Style Guide: Kid’s Bedrooms

Create a design that shows of your children’s personal style.


[BLANK_AUDIO] Hi, I'm Jennifer Cupp, home editor at Southern Living. A child's room should reflect his or her personal style. While you would definitely want to leave the design, be sure and include them when adding to or changing their space. Chances are your kid's thoughts and ideas may be the best ones. Kids' rooms should be fun and playful in both design and color palette. By using big swatches of color and pattern on the walls, the bed, and throughout all the accessories, there is no need to incorporate juvenile characters or sacrifice style for a room your kids will enjoy. By keeping the patterns simple and classic, you will also create a room that your child can grow with and will enjoy for years. [SOUND] Girl's rooms are a great place for bold, crisp colors. The easiest way to introduce fun color is through paint. Hot pink and lavender are obvious perfect colors for little girls rooms. If you'd rather stick to a neutral wall color, use curtains, bedding, and other accessories for pops of color. Classic color pairings like pink and green, or pink and white, are great combos to build from. Create your own personal palette by starting with those combinations, and then adding touches of teal or yellow through lighting, decorative accessories, or even art. Boys' rooms lend themselves to a neutral palette. This is a great way to know your child can grow with his room. Simple khakis, creams, and blues are popular choices. For a strong color that can stand up to a boys strong personality consider adding green or red. [MUSIC] Whether for sharing siblings or lots of fun sleep overs. Kids rooms are the perfect place for bunk beds. [MUSIC] Adding that camp-like playful touch, they're also great space savers. Ladders, single curtains, or train car style built-ins are just a few ways you can customize and enhance your bunks. When planning your child's room, be mindful of the furniture arrangement. You want your kids to consider their rooms as their own personal retreat. So, it's important for them to have room to play and do homework. Carve out space for a comfy play spot on the floor. A desk for projects or schoolwork and shelving for storage. Allow your children to use these areas to also display some of their own collections and favorite things. For more decorating tips for kid's rooms, pick up a copy of Southern Living magazine and visit
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