17 kids' bedroom designs Get design and decorating ideas for children's rooms, from fun color palettes to clever storage solutions Up the eco factor More: Sustainable treetop home This eco-conscious room uses sustainable resources like no-VOC wall paint and organic cotton bedding to create a healthy place for kids to play. In terms of decorating, an eco-friendly design concept should withstand the trends of time, so that rooms don’t have to be redone as styles change and children grow. In this girl’s room, the palette is neutral, though punches of color appear in transient accessories like the rug and a stuffed animal. Pinterest Craft a clubhouse More: Ultimate Sierra retreat Adhesive cork squares allow for changeable wall displays, while the round table and chairs are easy to move for games or other activities. Create a kid-friendly work space More: Great ideas for shelves Adjustable Plexiglas shelves keep everything in this workspace handy but out of the way. Use your own heirlooms More: Decorating with family finds To decorate with your own heirlooms, be inventive. Here, a homeowner updated the dresser she used as a kid for her own children’s room by updating the handles with yellow spray paint. Be bold with color More: 16 smart strategies for small-home décor This girl's bedroom is a cheerful orange—a happy hue on rainy days. Go for unplugged fun More: Tour an unplugged home If limiting children’s time on electronic devices is a priority, make analog toys and activities take center stage in their room’s look. In this boys’ room, stacks of books and toys like marble runs and wooden cars line the shelves, adding color and excitement. Add pops of brightness More: Tour the Breezehouse, our prefab Idea Home The children’s room has its own bathroom and, in keeping with the overall feeling of the home, tons of natural light. The neutral palette allows for bright pops while maintaining the home’s clean, modern style. We built color-blocked cube shelving as an easy storage solution for toys and books. Make wallpaper the centerpiece More: 16 smart strategies for small-home décor In this girl's bedroom, playful wallpaper graces a single wall—a nice technique for a small space. Personalize the look More: A distinct interior in Menlo Park, CA For kids’ changing tastes, inexpensive style is the way to go. In this teen boy’s room, the album headboard is made of plywood, plexiglass, and vintage album covers found at a recycled books store. The window shade is from Ikea, dressed up with vinyl decals from BLIK Surface Graphics. Customization tip: The plexiglass face on the album headboard can easily be removed to change the album art or insert photos or fabric. Think outside the box More: 20 design tips for small bedrooms In need of a space-saving sleep solution, but don’t fancy the idea of a bunk bed? Trundle beds work well for older kids and help maximize a small space. Curate your kids’ artwork More: 54 home decorating projects Unite kids’ drawings as a collection by using a common color scheme and a grid of frames. Scan sketches and drawings, and then use a digital graphics program (like Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop) to add color backgrounds and swap some of the dark lines for white. (You can create a similar effect with colored construction paper and pens in white and dark ink.) White Ribba frames from Ikea ($6.99 per 7- by 91/2-inch frame; ikea.com). Pare down the materials More: How to decorate in a modern beach style Like having too many colors, having too many textures and finishes on the floors and other surfaces can segment a space rather than tie it together. Limiting the number of materials also helps the room feel spacious. In this kids’ room, the bamboo shades and orange vinyl love seat provide enough of a contrast while still feeling harmonious. Add instant cheer More: A distinct interior in Menlo Park, CA A sunny yellow paint, Benjamin Moore’s Soleil (AF-330), paired with white furnishings creates youthful cheer in this girl’s room. Collage art from Petit Collage and curtain fabric from Sunbrella add bold pops of color. White floral decals from BLIK Surface Graphics are easy to apply and remove. They allow you to add instant, affordable art to any wall with vinyl graphics. Keep it chic More: Ultimate Sierra retreat This room is child-friendly without seeming childish. That means fun elements and colors, private nooks, and areas for kids to express themselves. Flexibility is important in decor as well as function, ensuring that a room isn’t outgrown too quickly. Young kids share a room with a pair of bunk beds for easy sleepovers. Drawers under bottom bunks provide extra storage for toys, games, and clothes. Cater to whimsy More: 14 key decorating strategies Easy-to-apply stick-on circles provide instant art in this boy’s room. Let in light More: 10 ways to redecorate with paint In this brightly painted and flexibly organized bedroom, steel-troweled golden mustard plaster walls catch the sun in the sleeping alcove. Hide what you rarely use More: 20 design tips for small bedrooms Any unused space is fair game for storage. Drawers on casters conceal seldom-used items under the bed. They also work well for storing toys in a cramped room.