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DIY, Home Decor & Furniture, Kids Room Ideas July 23, 2019

Small Kids Room Design Ideas

Achieving that sweet spot of storage and style is possible in any child’s space with enough planning and inspiration. Whether your little one wants to reach for the stars or is content with tummy time for now, we’ve got small kids room design ideas that are both small space friendly and stylish.

Neutral Color Blocking

A nursery with a patterned wall

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Going with brighter neutrals (like warmer gray and taupe shades) opens up your nursery space makes the room feel bigger. Rather than just painting a wall a solid color, use painter’s tape to make stripes or triangles like the above picture for something truly eye-catching.

Vertical Storage

Storage shelves with children's books and a bench with cubbies.

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Since your little one most likely isn’t big enough to have an elevated bed that requires a staircase (the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends no children under 6 should sleep in a loft bed or upper bunk), make sure you utilize the walls for extra storage. Use wall shelves, cubbies and other kids organizers to keep everything clean–and place other keepsakes higher than your toddler can climb so they remain safe.

Remove the Closet Doors

Open closet concept in a small child's room.

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Transforming your child’s closet into a storage hub for clothes, books and toys is the perfect way to maximize the space (especially if room is limited). Keep out of season clothes tucked away in a bin or cubby and hang any jackets or dresses on hangers. The less there is to fold, the better!

Use Space Behind the Door

Polka dot wallpaper and behind the door wall shelves with books.

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In small spaces, every square inch is a precious resource that cannot be wasted! Case in point: the back of your door and the wall space behind. They’re both handy places to stow away extra toys, towels, books and other commonly used items.

Put Your Child’s Bed in the Corner 

Small kid's bedroom design with colorful polka dots and a canopy over a beanbag.

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This is especially important for babies transitioning into toddler beds–you want a place they’ll feel safe and secure. Push the bed against the wall so there’s fewer sides they can risk falling or hurting themselves. Although most toddler beds come with rails, some small children can get inspired to climb, so it’s important to be mindful.

Make a Statement with Color 

Colorful child's room with colorful hexagonal wall cubbies.

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Brighten up your little one’s room with a mix of vibrant and soft colors–not only do they complement and present as very eye-catching, but there are so many ways you can play with color: picture frames, wall art and bedding are a few that come to mind. Accenting with a bright color can make the room seem bigger and livelier. You can also color code bins so your child can start learning cleanup early and know where things go.

Feeling inspired yet? Creating a space that encourages kids to dream and imagine bigger is something they’ll always appreciate –now and in the years to come. Check out our website and Pinterest to get more small kids room design ideas. We’d love to see how you end up decorating your little one’s space–feel free to use the hashtag #MyAshleyHome on Instagram for a chance to be featured!

 

Home Accessories Ideas, How To, Outdoor & Patio Ideas April 3, 2019

10 Fabulous Porch Decorating Ideas

Do you have big porch decorating ideas, but a not so big actual porch? Just because your great outdoors is on the smaller side, don’t think you can’t turn it into an enticing outdoor getaway. No matter what size you have to work with, you can create the perfect backdrop for al fresco gatherings with well-chosen outdoor furniture and accessories. Here are a few ways to make the most of the porch or patio space you have.

Bedroom Ideas, How To March 6, 2019

How to Take Care of Your New Mattress

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How To February 13, 2019

How to Train Your Dog to Sleep in Its Own Bed

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How To, Party & Event Ideas December 22, 2018

5 Gift Ideas for the Hostess

The classic go-to is a bottle of wine, and while it’s a lovely gesture, wine tends to lose its luster when it’s the twentieth bottle your host has received in one night. To help you avoid that, we’ve taken traditional gifts and added a unique twist for tons of ideas any hostess will love.

How To November 29, 2018

How to Redo Your Entryway for Under $500

Taking on any home decor project can be time-consuming, not to mention costly—and the entryway is no exception to the rule. That said, you can get the best of both worlds when it comes to style and cost. For the ultimate mudroom you’ll love coming home to every day, you can tackle this project for under $500. Read on to learn how.