Houzz is the new way to design your home.
3. Zones. While we don't have a playroom in our house, we have turned half our basement into a kids' zone. I like the way this room takes that even a step further, giving different parts of the room different functions.
Polar bear rocking horse
1. Color. If it's fun, they'll come. This busy artsy spot is attractive, in part, because of all the great color, from the walls to the tools.
2. Containers. I never knew how important storage could be, until I woke up with a pipe cleaner in my back. I love these little containers...
And don't forget how important book nooks are for children. Studies show that children are much more likely to sit and grab a book when seating is distinct and comfortable, and books face out with covers showing.
Why simply step out of bed if one can elect to scoot down a slide instead? To soften any chance of a rough landing a fluffy rug is placed nearby. The simple color palette of pale blue, white and a small touch of pale yellow green is energized by the blue stripes running up the wall behind the bunk bed.
The arched alcoves for these beds create a bit of privacy in a shared room — good for those angsty years.
A turret? Seriously? I'd happily shell out a down payment and move in to this dream cottage. I figure it can't be much smaller inside than your typical San Francisco apartment anyway.
Nestled high in the eaves, this cozy loft bed is part clubhouse, part sleeping accomodation.
The other side of the entry hall housed a sunroom that has been transformed into a playroom for the boys. This castle loft play space is carpeted and has its own light, making it the ultimate fort. It also utilizes a thick zone in the form of these deep bookshelves down the side, which helps create a niche for the ladder.