The most difficult part of starting to design a new dream bedroom for a child is one you’ve never had to do before — design a child’s room. I feel you can lessen this process for yourself by asking the following questions when you start designing a new room.

  1. What do you want to accomplish?
  2. What are your expectations?
  3. What do you envision your kids doing?
  4. How big will it need to be?
  5. What activities will you want your kids to enjoy?
  6. Do you have a favorite toy or activity that’s always available?
  7. Do you have a favorite space to do that activity?
  8. Do you like the idea of making a closet with shelves?
  9. What are your design preferences for hooks and other storage options?

Ideas are best when you start with what you want to accomplish. If you are just looking for a small bedroom with a closet, shop around. However, if you are looking for space for keeping your kids’ things, look for a large closet or corner area to maximize your closet space.

Most people look for either wood or plastic storage pieces when creating a room for a child. Depending on your budget, there is a wide range of items you can do. For example, your kid doesn’t need you to build a playhouse out of shiny metal-looking storage. There are many wooden furniture pieces that work equally well as hidden storage.

Ask yourself what accessories you want your kids to have to keep things organized. Do you need a storage box for soccer balls, scrap metal boxes for Legos or a wardrobe for sports gear? Think out of the box, and look for storage solutions that you can place easily under a dresser or behind a chair. For more information on storage for children, visit…

For styling ideas, pick a theme for the room and create one. Don’t forget accessories. Jackets, hats, belts, and boots for winter and holiday wardrobes are easy to find and often found in stores for little girls. For boys, accessories for action toys are always handy. Think beyond just storage, as well. Try a playful nightlight for the desk or using flower pots as a dust catcher for the room.

When creating a stylish space for your child to sleep in it can lead to a more colorful bedroom. Many think color is required to create a sophisticated space. Not so! Warm colors (neutral, warm neutrals) will definitely warm your child’s room and help create a bedroom that reflects the room you are designing.

There are lots of options for color in the spring and summer. Try to keep the color palette one that is age-appropriate and equally appealing for both boys and girls.

Make a list of all the accessories that you need to create a stylish and fun look. Try to use the same colors in the storage pieces, artwork, wall hangings, and accessories. This will create a complimentary and unified look in your child’s room.

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