It happens every year: school starts again, the first crisp fall day arrives, and all of a sudden your kids want to redecorate their bedrooms. Especially if you are looking to move into a new home, you are going to need a plan for the kids’ rooms in addition to your own. Each Miller & Smith model home features kid-inspired bedroom designs that are sure to bring out your inner interior designer, so take a look at some of our favorites and learn how you can get these different types of looks in your home!
Tone it down: So your child is begging you for a baseball themed room, but you’re really not looking forward to a collage of baseball cards across the walls. Instead, compromise with a muted palette and a few items like pillows and flags that coordinate with his or her favorite teams. This way, they get what they want but you also won’t get a headache every time you enter the room.
Go all out: Children, especially younger ones, tend to have a fascination with certain things, whether it is a movie character, a color, a food, or an animal. If they request to incorporate their “most favorite” thing into their room design, why not make it the ultimate inspiration for the space? We imagine that this children’s room in our Windchase model home at Cayden Ridge would be perfect for someone who loves bunny rabbits!
Create a calm space: You may not want to go crazy with lots of décor or very bright colors, especially if you are decorating a nursery. If you need these spaces to remain peaceful and calm, opt for pastels, soft surfaces, and minimal décor. The nursery in our Paramount model townhome at Tallyn Ridge works beautifully to accentuate the natural light coming in all three windows with blue pastel walls and white curtains.
Keep the theme: Sometimes decorating your kids’ rooms is more of a hassle than it’s worth. If you’re in a rush to get your new Miller & Smith home completely decorated, stick to the theme that you’ve been using all along! In this bunk bed room in our Calahan model home at Aspen North at Lake Linganore, a neutral palette mimics the nature-inspired design throughout the rest of the home while remaining playful and kid-approved!
Put hobbies on display: If you know that your children won’t be able to keep the room clear of sports equipment or music sheets, create a room where these can be a part of the design. Include smart storage, like shelves or hooks, to display items that your kids use for their favorite hobbies. This way, the design of the room will also be functional and help your kids stay organized.
Sophisti-kid: If this room makeover is coming at a time where your kids aren’t into stuffed animals or dolls anymore, there are many ways to create a young but sophisticated aesthetic for their room. Take the fashion-themed bedroom in our Hartwood model, for example. The navy walls and white bedding give it a more mature feel, while the accessories and décor keep it fresh and fun!
Still feel like you’re missing that one piece of inspiration? Take a look at our Facebook page, check out our Pinterest, or browse our Houzz for photos of each of our model homes. Even better, stop by any of our model homes open 7 days a week!