery to give them the impression that their bed is a secret hideaway. It’s a practical way to give kids sharing a bedroom some privacy, whilst making bedtime more fun. You can create a ‘theme’ around their bedroom space by choosing fabrics to match.
If your kid likes to have regular sleepovers, then it’s a great idea to invest in a trundle bed. With a hidden pull-out that can be stored away neatly when not in use, they’re a great space saving solution.
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