On HGTV's Fixer Upper. the custom Lego walls in this boy's bedroom is a Lego lover's dream. The large wall features a library style rolling ladder for easy access to the top of the wall, as well as, clever storage baskets for extra bricks at the bottom of the wall.
Muted walls with vibrant orange accents and geometric patterns make the kids’ bedroom not only fun but sophisticated and ideal for all ages. “I think it has universal appeal because it is very cute and childlike in a boy’s room, but I think this also works well as a guest room for adults,” says interior designer Linda Woodrum.
The contemporary color scheme and accents are well-suited for a boys' or guest bath. The white vanity and stylized chrome hardware play nicely against the soft gray walls and bolder stripe that surround the room. The industrial designed swing arm lamps and beveled mirror make a powerful statement in this design.
Grouping objects by era and color is a good place to start when you begin filling your shelves. “I like to keep my old 1930s Reader's Digest collection grouped together, and my 1950s Hardy Boys collection in one place,” says Atlanta designer Carl Mattison. He recommends filling your shelves completely, and then removing things piece by piece to give it some openness.
On the other end of this fun playroom, designers created a reading area for these busy boys, complete with a great collection of children's books on a modern book rack, blue bean bags and something to climb on. More storage lines the right wall in the space, and large, glass front doors allow mom and dad to be able to check on their kids at all times.
A custom back-painted glass vanity floats on the blue walls in this swimming pool-inspired boy's bathroom at the San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2015. A chrome wall-mounted Kohler faucet and glass mosaic tile designed to look like pooling water further offers the look of moving water in the room.
Now, the bathroom features classic white tile and modern grays, making it kid-friendly and contemporary. Balance out a bigger ticket item, such as installing new tile, by saving on your shower curtain. Instead of a fancy or custom curtain for this boys' bathroom makeover, Atlanta designer Jennifer Foster found one for less than $20 that looked like tire treads.
Inspired by David Hockney's 1978 artwork" Swimming Pool with Reflection," the shower is lined with glass mosaic tiles in shades of watery blues in the boy's bathroom at the San Francisco Decorators Showcase 2015. A built-in wall niche is unexpectedly edged with lighting and provides a spot for shower necessities.
Color is the easiest and most effective way to make an event your own. Choose a palette that works as well for baby boys and girls as it does for moms, dads, husbands and wives. A palette of coral, navy blue, white and silver is a sophisticated fit for both baby and bridal showers.
Inspired by David Hockney's 1978 artwork" Swimming Pool with Reflection," designer Gregg De Meza created a whimsical bathroom for the young boy at the San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2015. Street artist Jeremy Novy painted the bright yellow no-diving symbol, while a floating blue vanity and pooling mosaic tile on the floor invoke a sense of pool water.
If there is no room on the walls near the sink for a hand towel ring or hook, take it to the countertop. Designer Jennifer Foster filled a red tray with a small towel stand for a boy’s bathroom. Decorative hand towels also are an easy way to make a bathroom look more polished, and designers often opt for ones with simple patterns such as stripes.
As seen on season 1 of Sarah Sees Potential, a cinder block wall was removed to create this open and bright basement entertainment area. Sarah highlighted the home's original gray stone fireplace with rustic-modern furnishings in chic blues, grays and rich cherry browns. Plenty of seating and storage allow this room to be used for movie nights, casual dinners or sleepovers for the clients' two young boys.
Designers faced a challenge with the kids' bathroom. The space had to be bright and fun, but it couldn't be too girly or too boy-ish, so they settled on a brightly colored shower curtain in a neutral bathroom. The bold blue, green and yellow circles appealed to brother's and sister's design style, and when combined with fun wainscoting, created a space that both kids loved.
The homeowners wanted a cool, masculine space for their newest addition, so designers brought in a rustic, wood crib and fun sports accents. A mobile with all sorts of sport balls hangs over the crib, and pennants from the homeowners' favorite sports teams adorn the wall. The finishing touch is a masculine name plate that hangs above the crib, making the space personal for the family and their new baby boy.
As seen on season 1 of Sarah Sees Potential, Sarah installed beverage stations for all ages in this basement rec room. A chic, antique wine cabinet provides easy storage for the family's wine collection while a kitchenette on the other side of the room holds ready-to-grab drinks and snacks for the family's two young boys.
When Gram graduated to a big-boy bed, Sara gave him a double partly because she didn't want to deal with bed rails. "He has so much space that he never rolls to the edge!" she explains. What's with the birch forest in the room? It's wallpaper, inspired by the woodsy view out the window. Young and fun but not babyish. Birch Tree wall mural from Urban Outfitters
In this kids' bathroom, a skylight lets in plenty of natural light to brighten the space, while bold navy and green accent the space. The vanities are split here, making the space both functional and practical, allowing each child to have his own sink in the space, and wooden stools help the boys reach their sinks. Built-in shelves provide storage in the space, while an alligator shower curtain and zebra striped rug add personality and fun.
A dark and dingy room is transformed into a bright and airy open space for a young family with three little boys. As the center of the home, this space is where the family spends most of their time so lots of seating is incorporated and a built-in banquette is great for the kids. An East Coast vibe is mixed with a touch of coastal California feel for a casual, comfortable atmosphere.