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One Room, Three Budgets: A Boho-Chic Kid’s Room

By: Sarah Beaumont

September 27, 2017

Kids bedrooms aren’t usually noted for their sophisticated style. But it’s not a bad idea to design a room that your kid can grow into rather than one they’ll grow out of within a few years (this means no SpongeBob sheet sets). Laurel & Wolf designer Stacy Graves is a pro at creating bedrooms that appeal to both kid’s and adult’s tastes. So we called upon her to design a boho-chic bedroom at three different price points, that anyone ages eight to eighteen might like. Read on for the budget breakdown!


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Budget: $2,000
“The key to designing kid’s rooms is to create a design that can grow with them and will last longer than a year or two,” Stacy says. So to set the stage for her design, she chose furniture that feels a little more grown up, like a full-size size bed that will last through a kid’s teenage years. “For this smaller budget design, I chose to spend less on things like pillows and artwork, which can easily be updated when a kid’s tastes start to change.”

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One Room, Three Budgets: A Boho-Chic Kid’s Room

From left to right, top to bottom:

No Nails Wood Carved Faux Headboard / Cherise Round Pouf Leather Ottoman / Swing Arm Brass Wall Sconce / Marabella Belini Hand Tufted Ivory Area Rug / Sheepskin Rug / Wicker Collapsable 2 Piece Basket Set


Budget: $5,000

One Room, Three Budgets: A Boho-Chic Kid’s Room

For her $5,000 budget room, Stacy kept a few of the same items intact but swapped out the rug, bedframe, lighting, and curtains for upgraded pieces. “I actually found the $5,000 board to be the most difficult to create,” Stacy says. “It’s just enough of a budget that it allows you to splurge on a piece or two, but you still need to be conscious of mixing the high with the low to stay within budget.”

Like in her first design, Stacy uses a lot of storage elements. “It’s important to provide a lot of easy-to-use storage options in kid’s rooms. Kids have a lot of stuff and they don’t like cleaning up, so this makes it easier for them to keep things organized and put away. Putting a hamper in their room helps keep clothes off the floor, and multiple baskets in different sizes makes it easy for them to put toys away.”


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One Room, Three Budgets: A Boho-Chic Kid’s Room

Handcrafted Lotus Bed in Neutral / Marrakech Curtain in Turquoise / Pelle Sconce

One Room, Three Budgets: A Boho-Chic Kid’s Room

From left to right, top to bottom:

Merchant Aqua Hamper / Capiz Floral Flushmount / Mid-Century Nightstand / Dorchester Trellis Area Rug


Budget: $10,000

One Room, Three Budgets: A Boho-Chic Kid’s Room

In order to keep a unified theme for all of the boards, Stacy used the same color palette for each item and incorporated pieces that were similar in style, like the carved wood headboard and modern sconces seen in each design. “I also used the same white bedding to maintain consistency. I find a lot of people are hesitant about using white bedding in kid’s bedrooms because they’re worried about it getting dirty, but it’s actually very practical. When you use a solid white duvet cover you can easily remove it and wash it with a little bleach to keep it looking brand new. It also allows you to easily change pillows and wall colors in the future since white will go with everything!” she says.

“The main difference between each board is the quality of the furniture used. Higher budgets let you invest in more substantial pieces. This board was fun to go all out on, although I don’t know many people who are willing to spend $2,000+ for a rug in their kid’s bedroom!” It’s nice to dream.

Shop the Look:

One Room, Three Budgets: A Boho-Chic Kid’s Room

Hand-carved Albaron Bed in Brown / Badia Rug in Cream

One Room, Three Budgets: A Boho-Chic Kid’s Room

From left to right, top to bottom:

Pom Pom Drape / Hollywood Regency White/Gold Campaign Nightstand / Glass Disc Chandelier / Sea Grass 3 Piece Basket Set 

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