Kids and Teens Bedroom Ideas
There are few things as important to a child as his or her bedroom, which means styling one can often be a daunting task. How do you create a fun, comfortable space without splurging? How do you make room for siblings without crowding furniture? And how do you incorporate their likes and personalities while keeping a classic style they won’t outgrow?
Here, we’ve laid out some basic tips for styling kids and teens bedrooms that will keep you, your wallet and (most importantly!) your child happy for years to come.
Kids Bedroom Ideas
Reflect and embrace your child’s personality without taking up space or spending a fortune through art collages – preferably featuring your child’s own work! A couple inspirational decorations paired with a few of your child’s most prized masterpieces is an effortless way to add a touch of color to plain walls and promote creativity.
Incorporating his favorite colors, characters and other interests is an easy way to help your child feel comfortable in his room – but it can be hard to do this without making the space look cluttered. To create a fun atmosphere that your child will love, without the chaos of a busy design scheme or loud color palette, keep all of the major elements in the room the same neutral color. Wood walls, dressers, bedframes and even floorboards make a clean canvas for pops of bright accents; while his posters, pictures and other décor are sure to change as your child grows, neutral, monochrome staples will prove a steady hit – and won’t ever go out of style.
Teen Bedroom Ideas
As with kids’ bedrooms, a teenager’s room should be a reflection of his passions and hobbies, but remember, too, to make space for his growing responsibilities. Cultivating a sleek desk-and-chair workstation – decked out with built-in drawers and shelving, USB ports and decorative knickknacks – will bring elevated style, encourage organization and provide a quiet place for studying.
When it comes to styling smaller or shared rooms, dual-purpose furniture can mean the difference between chaos and calm – so make it your friend! Trundle, loft and bunk beds, stairway chests, desks with lift tops, headboards with bookcases and storage ottomans can save space and keep tidy. For teen girls, consider a sophisticated armoire – complete with ample cabinetry, drawers, hanging rods and even jewelry hooks – in a slim silhouette and design she will love.