What to consider when designing a modern kids’ room

Kids’ bedroom design

Looking for advice on what to consider when designing a modern kids room? Whilst designing kids bedrooms’ can be a lot of fun, the process brings a different set of challenges than any other space in the home.

It’s important to find a balance between playfulness and longevity. Making design decisions that reflect their personality whilst still giving them room to grow is the perfect mix to create a room they will love whilst also helping your budget go further.

A modern kids room that will last

Kid’s needs and tastes will change, so investing in a few essential pieces that are versatile will provide you with the perfect base to layer age-appropriate accents as the years go by. Think about the main items in the room such as the bedframe, dresser and bedside tables and choose quality, timeless pieces that will grow with them. Smaller items such as bed linens, rugs, cushions, even paint colour are easy changes that can be made as they grow and their tastes change, meaning you can avoid needing to re-haul everything at every stage.

How to choose paint and colours

We’ve taken advice from our friends at Wattyl paint when it comes to selecting the right paint for a modern kids’ room that will grow with them.

  • Opt for a finish that’s easy to clean and more resistant to marks and scuffs, such as Wattyls I.D Advanced range.
  • Get your child involved.
  • Consider a neutral paint colour for longevity, and add bright pops of colour through bedding and accessories.
  • Blues are very popular and perfect for bedrooms.
  • Young children love yellow! Yellow is associated with inspiration and happiness, but be sure to only use it in small quantities balanced with other colours.
  • Use similar tones to your home’s colour scheme so it complements the rest of your palette.

Our insider tip: Consider adding fun patterned wallpaper to add colour and character to the room. There are many removable wallpaper options available these days that make a great impact on the feel of the room yet are easy to change out as your little one’s tastes change.

Storage

Believe us, it is actually possible for a child’s room to be tidy and uncluttered, and it starts with well planned storage solutions. Here’s some of our top storage ideas:

  • Adjustable shelving – perfect for books, photos, toys and art.
  • Modular furniture that can be added to.
  • Chests – Not only do these work as a great storage option, they can double as seating too.
  • Storage cubbies with bins and baskets – These work especially well for younger children with lots of toys. This is a great way for them to easily access their toys and learn how to pack them away too.
  • Use up wall space – Take advantage of empty wall space by adding floating shelves.
  • Transparent drawers – This will help kids find the toys their looking for more quickly.

The best flooring for kid’s rooms

Whether you have toddlers or teenagers, flooring that is comfortable, durable, and easy to clean are the first things that come to mind when we think of flooring for our children’s bedroom.

To make things easier, we’ve broken down the pros and cons of the two most popular flooring choices for kids bedrooms:

Carpet

Pros:

  • Comfort – soft and safe for children to crawl and play on.
  • Acts as a sound insulator, helping to reduce noise.
  • If you build with one of the award-winning builders at BGC Housing Group, all the carpets that are displayed in the BGC Home Showroom are Australian made (including the underlay), meaning you’re supporting Australian businesses.

Cons:

  • Can be difficult to keep clean and stain free.

Hybrid Flooring

Pros:

  • Extremely durable.
  • Waterproof.
  • Thermally efficient.
  • Easy to clean and maintain.
  • Brilliant value for money.

Cons:

  • Can be tricky to replace a board if needed in the future.
  • As this is a hard surface, a rug may be needed in children’s rooms.
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