Designing a children’s room is the perfect opportunity to play with color and pattern. It is also a great place to stretch the boundaries of design. This could involve creating multiple sleeping areas to accommodate sleepovers or freeing up floor space for creative play. Bookshelves can be used to store items, as well as to display colorful toys and accessories. An section of wall space can be painted with chalkboard paint to provide a lifesized place for little artists to grow their imaginations. For ideas and inspiration on how to take your child’s room from bland to colorful, check out our gallery of 44 Whimsical Kid’s Rooms.
What kid wouldn’t love this bedroom? The plethora of comfy beds is ideal for hosting sleepovers with friends. The painted hardwood floors are a great way to add an extra pop of color to this light, bright space.
This nautical-themed room features shiplap paneling and built-in bunk bends. Drawers have been installed into the base of the lower beds to accommodate storage for bedding, toys and anything else that might be needed. The bright blue and red accents contrast perfectly against the white furniture and trim.
Children’s rooms are the best place to experiment with color. This space features a variety of vibrant accents from the blankets in a range of colors to accent pillows and a rug. It all looks crisp and clean against the white woodwork and trim.
It’s amazing how this cozy space has managed to make room for 4 beds. That’s the great thing about bunkbeds. Even though the beds block a portion of the windows the space still remains open and airy by painting everything – walls, trim, bunkbeds – in white.
Children’s rooms do not always have to be full of vibrant colors. In fact, choosing bedding that is slightly more muted can ensure that it can be used for a longer period of time. Your child is less likely to tire of it quickly and it will transition with them as they grow.
One of the aspects that is important to consider when designing a kid’s room is access to storage. It’s amazing how much stuff those little ones can accumulate. Whether in the form of a closet, built-in cabinetry or freestanding units, hidden storage is key to keeping a room clean and uncluttered.
This bedroom looks as if it was designed for a diva. The combination of white, black and fuchsia create a glamorous look. The shiny, upholstered headboard and unique painted decal above provide an excellent focal point and add to the drama of the space.
It can be great to incorporate a sense of the outdoors in the spaces inside. The set of bunkbeds in this space do just that with the materials used to build them. The warm wood construction looks as though it was selected from the forest outside. Each bed is designed to be slightly different with the different upholstery on each headboard.
While we tend to shy away from a lot of bright colors in “adult” bedrooms, kid’s bedrooms are another story. From the wall color to window treatments, this bedroom is filled with vibrant colors.
This little nook, taken from the space under the window, provides the perfect place for a good night’s sleep. It’s cozy and comfortable and the blinds can be drawn for nighttime. The built-in’s surrounding the bed provide a combination of open and closed storage. A small ladder makes it easy to reach books stored up high.
Every teenage girl needs to have a closet organizer to arrange her clothes, shoes and accessories. Not only do closet organizers make its easier to find your clothes but they also make it possible to store a lot more in the given space. Two levels of hanging space plus drawers, open shelving and shallow shelving for shoes make it possible to find a place for everything.
This bedroom offers a place to sleep as well as room to play and explore in the upper loft area. Even though the space is small its inventive design allows for sleep and play with a clear separation between the two. The only problem will be getting the boys to sleep at night time.
This girly bedroom features a unique platform that accommodates a bed, storage, night stands and even a bubble chair. The bubble chair offers a comfy place to read or do homework instead of your ordinary accent or office chair. The chevron accent wall incorporates the color palette of the room and provides a graphic interest.
Each of these built-in cubbies act as a secret hiding place for play and rest. They are each accented by a bright lime green paint color and vibrant bedding. Individual reading lamps make it possible to read or play with adequate light.
As children learn to read it can be fun to incorporate the use of their newly-developed skill in every day activities. The application of chalkboard paint on this dresser does just that. Each drawer front is labeled to indicate what is in the drawer itself making getting dressed and putting clothes away just a little easier.
The installation of these two platform beds allows each space to designed a little differently. Siblings with different interests hobbies can decorate and design their spaces with their favorite colors in mind. Built-in cubbies make space available for the display of favorite books, dolls and action figures.
What teenager, or toddler, wouldn’t love this attic space? It has been designed to accommodate multiple activity zones, from television watching to a play area and table for coloring. Three separate cabinets built under the peaked ceiling provide storage for toys, books and other items; therefore, keeping the space clean and tidy…most of the time.
This grown-up space is ideal for the travel enthusiast in the family. The large map creates a feature wall and some graphic, and educational, interest to the space. One can lay in bed planning the places they will travel in the years to come.
Kids love secret nooks and quiet hiding places. This playroom has been designed to accommodate just such as place. A small opening allows kids to travel in and out of the space while circular cutouts create a place for others to peak in.
This floral space features a brightly, color Roman blind that sets the design for the space. The pattern of the window treatment has been replicated onto the wall space above the bed to create a unique feature wall. Built-in cabinetry and a long window seat provide additional storage.
This bedroom looks like so much fun that you have to wonder if any sleeping could get done here. The design of this playhouse has been built with a little of everything in mind. From hidden storage, open shelving, a staircase that leads to a cottage hide-a-way and even a slide, this place is a child’s dream.
Second storey spaces that have peaked ceilings provide a great opportunity to get creative. The cabinetry in this space has been designed to fit under the peaked areas to make room a bed, storage and bookshelves all in one. By accommodating everything in one area the rest of the room can be dedicated to other activities.
From families with a lot of children, to kids who like to have a lot of sleepovers, this bunk bed installation is a dream! Each sleeping area has its own reading light and shelving area. A staircase in the middle makes getting to the top level easier than your traditional leaning ladder.
Kid’s areas often need room for a number of activities. It is also a plus of a room can transition with a children from a toddler to a teenager. This room has done just that with its inclusion of a large desk area, small toy storage, tv-watching zone and room in the middle for play.
The design of a room often gets creative when it comes time for siblings to move in together. With twice as much stuff to organize and manage it is important to design the space well. This room features built-in cabinetry that fills the space beside and below the window. These cabinets act as a desk, storage, seating and closed storage all in one.
From the window treatments to the ironwork headboard this bedroom is filled with ornate touches. However these elements have been reworked to accommodate a young girl. They exude a certain youthfulness in their vibrant colors and textures.
In a room that is long and narrow it can be difficult to accommodate two separate beds. This cabinetry installation re-imagines the idea of bunk beds in a new way by placing them foot to head rather than one above the other. A coordinating section of cabinetry is placed in between the beds to provide separation.
When a single room needs to accommodate multiple children with varying interests and hobbies it can be beneficial to keep the color palette neutral. This space contains a color scheme of creams, greys and wood tones that is functional and beautiful as well.
This bedroom definitely feels extravagant with its monogrammed bedding, rich wallpaper accents and feathery chandelier. Any girl would feel could feel like a princess in this space. The window seat even goes a little over the top with an abundance of pillows and a overstuffed cushion.
The color palette and design of this kid’s room creates a calming atmosphere, which parents are likely to love, especially at night time. The neutral wall color and pastel bedding coordinate beautifully with the stained wood trim and door.
While the bedroom has many youthful touches there is still something quite classic about it. The sage green draperies and frilly bedding all seem to take you back in time. This room is the perfect place for two princesses.
At the far end of this room are four bunk beds recessed behind custom woodwork. Each bed features bright blue bedding and coordinating pillow, a reading light and a shelf to store small items and books. The light wood ceiling treatment creates a rustic vibe as well.
This girl’s room is all pink and frills. With an abundance of pink details from the carpeting to the bedding and wall color it’s a great place for a little princess. There is even a raised bed located at the top of the structure to host a friend for a sleepover.
This sweet suite is almost like an apartment all to itself. It features a little entrance area with stairs that lead to the main floor, lots of floor space for the bed and an ensuite as well. The attached bathroom makes this space ideal for a teenage girl who needs a little extra time to get ready in the morning.
To make the most of the vertical space, the custom cabinetry features storage on the side and above the bed. To draw attention to the bed and make it a focal point, the nook behind the head of the bed has been upholstered in vibrant fuchsia upholstery.
The inclusion of a window seat is a great option for rooms that lack adequate square footage to accommodate a traditional bed. Painting the wall space inside the bed niche draws attention to the bed itself and makes it a focal point for the space.
The combination of aqua and coral in this room is ideal for a teenage girls room. This color scheme plays well against soft gray walls and white furniture. The large message board provides space for display, storage and a calendar to track monthly events.
This bedroom provides a classic twist on traditional children’s design. While the elements all cater to children – the loft bed and stairs, stuffed animals and coordinating decor – the color scheme is decidedly grown up and elegant. One of the benefits of this design style is that it will grow with the child into their teenage years.
This bedroom has been designed with a combination of mid-century furniture and whimsical decor. The lanky giraffe in the corner adds a playful edge to this space. The wall treatment provides a graphic detail that displays the color palette of the room.
A child’s bedroom is a great place to play with pattern and color. By keeping the color scheme limited to three colors – lime green, slate blue and gray – the space remains fun and cohesive. The hanging bamboo chair adds a quirky touch that is decidedly youthful.
All children enjoy pretending to play in a castle. What could be better than their own castle room? The high ceilings, curved windows and cute circular cut-outs make this a very playful room feel castle-esque. Sleepovers are bound to be a great time in this whimsical room.
Industrial furniture, both vintage and new, has become an increasingly popular storage option within the home. This room features a tall, industrial chest that has been painted to coordinate with the color palette of the room. It can be used to store clothing, small toys and even LEGO.
This sweet nursery has been designed to accommodate both mom and baby. The recliner by the window seat provides a comfortable place for mom to cuddle and feed baby during the day and night. A unique bookcase, built to resemble a tree, features a display of colorful toys and books for a baby to enjoy as it grows.
This elegant bedroom has been decorated with a traditional furnishings and youthful accessories. The combination creates a playful, yet grown-up, atmosphere filled with comfortable bedding, plush curtains and a fluffy area rug.