When it comes to kid-friendly color palettes, it doesn’t get more fun (or classic) than primary hues. Yellow is known to evoke joy, warmth, and enthusiasm; red is a stimulating shade that works best as an accent; and blue is both comforting and calming. Together they make for the ultimate saturated trifecta.

If you find decorating with bold colors daunting, follow these steps. One: Mix in plenty of whites, tans, and grays. This will tame what could become an overwhelming riot of color. Two: Use blues that lean more navy than cobalt; a deeper shade will act almost as a neutral. Three: Let red and yellow serve as accent colors, and play with their range—tomato to cherry, lemon to mustard, the more the better.

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Rugby Stripes Area Rug by Safavieh, Walmart ($432)
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Use this wool rug as a guide for the rest of the room, bringing in other elements that complement both its colors and playful vibe.

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Little Artist Vangogh Kids Easels by Teamson Kids, Walmart ($64)
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So much more than an easel, this craft station is a magnetic whiteboard on one side, a chalkboard on the other, and includes a roll of paper (that can be secured with a built-in clip), water cups, and plenty of storage for art supplies. The vibrant red and yellow accents are just a bonus.

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Austin Toy Box by KidKraft, Walmart ($129.99)
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Stuff animals inside and add some decorative pillows and a throw blanket on top—this chest is a nice layer for the foot of their bed.

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Cat N Dot Complete Bedding Set by Drew Barrymore Flower Kids, Walmart ($59)
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This bright bedding set has a charming cat pattern with a hand-drawn quality. Plus we love how the inner dot lining acts like a game of Twister.

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Retro Lightning by Drew Barrymore Flower Kids, Walmart ($48)
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Not just a pretty picture, this wall decor—a graphic David Bowie–esque lightning bolt—is a visual aid for your little one’s out-of-this-world dreams.

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Nantucket Table & 4 Chair Set by KidKraft, Walmart ($159)
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Create a fun nook in the corner of their room for playtime, homework, snacks, and more. This table-and-chairs set is sturdy and easy to wipe down—two essentials for pieces that get a lot of action.

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Mac n’ Cheese Giraffe Wall Shelf by Drew Barrymore Flower Kids, Walmart ($68)
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Kids love having a special space to display their most treasured belongings, and this fun giraffe-shaped design looks good even when it’s empty.

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Sling Bookshelf by KidKraft, Walmart ($60)
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A collection of books will help your kids’ imagination run wild. Keep them all together with a wood-framed bookshelf that’s as much a focal point as it is an organizational tool.