If you're perusing kids' room ideas, there's a good chance you have a toddler at home—and isn't it the best? From clocking in a full, uninterrupted night's sleep to watching your little one's personality unfold right before your eyes, the toddler years are such an exciting period. But, when it comes to decorating their spaces, it can be easier said than done.
Unlike decorating their nurseries, your toddler might have an opinion on how their bedroom looks and feels—and rightfully so. However, your little ones will grow in the blink of an eye, and so you can expect their visions to change in the process.
Instead of redecorating your children's space every few years, take a look at these adorable toddler room ideas that can evolve as your little ones do.
Embrace the Rainbow
Why stick with the traditional—and slightly archaic—blue and pink color schemes when you can enjoy the entire rainbow? For this toddler's room, designer Liz Caan embraced her bold streak by peppering the room with unexpected shades of orange and lime green. It's youthful without feeling ubiquitous.
Shine With a Statement Chandelier
Lighting can make or break any room in the house—especially your children's space—but did you know that the fixture itself also matters? If you're looking for a low-impact way to make a big statement, add a colorful chandelier to the mix.
Designer Isabel Ladd offset this chartreuse option with printed headboards, bedding, and an area rug. If these tiny dwellers want to give simmer down the "wow" factor, they can easily swap out the printed sheets for a solid set.
Go Next Level With Neon
Looking for another way to add some great lighting to your toddler's room ideas? Add a little bit of neon. In this sweet space, Napa-based designer Julie Hawkins placed a small neon sign above a few hung vinyls.
With records like Beyoncé's iconic Lemonade, it's safe to say this kid will have excellent taste. Plus, the neon's "love" message will transcend time and trends.
As this toddler's room from Marguerite Rodgers proves, the only way to go is up. Here, the Philadelphia-based designer sprung for a suspended chair and lofted bed, complete with a designated office space underneath.
Not only does this design trick free up some precious square footage, but it'll also come in handy as your little one gets older and spends days doing homework.
Create a Separate Office Space
Who needs one huge bedroom when you can break up your children's space into two tinier sections? We love how this little play area is adjacent to this toddler's bedroom, deftly creating a distinction between waking and sleeping hours. Plus, this separate space can double as an office when your children get older.
Double Down on Details
Want to create a toddler's room that feels oh-so-special to your little one? Double down on the tiny details, as Ursula Carmona of Home Made by Carmona did in this charming space. Here, the blogger covered the ceiling in a charming mélange of pink pom-poms and party decorations. The result? A fun toddler's room that looks and feels like a rose-colored cloud nine.
Wow With Wallpaper
Once upon a time—perhaps when you were a kid yourself—an accent wall was a great way to make a statement. While this design trend may still be all the rage, many designers are swapping the fresh coat of paint for a whimsical wallpaper repeat. Here, architecture and design firm Maestri Studio covered one wall with a pared-back, jungle-themed pattern.
If you want to switch up the accent wall, opt for a roll of temporary, peel-and-stick wallpaper.
At first thought, using a black and white color scheme can seem boring and sterile. Fortunately, Jackie of Finding Lovely puts the skepticism to rest with this charming space. Between the whimsical wallpaper, green wainscoting, and neutral accents, this room proves the high-contrast color combination can have a healthy dose of personality.
Keep It Simple
Speaking of neutrals, you can never go wrong with a crisp, white room. The key to making this classic color kid-friendly is by adding small, colorful touches. From the costume-clad hangers to the blush-hued area rug, this space from Calimia Home hits that sweet spot between simple and smile-inducing.
Get Hip With Wall Hangings
In case you didn't get the memo, there are more ways to decorate an empty wall than with a bunch of framed photos. Victoria Bell got creative by decking out this bare space with a guitar, floating shelves, and several arts and crafts projects. Not only does this trick offer a creative way to show off your kid's personality, but it can also be updated as they age.
Go Big With a Bunk Bed
There's a reason why bunk beds are a mainstay of any toddler's bedroom. Not only do they make the most of limited square footage, but they also pack on the fun for your little one. Your toddler can either split time between each level or save that empty space for an upcoming sleepover.
But, just because bunk beds are kid-friendly doesn't mean they're juvenile. Designer Cathie Hong gave this staple an updated edge with a sleek silhouette and timeless wooden construction.
Pick Primary Colors
We hate to be the bearer of bad news, but your little one is no longer a baby. So, why should they have a space that looks like a nursery? For an updated twist on the typical pink and baby blue color scheme, embrace those primary colors.
Designer Maite Granda peppered the otherwise white room with pops of blue and red, and the small doses of color keeps this red, white, and blue palette from veering into July 4th territory. Wall decals, navy bedding, and a red toy car strike a happy medium between form and function.
Opt for a Big Kid Bed
Now that your little one is walking, talking, and moving all on their own, it's time to finally upgrade them from their crib. So, why not treat them to a big kid bed?
Rashimi of Rush Me Home purchased this simple, slatted option for her daughter, which will definitely last her girl for years to come. Plus, the versatile white hue will still look good should the family want to redecorate.
Decorate With a Daybed
Or, if your little one isn't ready for their big kid bed just yet, reach for a daybed. Not only can this option ease the transition from crib to bed, but they can also keep this piece of furniture as they get older. After all, it'll be the perfect place for friends to kick back and relax. Let this pastel pad from Reena Sotropa show you how it's done.
Optimize Your Alcove
More times than not, the smallest bedroom of the house belongs to your pint-sized toddler. In order to make the most out of their limited space, it's important to use every nook and cranny—just as Emily Henderson did in this children's bedroom.
The small alcove seen here can be used for an array of activities: homework, arts and crafts, or a fun round of make-believe. Of course, this little space shouldn't be strictly utilitarian. Henderson used a graphic mural to give this corner a kid's seal of approval.
Opt for Adult Furniture
Children's furniture is understandably adorable, but it has a limited lifespan in your home. If you want to create a beautiful toddler's room—and save a little bit of money in the process—cut to the chase and invest in adult furniture. Your kids will be able to grow into these timeless pieces as they age, plus you won't have to spend money on furniture that will only last a few years.
The wooden desk and armchair selected for this room are undeniably sophisticated, however, the toy car and bin of picture books remind you this is a kid's zone.
Add a Pop of Color
As far as we're concerned, you can never go wrong with a pop of color, and in this space from Rikki Snyder, a bright orange clock breathes some life into this otherwise neutral space. A burst of childish wonder that won't compromise the rest of your home décor? Consider us sold.
Beautify Your Built-Ins
When it comes to decorating a space with form and function in mind, beautiful built-ins are a no-brainer. So, why not add this beloved design trick to your little one's bedroom?
When California-based designer Katie Hodges decorated the home of Cupcakes and Cashmere blogger, Emily Schuman, she added this pastel unit to the little girl's space. Between the wood-paneled desk and tiny carvings, this storage system is charming without being too cutesy.
Tone Down the Themes
When designing a children's bedroom, you might be tempted to go big with a theme. Circus? Castles? Celestial? The sky's the limit here. Problem is, those themes will look outdated faster than you'd think.
Instead, take a cue from Sugar & Charm blogger Eden Passante, who opted for a toned-down take on the theme bedrooms. With a subtle forest repeat and raw wood accents, this room pays homage to the great outdoors without feeling over-the-top.
Style With Symmetry
Decorating for two? If you're allocating one room to multiple children, style with symmetry. In this space from Katie Martinez, equality is the name of the game.
Here, each child has a four-post bed, storage, and window bench. That way, you can put the sibling rivalry to rest. And, since symmetry is the design equivalent to ASMR, this toddler's room is equal parts stylish and soothing.