Fun Kids Room Decorating Ideas: Start with These Design Tips

A children's room with a slide and a bunk bed.

Decorating and designing the kid’s room is an opportunity to create the bedroom we would have liked for ourselves all those years ago. It allows you to flex your decoration talents and express your creative side.

Unfortunately, decorating a fun kids’ room, a potential melting pot of stripes, pastels, and sparkles, requires a level of restraint. Otherwise, you may hear a lot of “I told you so” from your loved one down the line.

Additionally, although it’s helpful to take some of their advice when decorating their rooms, your child’s expressions, imaginations, and creativity can also be false friends. This minute the imaginations may convince them that they are future ship captains, and the next minute they’re drawing airplanes, convinced that they’re young pilots.

So, as you design your child’s room, you need to have one eye on tomorrow. Find themes that may last at least a few days, so you don’t have to redecorate tomorrow. Also, find color combinations that marry each other harmoniously not to overpower the reigning theme.

We know it’s easier said than done. Therefore, we’ve rounded up useful fun kids’ room decorating ideas to get you started on your next decorating project.

1. Start with storage

The first step to decorating a kid’s room is to organize the area. If you don’t organize the room, all the paintings and patterns you introduce may not even be visible enough. Thus, your efforts would largely go to waste.

Begin by sorting everything in the room and disposing of all items that are no longer helpful to the loved one. Also, store away items that they still love but don’t actively use. When you’re done, the only items visible should be ones they play with or use all the time.

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Start with storage
Also, store away items that they still love but don’t actively use

2. Decorate the walls

If you want a color scheme that can last more than a few days, neutral colors are the best choice for the walls. A neutral color serves as a blank canvas for decorative objects and aren’t affected too much by the rapid changes in the kid’s tastes.

If you’d like to introduce strong colors and patterns, limit yourself to one wall or the ceiling. Alternatively, consider wallpaper. Regardless, ensure the motif is soft enough so as not to take over the entire space.

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If you’d like to introduce strong colors and patterns, limit yourself to one wall or the ceiling.

3. Bring in feature furniture

Choosing furniture can be a tricky process. While there’s an endless list of options on the market, the wide range of designs and varying prices can make selection a headache. If you’re on a budget, we strongly recommend persistence and a discerning eye for a bargain. Be prepared to hunt down the perfect feature piece, whether it’s an antique wardrobe, dresser, etc. You want to get maximum value for every dollar.

Additionally, you must be prepared to increase the value of the acquired furniture through painting or modernization.

4. Invest in artwork

Kids love artwork. It’s a great way to bring visual interest to a room and can help reinforce color schemes. For instance, a good decorator can introduce pops of color in bed linen and soft furnishings to help unify the space subtly and harmoniously.

Fortunately, there are many ways to introduce artwork into a room. For instance, you can hang framed paintings above the bed and stick wallpaper strategically across the area. You can also use graphics or modernist prints for a more sophisticated tone.

Amazing hand made alien dolls by Maryana Kopylova

Fortunately, there are many ways to introduce artwork into a room.

5. Accessorizing the room

Creating a fun kids’ room also means bringing in the perfect accessories to add pomp and warmth. If you desire simple walls, bunting vinyl stickers and wall hangings can help dress up the plain backdrop. The best part about these accessories is that you can easily remove and replace them as your child’s interests evolve.

If you desire a feature that inspires creativity, you can think in the lines of a strip chalkboard or whiteboard.

6. Layered lighting

Lighting is invaluable to any space. Indeed, natural lighting is considered a must-have for the kid’s bedroom. You’re encouraged to position the bed appropriately to take advantage of light sources and choose light curtains to bring in as much light as possible.

In addition to natural lighting, you need layers of artificial lighting to boost mood within the room. Fairly lights to create ambiance, spotlights to create warmth, and task lighting to help them during homework are just a few examples.

Layered lighting 
Lighting is invaluable to any space.

7. Hang out spots

Finally, another major consideration when decorating a kid’s room is the need for hangout spots. Kids’ bedrooms aren’t just for sleeping. The kid also spends the better part of the daylight hours in the room playing by themselves or with friends. In addition, they use the room for studying.

Therefore, it helps make the room more fun by defining spaces such as a study area, sleeping area, playing area, etc. But, more importantly, try to find ways to make each spot more functional and fun.


The above fun kid’s room decorating ideas should be enough to get you started on a kid’s room decoration project.

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