Designer's Touch: 10 Imaginative Kids' Rooms
Flights of fancy are actively encouraged in these creative, inspiring bedrooms and playspaces for children
Houzz Contributor. Shane Inman is president and senior principal interior designer of The Inman Company. After earning a B.A. in interior design from Michigan State University, he started his career specializing in custom kitchen and bath design. He is a certified interior designer by the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ), a certified kitchen designer by the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) and also holds the highest-ranking memberships with the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) and the International Interior Design Association (IIDA).
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Creativity is king in children's rooms. It can be a bit intimidating to find a style that will suit your child for years to come, but it's worth it to embrace playfulness while they're still young. There is no better time than now to create an inspirational room for your child. Provide a renewed sense of personal style and accelerate imagination with these inspiring professionally designed spaces.
1. Bridging the gap. Siblings who bunk together can get a new spin on sharing with this unique space. The whimsical wooden canopy in the center of the room can be built with supplies from your neighborhood big-box store and helps divide up each side of the room in a playful way.
2. Lofty kid. If you have high ceilings, a loft in your child's room is an ideal way to keep the bedroom neat and orderly while creating plenty of room for play. Design a similar look yourself for the style that suits your home, but have it professionally built for safety.
3. Built-in bed. Create an oasis for your child with an all-encompassing built-in bed. Incorporate open shelving for books, plus drawers and doors for clothing. Definitely kid approved.
4. Penthouse living. Remake your attic into a long-term space for your son or daughter. Paint the walls and ceiling a light and inviting color, then add furniture and accessories for comfort, for a bedroom where your child has space and privacy.
5. Start your engines. Transform your child's room from a boring box into a stimulating environment with creativity and elbow grease. A themed room is as much fun to decorate as it is for little ones to grow in.
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6. Storage fun. Freestanding or built-in modular wood shelving units are playful and practical. They're great for providing access to toys while teaching kids to keep their room organized.
7. Cool chalk. Go bold and paint the entire room with chalkboard paint. Kids of all ages will absolutely love it — and parents never need to worry about cleaning the walls again. As your child matures, this color can easily work for an elegant little space with a dainty chandelier and urban-chic furnishings.
8. Branch out. Any space can be decorated with wall art. Get creative! Here a tree is painted on the wall, and the branches are actually shelves. What a simple way to create functional and cute wall art.
9. Striped closet. Take off the closet doors, paint oversize stripes inside the closet and add shelving for accessories. The headboard is another great touch in this room. Create your very own headboard with pallets from your nearby big-box store for an extra kick of style.
10. Inspirational headboard. A giant inspirational pin board is an easy way to let your child customize wall decor. Plus, these are easy to make with cork and a frame. Place your new creation on the wall behind the bed and voilà, you have a headboard too.
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Ideabook updated on June 25, 2012.
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