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How to Design a Creative Kid’s Room

Every kid wants their own room. Their unlimited imagination calls for a space that caters to their whimsicality but is also safe and pragmatic from an adult point of view. Creative kid’s room designs tend to be a good combination of all of these elements. For a successful and creative kid’s room design, one needs to understand the basics that make the space look adequately imaginative but also secure. So below, we will be discussing some of these basic points that will help you create a space that is a balanced mixture of security and inventive.

10 basic points to design a Creative Kid’s Room

1. A playful color palate

The color scheme of a creative kid’s room design needs to be sufficiently playful in order to suit their psyche. You cannot use drab or sophisticated colors because they can hinder with a child’s creative upbringing. Instead, use vibrant hues – preferably ones that are loved by the child. The vividness of the scheme would help draw out the most exuberant and playful side of your child. It doesn’t have to be a combination of different vivid colors like red, blue, green, etc. or it could be a single color in a bright hue.


2. Fun furniture ideas

The furniture scheme should always be a little bit on the playful side in order to match the color scheme of any creative kid’s room. First of all, you need to select furniture that matches the dimensions of your child’s physique. Then match this sizing with the right color-come-material palate and select an imaginative design. It could be stylistic, funky or even sophisticated.

A creative way to bring in a little fun yet discipline with the furniture is by choosing a modular style. Since it is always important to create a good initiative for children to tidy up, furniture with the clan, modular design is always a good psychological incentive.


3. Child psychology and education

The ages 3-6 are the most impressionable in any child’s psyche. It is a time period where they learn the basics and employ most of their creativity. So a creative kid’s room needs to take these points into account in its design. You could always take a feature wall and design it in a way that would be creative as well as educational.


4. Imaginative wall designs

Walls makeup about 60% of any interior design, and are the most prominent interior feature because they tend to be on eye-level with the user. Especially for a creative kid’s room design, walls need to be treated in a fanciful way. So you could add creative shelving, relevant accessories or even paint murals on the wall.


5. Themes

With themes, you can go for either abstract concepts like contemporary or coltish, but creative kid’s room designs tend to call for the big guns. You should incorporate tangible themes in kid’s room designs because they tend to create a world-within-a-world feeling that very many appeals to the imagination of the children. These themes could be anything from underwater haven, Barbie dollhouse, and celestial enclosure to even a tree house, sports car or a pirate ship.

Here would be a good point to note that many children have an innate phobia of monsters – boogie man, dragons and the likes. So you could also tackle this problem with the theme. Add in a thematic design in the room that features these monsters in a ‘fun’ and ‘endearing’ way and it will definitely condition your child to feel safe.


6. Sectionalize the layout

Organizing the layout of a creative kid’s room design would definitely make the space more cohesive. This way, you could even separate the activities and create more than one or two niche areas within the room. For example, when you sectionalize the layout, you will have sleeping spaces, study spaces, playing spaces and even supervision spaces.


7. Storage space for toys

Toys are one of the most important features of a creative kid’s room design. They are ubiquitous but they also create a great mess. Having a nicely designed storage space for the toys could make both yours, and your kid’s life a little easier.  The conventional basket system is old-school though, and new contemporary designs make the toy collection a feature instead of something to be stored or put away by the end of the day.


8. Supervision areas

Sometimes, it is good to have a small supervision area in your child’s space. Here, you could sit back and enjoy some quality time with your kids while also being able to keep a careful eye on them. It doesn’t have to have a benchmark adult stamp on it. Instead, you could just take a small corner or alcove within the room and put a small sitting area – beanbag, small couches or even a chair – where you can just sit back and enjoy. Just make sure that this area matches with the overall theme of your child’s room.


9. Art areas

Art is one of the most important creative outlets for children. With it, they can express their thoughts – things that they do not have the words to put into words. So art areas are a definite must in any creative kid’s room design. These areas are usually relegated to a small corner where there is adequate storage space for the kiddy art supplies and maybe even a feature wall where you could tack the ‘artwork of the week.’


10. Overall ambiance

A creative kid’s room design differs from a regular design because it has a more tangible manifestation of ideas. If a kid wants their room to look like a literal tree house, then that’s what they can get, when you have to implement abstract ideas in other parts of the home interior (e.g. rustic, kitschy, modern and more). So the overall ambiance of a creative kid’s room is playful, imaginative and whimsical at the same time.


A good kid’s room design is a combination of all the above mentioned points. It is a fine culmination of aesthetics with playful charm, a respect for the child’s psyche and relative safety measures.

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Great ideas, can u help with my kids rooms designs, they r small and not sure how to apply the above!!!

Dear Waleed,
It would be my pleasure to assist you with your lovely kid’s room design.
Will contact you soon to discuss about this

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