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Back to Homeschool: 13 Ways to Design a Kid’s Workspace

Back to school days are almost upon us! Believe it or not, it’s that time of year again—and since so many people are homeschooling kids in this new day of sheltering in place, we thought it would help to offer a few ideas on interior design for a workspace for little ones! There are plenty of fun desk ideas for kids, whether they need a place to get homework done, a colorful space to read or just a room with storage for art supplies where they can let their creative energy flow. Set your little ones up for success with these home(school) office ideas! With a few little tweaks, you can make a great dedicated kids desk station for homework and projects galore.

desk ideas for kids1. Peachy Keen Desk Space

This room features a large desk for kids in a nook with tons of natural light. Kids’ bedroom design ideas like this might be good for school-age kids 8+ who need plenty of room to get engrossed in their work. Kids that are a little bit older tend to work best in their own designated creative area with no other distractions. Depending on how much space you have to work with, this setup could work in a teenager’s bedroom design or in the corner of a living room, kitchen or den.

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desk ideas for kids2. Sleek Study Spot

We love this simple desk with a bookcase next to it. It’s a great option for older kids who need a computer for classes and homework. It also provides creative storage for books and school supplies. The stylized desk area works in a bedroom where kids can decorate to match their unique interior design scheme. It’s a great way to store their school stuff and also display art and fun stuff as well!

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desk ideas for kids3. Nightstand Meets Desk

For kids who have space for a small homework station or workspace in their bedroom, this cute kids’ desk with drawers might be perfect! It creates a cozy spot for doing homework and creative art projects without taking over the whole room. The rattan chair adds personality instead of a typical kids desk chair. Plus, if you have a desk like this in the bedroom, it can double as a nightstand too!

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desk ideas for kids4. Wall-Mounted Workstation

A fun, wall mounted kids desk with a bookcase is an excellent small space home office design. It’s great for a preteen or teen space and offers a fun place to do homework or play computer games. The kids desk is part of the bedroom and matches with the bedroom decor and hangout vibes. It’s also streamlined and wall-mounted so it doesn’t take up extra floor space.

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5. Geometry 101

This computer desk and bookcase solution makes it easy to display books, decor, mementos, etc. It’s a great option for a teenager or older kid who wants to blend their study space into the rest of the room. Having a kids desk in the bedroom means they have a homework and study area—and in their time off, the monitor can also double as a TV screen.

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desk ideas for kids6. Burning the Midnight Oil

We love home office furniture that does double duty! This desk can double as a nightstand, so it’s great for smaller kids’ bedrooms. It’s a compact kids desk, but it has everything they need—drawers, space to study, and a lamp for when they are studying into the evening hours. Plus, we love taking a minimalist approach to kids’ desk areas—it helps to keep them focused.

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7. Distraction-Free Zone

For a sparse look, try something like this cute modern desk. It’s good for kids or preteens who don’t want a study space overtaking their whole bedroom. The desk offers a homework station as well as open shelves for books and decor. It’s a compact size with an open, minimal look and leaves plenty of room for kids to decorate it to their heart’s content. The black and white color scheme allows kids to customize it however they like with their own decor.

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desk ideas for kids8. Creative Corner

For tiny tots, we love the look of this kid’s table with colorful chairs. It can work in a playroom or a bedroom and is a great idea for preschool and younger kids. The table is accessible—the right height for toddlers—and it makes them feel grown up to have a dedicated space for arts and crafts. The corkboard above the table is a great place to show off art projects and other work that kids have done.

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desk ideas for kids9. Dining Room Meets Homeschool

If you work from home or need to keep an eye on your kids throughout the day, you might want to have a kid’s work area alongside a parent’s area. This kids’ desk idea uses the dining room as a study space. You can spread out and have room for everyone and multiple kids. It’s a great setup for a large dining space or homes without room for a dedicated kids’ workspace. Plus, having the right storage options makes it easy to put stuff away—it can be a temporary workspace for kids that transitions into your dining room at night.

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10. A Cool Reading Nook

A cute hanging chair and ottoman make for a cozy, colorful place for kids to curl up with their books. It’s best for sitting and reading vs. a standalone workstation. But it’s also multifunctional and good for a bedroom—kids can hang out and have fun or do reading for class. This is a good option for independent kids and older kids who are able to manage their own time.

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11. A Cushy Study Corner

It doesn’t get much cuter than this reading and learning nook! This work and play station has a bookcase for storing books—plus low shelves that kids can easily reach. The rug helps make the floor area extra cushy so kids can take advantage of all the education toys around. And the bean bag chairs make a great space for kids and parents to read together!

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desk ideas for kids12. Work and Play Space

If you need to keep an eye on your kids while you work, this area offers a desk for adults and a play/work space for kids. There is a craft and play table with storage plus comfy seats for kids. And the plush rug adds a soft spot where kids can play under your supervision. It’s a great way to monitor kids while you get work done—plus it’s so stylish it goes with the overall scheme and the kids’ area doesn’t look out of place.

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13. Studios Storage

For a simple addition, you can add a bookcase in a kids’ bedroom. It’s great for easy access to books and is a super easy add-on to any kids’ room. The bookcase can be standalone or part of the bed frame. You can also keep a basket to house pillows and blankets—lay them out on the floor to create a cozy space to read and work!

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Girls Bedroom Ideas: 9 Designs to Inspire Your Little One’s Bedroom

As your little girl grows older, her bedroom should grow up with her. And with all this extra time at home, now might be the perfect opportunity to tackle a bedroom design project! But it doesn’t have to be overwhelming. In fact, designing your daughter’s room can be quite fun! It’s even a project you can do together. Because how much more special will her room be if you tag-team it??

To help you get started, we’ve rounded up nine rooms full of fun decorating ideas to help you design a kids room for girls. And guess what? It’s not all pink and butterflies! (Though we love those.) We created rooms and decorating ideas to speak to a wide variety of interests and preferences. Keep reading for some of our best kids bedroom ideas and tips!

kids room for girlsIt’s a girl’s world!

Want design ideas for a girls bedroom that’s fun, classy and subtly sporty? We’ve got you covered.

The Key Elements:

The mix of patterns is energizing—but keeping everything in the same color family makes this girl bedroom feel cohesive. The bed, nightstand, desk and light fixture have very mid-century modern vibes, which will beautifully age as your girl does. The desk gives your daughter a place to do homework, read, and work on art projects, and the open space with the pouf is a great place to hang out with friends.

The Color Palette:

The pastel color palette with pops of bold blue and brass drive home the mid-century modern design vibe in this girl’s room, but the neutrals allow the decor to shine. Having decor front and center allows it to easily change over time, as the color palette can be customized to what your girl wants as she grows older.

Why We Love This Look:

This is one of our favorite bedroom ideas for an active and sporty girl who’s a little older (it has more of a mature, preteen vibe). It gives her enough space to work and play—with soft colors to promote relaxation and sporty decor to energize and inspire her.

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kids room for girlsEclectic Kid Rules

If your daughter is bold, imaginative, and full of personality, this modern eclectic room idea is just the thing—and with bunk beds, it’s perfect for when you have two girls sharing a room!

The Key Elements:

This room design is both stylish and functional. Modern wood bunk beds are perfect for a shared space with two kids if you don’t have two rooms, and the dresser and hamper add extra storage. Layered rugs add a fun and cozy element, while the colorful palette with loads of texture—seen in the hide rug, the leather pouf, and the gallery wall—adds to the eclectic look.

The Color Palette:

The bold green bedroom wall adds drama to the space and kicks the style up a notch. Mixing those jewel tones with pastel elements helps balance things out, as does the neutral white and wood furniture. The fun brass pendant adds a sculptural element to the space and builds on the modern eclectic look. Overall, the colors in this bedroom are youthful and bright and help create a happy space your girls will love!

Why We Love This Look:

It’s dramatic and bold, perfect for creative kids and a great shared room with space to explore and play. Plus, the bunk beds can turn into two twin beds, which we love for maximum versatility. It’s an ideal design for kids over the age of 5.

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kids room for girlsClassic Whimsy

If you’re looking for quintessential, classic girls bedroom ideas, this is it. It’s sweet, simple, and girly without being frilly.

The Key Elements:

This bedroom has a soft appearance, embodied by the lightly distressed rug, the ornate rose-carved mirror, and the brass lighting. Classic white furniture adds elegance and classiness to the design. The open space on the rug offers a place for your girl to play that’s free of extra clutter, with the bookcase offering stylish organization. Natural elements like jute baskets add the right amount of texture and nuance to the bedroom.

The Color Palette:

The color palette of this bedroom is neutral, soft, and serene with a majority of the color being whites and creams. But little pops of brass and blue make it soothing, not sterile.

Why We Love This Look:

It’s soft and sweet, a classic girl’s room. We love that it’s simple and not cluttered—everything has a place. The space feels sophisticated while still being young and fresh, great for kids ages 6+.

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Flower Power

A little bit traditional and a little bright and bold creates a room that’s fit for your flower power princesses!

The Key Elements:

The traditional furniture and layout of this bedroom gives it a classic foundation—but the look is updated with bright colors and patterns. The twin beds are parallel to each other, which is great for shared rooms with two kids. It adds an element of symmetry and order to a room that could start feeling full with two kids and their stuff! The sconces provide good reading light—and opting for those rather than table lamps frees the shared nightstand/chest of drawers from extra clutter. The layered rugs cozy up the room and add color and depth to the space.

The Color Palette:

White shiplap walls and bedding give a nod to traditional and rustic style. The beds and chest also have that traditional vibe, and the darker tones help ground this look. Meanwhile, the bright multicolor bouquet rug brings bold color into the space, and the art plays up the colorful flower theme found in this space.

Why We Love This Look:

It’s dramatic and bold but has a traditional foundation—which creates a very dynamic mix. The colors make this space feel fun and lively, great for girls 5+ who love flowers, the outdoors, and vibrant colors.

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Serene Sage

This bedroom is soft and serene—featuring colors and furniture with dainty features for a very demure daughter’s room.

The Key Elements:

We love the touches of innocence and girly personality in the animal art, the crystal pendant, and other soft touches throughout this bedroom. The white furniture with caning and beveled detailing has a classic feel, one of our favorite room ideas.

The Color Palette:

This girls bedroom features a soft, sweet color palette of sage green and pink pastels. It has a very springy feel but won’t be out of place year-round. The fresh colors are lovely for a little girl’s room, creating a space that feels happy and light.

Why We Love This Look:

It’s classic in style, yet still feels youthful. It features furniture that can grow with your child but doesn’t feel too mature for a young kiddo. It has a very sweet aesthetic and is perfect for girls ages 5+.

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A Double Rainbow

This is a youthful and playful room, with bright, colorful decor and art that makes it a very fun space.

The Key Elements:

The symmetrical arrangement of two twin beds is perfect for a two-kid space where your girls either want the same of everything or want everything to feel fair and equal. The chest between the beds acts as a nightstand while also offering hidden storage. And there’s a lot of open floor space in this girls bedroom—perfect for crafts and playing together.

The Color Palette:

This space features a bright, multicolor palette that features lots of pinks, purples, and soft blues. But the neutral bed frames and bedding help balance out the bright colors in the rest of the space.

Why We Love This Look:

It’s like a rainbow! But that’s not the only thing we love. It’s a good use of space for two kids and features furniture that can grow up with them. Lots of layers make for a fun kids room that feels eclectic but cohesive. It’s a great design for kids ages 5+.

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kids room for girlsMermaids Hangout Zone

A little coastal and a little boho create a space full of style and personality for your preteen daughter’s room.

The Key Elements:

While this is a smaller room, by floating the bed away from the wall you keep the space feeling more open. A large nightstand offers added storage, while the gallery wall adds personality. And the chair and pouf combo creates a cool hangout zone—perfect for hanging with friends or curling up with a good book.

The Color Palette:

Neutral, wooden furniture aids in creating a beachy/coastal feel in this space, as do the woven rattan and jute accents throughout the space. Pastels and bright colors are mixed in throughout the space, mostly pink and blue, to drive home that beachy vibe. The upholstery in this space features stripes and bohemian patterns, embodying that carefree feeling.

Why We Love This Look:

It’s the sweetest mix of beachy and boho. This girls bedroom has a light-hearted feel and a  coastal design aesthetic that creates a fresh and “cool” space for your preteen to hang out on their own or with friends. This decor has lots of personality and can be personalized by your daughter!

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kids room for girlsBohemian Princess

Want a room idea for your bohemian princess? This room is cozy and packed with personality. It has a Jungalow feel with plants, macrame, woven texture—but in a slightly more muted color palette.

The Key Elements:

The slatted bed and hanging chair have similar elements and both bring in natural materials—creating a sense of cohesion. This bedroom is very laid back, and we love that it has two “zones”: a hangout area on the left side and a sleeping zone on the right.

The Color Palette:

Natural materials like jute, rattan, and wood create a neutral base for this bedroom and help establish the boho vibe. The soft pinks and greens—found in both the patterned upholstery and the plants—give personality to the space and complement the natural materials. And don’t forget a few pops of brass throughout!

Why We Love This Look:

It’s unique and very free-spirited—just like your girl. It has a relaxed vibe, creating a cool hangout zone for girls ages 10+.

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Space Of Your Own

This bedroom design offers the perfect approach when you need to maximize both space and functionality, for the girl who needs a little extra space of her own.

The Key Elements:

By arranging the pillows along the length of the bed, the bed doubles as a lounge space during the day (great for reading, spreading out, or having friends over) and a regular bed at night. And the hidden storage under the bed—kept tidy with a handful of baskets—helps you utilize every square inch of this room! The desk/bookcase combo is also multifunctional, useful for homework, computer time, and some extra storage. And a modern and cool space gallery wall gives some personality to the bedroom.

The Color Palette:

The dark green wall lays the color foundation for this space. It adds drama and a modern feeling to the space. But that’s balanced out with yellow, pink, and green pastels throughout the space to soften the look.

Why We Love This Look:

It’s modern and cool, with the perfect blend of sleep space and working area. Plus, everything in this bedroom serves a double function without taking up much space. This bedroom feels a bit more mature—perfect for a preteen or teenage girl.

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Dynamic Duos: 10 Cute and Clever Shared Kids Bedroom Ideas

Designing a child’s bedroom is challenging enough as is. So it can feel extra daunting to come up with bedroom ideas for two kids. And especially if you only have one room to work with. For many parents, this is an all too common dilemma.

There are so many factors to consider when it comes to a shared kids’ room design—from thinking through kids bedroom layouts that are functional to making sure you’re keeping your little one in mind with all your kids bedroom interior design choices. Then there’s picking out kids furniture versus pieces that will grow with them, followed by decisions around color, art, and accents. And it all has to work for not one but two kids. It’s definitely no small task. For some guidance, we’ve broken down our top 10 shared kids bedrooms to help you kick things off at home. From bold wall colors and charming themes to practical kids bedroom layout ideas, our tips are sure to inspire your own shared kids room design. Find out more below!

Magic Modern Duo

This fun and preppy space proves that you don’t have to stick to a juvenile bedroom design just because it’s a space for kids.

The Layout:

An always charming idea for a children’s bedroom is to bring in a fun bunk bed. It can comfortably (and safely!) accommodate two kids without taking up too much floor space, and it leaves lots of room for you to still work in a dresser for practical storage.

The Look:

Lean into mid-century modern bedroom furnishings, like a honey wood bed that has clean, modern lines and a dresser with tapered legs. Mix in some colorful textiles, like rugs, pillows, and a pouf to add just the right whimsy and oomph.

Ideas To Steal:

A pouf and layered rugs make it cozy to hang out on the floor. A fun gallery wall adds major personality. Don’t underestimate a bright, colorful hamper!

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Classic Doubles

For a kids bedroom that has a grown-up, elevated look and feel, this lake house-style shared space is our pick for a bedroom that’s designed to last for years.

The Layout:

Symmetry is the best interior design trick to apply here. Think identical rustic beds flanking a dresser that’s shared by your kids. Round it out with matching industrial sconces to give each of your kids a reading light that is easy to access while freeing up floor space.

The Look:

If you’re after a kids bedroom design that lasts beyond the teen years, try a classic lake house style approach. You can’t go wrong with Americana, nautical decor, and shiplap walls. Be sure to keep to rustic-industrial elements and colors like navy, charcoal, and white tones.

Ideas To Steal:

A pretty patterned rug is always a great anchor. Matching bedding will also play up the symmetrical look. Keep to blues and whites for a palette that never goes out of style.

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Two Peas In A Pod

When you’re working with a small bedroom space for two young kids that want to bunk together, it can open the door to tons of fun design possibilities.

The Layout:

Of all the bedroom ideas, this loft-style bunk bed is the perfect solve if you’re looking to maximize your floor plan in a tiny kids room. It provides a full bed on top and opens up the space below for seating, a play space, and even a spot to do homework.

The Look:

Classic with a botanical spin, this style approach using pastel colors and floral touches to create a cohesive overall look. And don’t be afraid to go big. Think flower art and wallpaper, a thick and soft rug with whimsical floral patterns, and a mix of soft blues and pinks.

Ideas To Steal:

A floral wallpaper adds visual interest. Pastel curtains provide soft color and draw the eye up. Pile on the pretty embroidered and ruffled pillows in a shared play space.

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A Bedroom Safari

Let’s face it: The whimsical and fun elements are what your little ones will love most about their room design. And this shared space shows that you can play up a kids theme without going overboard.

The Layout:

Even in a shared kids bedroom, an L-shaped setup can be the perfect space-saving solution. Take a cue from this clean-lined modern space, where the bunk bed anchors one corner and a storage dresser occupies the adjacent wall, leaving plenty of floor space.

The Look:

If you’re at a loss for stylish kids’ bedroom ideas, go with a simple tried-and-true approach, like a modern and rustic mix. A clean-lined, minimalist bunk bed is a great anchor that lets you layer on bright colors and textures with lots of flexibility, and it’s a piece that goes well with rustic elements like a jute rug and wooden dresser.

Ideas To Steal:

Play up colorful animal art, motifs, and toys in small doses to set a theme that you can easily switch up if your kids tire of it down the line. Make a dresser do double-duty as a functional storage piece and a display surface. Say yes to a soft and durable natural-fiber rug!

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A Space To Grow!

Speaking of modern rustic style, this small bedroom design is our idea of an elevated and whimsical take on the look. It’s one of our favorites!

The Layout:

The large window is the highlight in this shared room design. The bunk bed perfectly complements it as a space-saving anchor piece that doesn’t block out the light coming in. This leaves plenty of floor space for play, and all you’ll need are movable storage pieces for all the toys. Work in sconces within each bed for night lights that give your kids a reading lamp they can easily turn on and off on their own.

The Look:

Think of this design approach as pattern meets modern rustic. The wooden bunk bed has a Mid-Century Modern vibe that goes with virtually any color and pattern you want to work into the space. Here, the buffalo check curtains, natural warm woods, black-and-whtie pillows, and a subtle yet playful wallpaper all add up to a clean-lined and fun farmhouse bedroom look.

Ideas To Steal:

Think gingham, gingham, gingham for curtains with serious pop! Make multifunctional use of a low wooden storage chest as a window bench. Head to space with a wallpaper design that nods to the cosmos and use it for an accent wall.

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Double Rainbow

Fun and youthful with an adorable rainbow-colored theme running throughout, this shared kids’ room design is all about investment pieces that are anything but childish.

The Layout:

With long and narrow bedroom layouts, the best approach is to bring in matching symmetrical twin beds. Keep everything centered with a storage cabinet that triples a nightstand for both your kids as well as a display surface. Then ground it all with two layered rugs that are placed in the middle of the room to add comfort and color underfoot.

The Look:

Feminine with a Mid-Century Modern twist, this shared kids’ bedroom reiterates the power of neutrals as a base. From the soft-hued twin beds to the light wall color, this is all about a look that you can dress up or down with color and personality as needed. If you’re looking for a space that you can eventually turn into a guest room or spare bedroom, take this color approach and make sure to invest in furniture that’s built to last.

Ideas To Steal:

Mix floor pillows and poufs are fun and movable low seating. Add other toys, art, and accents in all colors of the rainbow throughout. A soft gray wall color is a great neutral that will last you years to come even after your kids have moved out.

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Circus For Two

There’s no rule saying you can’t bring the modern abstract look to your children’s bedroom. Give those geometric shapes and bold colors a go, like this shared bedroom design!

The Layout:

With this floor plan, the idea is to line everything up along the longest wall (and the only space for furniture) in the room. And with so many bright colors at play, we opted for white twin beds that appear to almost float in the space as a way to minimize visual clutter in the space. This also opens up the space to let you set up a tent without it feeling like “too much” for the room.

The Look:

This modern and youthful shared kids’ room is our idea of a casual and charming gender-neutral space. It’s a way to combine bright colors and bold shapes, and the neutral decor makes it easy to change out your decor once the kids grow older.

Ideas To Steal:

Make room for a big, bold and colorful geometric rug. Who can turn down a teepee in a kids’ bedroom? Pair animal art prints with geometrics because they work surprisingly well together—and your kids will love the mix of characters and shapes!

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Cool And Collected

Prefer kids rooms that are a little more crisp and subdued? This light and airy bedroom design highlights how less can be so much more.

The Layout:

Sometimes keeping to simple bedroom ideas can be best. This laid-back space for two appeals to the minimalist in all of us. The layout is simple and the furnishings are limited to practical essentials, leaving there to be plenty of open space. If you prefer a room that can also double as a play space for your kids, try this setup.

The Look:

Streamlined and minimal is the name of the game with this bedroom look. But the key is to work in a sense of coziness that keeps it from feeling sparse. Pile on pillows and blankets in neutral colors on to the bunk bed, lay down a pouf, and bring in simple but captivating accents, like a low wooden bookcase, a plug-in sconce, and a soft, light-hued rug.

Ideas To Steal:

You can never go wrong with striped accents, big or small. Cool blues, bright white tones, and washed wood tones are a foolproof color combo. It’s always a good idea to carve out a “chill zone” for your kids to play music or hang out with their favorite books and games.

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Twice As Nice

If you’re not one for kids rooms that look obviously designed for kids, this traditional and elegant take on a shared bedroom can easily be mistaken for a polished guest bedroom.

The Layout:

It’s all about maximizing vertical space in this shared kids room design. The matching tall headboard not only draws the eye up, they also help bring down the high-ceilings visually. At the same time, the dresser and mirror make for a captivating focal point that also directs your attention upward. The result is a room that’s appears tailored and roomy but also cozy all at once.

The Look:

This room design with its soft, feminine elegance makes for an ideal space for young sisters. The traditional dark-wood beds and ornate studded dresser play up a bold and sophisticated look that is anything but childish. And it’s a shared space that’s all about contrast between bold furniture and soft delicate, like the pastel patterned rug, printed pillows, and wall color.

Ideas To Steal:

Beds with hidden storage are always a plus, no matter the size of the bedroom. An ornate dresser is not only chic but it also can be repurposed in another room down the line. A mirror adds a sculptural focus that can also brighten and open up a space that’s made for two.

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Rays Of Sunshine

For families with very young kids with an age gap, this crib-and-bed children’s bedroom design makes for a calming retreat everyone will love.

The Layout:

If there’s only one room for your kids and one is a toddler and the other is a baby, this is our favorite shared kids’ room floor plan. It’s tried-and-true in our books. With the crib along one wall and a twin bed pushed up against another wall, you’ll be left with plenty of floor space for a dresser and changing station as well as a glider or rocker. You’ll also have plenty of floor space left for your kids to crawl and play.

The Look:

A little rustic, a little boho, this room brings together light woods, woven textures, and a calming palette of neutral and natural tones that inspire instant calm. Here, it’s all about the mix of light woods and textures, which are finished off with a few charming patterns. Think polka dots, fun florals, and animal art and accents.

Ideas To Steal:

A curated gallery wall of coordinated framed prints is one of those whimsical bedroom ideas that always captivates. For a soothing vibe, keep to a natural and neutral color palette. A woven basket belongs in every kid’s bedroom.

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Layout Guide: 2 Fun & Functional Kids Room Layout Ideas

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In our Layout Guides series, you’ll find layout solutions for rooms of all shapes and sizes. This week we take on the challenge of designing a kids’ room with an L-shaped layout so that it’s fun, functional, and for the long haul. 

The Space: An L-shaped kids’ bedroom with an alcove

The Style: Modern Eclectic (with a youthful twist!)

The Challenge: Maximizing an L-shaped floor plan in a kids’ room so that it’s fun and functional!

For a family home with children or teens, one of the most exciting spaces to design is your kids room. Why? Because it’s a space that lets you explore fun ideas with your kids and bring in furniture that’s colorful and even maybe a little unexpected.

Before you get to the decorating, though, having clear ideas about your kid’s bedroom layout is essential. You want to make sure you’ve thought through the major questions like ‘Where will the bed go?’ and ‘Do we need more storage outside of the closet?’ or ‘Should we get a desk for them now?’

To provide a little guidance on that front, we came up with an L-shaped kids’ bedroom design and devised two layouts that make the most of the space. Take peek below at our stylish and practical bedroom layouts and pick up our tips for designing your own kids’ bedroom at home.

kids room layoutLayout Idea #1: The Playful Hangout Pad

With this kids’ room layout, the primary focus was to create a bright space that’s upbeat and all about relaxing. Keeping those ideas in mind, we divided up the L-shaped floor plan into two distinct areas, with the bed and reading nook on one side and storage on the other.

To make clear that the bed and reading corner should be viewed as one zone, we connected those spaces using a palette of rainbow hues, from the textured rugs to the multi-colored hanging garlands.

While we didn’t hold back on the bright and whimsical use of color, we made sure to keep the furnishings clean-lined and minimalist, from the spacious dresser that’s seamlessly tucked away to the bed and nightstands that are both child and teen-friendly.

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kids room layoutWhy This Bedroom Layout Works

Functional Spacing. The smart division of the L-shaped layout into two separate spaces for sleep and storage make this kids’ room perfect for a child and teenager alike. The position of the bed facing the reading nook and the colorful rugs used in those areas emphasizes this delineation of spaces in a way that still looks and feels visually cohesive, open, and airy.

Practical Mixed With Poppy Pieces. Like any other room in the home, the kids’ bedroom needs a balanced mix of fun and hardworking furniture. Instead of focusing on only kids’ furnishings, this space brings together a clean-lined bed, chairs, tables and storage pieces that will grow with your child or teenager. Always start with those foundational pieces and the layer in the color.

Clever Use Of Bright Colors. The vibrant rugs under the bed and seating area are great examples of a versatile approach to bright colors in a kids’ bedroom design. The primary colors in the rugs are a great jumping-off point for the colorful pillows, the art, and the colorful garlands that were brought into the room. But what’s key is that all of these colorful accessories, rugs included, can be easily swapped out as needed, or when you or your kid get tired of it.

kids room layoutWill This Layout Work In Your Space? Yes If You…

  • Want a light, bright kids’ bedroom design that’s fun and colorful but not overly kids’ themed
  • Like the idea of a kids room layout that can easily be restyled over the years to easily incorporate everything from new colors to more grown-up accents
  • Have a small child or preteen and you want to set up their space and invest early on in furniture that’s going to last for years, like a bed that they can grow into
  • Are keen on giving your kid a space of their own where they can read, play, and kick back with friends as they get older

kids room layoutLayout Idea #2: The Streamlined Sleep-Work Space

For this kids room layout, we optimized the floor plan by creating three different functional areas for sleep, work, and play. The main ideas we had for this layout were to create a mini live-work studio-style bedroom space that’s perfect for a preteen or teen.

To start, we positioned the bed horizontally in the L-shaped layout, which helped turn the main area in the room into a space in and of itself. We then transformed the nook into a small study area and made the last recess area a storage and art display space.

We leaned into the mid-century modern look when it came to the furniture and made sure to also bring in streamlined white office furniture, which was key to setting apart the work area from the rest of the bedroom.

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Why This Bedroom Layout Works

Well-Designed Zones. The sleep, work, and play zones are a smart use of the L-shaped layout and they make this kids’ room the perfect multipurpose space for any child or teenager. The gray accent wall-backed bed area feels cozy and almost separate from the more streamlined office nook. Meanwhile, the dressing area with the storage piece doubles as a hangout spot as needed. These all add up to spaces that are comfy and practical on their own as well as all together.

A Curated Contemporary-Boho Mix. The furniture mix is anything but juvenile and more and more we’re seeing that trickle into kids’ bedroom designs. At the end of the day, your kid’s bedroom will also be their personal hideout and home for a handful of years, so choose pieces that inspire and sit well with them. The mix of mid-century wood pieces, like the bed and dresser, the sleek white desk and bookcase, and the neutral-hued rugs and accents all give it an eclectic look and a thoughtfully curated boho vibe.

Strong Neutrals That Last. If you’re not one for kiddy themes and lots of colors, go with tried-and-true neutrals. Lean into warm woods, gray textures, and white tones, all of which will instantly make any kid’s room feel elevated but still fun. The key is to go with classic furnishings with hues that will give you a versatile and long-lasting foundation to build from and on top of over many years. If you’re drawing a blank with ideas for color, this is always a foolproof approach. You can always layer in bits of color, like a geometric rug, cool art, or funky pillows.

Will This Layout Work In Your Space? Yes If You…

  • Want a kids’ bedroom design that looks and feels sophisticated and has grown-up furniture that’s stylish and functional, like the rest of your home
  • Like the idea of giving your child a live-work space that they can call their own and treat as their personal haven
  • Prefer a kids’ room where the bed isn’t the dominating piece of furniture in the entire space
  • Enjoy the rustic, boho, modern mix and want to bring that aesthetic to your kids’ space without it feeling overdone

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Kids Room Design: 9 Ways to Design a Space for the Little One in Your Life

If you’ve got kiddos in the family, you know how much they love having a cool space to call their own! Depending on your kids’ ages and personal tastes, kids room design can involve a number of factors to come up with ideas. Whether it’s a girl’s room, boy’s room, baby’s room or pre-teen’s room, kid’s room designs will each have their own set of unique design challenges.

For example, a big consideration is designing a space they love now that will also last over the years. You also have to consider your personal budget, the style of the child’s room, and of course, all of the bedroom essentials: bed, storage, a sturdy rug, and other items that reflect their personality and interests.

All that to say, no matter if you’re looking for girls or boys bedroom ideas, there is a lot to factor in when planning a great kids room design—but you don’t need to hire a dedicated interior designer to make it all come together. If you’re embarking on a new bedroom design for the kids in your house, check out these 9 kids room design ideas to help inspire you!

1. Kids Room with an Under the Sea Theme

This is one of our favorite kids bedroom ideas for boys or girls who love animals! Start with a blue color scheme to set the stage for a cozy sleeping space. Tie in the wall color with a blue rug, pillows, and trunk. The patterned blue decor adds extra texture and makes a child’s room more dynamic. Rustic style furniture is the perfect choice for a warm, inviting bedroom and the natural wood textures fit right in.

There’s plenty of storage with the trunk at the end of the bed, nightstands with drawers and a dresser. Bonus: the trunk can double as extra seating for other family members! This kids room design features a symmetrical layout with the bed centered in the room—great for kiddo who wants a more sophisticated bedroom style. This is one of our favorite ideas if you have a storage or kids trundle bed, so the drawers/extra sleeping spot can be easily rolled into room.

2. Bright, Colorful, and Fun Bedroom Design

This fun, playful design is perfect for a kid who isn’t afraid to have fun. The key elements are the colorful bed, the cheery rug and all the pops of color and texture throughout the room design. We love the spindle bed in cheery orange-pink because it offers a playful update on a traditional design style. And the gallery wall above the bed is one of our favorite ideas because it lets kids show off their unique personality with pictures, artwork, etc.!

The matching set of nightstand, dresser and bookcase are perfect for your young son or daughter’s room. It offers a more coordinated vibe so the furniture doesn’t look too hodge-podge. This makes it easy if you don’t want to think about coordinating a bunch of different pieces—and you can swap in new, fun pieces over time. Plus, purchasing furniture as a set can often be a lot cheaper on the family budget.

3. Bedroom Design for the Rustic Animal Lover

Who says brown walls have to be boring? This rustic, brown kids room design is perfect for the adventurous animal lover in your home. The brown walls give a girl’s or boy’s room a cool, cozy vibe and the neutral base is soothing—a great choice for a peaceful sleeping space.

This style incorporates pops of pattern with the rug, throw pillows, and other decor. The quirky, hanging swing will be a hit among kids and friends and offers a cool alternative to a reading nook. And the fun animal art is kid-friendly but won’t feel too much like a children’s room in a few years! There’s also a ton of extra storage in the end of bed trunk and the tiger basket so you don’t have to worry about excess clutter in this kid’s bedroom.

4. A Kids Bedroom in Classic Blue

Blue is a great color for children’s rooms. It’s gender-neutral and works for a boy’s room or girl’s room. Blue is a soothing color that can grow with them over the years. Not to mention it goes with almost any furniture/decor! Layered rugs are great for adding extra plush to the room to make it even cozier. The layered look makes a colorful pop and still offers extra floor coverage. Putting a jute rug underneath is a great option because you can get larger sizes at affordable prices. They’re also good for high-traffic areas, like kids’ rooms!

The wall-mounted shelves don’t take up any extra floor space and also add a lot of extra storage—always needed in a kid’s room. You can keep books tucked away but still in easy reach for bedtime stories. And the stars and moon decor will be a hit for the outer space enthusiast! The moon is actually a lamp and makes a wonderful nightlight and a charming addition to the space.

5. Pre-Teen’s Bedroom in Sunny Boho Style

This fun room is one of our favorite kid’s bedroom ideas for a pre-teen who’s ready for a room refresh. The vibrant and eclectic look helps to show off style and personality—your kiddo will be the life of the slumber party! The gold bed frame is a super chic look and goes with so many decor styles. Furniture pieces like this are great because they have major staying power—in a kids’ room that’s important because you won’t have to replace it in a few years.

The desk in the corner offers the perfect study spot and also doubles as a nightstand on the other side of the bed. Rattan accents like the desk chair and nightstand add a fun 80s pop. Plus they are stylish AND affordable—just right for a kids room. The fuzzy stools at the end of the bed are stylish and functional and help soften the overall look of the room.

6. A Bedroom for Two!

This cozy bunk beds room is ideal for siblings who share a room. It also works for a little one who loves to host sleepovers! The room is colorful and extra comfy and the pastel jewel palette creates a fresh, youthful look. Pops of pattern in the rug, art and pillows tie all the colors together and make the room look grownup and whimsical all at once!

The oversized blue basket is a perfect storage solution for a kids’ room. It makes it easy to stash toys, clothes and other stray clutter, keeping it out of sight and easy to maintain. Little decorative touches like the star decor, plush horse, and the layered gray rug add magic and personality to the space.

7. It’s Game Time

This is a bold bedroom for the small sports enthusiast in your family. The dark wall color is strong and soothing and creates a cozy vibe for this sleeping space. It’s balanced out by light-colored furniture so it’s not too heavy. Pops of various patterns throughout the room add a playful touch that softens the dark wall color. The twin bed with headboard against the wall leaves room for a desk by the window. It’s a great setup if your kiddo needs space for homework or creative projects.

The trunk at the end of the bed is perfect for stashing sports equipment, extra clothes, blankets, or even games! The basis of this style is simple and sleek foundational furniture—always a great way to go in a kids room. These pieces work with a variety of styles so you won’t have to replace items when they grow out of them. You can also repurpose pieces like the trunk, dresser, nightstand, desk, etc. in other rooms (or for younger family members) in a few years’ time.

8. Serene Sleeping Space for Two

This kids room idea also features a bunk beds setup. It’s a smart solve for a small bedroom like this because the second bed doesn’t take up any floor space. This is great if you’re tight on space or live in a city apartment and have to make a small room work for two twin beds. And if/when your kids don’t need to share a space anymore, you can remove the lower bunk bed and convert the space into a hangout/lounge or a mini study spot with a desk.

To make your kiddos feel like they each have their own space, personalize each “level” with art and decor of their choosing! We think a wallpaper accent wall is a great way to let your kids show off their personalities. You can even try removable wallpaper—it’s easy to hang and remove if/when they outgrow the flowers and butterflies.

Stylist tip: Try dual laundry hampers or baskets in shared spaces! Each kid has their own section to be responsible for so it helps avoid squabbles over cleaning the space.

9. Kids Bedroom Design in Pink Perfection

This kids room design is perfect for the kid who loves pink! Hot pink can be overwhelming in a bedroom (AKA you’ll likely need to repaint in a few years time). But a blush or dusty rose has more staying power. We like to balance out this look with lots of natural textures, like woods, tassels, plush, sheepskin, etc. It helps add a sophisticated touch and keeps the space from feeling too fairy-tale cheesy.

We love the pendant cow portraits—they’re great for the animal lover and are as charming as they are stunning. The mobile, decorative pillows, and white accents serve to balance out the child’s room and create a cohesive look that’s smart and spectacular!

 

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8 Cool Kids Bedroom Ideas From Modsy Customer Spaces

Designing a bedroom for your little one is not an easy task. There’s a long checklist of things to consider: Is there enough storage? What’s the right size bed? Do I invest in quality now or wait to replace everything once they get older?

So it’s no surprise that many homeowners come to Modsy for help with designing their kids rooms. Here, we’ve rounded up a few of our coolest kids bedroom ideas, which were designed by our Modsy stylists to help out a few homeowners with their real-life kids room challenges. Read on for more and get inspired!

For a Room That Will Grow Up With Them

“Dear Modsy: We just moved into our first home and have an empty room that we want to turn into our son’s first bedroom. Right now it’s empty and we have no idea where to start.”

—Son’s bedroom from scratch

What the space needs: A bed that can last and smart storage solutions. All while feeling kid-friendly and colorful.

Design Solution #1: Furnishing For Function First

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Looking for furniture that can last? Rather than replacing pieces every few years as your child grows up, a few basics will do the job now and later. One of our favorite kids bedroom ideas is to invest in quality pieces with a simple shape yet sturdy construction.

Items like the bed, dresser, and storage bench are all kid-friendly options that can work in a teen’s room as well. Dress them up with easy-to-change accent pieces. Fun and colorful decor pieces are an easy, budget-friendly way to make the space feel more personal and kid-friendly.

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Design Solution #2: Going With a Good Bed

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kids bedroom ideasModsy Room to Grow Up With Design #2

Another design where quality foundation pieces mingle with colorful accents. If you can only invest in one or two quality pieces, we say make the bed count. It’s the one piece most families end up replacing as the kids grow up. Storage pieces and rugs are also great places to invest for the long-run.

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For a Girl’s Bedroom

“Hello Modsy: This is a bedroom redesign for my 8-year-old daughter. We would like this design to take her into her preteen years, so nothing too immature.”

—Getaway for my girl

What the space needs: A modern and clean base with pops of blues, greens, and purples. Plenty of storage to maximize the small space and a desk/reading nook set up.

Design Solution #1: Making It Her Hangout Spotkids bedroom ideas

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Modsy Girl’s Bedroom Design #1

In this design, we opted for a twin bed to maximize the open floor space around the room. This let us fit in a two-in-one desk/bookshelf, a big dresser, and a cool reading chair in a corner. We added her favorite colors in small art and accents for some pops of color. This ultimately gives her a space that feels like her own private hideaway.

 

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Design Solution #2: Making It Her Live/Work Space

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kids bedroom ideasModsy Girl’s Bedroom Design #2

The focus here was on a bigger, comfier bed and no reading corner for a more grown-up look and feel. This setup turns the room into a kind of mini studio, where an office area is clearly defined from the storage area and the bed. The upside of this is that even with a large bed, this layout has more floor space and functional storage.

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For a Boy’s Bedroom

“Hi Modsy: Our son just turned 3 and we want to make the transition from a nursery to a big boy room.”

—Ready to graduate my son’s bedroom

What the space needs: Plenty of storage and a teepee play area. The wall decals are keepers as well.

Design Solution #1: A Cool Bedroom For Any Age

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Modsy Boy’s Bedroom Design #1

From the distinctive bed frame to the campaign-style dresser to the farmhouse sconce, this room is all about cool design that’s built to last. The classic blue, white, and gray color scheme makes for a palette that’s easy on the eyes and easy to grow into for any kid.

Also, there’s plenty of storage in this layout, including floating shelves on the walls. And there’s even room for a teepee—take a peek below!

 

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Design Solution #2: A Very Versatile Bedroom

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kids bedroom ideas

Modsy Boy’s Bedroom Design #2

This design sports a clean-lined, mid-century look that lends the bedroom an feeling of openness. There’s plenty of storage, but the white tones add to the light and airy vibe of the room. The simple palette of black, white, and red also makes it easy to mix in new art, accents, and even furniture eventually.

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For a Kid’s Bedroom and Playroom

“Hi there: We are a couple with two kids and we’re looking to redesign our four-year-old’s room.”

—Couple on a mini-makeover mission

What the space needs: A queen-sized bed and space for reading and playing.

Design Solution #1: Dedicating Space for Play

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Modsy Kid’s Bedroom and Playroom Design #1

This bedroom is all about making space to play. One of our favorite kids bedroom ideas is to carve out a corner that’s entirely devoted to playtime activities. Here we have a mini desk and tent set up for reading, crafting, and playing. Besides the queen-sized bed, the rest of the room is filled with substantial storage pieces that make this space super functional but still bright and fun.

 

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Design Solution #2: Working In Space for Play

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Modsy Kid’s Bedroom and Playroom Design #2

This layout focuses more on the space being a practical kids bedroom. The larger bed is a great option that your youngster can grow into. Another one of our favorite kids bedroom ideas is to sprinkle baskets and hampers all around to keep toy clutter at bay. While there’s not a dedicated kids table, we brought in a beanbag chair to create a cozy reading corner and an easel for some crafting fun (see the full room below!)

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