Cool Kids' Room Ideas

Be inspired by these kids room ideas to create stylish spaces that both you and your children will love

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CREATE A SLEEPING NOOK

Photo: Paul Massey.

Give a bed a really cozy feel by creating a nook with shelving either side. Fill up the space with cushions and throws for a den-like look, you could even have drapes in front to ramp up the coziness.

As well as looking lovely, built in beds like this one are a really practical choice too as you can squeeze in loads of extra storage under the bed.

DISPLAY COOL COLLECTIONS

Photo: Matthew Williams.

As your kid reaches the age they no longer want their toys out on display (despite still desperately wanting to play with them) switch toys to something more grown up and again be inspired by something they are interested in.

In this bedroom skateboards adorn the walls adding loads of fun color to this otherwise quite neutral space.

GO BOLD WITH A STATEMENT WALLPAPER

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Rather than stick to a solid paint color on the wall, have some fun with kid's wallpaper ideas.

We have seen tropical, palm print-inspired wallpaper being used a lot in both nurseries and children's rooms, and it works! It's fun and playful as it's reminiscent of the jungle but also stylish and adult-approved.

Plus green is a great color for a gender-neutral space too.

GET YOUR DIY ON WITH PAINT EFFECTS

Photo: Paul Massey.

Paint effects are a great way to add personality to a kids' room. And they’re surprisingly easy to do if you simplify your ideas down to their most basic graphic outline: think a line of jagged mountain tops or rolling hills, a seascape, cotton-wool clouds, or a star-spangled galaxy.

CREATE SPACE FOR TWO

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Designing a shared bedroom can be a tricky business especially if both children are old enough to express their opinions... loudly.

Medina King advises, 'incorporating a little from each child’s taste and preference. Keep the color scheme neutral or engage the favorite colors of each child.

OPT FOR AN OVERSIZED HEADBOARD FOR A PRINCESS-LIKE SPACE

Photo: Matthew Williams.

See, princess-themed rooms can be subtle too! It's the huge headboard that's the focal point in this kid's bedroom, and the plush, button-back velvet does have a nod to something royal, but it's stylish and chic too.

Plus, it's super comfy and adds a cocooning feel to the room, as well as having more longevity than a full on princess bed.

ADD EXTRA COZINESS WITH A CANOPY BED

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Four-poster beds aren't just reserved for grown-ups bedrooms.

With the tree top backdrop and the playhouse shape of the bed, this kids room creates a playful treehouse effect.

OR HANG A FABRIC CANOPY

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Oh-so simple, yet oh-so-chic, the canopy is the must-have for all dreamy bedrooms.

Use it to demarcate a den area, create a cozy reading corner, or simply up-cycle a bog-standard bed into a fairy tale-worthy dream space.

Draped around the bed at night-time, it will help create a cozy sleeping space.

PERSONALISE WITH PINBOARD HEADBOARDS

Photo: James Merrell.

Whether through filial bonding or simply lack of bedrooms, siblings are often likely to share a space.

So how to make it chic as well as practical? Storage is key, but it’s also important to create areas where each child can express their personality.

ADD A PEGBOARD WALL

Photo: Jame Merrell.

Pegboard can be used for so many things and is super flexible as you can add on extras like shelves and hooks to build the perfect storage wall.

As you can see with this kid's bedroom idea, it can also double up as some pretty cool decor.

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