'How To' Guides
Danielle Littman |  June 3, 2015

Creating a Unique Bedroom for your Child

Whether you have one or a dozen, a child’s room is an excellent way to let out your wackiest and craziest ideas.  Nothing is over the top for a child’s bedroom.  You want a circus themed bedroom?  Go ahead, paint a mural of all the animals and show-goers, install a pinstripe tent over your little one’s bed, build Ferris Wheel to hold all their toys, nothing is too much.   This week we here at Littman Brothers we have been letting our creative minds go wild, designing bedrooms with swings, slides, trap doors and hideaway locations.  Don’t limit your creativity to décor; get funky with structures, colors and themes in your child’s bedroom.  Build them a castle they can climb into the clouds or a submarine where they can explore the depths of their imagination.  There is no limit to what you can do with a child’s bedroom or a nursery, so this week we thought we would provide tips for creating your dream play room.

First, start with the fun part, picking a theme!  Take the time to really explore your interests, consider your favorite book, movie, TV show, childhood pastime or personal passions.  The possibilities are huge, as long as you commit to your theme!  Remember, your little one learns style from you, so be sure to design their room to your liking.  Now, how are you going to execute your theme?  The fun part of designing a child’s bedroom is there are no limits to your creativity.  Paint your walls with fun stripes or a mural to amplify your theme.  Play with lights and layers to boost your child’s imagination.  Turn the carpet into a board game or transform a normal doorway into a secret passage!  Add a whole new level of fun by installing a swing or a slide.  Below are a few photos of some of our favorite bedrooms.  Note how extreme the themes are, from the walls to the décor.

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Design and work by Katri Nurmela. Photographs by Jarkko Vertanen / Visimo.fi

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Designed By Wendi Young Designs

Designed By Gabriel Builders

Designed By Gabriel Builders

As your little one grows, their needs will change, and their room will have to accommodate.  We here at Littman Brothers highly suggest keeping these needs in mind when designing your child’s room.  What’s most important is to give your child plenty of play area.  Be sure to lay out your furniture in a fashion that least compromises your space. Start by designating zones in your child’s bedroom such as a ‘clothes’ zone featuring their dresser and their closet.  Create a ‘study’ or ‘office’ zone by adding a bookshelf and a desk or reading chair.  Again, you’re little one learns from you, so be sure to teach them organization!  Kid’s definitely come with baggage, between the toys, clothes and diapers, so storage is an absolute must.  Get creative with storage ideas such as lofting your little one’s bed, combining your dresser and baby changing station, or creating layers within the room.  Have more than one little one?  Construct bunk beds to fit your theme!  Below are some of our favorite bunk bed ideas!

Designed By Kickcan & Conkers

Designed By Kickcan & Conkers

Designed By M. Elle Design, Photographed for Elle Décor

Designed By M. Elle Design, Photographed for Elle Décor

Let your creativity flow when designing your little one’s bedroom and play area.  Bring out your inner child and throw your usual design standards out the window for a more over the top design.  Find creative ways to maintain your needs and space.  Give your child the experience of floating amongst the stars in space or scuba diving under the sea, all from their bedroom.  Join them in their imagination as they crawl up a castle wall or sail a pirate ship across the seven seas.  Give your child the tools they need to learn and grow while pretending to be the side kick as your little hero saves the city.  Find fun ways to teach your child organization and style by creating a wacky workshop within your own home.  Designing a child’s bedroom is a great way to tap into both you and your child’s imagination.  Have fun!