Kids room ideas are probably one of the most fun to develop and implement. It is quite easy to create an enjoyable environment for them and let their personalities shine. There are many approaches to this. You can try to develop a room that they can grow and evolve with rather than choosing a specific theme. Whichever you choose, I'm sure you will get some enjoyment out of the creation process and its final result.
Hip and Savvy-Styled, Contemporary Kids Room Ideas
Perhaps your kid's room started out as their nursery. Cute colors in soft pastels once seemed appropriate but no longer do as your child enters their early school years. Soon you have to paint to give them a more age appropriate look. The teenage years have the room "morphing" yet again.
Combat some of these changes by starting out with a fun, bright color palette that will be appropriate for the newborn yet will allow for flexibility as your child grows. Think long term. Choose colors that could work for numerous stages of their life. Consider one accent wall in a bright pop of color like orange or royal blue and leave the remaining neutral or white. Plenty of color will be introduced through the use of accessories such as throw pillows and bedding sets, as well as their toys and figures displayed on shelves. You will still achieve that "kids room vibe" going this route rather than choosing a childhood theme.
For some great, contemporary-styled kids furnishings and accessories,
visit IKEA®. You're sure to garner some cool, kids room ideas there!
Additional Tips for a Contemporary Look
Add interest and color with wall art. Choose neutral-topic, non-gender specific, non-commercial subject matter such as the Primary Colors, A,B,C's, 1,2,3's, Zoo Animals, to name a few. These kids room ideas are easy to switch out as your child grows and is ready for a room update.
A BRIGHT 'N LIVELY KIDS ROOM
A cool, compilation of colors and patterns
are what make this room appealing and stylish.
Colorful accessories "pop" against a neutral wall,
while repeating colors from the opposite side of the room.
Some throw-away pieces are "Restored and Reused" for "book-keeping". Small shelves are painted white and are the perfect height for the ruler of this room. An old, wooden crate is painted dark blue to contrast with the opposite blue accent wall and provides more storage for books and some stuffed friends.
Note how neutral walls allow toys, accessories and even book spines to provide the colorful interest in this space. No need for wall color when there is already an abundance of color throughout.
Want to create this look in your home?
Follow these kids room ideas and decorating strategies.
Themed Kids Room Ideas
Most kids begin developing a love of certain cartoon or movie characters at a very young age. At that point, let them help with the "design decisions". The direction you go may very well be a toy laying right beside you on the sofa.
Note that themes can easily go overboard with all the matching accessories and products available, so take heed and add them slowly to develop a completed look that's just right.
Pick colors they can grow with. For instance, if you choose a Spongebob Squarepants theme, it may be better to choose a muted shade of blue that coordinates with the Spongebob logo, rather than a bright yellow. You could trim out the woodwork in white and could do a focal wall in aqua, yellow, or darker blue.
Note: If this is too much color, you could go more neutral. Do three walls in a white shade and an accent wall in one of the fun colors mentioned above. You will still develop a room that screams Spongebob once the accessories have been added.
See how easy it was to take a kids room idea and turn it into a completed look? Apply what I've done above to your own themed idea, or should I say your kid's idea?
I'm sure your child has plenty of ideas for themes but here are a few, less-commercial ideas that may last a bit longer and not become so "outdated" as your child develops a new, favorite, cartoon character.
Non-commercial Theme Ideas For Boys
Non-commercial Theme Ideas For Girls
Final Thought On Kids Room Ideas
Perhaps themes aren't for you. After all, kids grow quickly and may become bored with the look as new interests develop. Perhaps you want your kid's rooms to flow with the rest of the rooms of the home while still allowing for some of their personality to shine.In this case, choose bright pops of color in bedding and decor and some fun, whimsical lighting. Choose to stay neutral with your wall colors and your kid's room will "change" as the contents within change.
If you still want a change but don't want to commit to a paint color, consider temporary wallpaper. This cool kids room idea allows for an instant transformation. You may even want to use some of these products in other rooms of your home. If you rent, you especially want to check them out. There is even a removable "blank canvas" wallpaper available that you or your child can paint and write on for extreme customization and creativity!