Published on December 1, 2020

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A room where kids are being active—playing, studying, socializing—deserves a design that’s just as lively. Known to evoke joy and energy, warm colors, particularly citrus-minded hues like Meyer lemon yellow, grapefruit pink, and clementine orange, can instantly revive a space.

The key to decorating with multiples is gravitating toward slightly toned-down shades; the more saturated a color, the more intense it will be. (Though red is a nice accent, it can be too stimulating as a focal point in a child’s room. There is, however, no need to be shy with salmon, a derivative of red, and other muted versions of brights.) To create a soothing environment, allow a group of hanging prints that incorporates several warm colors, like the option below, serve as the foundation—and let the rest unfold from there.

This sweet set of framed art prints runs the gamut of warm colors—easy inspiration for the rest of the room’s furniture and decor. 

Use this collapsible-but-durable bin as a catchall for miscellaneous kid clutter. Line a few up in a row and your smart storage solution will double as a style moment. 

It’s impossible to go wrong with a subtle floral print. This quilt comes in a lively salmon, but not so much that it will interfere with bedtime. 

Just their size, this mini lamp is perfectly proportioned for kids. It’s also a great way to bring red into your design—though just a pop, it will have a big impact.

As far as bookshelves go, it doesn’t get more fun than this seated-lion version. As far as practicality goes, its five shelves can fit all their favorite bedtime reads. A win-win!

Wall shelves are a great place to display art and treasured items. These wood ledges come in a rainbow of hues, but strawberry, apricot, and pineapple are the warm-color trifecta.

A Moroccan trellis rug parents and kids will love—the former for its sophisticated look, the latter for its large-scale geometric pattern.  

Easily stackable and designed with good posture in mind, these melon-colored chairs are just the right fit for school and play.