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How to Furnish a Child's Room?

Updated on August 26, 2013
Green Wall Color with a Basic Frame Twin Bed with a Railing
Green Wall Color with a Basic Frame Twin Bed with a Railing | Source
A Wardrobe whose selves can be moved around to make space according to one's needs.
A Wardrobe whose selves can be moved around to make space according to one's needs. | Source
A Study Table and a Book Shelf
A Study Table and a Book Shelf | Source

Children need to be disciplined and for that, the first step is to make sure their surroundings are neat and tidy. It does not matter that they should be provided with all the comforts but the essentials should be around them for a better development.

So, what would be the basic needs of an elementary school kid?

  • · Wall color
  • · Wardrobe
  • · Twin bed
  • · Study desk
  • · Book shelf

Wall Color

Colors encourage learning and creativity. It helps children retain their information longer. Different colors cause different moods. Depending on your kid’s behavior you should design the décor to match either an active or relaxed style.

Relaxing colors such green, blue and violet, which help induce relaxation, should surround children that are overly stimulated. Colors such as red, orange and yellow stimulate and increase brain activity.

Attached is the link of Teaches12345, who gives a detailed guide on color combinations to be used for a kid's room.


A Child’s wardrobe will keep changing as they outgrow it fast and as new trends come in, their needs change.

Give versatility to your kid’s wardrobe. Get it designed by the Container Store.

You give them the dimensions of your wardrobe and they will design your wardrobe according to the needs of the individual. They give feasibility to the wardrobe by designing in such a way that the racks can be moved around depending on an individual’s needs and wants.

This online store has the option for you to design your wardrobe via phone or you could go to their store and get it done by an associate.

A Twin bed

A kid needs a bed with a basic frame, which is sturdy and does not take up much of the room. Ikea has good choices for bed frames.

They have so many choices at reasonable prices.

If your kid has a habit to move a lot while sleeping, no need to fret. Try to push one side of the bed towards the wall and the other side should have a railing.

A railing can be bought from any store such as Wal-Mart or Target or any online store with a keyword Railing for the bed.

The space under the bed is also a good place to store in toys and extra stuff that the child does not need.

Study Table

A good posture while studying will not only make your kid sincere about his assignments but also give him a good handwriting.

Book Shelf

Extra books can always be stacked in the bookshelf.

Children furniture can be bought from many online stores. I bought mine from Wayfair.

This online company has a wide range of furniture and gives you a 3% back with Wayfair awards. Wayfair has good customer service and has many options of delivery such as: Front door delivery, Inside delivery and packaging removal and Inside delivery with assembly.

If the product you ordered does not suit your guidelines or the measurements of the room. It takes it back, settles your dilemma and then ships furniture accordingly.

Kid’s posters/art work

Children like to display their art. I prefer to tape it in his room rather than framing it.


It’s not because I am not sentimental towards his creation, but just that this is their age to create new stuff so, by investing in frames (which are usually different sizes depending on the art work that he has created) I land up with a stack of useless frames.

Getting Sentimental on designing your kid's room is not the key but being practical is the way to go. Children just need love and comfort, which can be provided even with the basic needs.

Good luck!


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    • DDE profile image

      Devika Primić 

      6 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      An informative and a creative ways in decorating a child's room

    • Ruchira profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from United States

      cheers to that, dianna :)

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      Dianna Mendez 

      7 years ago

      Thanks, Ruchira. I am attaching yours to mine as well.

    • Ruchira profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from United States

      thanks rajan. I am glad you liked the above details. thanks for stopping by.

      thanks rickzimmerman. Sure, I will hop on right now to check out your hub...cheers!

    • Ruchira profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from United States

      Thanks Vinaya. Appreciate you stopping by and sharing it. Cheers!

      thanks Stacy. Yup, colors on the wall do matter no matter Max is all hyped Good luck in bringing about a change :)

      thanks crissytu. I am glad you enjoyed it...cheers!

    • Ruchira profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from United States

      Hi Dianna,

      I have attached your link to my hub :) Thanks for allowing me :) Yes, it would be a pleasure to link mine to yours...thank you!

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      Dianna Mendez 

      7 years ago

      Hi Ruchira, I would like to link this to my new hub on Top Color Combo Schemes for Childs Room. Let me know if this is acceptable.

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      Rick Zimmerman 

      7 years ago from Northeast Ohio

      Ruchira: Good guide for the youngsters! You might appreciate my hub 'How to Outfit a Dorm Room' for those days when the young ones start heading off to college. Hope to read more of your work. Regards, Rick

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      7 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA.

      Useful hub with practical ideas. Though my kids are long past the age of studying, a good desk and chair as well as the room color can surely be thought of.

      Voted up, interesting and useful. Sharing.

    • crissytsu profile image


      7 years ago from Texas

      Nice hub...voted up and useful.

    • barbergirl28 profile image

      Stacy Harris 

      7 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      You just reminded me I really should be getting in my kids rooms and organizing instead of sitting on hub. I need to change dressers around because my son has the bigger dresser and frankly my daughters is overflowing. Her clothes are so much bigger than his so I think if we swap them out, we will have much better results.

      I also need to point out that color therapy on the walls makes a big difference. My son has one wall painted red... he is constantly jumping off the walls! ;)

    • Vinaya Ghimire profile image

      Vinaya Ghimire 

      7 years ago from Nepal

      Hi Ruchira,

      My sister need these ideas. Her baby is ready to begin his school.

      Thanks for sharing, I'm going to share this socially.

    • Ruchira profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from United States

      Hi nithya,

      I am glad you agree with the above. Cheers, my friend!

      Hi lipnancy,

      yes, kid's love the gentle atmosphere thus, ought to keep it child friendly :) Thanks for stopping by!

    • Ruchira profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from United States

      Thanks rema. I am glad you liked the above. Thanks for the share.

      Thanks Frank. haha..nah you can't furnish your neighbor's kid room :) You ought to get in trouble my friend :) Take care!

      I agree teaches12345. A desk helps them with their handwriting and also to stay focused on their work. I am sure your grand kids adore you :)

      Hi Ruby, I am glad you found the above useful. I have a feeling, you must be spoiling your kids very much, Ruby :) Take care!

      Thanks Lesley. Good to see you! I am sure your grand kid is enjoying that space :) Take care!

    • Ruchira profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from United States

      Hi Tammy,

      I am sure your daughter would have a long list on how to decorate 'cause of the highly creative traits her mom possesses :) You will do an excellent job on her room, Tammy.

      Thanks for stopping by!

      Thanks prasonline :) I am glad you like it.

      Thanks bizwin. Appreciate you stopping by!

    • Ruchira profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from United States

      Exactly RHW. My kid is very fond of books thus the above book shelf. His board games can stacked up in his wardrobe.

      Thanks for your input :)

      Thanks Nell for your vote of confidence. Happy to get it :)

      Yes, Terry. White walls do get boring and my kid is hyperactive thus, the light green color with some borders of different shades of green make it a nice environment to be in ;)

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      Nancy Yager 

      7 years ago from Hamburg, New York

      What interesting insights on a child's bedroom. Sounds like you need to keep it age appropriate and within their personality even if it is not ours. Voted Up and Shared.

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      Nithya Venkat 

      7 years ago from Dubai

      Oh yes, being practical is the key. A good study table is very important specially from the posture point of view. Have seen may children ending up with aches and pains. The color of the room does help to settle the mood of the child and get ready for studying. Great tips, useful and informative. Voted up.

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      Movie Master 

      7 years ago from United Kingdom

      Great advice and tips for creating a child's room, my grandaughter has just moved into her own bigger room and her parents seem to have got it just right and she's so proud of it!

      Thank you for sharing and voted up

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      7 years ago from Southern Illinois

      This is great Ruchira, My Son is grown with children who love to come to Grandma's house where i have a room just for them. Your article is interesting and helpful with useful tips. Thank's for sharing..

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      Dianna Mendez 

      7 years ago

      I recently helped my grandchildren remodel their rooms. A desk in each room was a must as they have now entered elementary grades. Good advice here for making a child's room an enjoyable living space.

    • Ruchira profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from United States

      Well said Sunshine! Thanks for your precious input. Always a pleasure to see you!

    • Ruchira profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from United States

      Hi Paula,

      I am glad you like the above. My kid's room is always in a mess and this was a AS-IS

      Good luck in designing a room for your grand must be an adorable grand ma to do the above. hub love!!

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      Frank Atanacio 

      7 years ago from Shelton

      I may not have small children.. but hey I can use these tips to furnish my neighbor's children's room.. hope they dont call the police.. great hub Ruch and useful very useful

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      Rema T V 

      7 years ago from Chennai, India

      Very informative hub here Ruchira. Simple things to do, yet very useful and just what is necessary for a kid's room. Voted up, interesting and sharing.

      Cheers, Rema.

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      Christabel Evans 

      7 years ago from England, UK

      Great hub and very inspirational tips to furnish kids rooms.

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      Prasanna Marlin 

      7 years ago from Sri lanka

      Hi Ruchira, Good advice for Furnish a Child's Room

      I have a special bedroom for my kids.Voted up

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      7 years ago from North Carolina

      This is excellent practical advice. I am in the fun stage with my daughter. She LOVES Tinkerbell and fairies. Everything is purple and green. Since she gets into things I decided to decorate the ceiling with butterflies and suncatchers. When she is old enough to take care of her own room I can already tell I will have to cut down on the decor or it will be a mess. Great hub!

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      Terrye Toombs 

      7 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      Great information, Ruchira! Plain white walls can be so boring and it seems like colors stimulate learning. Loved this!

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      Nell Rose 

      7 years ago from England

      Simple and yet really good ideas, children don't need loads of things to distract them, or clutter, simple and easy for them to use is the best, great ideas, voted up and shared, nell

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      Kelly Umphenour 

      7 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      All true Ruchira, you have got just the right stuff for a perfect child's room. I love you added a book shelf! Kids should have lots of real books:)


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      Linda Bilyeu 

      7 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Useful and practical advice. I don't get how parents purchase fancy children beds that they grow out of in a couple of years. They then try to sell them for what they paid. Parents need to focus on depreciation of items before they purchase them. I know grandparents do. Excellent article.

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      7 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Ruch....Believe it or not, even though all my own children are grown men......Guess what? Yes, they have children. And those children come to Gram's to stay. I have a special bedroom for them, with a double bed and a single, in case more than one or two of them are here.

      They have all outgrown the baby/Toddler decor! Time for us to re-decorate and re-furnish! Your hub is exactly what I need. I LOVE the desks and bookcases!! 4 of the boys are in school and have HOMEWORK! Is that a neatly organized closet I see???? So THAT'S what they look like! LOL......Thank you, Ruchira...wonderful ideas............UP++


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