Creating a Well Designed Kid’s Space


Designing a kid’s space should be fun and creative – made to inspire your little one as they grow. It should be filled with their favorite colors and toys that make them feel comfortable, imaginative, and safe. To create the perfect space for a child, our interior designers take many factors into account, from furniture to upholstery to storage.

Today, we’re taking a look at how to create a kid’s space that sparks joy. Whether you’re designing a playroom, bedroom, or family room, these ideas are both kid and parent-approved!

Hanging chair

Promote Play 

Every child’s room should have a designated area for play. We like to carve out a specific play area by using a colorful rug and soft floor cushions that your child can rest on. We also frequently incorporate a small desk or table where children can color and craft along with an array of art supplies close at hand.

Opt for Durable Materials

When designing a kid’s space, it’s really important to think about the wear and tear that comes with their active lifestyles. One way to ensure maximum durability is by using performance fabrics for your rugs and upholstery. Engineered to withstand heavy use, spills, stains, and frequent cleaning, performance fabrics are ideal in a kid’s space. By using performance fabrics, you can create a kid’s space that is both stylish and practical, without compromising fragile fabrics that will fall apart in no time.

Kid-proof fabric
kids trundle bed

Optimize Storage 

If there is one thing that continually baffles parents, it’s how kids manage to make such a huge mess in a very short amount of time. Toys, books, clothes, art supplies – you name it, and it is probably strewn around your child’s room. We recommend using a mixture of shelving, cubbies, bins, and baskets that are easily accessible to your kids to encourage them to pick up after themselves. You can also consider multifunctional furniture pieces, such as beds with built-in drawers or ottomans with hidden storage, to maximize storage.

Add Comfortable Seating for Adults and Kids

Make sure to provide comfy seating for both you and your child. This might include bean bags or a rocking chair – somewhere cozy that you can sit and read a book together. On that note, be sure to add good lighting so that you don’t strain your eyes at night. Soft pillows and blankets are also a must-have in any child’s room.

kids desk
built-in bed

Leave Room to Grow 

Kids grow up quickly, which is why it’s so important to choose furniture and decor that can be easily adapted as they grow older. Consider investing in an adjustable desk and bed that can be raised or lowered to accommodate their changing height. Flexible storage solutions, such as modular shelving units, can easily adapt to their changing needs as well. While small changes like paint colors and bedding are easy to replace, it’s great to have major furniture  pieces that your child can keep using for many years.

Create the Perfect Children’s Play Space at GDC Home

Ready to design your child’s room? Stop by our Charleston interior design store to browse through our large collection of bedroom and playroom furniture and accessories. Remember, a well-designed kid’s space is not just a room for them – it’s a place for you to enjoy spending time together.

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Erin Basket Set

Set of 2 baskets made from Abaca weaving with cotton thread. Baskets are light natural with black accents.

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Ariel Sconce

Smooth curves and a polished design make this sconce an unexpected classic, while the woven shade and scalloped linen trim add an element of serenity.

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Diamond Indoor Outdoor Rug

This best-selling, eye-catching geometric area rug — in washable, fade-resistant polypropylene — is a shining gem. Terrific for high-traffic areas like kids’ rooms.

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Tanner Slipcovered Chair

The Tanner Slipcovered Chair has a loose seat and back cushion, both with zippers. This chair comes standard with a down cushion package and top stitching.

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