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Kids rooms can be some of the toughest to renovate. They need to be equal parts fun, cozy and functional. Here are some ideas to get you thinking

Designing a room for your kids?


If you’re about decorate your children’s room, chances are you’re struggling for ideas. It’s also quite easy to feel overwhelmed when looking for ideas online.

But don’t shy away!

Here’s an opportunity to have some real fun, thinking about different bed ideas and how you can inject some of their personality into the space.

Zero in on what they love ...

Got a tiny tot with an affinity for planes, trains and automobiles? Pick a train wallpaper, install a plane mobile and lay out a carpet with roads they can play on.


If you’ve got a kid who likes things a little more magical, consider paintings with their favourite characters to pin on the wall, and a mosquito net straight out of a fairytale.

… Or keep it neutral

On the other hand, and especially if they’re younger, consider keeping things neutral. In doing so, you’ll be creating a space they can grow into as they get older. Pastels and even second-hand furniture are good choices if you take this approach.

Get creative with the bed

From bunk beds to race car beds, the sky’s the limit when it comes to sleeping options. Choosing a seriously cool bed can make the space, and even help with other parts of the room design. Bunk beds with built-in desks or cupboards are just one example.

Make it easy to adjust

With growing children, having a room they can grow into will be good for them – and for your wallet. When designing their space, consider how they’re likely to use it over the next few years.

Is it better to buy a bigger bed now?

Will you need more storage space?

Encourage good habits

If you want to instil good behaviour in your kids, there’s no better place to start than their bedroom. A laundry basket will encourage them to keep dirty laundry in one place, while a desk provides a space to do homework away from the distractions of the rest of the home.

Keep in mind that introducing a desk could raise the issue of computers in the bedroom. Chances are, if they’ve got a desk they’ll want an accompanying computer! This one of the more important things to think about.

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First published date: 19 September 2017

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