Kids’ Bedroom Ideas So Cool, You’ll Wish They Were Yours

We’re all guilty of favoring our grown-up spaces and avoiding the kids’ areas when we can. These spaces tend to be a bit less stylish and often more cluttered than we’d like. But believe it or not, children have a design style, too. They might have a more difficult time pinpointing it, there’s nothing like an eye-catching wallpaper or colorful duvet to get them excited to keep their room clean.

Ahead, kids’ bedroom ideas that are sure to inspire a design project that both you and your little ones will love for years to come. 

Give It an Edge

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DESIGN: KATIE HODGES, PHOTO: AMY BARTLAM

Just because you’re designing a room for a kid doesn’t mean it has to look childish. This pre-teen room boasts an edge with a variety of patterns, a neutral color palette, natural fibers, and a graphic poster.

Make It Interactive

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DESIGN: KATIE HODGES, PHOTOS: HARIS KENJAR

Designing a kids’ room is all about finding ways to spark creativity and learning. This room is loaded with ways for children to engage, but doesn’t look cluttered or too kiddish. Installing Lego walls, chalkboard, and cork walls, inspire endless pla

Create Zones

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DESIGN: MARY MCKEE, PHOTO: SABRINA COLE QUINN

If space allows, create various nooks with different activities in each one. A bedroom that has a place to sleep, another to play, and an area to learn and work will ensure your kids never get bored in their space.

Don’t Shy Away From Dark Colors

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DESIGN: CITIZEN DESIGN CO.

While most bedrooms boast fun, bright color palettes, this darker-toned room feels sophisticated without being too grown-up. Items like the bedside dinosaur sculpture, bear pattern comforter, and hanging book rack make it feel age-appropriate.

Fake a Mural

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COURTESY OF MANSA KRISHNAMURTHY OF THIS IS SIMPLICITE

Oversized art is the coolest way to dress walls in kids’ bedrooms, but murals tend to require a certain level of artistic ability and framed art can be expensive. Instead, consider faking it with a peel-and-stick mural wallpaper and frame it with molding. This gives you the illusion of large art without the high price tag.

Give It a Secret Hideout

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DESIGN: REENA SOTROPA; PHOTO: PHIL CROZIER

What we wouldn’t give to have a room with a secret hideout when we were kids—this tiny reading nook with an adorable door is surely the coolest room on the block.

Build an Indoor Tree House

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DESIGN: REENA SOTROPA; PHOTO: PHIL CROZIER

This woodsy escape is so cool, we’d be willing to trade our grown-up digs for this kids’ bedroom. The tree-house style bed, complete with a step up looks even cooler with a tree-patterned wallpaper in the background.

Play With Prints

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DESIGN: REENA SOTROPA; PHOTO: PHIL CROZIER

The right pattern can make or break any room, and this cheery bird and cloud print is perfect for brightening up this minimal space. A matching pattern on the bed and the ceiling is a cool touch and keeps your eye dancing around from top to bottom.

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