Designing kid's rooms is a very fun process that also comes along with its own challenges. Both from the designer's and parent's perspectives, you are creating a space for a growing child that has a variety of needs and wants.
To better provide advice, we have divided the information into two age groups: children and teens.
Environments help shape routines and have a strong effect on behavior and moods - especially with kids. For this reason and more, their bedrooms are fundamental to their daily lives.
We feel the design process becomes facilitated and provides better end results when the kid's are involved. It is great to hear what colors they like, what they don't like, and really get to learn about their individual personalities.
Every child is different and their personal space should be a reflection of them even at an early age.
For example, one of our client's young boy loved collecting toy cars. Our design focus was to create an interactive, stylish wall, that displayed all the cars while also organizing them. This made the boy very happy every time he was in his room and helped his parent's solve their floor clutter problems.
Another useful tip is selecting playful storage items. No need to have toys laying around with all the amazing accessories available, such as bins and ottomans that make clean up fun and easy.
We have all lived the teenage phase and if there is anything learned from those years is that having a sense of identity and passion is important. Teens more so than younger kid's crave expression, personalizaron, and function.
From a design standpoint, one of the best ways to keep the space stylish and modern is to choose a strategic color palette. The more colors involved, the more visually chaotic it looks. Keep the overall (walls, ceilings, floors) neutral and layer it with fun accessories and pieces that can easily be changed while their tastes evolve.
Stick to multi-functional pieces that help their activities but also provide storage. This can be achieved for example, beds with drawers, nightstands with storage, custom cabinets that tuck the desk away, and more!
Another tip we have learned through experience, is to dedicate a corner/area for relaxed sitting (if space allows) with a comfortable and fun chair. These corners not only provide a dedicate peaceful area, but let them read, write, and express themselves off the bed that should only be for sleeping.