Tips on Decorating a Child’s Bedroom & Polka Dot Peacock

girls bedroom massucco

Will you be redesigning or decorating a child’s bedroom soon? The designing process can get a little overwhelming, but having a plan will save you time and money. More importantly the end result will be a space you and your child will love.
Today I am sharing tips on how to decorate a child’s bedroom at Polka Dot Peacock. It covers the process step by step including advice on color, lighting, furniture selection and of course storage. Here is tip number one:
boys bedroom surf theme

Ask Your Child

When designing a bedroom for your child, it’s important to get his/her opinion first. Here are a few questions parents should ask their child before starting the decorating:

1. Describe your dream bedroom.
2. What do you like about your current bedroom?
3. would you change about your current bedroom?
4. What are you favorite colors? 

Of course, not all of their ideas may be practical or fit in the budget, but this exercise helps make the child feel involved in the process. From their answers you will be able to pick up on colors and themes (i.e. trucks, butterflies, dinosaurs} that will help inspire the room’s look and feel.
For all the tips and the full article, go here.

serena & Lily yellow bedding girls canopy

Polka Dot Peacock is a premier online baby and children’s store that offers just about everything you need to beautifully furnish & decorate your baby’s nursery or child’s room. It has been a great resource for me and I am proud to have them as a sponsor of Simplified Bee.

With fresh and stylish brands like Serena & Lily {bedding in image above}, DwellStudio, Oilo, Annette Tatum and Rikshaw Design, Polka Dot Peacock should be your first stop when shopping for your children’s room! Check out just some of the fantastic items in the store currently:

lighting childrens bedroom
{Small Lighting Sample at Polka Dot Peacock}

{Little House by Annette Tatum – Pinwheel Blue Crib Bedding Set}
{Petit Collage Poster My Favorite Things- Boy}
rug for childs room
{Serena & Lily Rug}
kids room storage bins
{DwellStudio Storage Bins – Owls}
{Oopsy Daisy Sweet Yellow Whale Wall Art}

{Bratt Decor Antique White Iron Crib}

personalized artwork girls room
{Oopsy Daisy Personalized Princess Wall Art}

What fun, don’t you think? It almost makes me want to have another baby.

Do you have a great tip for decorating a baby’s nursery or child’s room? Please share with us!

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15 Responses to Tips on Decorating a Child’s Bedroom & Polka Dot Peacock

  1. Annette January 12, 2011 at 6:43 pm #

    Cristin– Love all of these ideas.. especially the adorable storage bins
    xo, Annette

  2. Michaela January 7, 2011 at 5:41 pm #

    There's something about kids rooms that I absolutely love! The first picture is so sweet. I had to design a little girls' room for a design project and I had so much fun (: Such great tips, Cristin! xo

  3. Janell @ Isabella and Max January 7, 2011 at 3:51 pm #

    Ha, love your closing comment, seeing a fabulous nursery always makes me want another baby, almost. My friends laugh and say, go decorate someone else's nursery. Great tips, fun post!

  4. Cristin @ Simplified Bee January 6, 2011 at 5:44 pm #

    Shell – thanks for pointing that out! I love your work.


  5. Mr. Goodwill Hunting January 6, 2011 at 12:59 pm #

    I think a number designers and parents tend to forget about asking the child's opinion. Its so important. Although Im not doing a childs room, I appreciate tgese tips.

    Mr. Goodwill Hunting

  6. drooz studio January 6, 2011 at 11:53 am #

    cristin… great post! ( that last piece is MY design!… i license to oopsy dasiy!
    i really enjoy your blog – nice work! please check out my website and blog –


  7. Andrika King January 6, 2011 at 7:12 am #

    I also like giving a child the choice of four fabrics, or four pieces of artwork to choose from. That gives them a greater sense of ownership for the overall decor chosen for the room.

  8. Peace Love & All Things Creative January 6, 2011 at 6:18 am #

    i love the first picture! i wouldn't mind that being my room now 🙂

  9. pretty pink tulips January 6, 2011 at 12:57 am #

    Was just looking at the new Serena and Lily catalog today – such great things! Wish they had been around when I was starting out!

    I've tried to do classic bedding that can grow with them – but underneath the sheets are fun! My 6 year old is demanding new art for his room….so I'm on the hunt!

  10. Angie January 5, 2011 at 11:28 pm #

    I'm actually working on my daughters room right now!!!

  11. Maria January 5, 2011 at 11:01 pm #

    wonderful post, Cristin! Hug

  12. Ideezine January 5, 2011 at 9:45 pm #


    Children's room designs are, fun, loving and carries such positive energy as well as promise. Some of my favorite projects have been wee-one rooms. Space is utilized in the most efficient ways and I refer clients to look at children's rooms when they are seeking small space solutions.


  13. Becky@Tea Party January 5, 2011 at 9:30 pm #

    I just redesigned my daughter's bedroom. She's a toddler, but I would hold up two different colors of spray paint and ask her…”pink or blue”…she narrowed down my color choices and I know that even though she's barely 3, she likes her room 😉 Stop by my blog and you can see the redesign!

  14. pve design January 5, 2011 at 8:16 pm #

    The best tip that I have to share is that babies grow so fast, so think of the best design for the long run. I always think that kids love looking back at things that can grow with them. Items like piggy banks, book ends and toys that can be saved for future generations are fun. My husband was recently given a photo album of himself as a baby and from his nursery.

  15. CDS January 5, 2011 at 7:17 pm #

    I love those girls rooms! The first room is amazing!! xoxo