Creating a place for your child to play and grow is one of the most fun interior spaces to decorate. However, it can also be one of the most challenging! Creating a childs room that combines function and fun both now and into the future is no easy task. Your child’s bedroom decor needs to grow and evolve with them as they get older. When it comes to designing a child’s room like this the good news is you don’t necessarily have to spend lots to garner big results! We have pulled together our top tips for creating a stylish and budget friendly childs room that will grow with your little one.


1. Choose furniture wisely 

Invest in furniture that can change function as your child grows. For example, a cot that turns into a toddler bed as they get older is a great investment. Buying wooden furniture like beds, wardrobes and desks also allows you to easily update their space with a simple paint job. Customising the paint colours based on their age and tastes can create a unique and personal space. 

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2. Update bedding 

Changing up bedding, throws and cushions is an easy, budget friendly way to breathe new life into your child’s room without the need to invest in new furniture. Mixing and matching colours, patterns and textures can instantly transform and bring new feeling to a space.


3. Add personalised art

When it comes to adorning the walls of your child’s room, skip expensive artwork that is too specific to a particular age and instead create your own personalised gallery wall. Pick up a selection of inexpensive frames in Ikea and add your own art such as family photos or prints from Etsy which can easily be swapped out as your child grows. 

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4. Be smart about themes

Keep it simple! Your child’s room doesn’t have to be overly themed or childish to be fun and age-appropriate. When deciding on a theme for their room, it is important to choose one that can grow with your child to avoid having to redo it in a couple of years. Peel off decals, framed art, accessories and bed linen are great ways to subtly introduce your theme and are easily changed with minimal effort.

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5. Consider the flooring 

A key part of the process when designing a child’s room is to think about what type of flooring will be most appropriate and durable. Wood, laminate and vinyl are all reliable, easy to maintain, long lasting options that will evolve with the room. The addition of a rug is a simple way to add a theme or a splash of colour to the space and can be easily updated in years to come.