Fun and Practical Ideas for Kids Rooms

  A number of years ago I wrote a book called, Kids Rooms, Ideas and Projects for Children’s Spaces. At the time this came out it was one of just a few books on the topic. Today I notice almost every parent wanting to do something special for their kid’s room. Although the book is now out of print,  I still love this creative playroom entry by designer Laura Bohn that we featured on the cover (above).

Wondering where to go next with your kids' space? Here are a few of the key features I like to include when working on a kids room.

1. Create display space to showcase artwork and memorabilia

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magnetic board
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2. Be consistent with storage. It doesn't need to involve expensive bins (see the potato chip storage below) but an effort should be made to use one system, whether it's bins, buckets, or baskets. That will create a clean, uncluttered look in the room.

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3. Have some fun - infuse a little fantasy. I love how the playroom entry at the top of the post transforms a simple entrance into a wonderland.  Here's where you can play off a theme and inject a bit of whimsy.

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weissflowerlight
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secret garden before after
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Here's a source for a similar light.

So have fun when you’re redecorating your kid’s room. Let your creativity loose and get your child involved in the process with you. If you’re not sure where to start,  download a copy of my free ebook– 10 Steps to Your Perfect Room Makeover. These steps will work for your kid’s room or any room in your house that could use a redo.

Photo Credits:

Joanna Goddard  (galvinized metal wall)

Paul Whichelow  (storage)

Julie Cadieux  (pegboard)

Mark Lund  (nightstand)

Via House Beautiful (feather lamp)

White House Black Shutters   (clipboard wall)

All other photos by Jennifer Levy/ CAVdesign