Kids' Room Design Ideas

Kids bedrooms are children’s sanctuaries; somewhere they can escape to and daydream in. Hard-working rooms, they can also do double duty as playrooms, reading spots and studies. The best kids bedroom designs are fun, practical and ignite the imagination. Kids bedroom themes are endless, but the trick to a smart bedroom design is choosing one that will go the distance, using kids furniture and decor that will grow with your children.

Whether you’re planning a kids bedroom or playroom, use the photos on Houzz for renovations and bedroom ideas, from kids furniture to toy storage and kids decor; then, strike up a conversation with the interior designers of your favourite picks. For even more kids bedroom ideas, check out the Stories section on Houzz.

How do I decorate a kids bedroom?


The best experts in kids bedroom decor are kids themselves, so, if you can, involve them in the design process. Use your little one’s favourite colour on the walls and add one or two other accent colours through bedding and soft furnishings. Kids rugs are a great way to update a kids bedroom and will protect your floors from crayon and text marks, too. Stick to neutral, durable and stain-resistant furnishings that can grow with your child as their tastes change, and opt for a full-size chest of drawers and shelving so they won’t need to be traded in after a few years. A trunk at the end of the bed makes ideal storage storage, too.

Bunk beds are a popular choice for kids bedrooms, especially when siblings are sharing. Bunk beds will save your sanity during a sleepover, too – no makeshift beds in the living room. When your child is a teen, you simply replace the bottom bunk with a desk to create an area for study.

Girls bedroom ideas are aplenty and the princess theme runs strong, but a girly bedroom doesn’t have to rely on lashings of pink, either. Consider using polka dot wall decals or dressing the bed in a sheer canopy to soften the scheme. Looking for boys bedroom ideas that don’t involve car beds and sporting memorabilia? Liven up the walls by painting on racing stripes or keep it simple with a blue and white striped wallpaper.

How do I decorate a teen’s room?


Teenagers spend a lot of time in their bedrooms studying, entertaining friends and escaping from the world, so it can be difficult coming up with teenager bedroom ideas that tick all the right boxes. A teens bedroom design should be expressive of one’s personality, and take into account hobbies and favourite colours. Creating a wallpaper feature is an easy way to illustrate your teen’s style or interests. Include bedroom seating for when friends are around, such as bean bags, a sofa or daybed, and make room for a study area, so they can do their homework in peace.

How do I decorate a playroom?


A kids playroom should be vivid and inspirational, so get creative with colour and fun kids furniture. Encourage play with a puppet theatre tent, craft station or teepee, and if you want to splurge, unique features like a climbing wall, slide or swing. Let your kids create their own masterpiece with wall decals or a chalkboard wall, and include floor cushions and beanbags for lazing about. Finally, don’t forget much-needed toy storage – built-in cabinets and shelves, as well as multifunctional toy boxes that can be used as desks when closed.
This is an example of a transitional kids' room for kids 4-10 years old and girls in Melbourne with grey walls, carpet and grey floor.

This is an example of a transitional kids' room for kids 4-10 years old and girls in Melbourne with grey walls, carpet and grey floor.
Wallpaper, curtains, rug and a shelves - webuser_613518599

Inspiration for a contemporary kids' room for kids 4-10 years old and boys in Perth with multi-coloured walls, carpet and grey floor.

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Inspiration for a contemporary kids' room for kids 4-10 years old and boys in Perth with multi-coloured walls, carpet and grey floor.
Cool mural - lajohnst

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Photo of a beach style kids' room in Gold Coast - Tweed.

Photo of a beach style kids' room in Gold Coast - Tweed.
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Design ideas for a contemporary kids' room for kids 4-10 years old and girls in Other with white walls, medium hardwood floors and beige floor.

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Design ideas for a contemporary kids' room for kids 4-10 years old and girls in Other with white walls, medium hardwood floors and beige floor.

Design ideas for a large scandinavian teen room for girls in Perth with white walls and carpet.

Design ideas for a large scandinavian teen room for girls in Perth with white walls and carpet.
This would work well for my room.... - issydunstan

Photo of a mid-sized contemporary gender-neutral teen room in Melbourne with blue walls and carpet.

A generous bright Bedroom with lots of beautiful blue and pops of bright orange colour. A striking stripe wallpaper has been installed horizontally instead of vertically to make the space appear more expansive and enhance the room space.
there's something about blue and orange - lbdoven

Design ideas for a beach style kids' room for kids 4-10 years old and girls in Gold Coast - Tweed with white walls, carpet and grey floor.

Design ideas for a beach style kids' room for kids 4-10 years old and girls in Gold Coast - Tweed with white walls, carpet and grey floor.
Tent, dream catcher - megegrant

This is an example of a contemporary kids' room in Sydney with green walls, medium hardwood floors and brown floor.

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This is an example of a contemporary kids' room in Sydney with green walls, medium hardwood floors and brown floor.
lily - kukkz_mariu

Photo of a contemporary gender-neutral kids' room for kids 4-10 years old in Melbourne with white walls, carpet and grey floor.

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Photo of a contemporary gender-neutral kids' room for kids 4-10 years old in Melbourne with white walls, carpet and grey floor.
Reid inspo - nicole_butler89

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Inspiration for a beach style kids' room for kids 4-10 years old and girls in Brisbane with white walls, medium hardwood floors and brown floor.

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Inspiration for a beach style kids' room for kids 4-10 years old and girls in Brisbane with white walls, medium hardwood floors and brown floor.

Contemporary kids' room in Sunshine Coast with blue walls, carpet and black floor for kids 4-10 years old and boys.

Contemporary kids' room in Sunshine Coast with blue walls, carpet and black floor for kids 4-10 years old and boys.
colour combination - lina_akavickaite

Photo of a kids' room for kids 4-10 years old and boys in Gold Coast - Tweed with white walls and light hardwood floors.

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Photo of a kids' room for kids 4-10 years old and boys in Gold Coast - Tweed with white walls and light hardwood floors.
I love this shade of blue - amelia_eulenstein

Inspiration for a transitional kids' room for kids 4-10 years old and boys in Melbourne with multi-coloured walls and dark hardwood floors.

Inspiration for a transitional kids' room for kids 4-10 years old and boys in Melbourne with multi-coloured walls and dark hardwood floors.

This is an example of a scandinavian gender-neutral kids' room for kids 4-10 years old in Melbourne with white walls, light hardwood floors and beige floor.

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This is an example of a scandinavian gender-neutral kids' room for kids 4-10 years old in Melbourne with white walls, light hardwood floors and beige floor.
Natural Light, brightness White Fireplace Unisex - sidonie_marjason

Mid-sized contemporary gender-neutral kids' room in Newcastle - Maitland with blue walls, concrete floors and beige floor.

Kyle Manning
Mid-sized contemporary gender-neutral kids' room in Newcastle - Maitland with blue walls, concrete floors and beige floor.
Like the idea of the chalkboard - children’s bedroom - indoors - amelie_gibson

Inspiration for a contemporary teen room for girls in Hobart with red walls and medium hardwood floors.

Inspiration for a contemporary teen room for girls in Hobart with red walls and medium hardwood floors.
Bedset, cushions - webuser_613518599

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Inspiration for an eclectic toddler room for girls in Perth with beige walls and concrete floors.

Inspiration for an eclectic toddler room for girls in Perth with beige walls and concrete floors.
Walls bare but I love red with the yellow! - gdelpopolo

Design ideas for a mid-sized transitional gender-neutral teen room in Sydney with multi-coloured walls, medium hardwood floors and brown floor.

A gorgeous young chap, 7 years old and curious about the world - bursting with colour and energy. That's Alexi and he needed a bedroom makeover. The riot of colour provided by the wallpaper gives this room the kick I was looking for, the vintage style works beautifully with the rose gold bed and was the perfect way to incorporate colour without risking a room that felt "too young' down the track. A smart desk space and huge felt dot pinboards give Alexi the space to be creative and enjoy the fruits of his labour. Photography by Inward Outward
entire room - jessica_scott65