From bunk beds to bookcases, the furniture to infuse your kid’s room with fun and style
1 of 10Courtesy of Schoolhouse Electric
($1,399; also available in queen or king), Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co.
The bold clean lines of this bed frame are inspired by early 20th-century iron bedsteads. In bright yellow, we think it looks very 21st-century modern, too.
2 of 10Courtesy of Room & Board
($1,999), Room & Board
Often hosting guests that need more than one bed, but you’re short on guest room floor space? Chose a modern bunk bed style that fits a full-size mattress on the lower bunk and a twin-size mattress up top.
3 of 10Thomas J. Story
Time for sleepovers? Consider a pair of bunk beds rather than an indoor sleeping bag “camping” scene every Saturday night. (Though those camping headlamps are fun every night of the year.)
4 of 10Thomas J. Story
If you’re going wild with wall paint color, keep the furnishings neutral. In this girl’s bedroom, a white bed frame and shelf create a strong visual contrast with the bold orange paint.
5 of 10Courtesy of Serena & Lily
A step up
($128), Serena & Lily
So you’re not redesigning every year, create a kids’ room that the kid can grow into. Invest in a sturdy (and beautiful) step stool for a boost up when needed. Teak is naturally water-resistant, so this stool is useful in the bathroom too.
6 of 10Courtesy of Land of Nod
Design within reach
($299; multiple colors), Land of Nod
If you’re inclined to keep main furnishings to a neutral palette, consider adding a burst of color in accent piece like this bedside table. As part of the design process, the kids will have a fun time choosing their hue.
7 of 10Courtesy of Land of Nod
($499), Land of Nod
Who says wall art has to have all the fun? Furniture can be imagination-inspiring (and animal-centric), too.
8 of 10Courtesy of Serena & Lily
Controlling the chaos
($698) and ($38 each), Serena & Lily
Make toy storage part of the room’s decor. Use colorful bins and organize by type (stuffed animals, blocks, books) on book shelves.
9 of 10Courtesy of Pottery Barn Kids
On the side
($89), Pottery Barn Kids
Whether for the ever-nomadic book hour (living room this time?), or the kiddos’ bedside cup of water, a lightweight side table (or two) serves many purposes.
10 of 10Courtesy of Pottery Barn Kids
($259; cotton canvas; indoor use only), Pottery Barn Kids
Tired of the kids making a fort out of the couch pillows? Time for a Native American-inspired teepee that can serve as a special play space without disrupting the living room. Warning: You’ll want an adult-sized one, too.