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7 Kids Room ideas to make your new house feel like a home

Moving into a new home can be a big change – especially for little ones, curious kids and growing teenagers. 

One of the best ways to make children and teens feel at home is to decorate their rooms with colour schemes, artwork, furniture, and appliances that suit their unique personalities. The right kids’ room ideas can help your little ones feel calm and in control in their new space. 

If you’re wondering how to design a kid’s room, we’ve got you covered. In this blog, we’ll show you how to design a kid's room with seven ideas to keep your children feeling safe, secure and happy in your new Montgomery Homes build. Read on!

Kids room idea #1. Add lots of fun, inspirational wall art

Whether your kids are drifting off to sleep or finishing their homework and assignments, wall art can help them feel inspired in their new home.

We recommend ensuring your kids have plenty of wall space like in the Cayman 287 featured above. With heaps of space for wall art and decorations, your children can express themselves through accessories and canvas art. You can also let them make their own artwork for kids’ rooms with some at home painting activities!

Just stock up on a few picture frames and let them paint their weekends away. They’ll have plenty of new kids' room art to add to their bedroom walls in no time!

Kids room idea #2. Spread out a fun, fluffy rug for play time and tummy time

Are your floors missing something? A decorative rug is one of the most popular kid's room ideas and can add both style and comfort to your child’s bedroom, from tots to teens.

When trying to design your baby room, a fun rug is a great way to encourage walking, playtime and tummy time in their new space. For little ones, we recommend soft shag rugs for babies and maps or cityscapes for kids in preschool. They can spend their afternoons zooming cars around the streets on their rugs, or start building their knowledge about the countries of the world.

No matter what theme you’re going for, fluffy rugs can provide opportunities for learning, playtime, tummy time or even just a fun decoration.

Kids room idea #3. Add colourful panelling to the walls to celebrate the birth of your new baby

Want to add some personality to your child’s room or nursery? Consider adding a kids’ room feature wall with VJ Wall Panels, giving their room a relaxed country or Hamptons vibe. 

Crafted from Australian Premium Grade High Moisture Resistant MDF, these feature wall panels have a groove lining to add detail and character to your son or daughter’s room. 

Cover the entire room or create a fashionable kids' room feature wall with Easycraft EasyVJ panelling. With modern timber furniture and boho rugs, stylish pendant lighting, cushions, and curtains, these panels create a cute kid’s room that will stand out for years to come.

Choose pink, baby blue, or soft yellow feature wall panelling for your baby’s bedroom or nursery. Neutral colours will make your bub feel safe and warm in their new home.

Kids room idea #4. Pile up the pillows and add a canopy to your girl’s bedroom for a peaceful sleep

No matter how old your growing girl is, they can never get enough stuffed animals, pillows, and big, fluffy blankets. Decorate her bedroom with pillows and blankets in matching hues like pink, white, and grey. For an edgier look, think black, white, red and purple. 

Give her room a dreamy atmosphere with a cute, flowy canopy on her bed frame. Drape soft fabrics and tulle from above for a magical look or hang twinkle lights through the fabric for the kind of bedtime you only read about in fairytales.

Kids room idea #5. Use calm colours and soft lighting for your boy’s room

Looking for something a little more subtle for your boys? Get rid of the dreamcatchers and opt for kids' room art and posters that will make them feel comfortable before bedtime. 

When it comes to boys’ bedroom decor, Australian parents are moving towards cool greys, blues and other soft, calm kids’ bedroom colour schemes to help their little ones settle down at bedtime. Some black and white artwork for kids' rooms are especially popular for this and can be matched with other monochrome details like bedspreads, pillows, and decorations. 

Soft lighting suits both boys and girls. When it comes time for them to have a television, gaming consoles, and streaming services in their room, the soft lights will protect their eyes from too much blue light. They’ll also help them settle after a long day of playtime and excitement – a big plus for mum and dad!

Kids room idea #6. Get creative with fun shelving and toy boxes

If you’ve got a growing toddler running about the place, you might be struggling to keep up with the toys they pull out during the day. We recommend installing some proper shelving for their books and toys or organising a creative way for your little ones to learn how to pack their toys away themselves.

For example, a multi-purpose toy box teaches your toddler how to pack their stuffed teddies and toys away by night, improving their fine motor skills by picking up, gripping and releasing their toys.

Alternatively, you might choose some wall shelves for kid’s rooms to keep toddlers from pulling their toys down at night. Shelves are also a great way to introduce your little ones to organisation skills, as they can get used to setting up and arranging their favourite toys however they like!

Shelves are also one of the most popular small kids’ room ideas, as they add extra storage to the space without needing to renovate or increase the size of your little one’s room.

Kids room idea #7. Add a fun shaped bed for your toddler — safe and comfortable

For parents looking for a safe and adorable bedding option for your child, you might consider some alternative bed frames like the always popular “teepee” style bed or a house-shaped bed frame. Low-to-the-ground and super comfortable, teepee beds are perfect for transitioning your toddler from the cot to the bed.

Alternatively, a four-poster house-shaped bed looks incredible against our VJ EasyCraft panelled walls (pictured above) for a more rustic look. Aim for a double bed so your little one has plenty of space to spread out.

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Moving house can be a shock for your little ones — but with a little planning ahead, it doesn’t need to be! All you need to do is decorate the space before moving in and add all their favourite pillows, blankets, and stuffed toys. Get them excited with a brand new kids’ room feature wall or by letting them create their own artwork for the walls. 

Building a new home can be exciting for everyone if you’ve got the right house design for children!

At Montgomery Homes, we consider all your child’s needs with our expertly crafted bedrooms and living areas. Take the stress out of building your new home with a leading home builder from our team.

Looking for more styling inspiration? Check out our Inspiration Gallery to draw ideas curated by our in-house design team, or contact our team of expert home designers online!

Get in touch with our team and discover your dream home design today!

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