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Simple Tips to Style A Kid’s Bedroom

5 Tips For Kid’s Bedroom Styling

Designing your kid’s bedroom doesn’t necessarily mean that you need to scrimp on style, it’s about being smart with the pieces you buy. Styling a kid’s room offers a variety of exciting ways to create a truly whimsical, yet stylish place. Whether you decorate a girl’s room, boy’s bedroom or a nursery, this is the perfect excuse to go as bold and magical as you want.

When designing a kid’s bedroom, there are two things you should bear in mind.  Firstly, consider that it is a place that should grow with your child. Pick a colour scheme and furniture that can be easily adapted to a different age. Of course, there are certain things that your children will outgrow eventually like their bed or desk, especially if you are decorating a toddler’s room.  The other thing is to ensure the easy cleaning and maintenance, particularly if you’re also considering the type of flooring; it’s a tricky decision.

Here are a couple of ideas that will help you decorate a functional and beautiful child’s room.

Soothing Wall Colours

Skip the traditional blue and pink and choose more timeless and subtle tones. Neutrals and pastels are great alternatives. With such a wide variety, you will surely find a shade that will appeal to both you and your child. Oh, and don’t forget to ask your kids about their opinion too. Colours like lavender, lemony yellow, warm creamy white and toned-down blue will gently energize the room while giving an ease- into-sleep feel.


The type of furniture depends on the age of your child and your budget. You can start with the basics and collect pieces over time.  Personally, I think matching furniture sets can tend to lack individuality so why not create a colourful and eclectic look by mixing individual pieces. In this way, you can update the room constantly by layering in the new with the old. And don’t forget, upcycling is a great way to decorate a kids’ bedroom on a budget!

Try to select more straightforward furniture and then accessorize with statement features like toys, pillows, rugs and bedding.  These are things that can be changed easily for a new look.  Pay attention to the safety and look for space saving options, especially ensuring you have a storage and  kid friendly wardrobe.  A kid’s bedroom can always benefit from extra storage space.  Purchase pieces that don’t get stained easily and don’t require any special cleaning. If you want your kids’ room to be compatible with the rest of your home, check the kids department of your furniture manufacturer.

Simple Ideas to Style Your Kid's BedroomThemes

Having a certain theme is a great starting point, but don’t take it too far. The taste of your child will change constantly. I bought Elliott a Lightening McQueen bedspread but let’s just see how long that will last, maybe until the next cool car-themed movie comes out!  Instead of going wild with the entire room, incorporate your child’s favourite characters in the details. Another option is to go with a more generic and timeless themes like these boys quilt covers.

Patterns and Accessories

Having simpler walls and furniture means you can be more adventurous with the accessories.  It is up to you and your child’s preferences. A couple of throw-pillows with trendy graphic patterns can become amazing up-beat accents.  Alternatively, you can try a lively patterned wallpaper on one of the walls or use print to add character to the room.  A chalk board wall is a great idea if you have a little artist at home. This feature will spare you the pain of cleaning crayons from the walls.

Simple Ideas to Style Your Kid's Bedroom


Kid’s bedding doesn’t have to be covered with cartoon characters.  Look for kids quilt covers that makes sense with the rest of the designs. There is a large variety of bedding materials and patterns – you can choose from polka dots to simple motifs and graphic ornaments. Try to avoid super synthetic fabrics and stick with the organic options.

What’s the style in your kid’s bedroom? 

Eva Lewis (The Multitasking Woman)
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  1. January 28, 2016 / 8:59 am

    There’s some great tips here! I’ve never actually managed to style a kids room more than paint on the wall and a new doona cover, the budget always seems to run out!

    Thanks for linking up with #thisparentinglife

  2. January 28, 2016 / 9:33 am

    Great tips Eva. Ones you’ll need to use for your nursery no doubt? We opted for grey feature walls in our girls rooms and added fun decal stickers to personalise it.

    • January 30, 2016 / 5:24 pm

      Definitely considering things for the nursery! We will probably go with grey too as that is the colour we’ve bought to paint other parts of the house we’ve renovated and as you have, will add little accents here and there.

  3. January 28, 2016 / 3:35 pm

    Love these tips. I did leave a comment but I think it went to spam. 🙁

  4. January 28, 2016 / 6:47 pm

    We’re about to redecorate my biggest boys bedroom, thanks for the tips!

  5. Great tips Eva! Both of my kids have themes, however their colour palette is one that will grow with them. I am new to your blog, so I am going to have a look around 🙂 (#HIT)

  6. January 28, 2016 / 9:12 pm

    As my older two are growing closer to being teenagers this issue is definitely playing on my mind. Thankfully their rooms are not overly “young” but I do think an overall is in order. These tips are great – thanks for sharing!

  7. January 29, 2016 / 1:07 pm

    This is a timely post as I have been thinking of updating the room. Agree longevity is the key as I do think taste will change over time. Thanks for sharing!

  8. February 2, 2016 / 6:44 am

    Great tips Eva, as you know, our kids rooms are fairly neutral, however we are able to jazz them up with accessories to give them their own personality. xx

  9. February 19, 2016 / 7:10 pm

    hi there Eva, those are some great kid’s room deigns there. I kinda more like the first one as it’s perfect for two. will really consider this one when we do some changes on the boys room.