Rooms for kids are so much fun to decorate – they allow for an enthusiastic display of creativity and expression adults rarely feel comfortable embracing for their own bedrooms, no matter how much they’d love to go back to a simpler age when superhero posters were just as acceptable as fine art. This article features 5 creative and colorful bedrooms for children, filled with innovative features and playful artwork and imaginative themes. Wouldn’t it be cool to grow up in a room as inspiring as these? Keep an eye out for the many DIY-worthy ideas to try at home!
Visualizer: Amir Sayed Mohamed Refaat
White and cotton candy pink make this expertly-coordinated room extra sweet. Toy Story prints make a big impression covering the far wall, each with a unique frame for playful variety. Circles, squares, hearts, and flowers contribute to the lively atmosphere. This charming design is the work of Amir Sayed Mohamed Refaat, a designer working from Cairo.
Such playful furniture! The pink rocking horse is adorable, and the child-size club chairs pair so well with that fabulously unique circle-tufted headboard. Those wavy lamps are such a neat addition.
The closet features motivational phrases in a variety of fonts, with memorable adages like “Smooth seas never made a skillful sailor”.
Designer: Mitaka Dimov
Bulgarian designer Mitaka Dimov created this bedroom suitable for boys and girls alike – the delightful yellow and gray color theme is super flexible, and the art is positively delightful including pieces like The Yellow Umbrella by Taren Black and Artic Constellations by Katerina Nikolovska. It uses bold patterns and colors but with an exceptionally light touch.
The printed wallpaper comes from an original 1950s design by Una Lindsey. Detailed bird illustrations offer a cheerful presence.
Don’t you just love that little owl table lamp? This bright character is called Ti.Vedo by Matteo Ugolini, made of ceramic and outfitted with Edison bulb eyes. It’s important to give workspaces a bit of personality without sacrificing practicality – this desk sets the stage for concentration with a classic Eames armchair.
Grayscale interior design makes the color elements pop out. Plus, the neutral base is a functional choice because it’s easy to incorporate into future designs. Yellow could be a fun color to pair with other additions if the young resident desires more variety in the future.
Cutout circles on the yellow desk drawer pair so well with the LEGO storage heads, a subtle sub-theme within the overall design.
The same yellow circles appear on the drawer of the floating television console. The raised console is particularly nice because it’s just the right height for getting to the drawers, while being easy to sweep beneath.
Other cute art includes another cute polar bear framed on the wall, and a clever “Cat Man” print behind the lamp.
Designer: Elena Sedova
This next bedroom, by Elena Sedova, sets a whimsical tone with flowing curtains and soft textures throughout. Soft grays and pinks create a relaxing atmosphere ideal for cultivating sweet dreams and enjoying gentle morning sunshine. Much of the magic comes from individual details rather than expensive architecture, so it’s an especially accessible design.
A gossamer tipi steals the show – perfect for reading, writing, and imagination. It’s gently lit from within to create a welcoming and functional retreat.
The simple floor lamp and ballerina prints are among the few decorations near the bed. An uncluttered sleeping area is less distracting when early mornings call for a swift and productive sleep.
The adorable decorations are easy to change out, while the gray walls and decorative wallpaper will grow with the child.
Visualizer: Pavel Alekseev
This neat interior by Pavel Alekseev combines industrial, rustic, and retro themes into one delightfully imaginative bedroom. The gray walls and strong wooden floor are sure to serve the child well until teenage years. It’s nice to see that the decor is easily engaging enough for children while stylish enough to please the parents too.
A big scribbly bear print on the door adds a cool artistic element. The black wall clock looks especially sophisticated hanging by a silver-capped rope on the wall, a sleek grown-up counterbalance to the star-clad poufs and industrial-style chromed bedside drawers.
Typographic wood decorations create a stimulating accent wall, spelling out CMYK in honor of the primary colors of the printing world. It adds a little more pop to the color theme without requiring bright hues throughout.
A chalkboard door offers an inspirational phrase by Joseph Chilton Pearce, noted child development author who believed that imaginative play was the most crucial of childhood activities.
Visualizer: Anya Abramova
Especially charismatic, this room by Anna Abramova invokes the feeling of a fresh and diverse meadow. It certainly packs a lot of interior design inspiration, starting with the adventurous tent-shaped bed with a canopy that folds closed to create a cozy secret hideaway. The fantastic bedframe is the work of designer François Lamazerolles.
Cheerful animals bring the walls to life – fish, rabbits, and cows join a stunning deer and fawn. A woodland rug enhances the theme and ties the room together with perfection.
A little contact paper and foam board is all it would take to create the whimsical clouds on the far wall. The tree bookshelf is called Louane, from the Arbres collection by Christophe Boulin.