To create a space that would be sophisticated enough for the homeowners' son as a teenager, designers used a neutral color palette with white walls to take advantage of the room's abundance of warm, natural light.
The family wanted a room that would be great for their two growing boys, but were limited on space, so designers created a room that fit every need. They installed bunk beds to make space for the two boys, and with a ladder on the side of the bed, getting up to that top bunk is a breeze. The bookshelves on either side of the bed make sure that both boys have space to show off their own personality, and, still, plenty of floor space remains for the boys to be able to play in their space.
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HGTV fan ajerde chose a daybed for her little girl's room to grow with her daughter. The bed features a canopy topped with an oversized gold crown for a regal look. A soft-pink color palette softens the space.
White walls and simple furnishings make this minimalist nursery easy to grow into. Designer Sarah Stacey stocked it with the bare essentials so the parents could focus on what's most important, the baby.
Subtly patterned wallpaper and white furnishings form a neutral backdrop for fun, colorful accessories in this teen's transitional bedroom. The designer carefully crafted the room to grow with its young occupant, providing space to study and relax in a setting that’s both sophisticated and fun.
“For a longer-lasting terrarium, give your plant lots of room to grow,” Rose says. “If the plant’s roots are crowded in the pot it was purchased in, pot it up into the largest container that still fits inside the vase.”
Designer Claire Paquin created a little girl's bedroom with room to grow by using a neutral color palette and adding pops of colors for fun. The design remains sophisticated enough to grow into teen years but still functions well for a 3-year-old child. The rug and walls are in soft gray tones, and upholstered armchairs are comfortable and inviting.
A black bed frame and white duvet make a chic combination in this girls' room, promising to grow with the teen even into college. Colorful pillows not only allow her to easily try out new styles, but their bohemian flair also perfectly complements the nod to Paris on the wall.
StudioHue designed this contemporary nursery to grow with the child, but for now a sitting area with a comfortable midcentury modern chair and ottoman have been placed in the room for parent and baby's needs. The soft gray color will allow bolder colors to be introduced with furnishings, knickknacks and other decorative touches, such as the yellow accent table and wall stripe and lilac pillow and wall square. Who says every little girl needs to be in the pink?
The client wanted a room that reflected their boy's name, "Jonah" without being literal. This nursery is a perfect example of how a room can rock a theme and stay sophisticated, timeless and relevant. This big boy's space will not time out through the use of bold color, dramatic pattern and mature furnishings.
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1. How to Balance a Bold Pattern: Make sure your colors have a weight to it that can hold up to the bold pattern. Designer Karen Wolf used bright mid tones to balance the whales and also showcase them.
2. Why Red?: The black pattern called for a "power pop". The playful and strong red color was able to shine on its own in just right amounts in the room.
3. Sweet and Strong: A great mix for a room to grow. The sweet patterned window treatments are offset by the strong wallpaper.
4. Pattern Mixes: The dense wallpaper was mixed with a small window treatment print and open graphic with white field on the floor.
For decorations designers chose a mixture of funky, youthful pieces and more sophisticated, classic pieces to complete this little girl's room. The funkier pieces are smaller so that they can be easily changed out as she grows. The larger pieces were chosen to give the room the ability to "grow up" with her.
Subtle and feminine was the design goal for this elegant little girl's room. The muted pink walls anchor the space, while the gray patterned bedspread adds warmth and texture to the space. For color and personality, designers brought in a teal and pink rug with antiqued furniture to create a fun, yet sophisticated room for this little girl to enjoy now as well as grow into.
The homeowner wanted a retreat for the couple's eight year old whose room needed a "big girl" upgrade, so designers created a space where an eight year old would be perfectly comfortable, but could easily transition for an older girl with only a few minor tweaks. To achieve this, designers created a focal wall with watercolor floral wallpaper, then, they mixed fun, unexpected bedding and fabrics to add visual interest to help the room feel as if it has been collected over time.