Whether you’ve got a little one on the way or you’ve just moved house, designing a kid’s bedroom is always a fun and creative activity. However, when it comes to children, it can be all too tempting to spend a fortune, only to have to re-do it a few years later when they grow out of it.

The key to getting it right is making sure the room you’re looking to change can be altered quickly and easily to suit an ever-growing child. And children’s bedrooms are much more than a place to sleep. They need to be safe, have lots of storage – for essentials as well as toys – and be bright and colourful too.

So, with lots to think about, we’ve come up with a few money-saving tips and ideas for a storage-friendly kids’ bedroom.

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Storage is key

Toys, games, clothes, baby essentials, bags, books and more – there’s a lot to children’s rooms. Keeping on top of your storage is key to making sure everything stays tidy and organised. Cube furniture is always particularly useful when it comes to storage for kids, as there are lots of different sizes to choose from.

Plus you can hide away almost anything from around the room, quickly and easily. The fabric boxes are available in a range of colours too so you can update your theme as and when you need.

Find more information on using cube furniture for kids’ storage here.

Under bed storage

As children grow, they need bigger beds as well as more space to store their ever-expanding collection of toys and clothes! Once they are old enough for a full-sized bed, make sure there’s room underneath for extra boxes, baskets and bags.

Having extra storage space that is hidden away is so important and it makes for much easier living. Plus, it’s useful whatever age they are. Whether you’re storing toys and games, winter coats, bedding or even university textbooks!

Keep the colour palette neutral

With a baby on the way, or young children at home, it’s easy to go for soft pinks, blues and yellows. However, you might find your kids grow out of these colours pretty quickly and it won’t be long before they start nagging you for a new theme. The best way to save money when painting your children’s rooms is to stick to a neutral colour such as cream.

You can then accent the room with bright colours using toys, bunting, lights, cushions, curtains, blankets and rugs. That way, it’s easy to update the accent colours for more muted tones as they get older.

Have soft lighting options

Night lights and little lamps not only help your kids get a good night’s sleep, but they are also an easy, non-permanent way to make a room more fun. Choose coloured lights, fairy lights and projection lamps for instant happiness and change it up whenever you need.

Shelves, shelves and more shelves

Shelves are fantastic storage and you can be creative with them too. Dot them around for an arty look and mix up what you decide to put on them. They are ideal for bedtime stories and as they get older, can be used for homework, diaries, ornaments, photos, calendars, stationery, certificates and trophies.

We hope our top tips will help you get you well on your way to rooms that are tidy, organised (with great storage!) and not only child-friendly but wallet-friendly too!