Kid Spaces 172 Stories

Single Design Moves That Can Transform a Child’s Room
Did you know that there are hundreds of thousands of kids’ bedrooms on Houzz? From them I have picked these 20 rooms to illustrate the premise of this series:...
Room of the Day: Miami Beach Style for a Virginia Teen Hangout
Kathy Corbet had better things to do with her time than clean up after her teenagers. So she decided to give them a space that was theirs alone to do what they wanted with. The Richmond, Virginia, interior...
8 Dreamy Kids’ Bedroom Ceilings to Stir Imagination
As a child, I’d lie on my canopy bed searching for faces in the wood grain slats above me. As I grew older, I continued to focus my imagination upward, standing on tiptoe on a footstool to stick glow-in-the dark stars to my ceiling (the adhesive would...
12 Dreamy Accent Walls for Baby’s Room
Decorating your nursery — especially for your first child — might be the most personal home decor project you take on. You’re building a nest to protect and soothe the little one you’ve been dreaming of, so of course you’ll want to create the...
9 Ways to Make Your Yard More Fun for Kids
Play is at the heart of childhood, and an inspiring outdoor play area can give children many hours of enjoyment. But what if your garden is compact? Maybe you would like to avoid having a playset that takes up precious yard space, or you don’t...
Happy Colors Buoy a Canadian Nursery
Like many creative people, interior designer Megan Leith-Menard, owner of FreshHouse, knows how to modify a good idea to fit her lifestyle. In her case the inspiration for her third daughter’s...
7-Day Plan: Get a Spotless, Beautifully Organized Kids’ Room
We all know that a little one’s room explodes into chaos several times each day; that’s just the way it is. As a mother myself, I know that the phrase “spotless, beautifully organized kids’ room” is at once laughable and conjures a shimmering...
Fresh Starts: Stripes and Style in a Flexible Nursery
While Kevin and Kari McIntosh Dawdy were expecting their first child, it seemed like the world was expecting them to buy stuff, and a lot of it. Although the two were eager to sign on for new-parent duties, they weren’t ready to commit to a lot of baby...
15 Ideas for a Children’s Discovery Garden
Playing outdoors provides kids with physical activity and fresh air, encourages a love of nature and creativity, and can even help develop problem-solving skills. But the average big square of grass, while great for soccer matches, doesn’t...
Fun Meets Philanthropy in a Lively Playhouse
“I definitely consulted my inner child for this project,” says architect Stephanie Horowitz, of ZeroEnergy Design, a firm that focuses on ecologically sensible design....
8 Tips for Peaceful Bedroom Sharing With Baby
A few months before a baby’s arrival, many expectant parents begin nesting — a stage that often involves setting up a separate nursery. But not every family dedicates an entire room for their baby. Increasingly, parents are sharing their bedrooms...
Step Right Up to a Top Model’s Circus-Inspired Nursery
You may notice that this nursery has an unconventional shape. That’s because it’s in a turret … in a castle in the Hollywood Hills of Los Angeles, complete with a moat. And if Mama looks familiar,...
Room of the Day: 3 Brothers Share 1 Big Bedroom in Hawaii
When an American couple living in Asia decided to build a vacation home on the north shore of Kauai, Hawaii, they asked architect Tony De Jesus to create a single bedroom...
Basement of the Week: A Creative Space for Kids and Storage for All
Interior designer Justine Sterling was tired of her family’s having to enter their lovely colonial home through a dank basement, and craft projects had...
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