Children’s Bedroom Ideas for Small Bedrooms: Maximizing Space and Fun!

Today we’re going to be diving into the enchanting world of children’s bedroom designs, specifically tailored for small spaces. As parents, we often find ourselves trying to balance practicality with the magic of childhood in designing our little ones’ bedrooms. Small bedrooms present unique challenges, but they also offer incredible opportunities for creativity and innovation. In this post, I’m excited to share a plethora of children’s bedroom ideas for small bedrooms that will transform even the tiniest room into a haven of fun, learning, and restful sleep. From space-saving furniture to imaginative decor, we’ll guide you through practical tips and inspiring suggestions to create a delightful and functional bedroom for your child. Get ready to explore a world where size doesn’t limit the possibilities but rather enhances the adventure of decorating a small children’s bedroom.

How to Make The Most of a Small Children’s Bedroom

Don’t Be Afraid of Colour

Image: Simon Brown | Designed by Kit Kemp

This cozy bedroom is a great example of the power colour and pattern can have on a small space. Wrapped in vibrant safari-themed wallpaper, this space invites young explorers to embark on a journey through the jungles of their imagination. The built-in bunk bed, cleverly designed to maximize space, doubles as a snug retreat, proving that even the smallest bedrooms can be big on fun and function.

Make use of Every Nook and Cranny

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This charming alcove bed, framed by soft, blush curtains and illuminated by a whimsical moonlight lamp, is a serene sanctuary for storytime and play. This is a great example of ho you can take advantage of even the smallest spaces in your childrens room. If you have an awkward space, why not dress it up and turn it into a little reading nook or play area! Children love small spaces, and ideas like this are sure to spark the imagination.

Utilize The Space Under the Bed

PHOTOGRAPHY BY FRANCES TULK-HART

If you’re working with a small space, using a loft bed or a cabin bed can help you maximize floor space, giving your little one an extra space to play in. Add some beautiful fabric curtains to make it into the perfect little den.

Make Use of Alcoves and Eaves

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If you’re turning a loft space in to a children’s bedroom, making use of the eaves as a space for the beds always goes down a treat. The eaves are the perfect size and height to create a wonderfully cosy bed for your little one.

Use Wall Mounted Hanging Instead of a Wardrobe

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If you don’t have space for a full wardrobe, you could conside using a smaller chest of drawers for folded clothes, and a wall mounted clothes rail for any clothes that need to be hung. This can work wonders if your child loves pretty dresses as the dresses themselves can become a feature within the room!

Maximise Floor Space With Bunk Beds

For families navigating small living spaces, especially when designing a shared bedroom for toddlers and babies, thoughtful furniture choices can make all the difference. Consider investing in well-built  bunk beds for a kid’s bedroom, providing a practical and space-efficient solution.

If you want to give your bunk beds the ‘wow’ factor, consider upholstering them like Jewel from Jeweled Interior did!

Image: Jeweled Interiors

Create Built-in Beds Using IKEA Hacks

Image credit: Johanna Hollstrand / @villaalvsjo

Designer Johanna Hollstrand used an IKEA Billy bookcase to create one of the most beautiful IKEA hacks ever! This is an ideal space for siblings or for a single child who loves to have sleepovers with friends!

More Childrens Bedroom Ideas for Small Bedrooms

1. Vertical Vision: Use the walls! Install shelves up high for storage, and consider a loft bed to free up floor space for a study area or play zone.

2. Multifunctional Furniture. Choose pieces that serve multiple purposes, like a unique kids bed with built-in drawers or a desk that can fold up against the wall when not in use.

3. Under-the-Bed Storage: Utilize roll-out bins or drawers under the bed to store toys, clothes, or seasonal items out of sight.

4. Organisational Accessories: Use wall-mounted organizers, over-the-door pockets, and under-the-bed compartments to keep clutter at bay.

5. Downsize the Play Area. Rather than a large toy box, opt for a modular storage system where you can rotate toys in and out of play.

6. Foldable, Stackable, and Hanging. Chairs and tables that fold flat against the wall, stackable bins, and hanging planters or organizers can all save valuable space.

7. Mirror Magic. Use mirrors to visually double the space and reflect natural light, making the room feel larger and brighter.

8. Corner Work: Make use of corners with corner shelves or corner desks to maximize unused space.

9. Height Matters: Consider taller, narrower dressers or bookcases to use vertical space efficiently.

10. Curtained Sections: Use curtains to divide the space for different uses or to conceal storage areas elegantly.

11. Use the Door. Hang organizers on the back of the door for additional storage for items like shoes, accessories, or toys.

15. Selective Display. Rotate children’s artwork or toys on display, keeping only a few favorites out at a time, and storing the rest.

Final Thoughts

As you have seen, these children’s bedroom ideas for small bedrooms prove that you don’t need a lot of space to create a room that delights your child. The important thing is to make use of what you have, which in a small bedroom is often the height. Remember to use the walls for things like book storage and toy storage. Bunk beds are also a great idea if you have two children sharing a bedroom or you host frequent sleepovers.

Emily Brookes
Emily Brookes

Emily Brookes is an Interior Designer based in the UK. Since graduating from the National Design Academy with a Bachelors Degree in Interior Design, Emily started her successful blog, Emily May Designs, which shares ideas and inspiration on how to create a beautiful home.

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