Kid Spaces 159 Ideabooks

There's a lot of chatter about babies lately — spring and summer are popular baby birthing months. If you have been dreaming about your nursery and looking for new ideas, this is for you. I really like to decorate nurseries with an older baby in mind, because the newborn months are such a blink. I try to stay...
10 Beautiful Rooms for Real Kids
I have perhaps the tiniest chip on my shoulder about kids' room decor. My pet peeve is photos of children's rooms that are just too perfect and tidy and design-y to be even remotely real. I'm all for aspirational photography, and I understand...
Share Tactics: Great Ideas for Shared Kids' Rooms
My husband and I learned the hard way that as far as children are concerned, there is a yawning chasm between the concept of having a baby brother and the reality of it — particularly if it means sharing a bedroom. Our older son was 3½...
The Most Incredible Kids' Tree House You'll Ever See?
Steve and Jeri Wakefield had the idea nine years ago to build an elaborate tree house for their grandsons, Lincoln and Sullivan Scott, in their Dallas backyard. They hired architect and family friend James...
My Houzz: Universal Design Helps an 8-Year-Old Feel at Home
Building a new home in a kid-friendly neighborhood wasn't the only priority for Julie Brocklehurst and Andrew Boland. In fact, their entire house had to be custom kid friendly. With their 8-year-old son, Brennen, in a wheelchair, they needed to design...
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...
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