How to Design Kids’ Rooms for Every Age

Designing kids’ rooms is an exciting time for parents. The sheer array of choices can initially be overwhelming. You may be wondering which direction to go in or where to start. No need to worry! Today, we are prepared to simplify this journey for you. Join us as we dive into the art of creating a perfect space that your little ones will treasure for years to come.

The World of Colors

Picture your kids’ rooms as a blank canvas awaiting your skillful hand to decorate them. A great place to start is selecting the perfect paint color. Now, this is an important step. To ensure that this room will grow with your children, we recommend having a neutral backdrop. By adding these types of colors, you can easily sprinkle in vibrant accents as your kids get older. This will infuse some excitement into their space as it evolves with time. 

Two sets of twin bunk beds on either side of a neutral room with neutral coloring. There is a black trim window in the far right side of the photo and dresser with a plant.

The Power of Accent Walls

If you want to blend trendy and kid-friendly, consider adding accent walls to your kids’ rooms. A benefit of an accent wall is that it can easily be swapped out over the years. This allows you to reinvent the space! Add in something whimsical to effortlessly infuse color and character into the room. 

A nursery that has a white crib in the right side of the photo, neutral walls, neutral wood floors, two modern black trim windows and a tree wall decal on the left side wall

Alternatively, another great way to add some personality to your walls is by utilizing wallpaper. Forget any preconceived notions you have about applying wallpaper. Modern versions are now delightfully user-friendly, ensuring that redecorating is a simple process.

a wallpaper girls bedroom with a fuzzy egg chair in the corner with big decor

We can’t forget the magical touch of wooden wall treatments, like paneling, wainscoting, shiplap, board and batten, or a half-wall design. These treatments can effortlessly transform the room. As your child grows, a simple fresh coat of paint can keep up with their ever-evolving tastes.

Modern windows on the back wall are the backdrop of a modern bedroom. The bed on the left wall has gray board and batten and a neutral bed frame.

Infusing Stylish Elements

As you’re going through the process of designing your kids’ rooms, we know that it can be a delightful challenge to balance childhood joy with a style that appeals to kids and adults alike. Luckily, there are various ways to weave in designer elements that adapt over time. Consider incorporating accent pillows, lighting fixtures, wall art, window treatments, and area rugs. These playful pieces will transform your room almost overnight! 

A neutral wall color in kids’ rooms with a chandelier, soft pink curtains, a pink rug and a canopy frame twin bed

Functional Storage Solutions

Inevitably, the collection of toys and stuffed animals multiplies over time. You may have walked into your kids’ rooms and found that the floor is nowhere in sight!  In this scenario, clever storage solutions are a definite must. Your goal may be to develop tidiness habits or simply keep the clutter out of sight. Either way, ample storage is a necessity in these spaces.

A modern tween bedroom that has built in modern shelves on one wall and a built in desk.

Art, Reading, and Study Spaces

As children grow, their needs shift. From coloring spaces to homework zones, it’s crucial to establish distinct areas for their activities. Consider the idea of a built-in desk, providing your children with a dedicated place for work while discouraging them from turning their beds into a workspace.

A modern bedroom with bright green built ins on either side, a colorful bird wallpaper behind the full size bed and a built in desk to the right wall with a window above it. The bed has a black patterned bedspread and an orange accent pillow.

Alternatively, create a cozy reading nook. Your kids will get lost in a book without leaving the comfort of their room. Whether you opt for a window seat or a hanging chair, these additions create a perfect space for work or reading.

A modern bedroom that has a wooden backdrop behind the bed. It also has a cozy reading nook with a chair hanging from the ceiling and a modern desk to the right of it.

Sweet Dreams

Quality sleep is vital at every stage of life. Babies have their schedules, kids rise early, and teenagers often stay up late. To craft the perfect sleeping environment, do not hesitate to add room-darkening or blackout shades. As your children mature, they can choose the level of darkness that suits them..

Safety First

A child’s room is their own space. It is where they spend a substantial portion of their time. Thus, safety is very important. Corded blinds, often overlooked, do pose a danger to curious preschoolers. By incorporating child-safe cordless options, you not only prevent accidents but also gain peace of mind. What more could you ask for?

A little girl sitting in a built in window seat. She is looking out of windows that have cordless window coverings. She has stuffed animals and pillows around her as she peers outside on a sunny day.

At Austin Window Fashions, we’re eager to assist you in fashioning the perfect space for your kids’ rooms. With our experts at your side, you can select prints, patterns, and window coverings that add personality to your kids’ sanctuary. Don’t hesitate to contact our team today to schedule a FREE consultation. Your children’s dream room is just a call away.