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design your
dream kids’ room
design your kid’s room — it’s as easy as 1, 2, 3
Similar to your own room, a great child’s bedroom provides a happy,
cozy and nurturing retreat. It’s a place where your child will spend
precious hours playing, learning, sleeping and dreaming. At Pottery
Barn Kids, we want to help you take your child’s bedroom design from
concept to completion. Follow the three easy steps in this booklet and
create a bedroom your child will love.
STEP 1 — MEASURE YOUR SPACE
Plot the bedroom dimensions on the adjacent room grid. You will need
a pencil and a metal tape measure to complete this step.
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WALL-TO-WALL MEASUREMENTS
Measure your room from wall to wall. Use your measurements to
draw the room’s perimeter on the grid. Note that each square on the
grid represents one foot (1’) or twelve inches (12”).
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DOORS, CLOSETS & BUILT-INS
Measure doors, closets and built-ins from the outside trim. Note
whether doors open in or out. Mark on the grid.
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WINDOWS
Note window heights, as well as window distance from the floor, as
you might want to put cabinets and window seats below. Also measure
and note the window height and width inside the window trim, as you
might want to hang a window shade behind your draperies.
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CEILING HEIGHT
Measure the main ceiling height. Measure and note any archways or
anything else impeding the space such as a soffit.
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ELECTRICAL & HEATING VENTS
Mark all electrical outlets with an X, all switches with an S and all
heating vents with an H.
STEP 2 — DEVELOP YOUR DESIGN DIRECTION
Now it’s time to get creative and craft the heart of your bedroom
design. Involve your child in the planning process. The design should
be a reflection of his or her personality.
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GIVE THE ROOM SHAPE WITH FURNITURE
Start with a cozy and comfortable bed that inspires hours of
relaxation, dreams and contented sleep. Although your child is
probably still small enough to fit in a twin bed, consider a full or
queen bed that is ideal for reading stories together now and keeping
ahead of growth spurts in the future. Make the bed the focal point
of the room.
Then, add other essential pieces including a nightstand, dresser and
desk. Finally, determine whether you have room for additional pieces
like a bookshelf, armoire, toy chest or activity table.
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ADD SOME COLOR
Ask your child about his or her favorite colors and activities. Have
them help pick out sheets and a comforter that tie into these favorites.
Be sure to let him feel the fabric; touch is one of children’s most acute
senses and they love feeling different textures. Next, select three hues
from the bedding — a light, medium and darker tone— and use these
as the foundation for your color palette for the rest of the room.
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PLAY WITH DETAILS
Small details give the bedroom its unique personality. Choose a few
fun pieces of wall art that tie back to the theme of the room. Add a
thick rug to provide a soft surface for play. Try some novelty pegs on
the wall to hang pajama sets, robes or jackets. Look for fun buckets,
baskets or shelving to provide storage in an aesthetically pleasing way.
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MAKE ROOM FOR BROTHERS AND SISTERS
Will your child be sharing the bedroom with a sibling? If so, plan this
into your design and consider space-saving furniture including a bunk
bed or trundle. Each child can still display their individual personality
in the room with color and bedding choices. Many of our Pottery Barn
Kids furniture and bedding selections coordinate well with one another.
STEP 3 — CREATE YOUR FLOOR PLAN
Now that you have your room dimensions plotted on the grid and a
design direction, use the furniture templates available at the Pottery
Barn Kids Design Studio to create your floor plan below. See the ideas
on the back for inspiration.
Each grid square represents one foot (1’) or twelve inches (12”) in your room.
tips for a great kids’ bedroom design
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GET INSPIRED
What are your child’s favorite colors, interests and activities? The best
way to find inspiration for your room design is by considering those
things your child loves. Whether the theme you choose is very
elaborate or something as simple as polka dots, it should originate
from something that makes your child smile.
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GIVE IT FORM
Use furniture pieces including the bed, dresser and desk to create the
building blocks of the room. Be mindful of overcrowding the space,
and be sure not to block doors, windows or natural walkways.
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MAKE IT FUNCTIONAL
Design a bedroom that is as functional as it is beautiful by adding elements
that create an organized and serene environment for your child. Add
furniture pieces and accessories that provide extra storage — you can
never have too much. Pick an overall theme and aesthetic that will
continue to work as your child grows. Use a lamp to create soft lighting
for bedtime stories.
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ADD A PERSONAL TOUCH
Details like a colorful corkboard filled with your child’s favorite pictures,
a fun piece of artwork that ties back to the theme or the room, a cozy
reading nook near the window or a shelving unit filled with antique
toys makes a bedroom feel special and unique.
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THINK AHEAD
Kids grow quickly. Design a room that will last by selecting furniture
pieces that allow room for this growth and decor choices that your
child will still enjoy a year or two down the road.
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KEEP SAFETY THE TOP PRIORITY
All Pottery Barn Kids furniture, bedding and accessories meet or
exceed U.S. and Canadian safety regulations. Remember to anchor
any tall or heavy units to the walls; tip-resistance kits are included
with all Pottery Barn Kids tall furniture pieces for extra safety.
design ideas
Madeline
Nightstand
Madeline
Nightstand
20 x 18 x 28" h
20 x 18 x 28" h
Madeline Full
58 x 81 x 55" h
45 x 20 x 43.5" h
29 x 14 x 24" h
Cameron Cubby
28 x 14 x 60" h
46 x16 x 37" h
Thomas Bookcase
Tall
Madeline 2-Shelf Bookcase
Madeline Dresser
Canopy adds 25” to height - 80” total
Thomas
Nightstand
20 x 18.5 x 28" h
63 x 84 x 81.5" h
Thomas Twin over Full Bunk
42 x 19.5 x 32.5" h
Thomas Dresser
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Camp
Nightstand
Larkin
Nightstand
19.5 x 18 x 26" h
25.5 x 18 x 24" h
Camp Short Dresser
38 x 19 x 33" h
Camp Dresser
44 x 20x 41" h
Madeline
Nightstand
20 x 18 x 28" h
Kendall
Nightstand
Thomas
Nightstand
Berkeley
Nightstand
Olivia
Nightstand
Olivia Chiffonier
20 x 17 x 26" h
20 x 18.5 x 28" h
20.5 x 17 x 27.5" h
20 x 17.5 x 26" h
25.5 x 21.5 x 64" h
Larkin Dresser
44.5 x 21 x 34.5" h
Camp Extra Wide Dresser
59.5 x 19 x 32.5" h
Madeline Dresser
45 x 20 x 43.5" h
Kendall Drawer Chest
39 x 19 x 50" h
Kendall Extra Wide Dresser
54 x 18.5 x 32.5" h
Kendall Dresser
38 x 18.5 x 32.5" h
Berkeley Extra Wide Dresser
56 x 18 x 31" h
Madeline Extra Wide Dresser
55 x 19 x 34" h
Kendall Twin
Kendall Full
Kendall Bunk
Kendall Twin over Full Bunk
44 x 82.5 x 48" h
61 x 82.5 x 48" h
44 x 82.5 x 72.5" h
61 x 82.5 x 72.5" h
Larkin Sleigh Twin
Larkin Sleigh Queen
Larkin Sleigh Full
43.5 x 90 x 41" h
65 x 95 x 41" h
58 x 90 x 49" h
Thomas Full
60 x 84 x 54" h
Thomas Storage Bed Twin
60 x 84 x 81.5" h
45 x 78 x 54" h
40.5 x 75.5 x 8" h
Thomas Trundle
Thomas Twin over Full Bunk
45 x 84 x 54" h
Larkin Trundle
40.5 x 74.5 x 8.5" h
Thomas Twin
Thomas Armoire
39 x 24.5 x 66" h
Thomas Drawer Chest
38 x 19 x 49" h
Thomas Dresser
42 x 19.5 x 32.5" h
Larkin Extra Wide Dresser
54 x 21 x 34.5" h
Larkin Armoire
40 x 24 x 66" h
Madeline Armoire
44 x 24 x 68" h
Larkin Drawer Chest
Berkeley Drawer Chest
38.5 x 18 x 48" h
42 x 21 x 52" h
Olivia Dresser
Berkeley Dresser
38.5 x 18 x 32" h
44 x 20.5 x 32.5" h
Cameron Media Base
38.5 x 27.5 x 15.5" h
Cameron
Drawer Base
29 x 21 x 15" h
Kendall Desk
44.5 x 26 x 30" h
Madeline Storage Desk
47 x 25.5 x 30" h
Larkin Storage Desk
44.5 x 23 x 30" h
Scallop
Side Table
15.5 x 15.5
x 26.5" h
Scallop
Side Table
15.5 x 15.5
x 26.5" h
Kendall Small Desk
36.5 x 26 x 30" h
Cameron Cabinet
Cameron Cubby
29 x 14 x 24" h
29 x 14 x 24" h
Cameron Base
29 x 21 x 15" h
Olivia Daybed with Trundle
79.5 x 43 x 45" h
Kendall Loft Bed
44.5 x 82.5 x 79.5" h
Logan Queen Bed
65 x 92 x 45" h
Olivia Full
Olivia Twin
57.5 x 80 x 50" h
43.5 x 80 x 50" h
Carolina
Adult Chair
17.5 x 17.5
x 37" h
Farmhouse
Swivel Chair
27 x 27 x 35.5" h
Catalina Twin
Catalina Full
Catalina Bunk
Catalina Storage Bed
42 x 81 x 42" h
57 x 81 x 42" h
42 x 81 x 71" h
42.5 x 81 x 49" h
Taylor
Swivel Chair
26.5 x 24 x 34" h
Thomas Queen
45 x 84 x 81.5" h
67 x 87 x 54" h
46.5 x 84 x 46" h
Thomas Bunk
Thomas Daybed with Trundle
5 x 7' Rug
Madeline
Dresser Tower
44 x 15.5 x 40" h
Bookrack
29.5 x 6.5 x 24.5" h
Madeline 2-Shelf Bookcase
46 x16 x 37" h
15 x 15 x 28.5" h
42 x 85.5 x 44" h
40.5 x 75.5 x 7" h
Logan Full
28 x 14 x 60" h
57 x 85.5 x 44" h
80 x 44 x 42" h
Madeline Daybed
Logan Twin
Logan Trundle
Thomas Bookcase
Tall
Open
Side Table
Camp Bookcase
24 x 18 x 48.5" h
43 x 14 x 33" h
Thomas Bookcase Wide
Thomas Extra Wide Dresser
56 x 19.5 x 32.5" h
42.5 x 80 x 49" h
Camp Bunk
Camp Full
42 x 80 x 73" h
58 x 80 x 47" h
Cameron Full Storage
Cameron Twin Storage
56 x 79 x 40" h
41 x 79 x 40" h
36 x 20 x 6" h
Camp Storage
36 x 20 x 6" h
40.5 x 75.5 x 7" h
Cameron
Under Bed
Rolling Storage
Universal Trundle
Cameron
Under Bed
Rolling Storage
Universal Guard Rail 46.5 x 1.5 x 21" h
Madeline Trundle
41 x 75.5 x 9" h
Madeline Queen
65 x 85 x 55" h
Canopy adds 25” to height - 80” total
Madeline Twin
Madeline Full
Camp Twin
Camp Twin over Full Bunk
42.5 x 81 x 55" h
58 x 81 x 55" h
42 x 80 x 47" h
60 x 80 x 73" h
Canopy adds 25” to height - 80” total
Canopy adds 25” to height - 80” total
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Revised February 2008
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