Tips for Decorating Kid Spaces

Designing a kid's room isn't always easy. Whether you have a baby or a thirteen year old, it can be hard to find the balance between form and function. We've pulled together some tips and tricks to ensure your kid's room is functional, but full of character! 

WALLPAPER

Wallpaper immediately transforms a regular space into a room fit for a kid's imagination. We can't always rationalize the pretty pink floral for a dining space but it's almost a no-brainer for a little girl's room. Kid spaces should be just as creative as they are! It's the perfect room to implement that bold wallpaper you've been holding back on because until now, you haven't had an excuse to use it.

Wallpaper for Decorating Kid Spaces

Design by Monika Hibbs

Wallpaper for Decorating Kid Spaces

Design by Chango & Co.

Wallpaper for Decorating Kid Spaces
Wallpaper for Decorating Kid Spaces

Designed by Tamara Magel

Soft Seating

We like to include soft seating, such as poufs, ottomans or cozy chairs into kids rooms. If you're a parent, you know the 2 am wake-up call all too well. Whether you're up in the middle of the night consoling a crying baby or curled up reading your children a bedtime story, a soft chair is crucial for these special bonding moments. 

Soft seating tips for decorating kid spaces

Design by Mandy Reeves

Accessorize 

You don't always have to hide your kid's toys and books! Use toys as bookends, and books and stuffed animals as decorative displays. Not only does this give your child easy access to some of their favorites but you're also able to showcase their interests. 

Kid space decorated with toys, books, and stuffed animals
Kid space decorated with toys, books, and stuffed animals

Design by Shannon Althin

Kid space decorated with toys, books, and stuffed animals
Kid space decorated with toys, books, and stuffed animals
Kid space decorated with toys, books, and stuffed animals

Design by Monika Hibbs

Artwork

We love to use artwork to incorporate a child's personality into their space so it really reflects them. When choosing artwork, stick with more playful prints to keep the space youthful. Animals, florals, and other fun images will make their room feel unique and personal to them. We especially love to include flags, pennants, or incorporate letter boards with cute inspirational quotes. 

Kid space with fun, playful artwork
Kid space with fun, playful artwork
Kid space with fun, playful artwork
Kid space with fun, playful artwork
Kid space with fun, playful artwork
Kid space with fun, playful artwork
Kid space with fun, playful artwork

From Baby Ivy's Nursery

Baskets for Storage

Kid space with fun baskets and storage space
Kid space with fun baskets and storage space
Kid space with fun baskets and storage space
Kid space with fun baskets and storage space

Room to Grow

Unfortunately we can't keep our babies little forever and they have a new favorite color every week. If you're always designing for the age of your child, you'll never stop! To avoid having to switch out furniture at every stage, we like to source furniture that can "grow up" along with your child. We're big fans of anything that can make life a little easier! It's a good idea to choose furniture that tends to be a little more mature while mixing in youthful decor and accents into the space. As your child grows, your furniture can stay the same while the accessories and colors can change to match who they are as they get older. 

Kids bedroom with fun decor and lasting furniture
Kids bedroom with fun decor and lasting furniture
Kids bedroom with fun decor and lasting furniture

Soft Rugs

This one is almost a no-brainer. Our children are not the most experienced walkers so little tumbles are a regular occurrence. We want to give our children a safe, warm, and cozy environment. Rugs are soft for little feet but can also add much needed texture or pattern to the space. 

Kid spaces and nursery with soft and cozy rugs

Design by Brittany Makes

Kid spaces and nursery with soft and cozy rugs

Design by Fresh Exchange

Kid spaces and nursery with soft and cozy rugs
Kid spaces and nursery with soft and cozy rugs

Desk Area

If we're designing for an older kid in school, we like to give them a space of their own where they can work on homework or projects. We like to incorporate a desk to create a study area that flows with the rest of the space. Add a fun task lamp and cute storage where they can keep all of their supplies. 

Creative desk area for kid's room
Creative desk area for kid's room
Creative desk area for kid's room