Stylish Kids’ Bedroom & Nursery Ideas

Start your little design fan off on the right foot with a stylish space of their own. Discover kids’ bedroom and nursery ideas that are fashionable and fun.

Looking for ideas to create a space your kids will love? A child’s room is the perfect place to explore imaginative ideas, from an ark-shaped bookshelf to butterfly wallpaper to neon bed frames. Go wacky with polka dots or try a more classic pastel aesthetic—whatever the theme, this is one room that is sure to stand out. So step away from the pale pink and baby blue and get ready to design a room that’s as unique as your kids are (and as tidy as you’d like them to be). Here are 54 examples from the AD archives to provide inspiration for your child’s next bedroom update.

A Cheery Girl's Bedroom
Photo: Björn Wallander

A Cheery Girl’s Bedroom

In the daughter’s room of a Bahamian home decorated by Miles Redd, the floral Paule Marrot wallpaper is by Brunschwig & Fils.

A Sophisticated Kid's Room
Photo: Pieter Estersohn

A Sophisticated Kid’s Room

Artemide wall lamps flank a print by Sam Francis in the son’s room of a Manhattan apartment by Vicente Wolf; the headboard is sheathed in a VW Home wool, the bed linens are by Restoration Hardware, and the side table at right is by Room & Board

A Playful Boy's Room
Photo: Oberto Gili

A Playful Boy’s Room

In a Manhattan apartment by Annabelle Selldorf and and D’Apostrophe Design, Tristan, the homeowners’ son, is joined in his room by his sister, Emma, and their dog, Cookie; the bed is by De La Espada, and the drawing table is by Ducduc.

A Polished Kid's Room

Photo: Pieter Estersohn

A Polished Kid’s Room

At decorator Sara Story’s Texas home, de Gournay wallpaper lines daughter Dagny’s room; the vintage chair is covered in a Josef Frank linen from Svenskt Tenn.

A Striped and Serene Space
Photo: Roger Davies

A Striped and Serene Space

Stripes of Benjamin Moore white and blue paints enliven a daughter’s bedroom in a California home decorated by Miles Redd; the curtains are trimmed with a Samuel & Sons border, and an Alan Campbell pattern covers the chairs, ottoman, and bench.

A Fantastical Playspace
Photo: Roger Davies

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A Fantastical Playspace

Design studio Hammer and Spear collaborated with PSS Design Cult to devise an arklike storage unit for the son’s room in a Los Angeles home; the crib is by RH Baby & Child

A Rustic Kid's Room
Photo: Pieter Estersohn

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A Rustic Kid’s Room

In the daughter’s room of a home by Thom Filicia in New York’s Adirondack Mountains, a Cavern wallpaper adds a woodsy note; the vintage beds are painted in a Benjamin Moore green, the sconces are by the Urban Electric Co., and the carpet is a Matthew Williamson design for the Rug Company.

A Space That's Pretty in Pink
Photo: Roger Davies

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A Space That’s Pretty in Pink

In Kourtney Kardashian’s Martyn Lawrence Bullard–designed California home, a neon light installation is mounted above daughter Penelope’s bed, which is topped with an Hermès throw.

A Whimsical Nursery
Photo: Roger Davies

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A Whimsical Nursery

In the same home, Kardashian’s son Reign’s room features ikat curtains and a shag carpet.

Polished Twin Beds
Photo: Douglas Friedman

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Polished Twin Beds

Images by Naomi Watts’s brother, photographer Ben Watts, are displayed above RH Baby & Child beds in the boys’ room of her Manhattan apartment, which was decorated by Ashe + Leandro.

Fun Built-In Beds
Photo: Simon Upton

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Fun Built-In Beds

In accessories designer Fiona Kotur’s Hong Kong home, the built-in beds, cabinetry, and desks in sons George (left) and Wyatt’s room were made by local artisans; the ceiling light is by Pottery Barn Kids.

A Mod Boy's Bedroom
Photo: Simon Upton

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A Mod Boy’s Bedroom

In the same home, an Eero Aarnio Bubble chair hangs in son Rex’s room; the David Hicks hexagon wallpaper is by Cole & Son

A Bedroom Made for Slumber Parties
Photo: François Dischinger

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A Bedroom Made for Slumber Parties

In publishing-world powerhouses Pilar Guzmán and Chris Mitchell’s Hamptons weekend home, the boys’ room is outfitted with Muji beds, an RH ceiling light, and Ralph Lauren Home sconces.

A Kid's Room With Bold Pattern
Photo: Pieter Estersohn

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A Kid’s Room With Bold Pattern

A Quadrille toile fabric and wallpaper envelop one of the children’s rooms in a Southampton, New York, beach housedecorated by David Netto. The furnishings include a Room & Board bunk bed, vintage Poul Kjærholm armchairs from Dansk Møbelkunst Gallery, and a Stark carpet; the portrait is of one of the homeowners’ grandfathers.

A Modern and Colorful Bedroom
Photo: Michael Moran

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A Modern and Colorful Bedroom

Shelton, Mindel & Associates created this cheerful children’s room for the homeowners’ grandchildren; the yellow racing stripes and pair of matching CB2 stools provide an unexpected pop of color. (November 2012)

A Dreamy Canopy Bed
Photo: Roger Davies

A Dreamy Canopy Bed

Interior designer Peter Dunham created a whimsical children’s room in the Beverly Hills, California, home of film producer Steve Tisch. The hand-carved canopy bed is from Hollywood at Home, Dunham’s Los Angeles shop, and the headboard is upholstered in a vintage suzani. (June 2011)

A Bedroom for a Sports Fan
Photo: Scott Frances

A Bedroom for a Sports Fan

Talent agent Kevin Huvane enlisted designer Michael S. Smith and Ferguson & Shamamian Architects to update his historic Beverly Hills, California, residence. His teenage son Declan’s room, which includes a colorful collection of sports paraphernalia, has a refined yet laid-back look. (July 2012)

Colorful Bunk Beds
Photo: Scott Frances

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Colorful Bunk Beds

The bunk room in a Hamptons, New York, guesthouse by architects Leroy Street Studio and designer Thad Hayesprovides plenty of space for visiting family and friends. The color-blocked Nurseryworks bunk beds pack a geometric punch in the otherwise serene space. (August 2011)

At Will and Jada Pinkett Smith’s Stephen Samuelson–designed home in Calabasas, California, daughter Willow’s room is decorated in a fashion-forward, bohemian style. Plush pillows decorate the iron four-poster, which is draped with a canopy of patterned silk. (September 2011)
Photo: Roger Davies

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A Boho Bedroom

At Will and Jada Pinkett Smith’s Stephen Samuelson–designed home in Calabasas, California, daughter Willow’s room is decorated in a fashion-forward, bohemian style. Plush pillows decorate the iron four-poster, which is draped with a canopy of patterned silk. (September 2011)

A Nautical Bedroom
Photo: William Abranowicz

A Nautical Bedroom

At the Nantucket, Massachusetts, retreat of former Chanel president Arie L. Kopelman and his wife, Coco, a children’s room, which includes a Charles Manghis weather vane and a custom-made trundle bed, is ready to welcome visiting grandchildren. (July 2012).