Designer Tips

7 Easy Updates for Kids' Rooms

A few small updates in a room can create a fresh, new look without investing in an entire room makeover. This month our blog is focusing on room refreshes and sharing simple tips to help achieve them. Next up, kids’ rooms. Kids’ rooms are one of the most fun spaces to update because of the use of color, pattern and creativity. Are you ready to give your kid’s room a fun, new update? Here we go! Header image from our own, Meghan Basigner.

1. Creative Paint

We are firm believers in the power of paint, especially in a child’s room. However, do something different than painting the whole room. Try painting half of the wall, just one wall, the ceiling, or even try stripes. Be creative.

Kids room chalk paint
​Source: Emily Henderson

Kids room creative paint
Source: Cup of Jo

Consider these to achieve this look:

Source: Amazon

Source: Amazon

2. Floors With a Statement

Don’t forget about the floor, so anchor your room with a rug. For a big refresh, go bold with color or pattern. For small budgets, go with a smaller accent rug under seating.

Kids room floors
Source: Amber Interiors

Kids room creative floors
Source: Pinterest

Loving these rugs to make a statement:

Birch Lane Kids Room Rug
Source: Birch Lane

Houzz Kids Room Rug
Source: Houzz

3. Light it Up

Replace that builder grade ceiling light for something you will want people to notice. Good lighting will stay timeless and still look great as your child grows up. BONUS: New light fixtures are one of the best ways to add value to a room.

Kids room lighting
Source: Monika Hibbs

Kids room lighting
Source: Drop it Modern

Switch out your lighting with these:

Source: Pier 1

Source: All Modern

4. Pattern-Filled Walls

Wallpaper can make a big statement in a room. If you are scared of permanent wallpaper, give temporary wallpaper a chance. For small budgets, use temporary wallpaper on just one of the walls and make it the focal point in the room.



Check out some of these amazing wallpapers:


Kids Room Wallpaper
Source: Swag Paper

5. Take a Seat

A room is instantly more inviting when there are places to sit, and a kid’s room is no exception. Add a small play table with chairs, a coffee table with stools or poufs or an accent chair.

Kids room seating
Source: Nicole Hollis

Kids room seating
Source: Chango & Co

Some beautiful seating options:

Kids room table and chairs
Source: Wayfair


6. Dress Up the Bed

The bed is the main piece of furniture in a room so make it look special. Replace the whole bedding set for a brand new look or simply replace the throw pillows or the comforter for a quick and easy refresh.


Kids room bedding
Source: Paulet Paula

Spruce up the bed with these:

Kids room alphabet pillows
Source: Land of Nod


7. Stunning Storage

The ever-growing toy collection is the trickiest part of all kid rooms, so why not make the toy storage pretty? Kids are always accumulating more toys so having extra bins and baskets on hand are the best places to start.


Source: Winter Daisy

Loving these fun storage baskets:

Source: Birch Lane

Source: Land of Nod

Want extra help creating a new bedroom design for your kids? Our professional, online designers would love to help you find new lighting, update the bedding or recommend a fun accent wall in your budget. Start your project now!

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