How to Design a Timeless Kids Bedroom

Trends come and go. What’s in fashion one year might look totally outdated the next. And when it comes to kids bedrooms, you probably don’t want to redecorate every year.

If you’d like to design a timeless kids bedroom, I’ve got you covered. These simple but stunning ideas will stand the test of time – meaning your little one’s bedroom will never go out of style.


Throw it back to old school

Following the latest trends can mean you’re trapped in a cycle of constantly keeping up with new looks. Instead of pouring over the hottest trends, why not throw it back to the good old days?

Opting for deliberately old-fashioned or vintage accessories will mean you won’t need to worry about staying on trend. And with some staples stubbornly staying with us after centuries, there’s a good chance they’ll never go out of style.

Take a look at this classic chalkboard from Bloomingville. A timeless relic from the classrooms of yesteryear, this board still looks great today. And it’s still a great way to practise scribbling or sums, too!

Bloomingville Higma Blackboard with Drawers

Steer clear from themed bedrooms

A bedroom with a full-on theme can be fun at first, but the novelty can wear off after a while. And that’s totally fine – as long as you don’t mind redecorating once you and your kids grow bored.

However, if you want a bedroom that won’t need refreshing any time soon, it’s best to remember that less is more.

There’s heaps of fun themed beds available, but kids can be fickle – while they might love that fire engine bed during their Fireman Sam phase, they might not be so keen next year. Instead, it’s worth opting for a bed that they’ll love in spite of any passing phases.

This Pino Four Poster Double Bed is both striking and minimal, without being boring. The eye-catching four poster element creates a statement that doesn’t rely on the latest fads.

Pino Four Poster Double Bed

Stick to white and neutral colours

On a similar note, it’s also wise to avoid any overly bold or ‘statement’ colours if you’re after a timeless look. Of course, if you’d like to create a nursery in the colour of the year, it’s a super fun way to embrace the must-have tones – but remember that strong on-trend colours might not look as stylish the next year.

Remember your parent’s avocado green bathroom suite? If you’d rather avoid looking back at your child’s bedroom with regret, it can be worth sticking to white or neutral colours. White walls and furniture never go out of style, and they’re great for opening up bedroom space and embracing natural light.

Vox Maxim Wardrobe in White

Don’t go pattern crazy

Don’t get me wrong, I love patterns. Fun and eye-catching patterns are a great way to add a touch of flair to a kids bedroom – or any room in the house, for that matter.

However, the thing about patterns is that they come in and out of style. While polka dot or tartan print might be the next big thing, you can guarantee it won’t last.

When it comes to kids bedrooms, it’s wise to introduce a splash of pattern on items that can be easily swapped and replaced as your kids grow – like toys, accessories, or bedding. Patterned walls or furniture could look dated sooner than you’d like and can be time-consuming or costly to replace.

Marlowe Mid Sleeper Bed

Minimal stays on trend

Maximalism’ is a trend that’s currently taking the interior world by storm and celebrates all things lively, patterned, and bright. It’s really fun and can be a great way for design enthusiasts looking to flex their creative muscles.

However, while maximalism creates a statement, it’s not as likely to stay in style like minimalism. Minimalism is less of a ‘trend’ and more of a way of life – and doesn’t look dated as time goes by.

A minimalist kids bedroom takes the ‘less is more’ and neutral angle. With stripped-back design and limited clutter, there should be little to actually age – let alone age poorly. And minimalism doesn’t need to be boring, either. As the walls and furniture are understated, it means those little pops of colour and design elements stand out much more.

Vox Tuli Bookcase & Toy Storage

Pick long-lasting furniture

Some furniture just doesn’t stand the test of time. Whether it’s an outdated trend or your kids have simply grown too big, you might get rid of kids’ bedroom furniture regularly.

However, it doesn’t have to be that way. With sustainable and adaptable furniture pieces, you won’t need to have regular bedroom clear-outs. Many brands now focus on creating multi-purpose and timeless pieces that always look good and remain useful – even as your child grows and develops.

Take this junior bed by Oliver Furniture. With a conversion kit, you can transform this bed into a cosy day bed once your kids have outgrown it. And with it’s stunningly simplistic design, your kids won’t grow out of the style any time soon!

Oliver Furniture Seaside Lille+ Junior Bed

Sustainability never goes out of fashion

Sustainably-made and handcrafted pieces are less likely to go out of style. As the emphasis is on long-lasting quality, makers aren’t interested in keeping up with trends that might have a short shelf life.

Take a look at the gorgeous rug by Lorena Canals. Crafted from eco-friendly cotton by artisans in India, this rug is timeless. It’s minimalist design means it won’t look outdated or babyish as your child grows up, and it’s washing machine friendly – so you won’t need to replace it after any spills or accidents.

Lorena Canals Ombré Rug

So, there’s my top tips for creating a stunning kids bedroom that I guarantee won’t go out of style. Interested in perfecting the minimal look? Take a look at my other blog guiding you through the ins and outs of a minimalist kids bedroom.

You can speak to our friendly team for any design tips or advice – simply phone +44 (0) 1305 231231 or send us an email.


With more than 8 years’ experience in providing advice and support to parents looking for their perfect kids bed, mother of 2, Nathalie Davis is passionate about helping children develop. In her role as Director of Product Procurement at Cuckooland, Nathalie has helped thousands of parents improve their children’s sleep and sleeping habits through the beds and mattresses she sources and the articles she writes. In her spare time she teaches her Golden Retriever to be a responsible vegetarian and is often spotted sifting through clothes at her local Charity Shops.

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