Children's Bedroom Design Ideas
Children's bedroom designs should have an element of fun, whilst still remaining true to the style of the rest of the property. Don’t be afraid of introducing pattern and colour into the scheme, as this will make the room feel vibrant and energetic, which is the perfect atmosphere for any child’s room. From a nursery to a teenagers bedroom, it is possible to create beautiful and stylish rooms for the younger members of the family…
A colourful or muted colour scheme works well in a children’s bedroom design - pastel shades or an all-white rooms have a calming, chic look, whilst a more bold or vivid colour scheme will create a more playful atmosphere. Consider a painted feature wall in their favourite colour, or a patterned wallpaper to make a more personal look for the room. Abstract patterns or spotted, striped and other geometric patterns work well, introducing movement and interest into the space.
A window blind is a clean and functional window dressing, whereas curtains can add pattern, colour and texture to the room, pulling together the separate elements into a coherent space. The flooring should have an element of softness - a wooden floor can be made more child-friendly with the addition of a rug. A patterned or colourful rug is an easy way to introduce shape and colour into the room. Alternatively, carpeting the room will create an all-over warm and welcoming feel in the room - choose a plain colour in a durable and hard-wearing material.
Select bright, functional lighting - spot lights are a practical and discreet option. A contemporary pendant lamp will become a fun feature, or an installation of wall lamps will create a focal feature. Combine ceiling lights with a playful or colourful floor lamp.
Choosing the Right Kid's Bed
The bed should reflect the age of the child - from the nursery with a chic, wooden cot, to the bunkbeds that all small children adore, to a double bed for teenagers. There are a wide range of elegant designs for children's beds, including the captain's bed that has storage - or an additional mattress - underneath the single bed, bunk beds for siblings, or the cabin bed that cleverly includes a desk and play space underneath the mattress.
A bespoke bed can create a sense of magic in a children’s bedroom - a custom built bed that includes storage underneath and a framed, and partially-enclosed, sleeping space that has a ladder leading up to it, has a great sense of fun.
A popular choice for children’s rooms is to have the bed painted in a durable and hard-wearing white paint. White painted furniture has a clean, fresh look that has a timeless appeal, and it can easily be made more colourful and vibrant with soft furnishings, toys and accessories.
Find Storage Solutions and Furniture
If you're looking for more ideas, clever, accessible and easy to use storage solutions are essential in a children’s room design, and there are many ways to introduce storage it to the space. A bed that has additional storage is often very useful as well as fun and attractive - some designs have cupbards or drawers underneath for storing items underneath the mattress. Other designs incorporate designer bookcases included in the frame of the bed, which can be used for displaying small items or books.
Choose a wardrobe that is large enough to store clothing to keeping the room neat and tidy. The interior of the wardrobe can have a combination of hanging space and drawers for each of the different items. A built-in wardrobe is another option that is suitable - this can be a good solution for a small or difficult space, as it maximises its potential.
A large chest of drawers also provides plentiful storage, and its surface that can be used to display photographs and toys. A trunk offers an easy storage option that is perfect for housing toys, blankets and other items. An ottoman at the end of the bed can have additional storage underneath the seat cushion, which acts in the same way as a trunk, whilst also providing a seat.
Toys can also be stored in a freestanding bookcase, along with books and mementos. Choose a wooden bookcase, painted in a bright colour or a contemporary white bookcase for a clean, contemporary look. Wall-hung shelves have a modern look, and can be hung in a variety of ways, either horizontally, vertically or in a unique installation.
A wall unit is another option that provides a large amount of flexible storage that will be useful in a child’s room from a young age into their teens. A desk is another item of furniture that is a flexible and practical addition to a child’s bedroom - a large, modern desktop will provide enough space for a computer, a study space and a surface to play upon. A small desk can act as a space for studying or as a dressing table. Pair a desk with a matching chair - choose a design that has clean and contemporary lines, in a durable material or in a bright, fun colour.
An armchair brings comfort and relaxation to a child’s room design, and can be used by parents to read bedtime stories from, or for older children to use individually. A bench is a flexible seating option in a bedroom, which can be upholstered in a bright or patterned fabric. Make sure to leave plenty of space for playing, creating and having fun, however for an older child create an area for relaxing in. A compact sofa, upholstered in a hard-wearing fabric, will be a much used item in a teenage bedroom. Pair with a coffee table and desk lamp for a functional and fun area.
Accessorise the bedroom with large, colourful artworks or a selection of small, framed works or photographs. Add colourful bedding and cushions and include fun items, such as a bean bag to create a relaxed and playful atmosphere.
Finding An Interior Designer for Children's Rooms
Firstly, it is important to look at a wide variety of interior designer’s portfolios, keeping note of those whose work most appeals. The Art of Bespoke website has a wide range of properties by some of the best interior designers, making it a good place to find design inspiration and ideas for your child’s bedroom.
Contact the designers whose portfolios you most admire - discuss your project, your budget and your expectations and from these conversations it is possible to select the right interior designer to maximise the potential of your space.
Finding the right interior designer is a wonderful way to ensure that a room comes together as a both practical and beautiful space. A designer will bring their expertise and previous experience to your project, so choose a designer based on their portfolio.