How to Decorate Your Kids' Bedrooms

The Nordic style is becoming more popular, even in kids' bedrooms.
How to Decorate Your Kids' Bedrooms

Last update: 26 December, 2018

The way we decorate kids’ bedrooms has taken a u-turn in recent years. Nowadays, people prefer simple, natural decoration, like with the Nordic style

Traditional rooms have had to make way for ones that are more modern and functional, but also more inviting.

Today, we’re going to show you how to decorate your kids’ bedrooms based on the latest trends. 

How to decorate your kids’ bedrooms

Style: from classic to Nordic

It’s no secret that the Nordic style came in with a bang and is here to stay.

And it’s not just a way to decorate your living room, kitchen, or master bedroom, because it can be perfect for kids’ bedrooms too.

Nordic style bedrooms have simple lines, lots of light, and a natural feel.

nordic style decorations

The keys are light, pastel colors with the occasional dark tone for contrast. 

The furniture is generally simple and made of natural wood. The floor should have lots of synthetic fur rugs or rugs in geometrical shapes.

The furniture

There isn’t really a difference between the furniture for a girl or boy’s room. You can change the colors if you like, but that’s just about the only difference.

People often use furniture with some kind of theme. For example, there are lots of beds in the shape of cars, or cartoon characters, nowadays.

Themed rooms for kids

It’s common to decorate your kids’ bedrooms based on a theme. They’re usually the ones who choose it–things like sports, comics, cartoons, cars, etc.

The Nordic and industrial style influences have made it popular to keep to a color palette, rather than a specific theme.

Decorating a room in the Nordic style means leaving aside themes. Instead, you use simple, natural decorations in neutral tones like white. 


“Blue is for boys.” This couldn’t be farther from the truth.

It’s not just because girls prefer colors that used to be considered for boys only, but also because boys are starting to like other colors, too.

There are still lots of boys’ rooms in blue, but recent trends also show a lot with neutral colors like white, beige, or light gray. 

But if your kids want a more colorful room, you can use colors like green, yellow, or red. Just remember, if you’re following the Nordic style, they need to be warm colors.

pastel colors
color palette


Geometrical shapes like straight lines, zigzags, triangles, and rhombuses are a big part of the Nordic style in kids’ bedrooms.

One of our absolute favorite ideas is painting one of the walls with chalk paint

This way, you can give your kids a way to have fun by drawing on the walls, without worrying about the marks.


The main accessories in Nordic style kids’ bedrooms are:

  • Rugs with geometric shapes
  • Posters or prints with nature, landscapes, or colorful geometrical shapes.
  • Tents or tipis.
  • Personalized trunks.