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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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We’re Obsessed With These 8 Cute and Creative Kids Bedroom Designs

Designing a room for a growing kiddo can be challenging. Sometimes it feels like kids’ interests change every day, so how do you choose a theme and design they’ll love for years to come?? Whether your toddler is ready to graduate to a big-boy room or you just want to refresh the design of your child’s space, we have a fun round-up of kids room for boys ideas. And spoiler: there are no sports themes in sight. (No shade to kids and parents who like sports—we just wanted to think a little more outside the box!)

There are so many other fun directions you can take room designs for boys—and girls for that matter! The best part of this round-up of kids room ideas is that they’re designs any child might love, depending on their interests. And many of these designs can grow up with your child as they age and mature, with just a few small changes. Ready to dive in? Let’s go.

 kids room for boysStarry Night

For a subtle, whimsical look, go for a “starry night” design in your child’s room. The subtle celestial theme is brought to life with stars and cloud motifs in the decor and bedding. But it’s done in a way that doesn’t make this room feel overly themed. To achieve this, pick a simple color palette and be intentional with patterns and wall decor.

Overall, this room is practical and not cluttered. Putting the furniture around the perimeter of the room creates an open space for play—perfect for instilling some play/sleep balance in your child’s life! (It’s never too early to work on balance, right?)

This room is perfect for…

A school-aged dreamer in the 5-8-year-old range who needs some room to build stuff on the floor, spread out, and just have fun playing.

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All Around The World

Have a future world-traveler on your hands? Decorate their room with a global theme! To achieve this look, keep furniture simple and minimal, then add color and texture in fabrics, rugs, and lighting. And don’t forget to choose art that is both fun and informative!

We went with modern furnishings that could grow up with them. The bed is a bit bigger, which means you won’t have to upgrade as they get older. And the desk is great for school-aged kids—whether they’re studious or you’re trying to help them become more interested in school!

The map adds a fun, global element that’s both educational and decorative. And the geometric rug adds a pop of color that ties in with the colors of the wall, the pillows, and map. But one of our favorite decorative elements is the illuminated globe lamp. (If you’ve ever watched While You Were Sleeping, you’ll know why we love it so much!) Overall, this global-themed kids bedroom idea is minimal and modern in style, with decorative elements that can inspire your child and spark a love for learning and travel!

This room is perfect for…

A kid who loves learning and traveling. And we love that it can easily transform into an older kid’s space with a few small changes in decor!

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Classically Coastal

If you live in a coastal area—or if your child just loves spending time at the beach—go for a classically coastal look in their room. This boys room idea is very “Hamptons” with its nautical, coastal vibe and just offers a classic, timeless look that your kids won’t grow out of. Lean on foundational design elements to achieve this look—like shiplap walls, classic wood floors, a simple layout, and traditional color palette.

The blue and white color palette helps establish the nautical feeling, as do natural materials like jute and wood in the furniture and decor. The addition of classic design elements, like a spindle bed and a wooden chest of drawers with subtle nautical elements help drive home the coastal feeling. And don’t forget some sort of nautical art for the walls!

This shared bedroom idea is perfect for brothers. Each kid has their own space and can add unique elements to their side of the room. But the symmetrical layout keeps the look classic and shipshape. Since both kids are sharing the same nightstand, we opted for sconces rather than table lamps to provide reading light without cluttering up the nightstand.

This room is perfect for…

The all-American kid who loves the outdoors, lakes, adventure, and boats! We also love that this look can be very fluid among age groups and look just as appropriate for a teenager as for an elementary-aged kid with a few small updates.

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Adventure Awaits In The Great Outdoors

Have a kid who loves all things outdoor adventure? Then this is the room for them. The “Adventure Awaits” look is all about celebrating rustic, outdoor activities like camping, canoeing, and hiking. You can achieve this look by opting for rugged furniture and outdoorsy decor.

Materials and colors play into this style in a big way. The rugged wood furniture is bulky and rustic, and the use of greens drives home the outdoorsy feel—like the mossy green velvet pillow or the dark, forest green of the accent wall.

The art and other wall decor is playful and young and plays up the outdoor theme. (That moose head!) Meanwhile, the rug adds contrast with the black and white arrows. It also creates a perfect play area! We love that there’s so much storage in this room for it being such a small space. These are great furniture choices and a good layout for a small kids bedroom.

This room is perfect for…

An adventurous child who loves being outside. We recommend this room for kids 6 years old or older, who can handle the higher bed and the dresser height and enjoy the bean bag chair!

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Where The Dinosaurs Play!

Imagination and fun are set free in this dinosaur-themed room! We love how casual and playful this boys bedroom idea is. To achieve this look, start with a color palette of blues and greens, then find art and accessories that fit in with the theme.

For the foundational furniture, we went with modern, Scandinavian pieces with playful touches to give a clean and simple base to the space. The dinosaur theme is certainly present in this bedroom, but it’s still tasteful — it doesn’t feel cartoonish or over-the-top.

This is a smaller bedroom, but we wanted to keep the floor space open to leave plenty of space for imagination and play! The soft rug and pouf add a place to sit on the floor, while the basket and mounted bookshelf keeps favorite books and toys nearby. It’s an ideal layout for reading, lounging, playing games, or even spreading out to do homework!

This room is perfect for…

Younger school-aged kids, in the 4-8-year-old range, who love dinosaurs and the outdoors!

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A Modern Safari

This animal theme kids room for boys is youthful and fun. While it’s great for young kids who love animals, it’s also a great “neutral” theme—any kid can enjoy a few animal elements and some bright colors! (How cute are those watercolor animal prints??) To achieve this look, keep the furniture and layout simple, then add a few playful decorative elements.

We went with neutral colors in the walls, furniture, and bedding so that we could add fun, playful pops of color throughout the space. The tiger storage bin adds a big pop of color (and fun!), but the pillows, blanket, artwork, and even the table lamp all help establish this youthful color palette.

The furniture is stylish in design, with modern and transitional influences. A pouf is a fun addition to a kids bedroom, serving as a place to sit while reading or just to climb on and tumble over! And the jute rug adds padding to the floor for that tumbling and adds some texture to the space.

This room is perfect for…

Kids who are crazy about animals and for kids who share a room or love having sleepovers!

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Space To Discover

This is a more obvious space theme than the “Starry Night” theme earlier in this post—but we love that it’s still tasteful and has a more mature vibe. To achieve this look, use modern and streamlined furniture, position the bed so that it functions as a hangout space—like daybed or loft bed. It makes for the ultimate hangout room for a growing kid!

Setting up the bed like a sofa is a good arrangement for lounging, reading, or hanging with friends. The desk and bookcase are modern and perfect for studying, playing video games, and working on art projects. And the color palette is vivid and more mature, with neon green, dark blue, and sleek white furniture. To drive home the space theme, we created a small gallery wall with a variety of lunar art prints. Overall, this room feels modern and “cool” for the kid who’s getting too old for a baby room.

This room is perfect for…

A preteen who needs more space for themselves and who likes hosting friend hang-outs.

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Up, Up & Away!

If your home requires your kids to share a room, a bunk bed is a perfect fix. It saves space and has the added bonus of being fun—what kid doesn’t love a bunk bed?? It’s like summer camp all year round. But we love that this bunk bed doesn’t feel too childish—and it also converts into two twin beds, making it extra versatile! To achieve this look, opt for simple, transitional furniture, and customize the room’s theme by wallpapering an accent wall! (We went with an outer space pattern, but letting your child choose the wallpaper pattern they love the most will make them feel extra-special!)

The great thing about this room is that it’s not overly themed—so you don’t have to feel the need to update the design every time your child has a new interest or hobby. We went with a dual rustic and modern vibe with the combination of natural wood furniture in modern forms. The black and white color palette is versatile and is warmed up with accents of honey-toned wood, leather, and pops of oranges and yellows. The buffalo check pattern in the curtains also adds warmth and style. (And since they’re blackout curtains, they’ll hopefully help your kids sleep a little more soundly!)

Since bunk beds don’t easily allow for nightstands, we added mounted reading lamps—a great add to encourage kids to unwind before bed (and one of our favorite small space hacks). And we love that the toy chest can double as a window seat.

This room is perfect for…

A shared room for siblings who like to play together. (Just make sure they’re old enough to safely sleep in bunk beds. We recommend them for ages 6 and older!)

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My Modsy Story: How this tech-savvy dad transformed his son’s nursery into the ultimate “big kid” room

Avesh was no stranger to 3D technology and knew there had to be a way it could make designing his son’s first big kid room easy and fun.


Homeowner: Avesh, software developer and tech-savvy dad of two

Location: Princeton, NJ

Room: 3 year-old’s bedroom

His Style: Mod Visionary

The Backstory

Transforming a nursery into a big kid room

This year, our 3 year-old son was ready move into a room of his own. My wife and I were eager to use this opportunity to redo his space. Our plan was to ditch the old nursery furniture we’d used for our two kids, and start fresh!

We knew we wanted the space to be bright, modern, and fun. We envisioned splashes of color and a stylish chair for reading bedtime stories.

My son is really into cars right now. So, while we also wanted to incorporate that into the space, we wanted to do it in a creative and subtle way. Something he wouldn’t grow out of in a few years.


Avesh’s Room Before

The Design Dilemma

Visualizing the results without wasting time

As a software developer, I’ve worked with 3D tools before, so I know how they can make designing a space from scratch easier.

I’ve previously tried creating some 3D renderings of my own for a previous home improvement project. I ended up spending all my nights gathering ideas,working on the designs, or searching for products.

The process was so time-consuming and things always just seemed to look “off…”

For my son’s room we decided to try an interior designer. Unfortunately, the designers in our area were more experienced with a traditional style, and none could create the type of visualizations I was looking for. I remember wishing there was an online service with experienced professionals that could help.

“None of the interior designers in our area could create the type of visualizations I was looking for… I remember wishing there was an online service that could help.”

Avesh’s Modsy design #1

The Modsy Moment

Letting technology do the heavy lifting

When I learned about Modsy through TechCrunch, I immediately thought they read my mind. My wife and I had started gathering ideas for our son’s bedroom on Houzz and Pinterest, but when we saw the stunning Modsy renders we knew this would be the perfect time to try the service!

big kid roomAvesh’s Modsy design #1

At first, I wasn’t sure if our renderings would look as great as the marketing material… it seemed too good to be true, especially at the price! I was also not sure if they would have kid-friendly furniture options available. We were pleasantly surprised!

When we got our renderings back I was blown away by the quality. The lighting, textures, materials, and layout looked fantastic. There were also many ideas in the designs that hadn’t occurred to us before.


360 spin through Avesh’s Modsy design #1

big kid roomAvesh’s Modsy design #2

What Modsy’s Renderings Showed Avesh

The Modsy renderings helped us completely visualize what the room would look like with a twin compared to a full size bed. This was one of the decisions we were going back and forth on, and seeing the two options made the decision easy.

Our first Modsy design showed us how the space would look with a twin bed. We loved this layout, which we hadn’t originally thought of, because it would give the boys room to play and be silly before going to bed.

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Bird’s eye view of Avesh’s Modsy designs

Modsy suggested a dresser with shelves above for books and other items. The kids don’t need a dresser with a mirror right now, so this was a nice use of that space, which again we hadn’t thought of before. We also liked the idea of the pouf next to the reading chair, because we could use it both for seating and as a place to set books for storytime.

We plan to buy a few of the pieces Modsy showed us, but we’ll most importantly use the layout they suggested. Turns out we already own the little red car they included for us in our design!


360 spin through Avesh’s Modsy design #2

We just wanted a modern space that would delight our son, express his personality, and that we could enjoy at night when putting him to bed, without spending night after night designing it ourselves.

The fact that these renderings are so photo-realistic made it much easier to make purchase decisions and give us the confidence that we’re all going to be happy with the selections.

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Stylists Picks – Best Kid’s Bedroom Design Ideas

Let us help get the kids’ bedrooms in A+ shape! Our stylists gathered their favorite K-12 spaces, all designed to help your little scholar succeed

 

Look 1: A Bedroom with Personality

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She’s full of personality, so her bedroom should be too. We can help your teen create a space that shows off their style, and meets your budget.

Look 2: A Room for Your Little Grown-Up

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He’s ready for the next grade so maybe it’s time his nursery graduated into a “big kid” room too. Let us help make that change a little easier.

Look 3: A Space for Two with a View

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Two’s company? Let us help find the optimal layout for shared spaces so you can skip the sibling rivalry and design a room that they’ll both love.

Look 4: A Homework Hotspot

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Let’s make studying fun. Design a desk area full of her favorite things and help her ace this school year in style.

Look 5: A Room with Good Vibes

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She’ll be the life of the slumber party in a room designed with friends in mind. We’ve got all the essentials your tween’s room needs right now, and nothing she’ll regret later.

 

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