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30 Creative and Trendy Shabby Chic Kids’ Rooms

Picking a theme and style for the kids’ bedroom is a pretty challenging task, and it is often a fine balance between what you want, what your little one dreams about, and of course the budget constraints that you need to work with. If you have a three-year-old around who constantly is coming up with new ideas (as crazy as they might be), then the entire process becomes even more taxing. But any parent will tell you that it is well worth the hassle once you see the big smile on their faces at the end of it all. For those still struggling to pick a style or exploring the many options out there, we present the trendy, elegant, cool and pleasant shabby chic style.

Shabby chic kids rooms do not get cooler than this 30 Creative and Trendy Shabby Chic Kids’ Rooms
Shabby chic kids’ rooms do not get cooler than this! [Design: Gwen Ahrens – The Interior Design Firm]

Shabby chic kids’ bedrooms are essentially more suited for the little princess than that tiny guy who spends most of his time in dirt and dreams of baseball and superheroes! Essentially, this is a style with inherent femininity that is undeniable, and its colors, décor and accessories further enhance this aura. Perfect for the princess who lights up your life, a shabby chic kids’ room moves beyond the mundane and brings with it plenty of personality and charm. Just flip through the 30 gorgeous inspirations that we have compiled for you to get started –

Pink and Pastels

There is absolutely no denying the fact that white is the essential color of shabby chic rooms, and even when it comes to kids’ bedrooms with this style, white is often the go-to color. That does not mean you just pick one shade of white and then create a lifeless setting that is devoid of excitement. Let’s face it; we are talking about kids’ rooms here! Instead of white, light grays, gentle bluish hues and pastel pinks and yellows provide the best alternative. Add to it light purple hues, and you have a girls’ bedroom that is inviting, understated and yet both expressive and cheerful.

Contemporary shabby chic style girl's bedroom with bright pink [From: Brandon Barré Architectural Interior Photographer]
Contemporary shabby chic style girl’s bedroom with bright pink [From: Brandon Barré Architectural Interior Photographer]
Fashionable use of striped accent wall in the shabby chic kids' bedroom [Design: Horton & Co]
Fashionable use of striped accent wall in the shabby chic kids’ bedroom [Design: Horton & Co]
Pink and white shabby chic kids' bedroom for your little princess [Design: Leanne McKeachie Design]
Pink and white shabby chic kids’ bedroom for your little princess [Design: Leanne McKeachie Design]
Modern shabby chic style brings relaxed elegance to the kids' room [Design: Beddy's]
Modern shabby chic style brings relaxed elegance to the kids’ room [Design: Beddy’s]

While classic shabby chic-style rooms allow for few bold colors, their contemporary counterparts that contain a healthy dose of modernity tend to be more welcoming in terms of brighter hues. Combine shabby chic touches with styles such as Scandinavian, modern, midcentury or even contemporary for a more refined and vibrant kids’ space.

Playroom and reading space rolled into one [Design: Interiors by Maite Granda]
Playroom and reading space rolled into one [Design: Interiors by Maite Granda]
White and pastel pinks are a hit in the shabby chic rooms [Photography: Noah Darnell]
White and pastel pinks are a hit in the shabby chic rooms [Photography: Noah Darnell]
Dreamy and wonderful girls' bedroom seems to have jumped out of a fairytale! [Design: Designing Solutions]
Dreamy and wonderful girls’ bedroom seems to have jumped out of a fairytale! [Design: Designing Solutions]

Play with Pattern

Do the simple and plain backdrops seem far too boring for the kids’ bedroom? No problem at all, as you can always turn to wallpaper, wall decals and fantastic murals to add both fun and pattern without flooding the room with too much color. Wallpapers in pastel hues with flowery patterns are absolutely perfect for the shabby chic room, and you can complement them with a striped ceiling or even a fun accent wall with a bold mural to create a vivacious setting.

 Bright and cheerful kids' room with loads of pattern [Design: Lola Watson Interior Design]
Bright and cheerful kids’ room with loads of pattern [Design: Lola Watson Interior Design]
Girls' bedroom in light pink, gray and white [Design: Shana Dee Nursery Décor]
Girls’ bedroom in light pink, gray and white [Design: Shana Dee Nursery Décor]
Vivacious kids’ bedroom with colorful shabby chic style [Design: Tiphanie Fogel Home Staging Experts]
Vivacious kids’ bedroom with colorful shabby chic style [Design: Tiphanie Fogel Home Staging Experts]

When using wallpaper that brings plenty of pattern to the room, make sure that you do not use more than 3 or 4 different colors at most. A tone-on-tone approach works very well here, and it helps you usher in contrast without creating visual clutter. Moroccan rugs and fun accessories can accentuate this pattern and add to it to give the room a coherent and classy look.

Darling, I Love Your - Reclaimed wood art print for the luxurious bedroom [Design: Diana Weinstein Designs]
Darling, I Love Your – Reclaimed wood art print for the luxurious bedroom [Design: Diana Weinstein Designs]
Beautiful little girl's bedroom in pink and blue with a unique ceiling design [Design: Designs by Priya]
Beautiful little girl’s bedroom in pink and blue with a unique ceiling design [Design: Designs by Priya]
Shabby chic tween bedroom full of glam [Design: Monique Soares Kraft Interiors]
Shabby chic tween bedroom full of glam [Design: Monique Soares Kraft Interiors]
Antique Barbie prints are a great addition to the shabby chic girl's bedroom in pink [Design: Avedon Designs]
Antique Barbie prints are a great addition to the shabby chic girl’s bedroom in pink [Design: Avedon Designs]

Décor and Accessories

Antique finds and vintage pieces are generally a must for the shabby chic bedroom, but in the case of kids’ rooms, you can try giving that modern bedside table or even bed frame a distressed finish using paint to get the desired look. One of the advantages of the style is that it lets you put great flea market finds and dusty old décor stuck in the attic into the kids’ room by just giving them a quick and safe makeover. Remember that old metallic accessories and décor that chips away slowly or is simply not finished well might not be clever options for the kids’ room.

Elegant kids' bedroom with the versatile Charlotte Day Bed [Design: AFK Furniture]
Elegant kids’ bedroom with the versatile Charlotte Day Bed [Design: AFK Furniture]
Fabulous girls' bedroom has a timeless and elegant aura [Design: Margaret L. Norcott]
Fabulous girls’ bedroom has a timeless and elegant aura [Design: Margaret L. Norcott]
Ingenious use of colorful umbrellas as decorative pieces in the kids' room [Design: Susan Corry Design/ Photo: Doug Hill Photography]
Ingenious use of colorful umbrellas as decorative pieces in the kids’ room [Design: Susan Corry Design/ Photo: Doug Hill Photography]
Eclectic and shabby chic styles rolled into one [From: French Larkspur]
Eclectic and shabby chic styles rolled into one [From: French Larkspur]
Unassuming charm of shabby chic style is great for a relaxing kids' room [Design: Älvsbyhus]
Unassuming charm of shabby chic style is great for a relaxing kids’ room [Design: Älvsbyhus]
Add something old and distressed for that cool shabby chic look [Design: Hillarys]
Add something old and distressed for that cool shabby chic look [Design: Hillarys]
Classic Eames rocking chair fits into almost any style! [From: Rikki Snyder]
Classic Eames rocking chair fits into almost any style! [From: Rikki Snyder]
Decor adds to the shabby chic style of this exquisite kids' room [Photography: Dennis Mayer]
Decor adds to the shabby chic style of this exquisite kids’ room [Photography: Dennis Mayer]

Working with the Space on Offer

Finally, we have the small kids’ bedroom, and shabby chic is a style that seems completely at home in such rooms where space is an issue. Unlike many of the previous inspirations that turn to bold wallpaper or bright pastels, most of these rooms tend to use white, with cleverly placed pops of pink, calming blue or purple to fashion a comfy and cheerful atmosphere. It is colorful rugs, custom bedside tables and ingenious wall murals that bring in color, while the background is kept as neutral and monochromatic as possible.

Shabby chic style kids' bedroom in London home with limited space to use [Design: Chris Snook]
Shabby chic style kids’ bedroom in London home with limited space to use [Design: Chris Snook]
Small and stylish kids' loft bedroom and homework zone underneath [Design: Shana Dee Nursery Décor]
Small and stylish kids’ loft bedroom and homework zone underneath [Design: Shana Dee Nursery Décor]
Small shabby chic style kids' bedroom [Design: Francesca Blasi - Creazione d' Atmosfere]
Small shabby chic style kids’ bedroom [Design: Francesca Blasi – Creazione d’ Atmosfere]
Simple wall decals add color and playfulness to the small kids' room [Design: Dichotomy Interiors]
Simple wall decals add color and playfulness to the small kids’ room [Design: Dichotomy Interiors]
Small bed in the kids' bedroom offers ample storage space [From: Colin Cadle Photography]
Small bed in the kids’ bedroom offers ample storage space [From: Colin Cadle Photography]
Attic kids' bedroom with soothing shabby chic style [Design: Upscale Construction]
Attic kids’ bedroom with soothing shabby chic style [Design: Upscale Construction]
Making most of attic space with innovative and sensible design [From: Dafne Vijande]
Making most of attic space with innovative and sensible design [From: Dafne Vijande]

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