Style Guide: Kids' Rooms and Nurseries
Your children are full of fun and imagination, and their bedrooms should be too. Check out these fun kid-friendly spaces for inspiration.
Bunk beds aren’t the only option for sleeping multiple kids on one room. Built-in beds in a row can take advantage of an otherwise awkward space in the eaves. Encourage your children to personalize their bed nooks.
All you need is painter’s tape, a level, and some patience for a clean geometric pattern. Wait for each color to dry before starting the next.
Instead of taping off stripes, hang inexpensive furring strips around the room. Paint before hanging to be sure that you get a clean edge. You may even want to make your own variation with some stripes in cork so your budding artist has a place to hang his or her handiwork.
Accent a comfy reading chair with a hanging canopy that creates a cozy hideaway.
For a room that will easily transition through the years, paint the walls a more muted, classic color and accent with bright accessories that can be changed out as tastes mature.
If you have room in your nursery, include a twin-size bed. It’s perfect for a parent, and someday your little one can transition into it.
No need to break out a sleeping bag. You will always be prepared for sleepover guests with a trundle bed.
Small-scale elements like child-sized chairs make a playful statement.
Make a space unique with accents like a ribbon chandelier or whimsical canopy.
Include a Play Area
Be sure to leave plenty of open floorspace for playtime.
Vintage Furniture Finds
Add whimsy to vintage furniture with a coat of paint in a kid-friendly color.