Need inspiration for decorating your kids’ rooms? This selection is colorful enough to give you lots of creative ideas — courtesy of Neopolis Interior Design. According to the designers, children’s or students’ rooms consist of two major zones: a rest and relaxation area and a work area. A crucial consideration, of course, is that furniture be age-appropriate and safe; within those parameters though, there’s ample variety. Cartoon character décor works for the very young — such as the Hello Kitty and Cars images you see in some examples here. Slightly older kids love being surrounded by Jungle Book or Lion King friends, too. Middle-schoolers and teens will want a room that expresses their interests and hobbies — such as the keyboard and musical equipment in one room, and the sports accessories and “soccer rug” in another.
One thing all kids want in their rooms, no matter their ages, is color. Their “favorites” can change as they get older — a little girl’s bright pink room can morph into a teen’s fuchsia or rose, while a little boy’s bright blue often “grows up” into royal blue, deep red, gray, or even black. Fortunately, these images show how to incorporate bright or deep colors into rooms without overwhelming or over-stimulating the child: use a bright or intense hue on bedspread or pillow prints, cubby or cabinet colors, or — an especially popular choice — narrow neon light fixtures that send a subtle tone throughout an entire room. Here’s a sizeable collection of creative options for kids of all ages; look at them with your children, and you just might find something you both love.