Bedroom Essentials for Growing Kids

Time flies when you’re a parent, and before you know it, you’re swapping cribs for beds and looking at color profiles and accessories that are suited to growing kids rather than tiny bundles. If you’re looking to revamp your nursery, or you have children approaching their teenage years, and you’re looking for tips, here are some bedroom essentials to help you achieve a transformation your kids will love.



A new bed

Children grow very quickly, and as they get bigger, you’ll need to upgrade their sleeping quarters. From a crib to a small bed to a full-size bed, there’s a huge range of options available. If you’re short on space, look for beds that offer additional features to enhance versatility, for example, bunk beds, beds with storage underneath, and beds with desks and shelves to work. You could also add a fun accessory like a slide if you’re combining a bedroom and a playroom. Browse home stores, look for inspiration online, and think about how much space you have available, and how long you want the bed to last. That bed with a slide, for example, may lose its novelty quickly. It’s always a good idea to compare prices online before you buy to get the best deal.

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Chill out area

Bedrooms are designed for winding down and sleeping, so it’s hugely beneficial to incorporate an area where your kids can kick back and chill out. Create a calming, soothing space using oversized floor cushions, throws, chairs, and beanbags. You can find options that are cheaper compared to a Lovesac online, and they are perfect for little ones and older children. Place a bookshelf in this area, add low-level lighting, and try and avoid technology. This should be an area where children can relax, read, listen to music or just enjoy a bit of peace and quiet after a long day at school or before they go to bed.

Storage

It’s no secret that kids have a lot of stuff, so storage is crucial. Make use of wall space with mounted units and use chests, crates, and tubs to store clothes, toys, and shoes. If you’ve got a closet attached to the room, take full advantage of this. Even if the room is small, you can maximize storage by hanging pegs on the back of the door or adding racks and shelves to the walls. Beds that have hidden storage under the mattress or drawers under the frame are a great option for smaller bedrooms.

Accessories

Once you’ve got all the essentials, you can turn your attention to the finishing touches and incorporate colors and themes. Use your child’s interests and hobbies as a source of inspiration. From animals, nature, space, and sport, to fantasy, music, and superheroes, it’s possible to create a unique room using accessories, soft furnishings, and wall art.


If your kids are on the verge of growing out of their room, hopefully, this guide has given you some ideas and inspiration. Whether you’re upgrading a nursery for a toddler on the go, or you’re designing a cool, functional room for teens, you don’t have to spend a fortune to achieve amazing results.
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Terri Steffes
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  1. These are great ideas for kids bedrooms. I like the bunk beds with storage underneath. Why didn't they have things like this when I was a kid? lol

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  2. I love these ideas! My daughter has a bunk bed with storage, and it comes in handy.

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  3. Wonderful ideas for children rooms. To think I had a bed and a dresser growing up. We did everything around the kitchen table.

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  4. When we buy our home, I'm most looking forward to decorating my daughters rooms. I can't wait!

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  5. This is definitely a great ideas for my kids room. I have a 7 year old daughter who is ready to sleep with her own and I think making her room more beautiful will make her happy.

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  6. These are definitely all great things to have in a kid's room. It's important to have a comfy but stylish bed,.

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  7. My kids rooms are so small I hate that in these new houses. They have no room to do anything. I am thinking when my daughter becomes 12 I will redo the room and build her something that goes up and have her a space underneath

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  8. I love when the kid's room is spacious and bright. I don't like too many accessories but I love to have a lot of storage place. Thanks for sharing these tips!

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  9. love your ideas. I have to say storage has always been an issue for my daughter's bedroom. This means I am always looking for the right storage piece.

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  10. Now that my son is already a teen, having more storage is definitely a must. And a chill area too. We got him a bean bag for that. - Lynndee

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  11. This is a great guide. My nice is still young but we could still use these information today as we prepare for her to stay in her own room.

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  12. VERY inspiring. I love your guide. Now I want to go grab some paint and redo my girls room

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  13. My kids always seemed to love their bedrooms, even though they weren't nearly as cool as these ones. I preferred for them to do their homework downstairs so I could supervise. However, they would have had a lot of fun playing and drawing with desks like the ones in the top photo.

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  14. my sister is also looking for something like this since her kids are now growing fast. She is considering or redecorating their rooms.

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  15. YES to storage, you can never have enough storage!

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  16. Such good ideas! My kids are growing and want to change up their rooms. I like the idea of a chill out area.

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