Smart Tips for Decorating a Kid's Bedroom

Got kids? This fall, add study-friendly bedroom furniture to your back-to-school shopping list and follow these tips for a clean, cool space from Michael Murray, designer at Rachael Ray Home.
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1. Light it up

Every space should have a few light sources beyond windows and what’s overhead. Add an arc floor lamp to the mix for a directional glow when reading in bed.

2. Go for a daybed

Littles love daybeds—the key is finding one they won’t hate in 10 years. The Rachael Ray Home Chelsea Collection Upholstered Daybed ($995 for twin, rachaelrayhome.com for stores) has classic lines (and deep drawers for storage) so your sleeping beauty won’t age out of it.

3. Work with layers

Dress up wood floors or update old wall-to-wall carpeting by layering rugs. Pair a fun pattern or an irregularly shaped faux hide with a simpler style.

Shop our faves!

Check out these picks for kids' rooms below.

Worlds Away Anita G Lamp

Gold finishes add warmth. One piece, like the Worlds Away Anita G Lamp, is all you need.($625, see site for stores)

Tempaper Travertine Removable Wallpaper

Frame a special photo, a drawing, or even a swatch of Tempaper Travertine Removable Wallpaper ($98 per roll).

Rachael Ray Home Flat Iron Jute Pillow

Go super sophisticated with tonal textured items, like the Rachael Ray Home Flat Iron Jute Pillow ($49, rachaelrayhome.com for stores)

Rachael Ray Home Upstate Settee

The Rachael Ray Home Upstate Settee ($999, rachaelrayhome.com for stores) is fancier than the average bedroom bench. 

Rachael Ray Home Highline Collection Kaleen Rug

Featuring a subtle border, the Rachael Ray Home Highline Collection Kaleen Rug (From $499, rachaelrayhome.com for stores) looks great anywhere.