April 23, 2024
Tips for creating a cozy bedroom for your kids

Tips for Creating a Cozy Bedroom for Your Kids

Just as your bedroom is where you go to unwind and relax, your kid’s bedroom should be somewhere they love spending time. Kids rooms can often become cluttered with toys and feel quite chaotic. It doesn’t need to be that way, and creating a cozy hideaway for your kids will give them a place that they can feel safe and relaxed in. Here are a few design tips that will take your kids room from disorganized and cold, to warm and inviting.

Crank up the heat

You can’t have a cozy room without a quality heat source. A strategically placed radiator will help to keep your child’s room at a pleasantly warm temperature so that they are comfortable, even in the cold winter months. The radiator doesn’t need to be an eyesore, and there are many unique ways that you can incorporate them into the design. Be sure to get a safe heater for kids room and create a cute reading nook, complete with fluffy cushions and blankets. Your kids will love wrapping up and reading their favourite story, plus it will heat the entire room and hide the radiator.

Don’t forget about storage

There’s nothing like disorganization to make a room uninviting. Kids have tons of toys, books, games, clothes and more that end up scattered all over their room. Whether they admit it or not, the mess will make it hard for them to relax. While they might not enjoy cleaning up, having an abundance of strategic storage will make it easy to tuck things away in their proper place when not in use. Utilize the hidden space in your child’s room for storage, such as toy bins under the bed, or hanging shelves in the closet. There are many attractive storage options that can become part of your room design.

Choose ambient lighting

Stark, fluorescent lighting isn’t very cozy and makes it hard to wind down since the brain still thinks its midday. Installing a dimmer switch, is an excellent option for your child’s bedroom, as you can adjust the lighting levels as it gets later into the day. You can also use lighting as part of the design to create more atmosphere, such as fairy lights around the bedframe or window. There are so many fun options to choose from, with different colors and shapes available based on what your kids like.

Pick your colors wisely

The colors you use within your home will create a vibe and evoke emotion when you walk into a room. Certain colors can trigger specific reactions, such as red being motivating and energizing.

For your child’s bedroom, you want to create a sense of calm and avoid anything too bold like black, bright orange, red, royal blue, etc. Bold colors and patterns can cause children to feel overwhelmed in their bedroom. You should also avoid bright white since it could make the room look quite clinical and also isn’t very fun. Choose pale versions of their favourite colours such as a baby blue, pale pink or soft green, which still add some personality but without having too much going on.


Helen is the founder and chief creative officer of ParentsList. Helen is a mom of three, two boys and a girl, her youngest. She’s a stay-at-home mom who just happens to love writing on the side. She loves spending time with her children, especially on warm, cozy Sunday afternoons when everyone’s just relaxed and enjoying each other’s company.

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