Designing Kids Rooms with Their Age in Mind

Designing kids’ rooms is a thrilling adventure for parents. As you embark on this adventure, you may feel confused, overwhelmed and nervous. Fear not! Our team at Rocky Mountain Shutters & Shades stands ready to help you on this exciting journey. We dive into the art of crafting a space that your children will cherish for years to come.

A Palette of Possibilities

Picture your kids’ rooms as blank canvases. They are waiting for you to take the first step and start designing. Our first recommendation is to choose the perfect paint color. It’s an important step, as it lays the foundation for a room that can adapt and grow with your children. Our advice is to start with a neutral backdrop. This allows you to effortlessly infuse vibrant accents throughout the years. Your kids will be eager to see these exciting changes as they grow. 

Two sets of twin bunk beds on either side of a neutral room with neutral coloring. There is a black trim window in the far right side of the photo and dresser with a plant.

The Charm of Accent Walls

For establishing a trendy and kid-friendly look, consider adding accent walls in your kids’ rooms. The beauty of an accent wall is its versatility. It allows you to refresh the look of the space over the years. It’s like hitting the “reset” button on the décor! Get whimsical with it and effortlessly infuse color and character into the room.

A nursery that has a white crib in the right side of the photo, neutral walls, neutral wood floors, two modern black trim windows and a tree wall decal on the left side wall

Alternatively, step into the captivating world of wallpaper. Modern versions are now delightfully user-friendly. So forget everything you heard about wallpaper being a hassle. Now, you can ensure that redecorating is a breeze!

a wallpaper girls bedroom with a fuzzy egg chair in the corner with big decor

And let’s not forget how great wooden wall treatments are. Treatments like paneling, wainscoting, shiplap, board and batten, and a half-wall design can transform a room! When your child’s tastes evolve as they get older, a fresh coat of paint keeps pace.

Modern windows on the back wall are the backdrop of a modern bedroom. The bed on the left wall has gray board and batten and a neutral bed frame.

Infusing Style with Playfulness

As you navigate the process of designing your kids’ rooms, you’ll discover the challenge of marrying childhood joy with a style that appeals to both kids and adults. There are myriad ways to weave in elements that will grow with your children. Think accent pillows, lighting fixtures, wall art, window treatments, and area rugs. These playful pieces can give your room a new look almost overnight! 

A neutral wall color in kids’ rooms with a chandelier, soft pink curtains, a pink rug and a canopy frame twin bed

Strategic Storage Solutions

It’s a fact that the collection of toys and stuffed animals tends to multiply over time. Have you ever entered your kids’ rooms and found the floor has gone into hiding? In this scenario, clever storage solutions become essential. Whether your aim is to cultivate tidy habits or simply keep the clutter out of sight, ample storage is the name of the game in these spaces.

A modern tween bedroom that has built in modern shelves on one wall and a built in desk.

Art, Reading, and Study Spaces

As children grow, so do their needs. From coloring corners to dedicated homework zones, it’s crucial to establish distinct areas for their various activities. Consider a built-in desk to provide your children with a designated workspace, steering them away from turning their beds into makeshift workstations. 

A modern bedroom with bright green built ins on either side, a colorful bird wallpaper behind the full size bed and a built in desk to the right wall with a window above it. The bed has a black patterned bedspread and an orange accent pillow.

Alternatively, think about creating a cozy reading nook. It’s the perfect spot for your kids to transport to a new world via a good book without leaving the comfort of their room. Whether you opt for a window seat or a hanging chair, these additions create an ideal space for work or reading.

A modern bedroom that has a wooden backdrop behind the bed. It also has a cozy reading nook with a chair hanging from the ceiling and a modern desk to the right of it.

Sweet Dreams in Style

Quality sleep is crucial at every stage of life. Babies have their schedules, kids rise early, and teenagers often stay up late. To craft the perfect environment for a good night’s sleep, do not hesitate to add room-darkening or blackout shades. This allows you to pick the level of darkness that suits your kids’ needs best as they grow. 

room darkening in child's room with honeycomb shades

Prioritizing Safety

A child’s room is their special space. With that being said, safety is important. Corded blinds can pose a danger to curious preschoolers. By incorporating child-safe cordless options, you prevent accidents. 

A little girl sitting in a built in window seat. She is looking out of windows that have cordless window coverings. She has stuffed animals and pillows around her as she peers outside on a sunny day.

At Rocky Mountain Shutters & Shades, we are eager to help you shape your kids’ rooms. With our experts by your side, you can easily add personality to your kids’ sanctuaries. Reach out to our team today to schedule a FREE consultation