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.
If kids are on the guest list, a few simple activities should keep them busy. Try setting up a kids-only area with board games, coloring pages and snacks — though don't be surprised if you catch a few adults getting in on the fun!
Children are encouraged to draw on the walls in this bedroom space, thanks to the easy-to-clean chalkboard painted wall. Red stripes frame the chalkboard space, matching the energy of the room's young occupants and relating the feature to the boldly colored furnishings in the space.
When families share bathrooms, soaps and toys for the little ones often end up scattered around. Using a slip-proof suction cup to adhere to any glass or tile wall, the stretchy, wide-mouthed Bath Storage from 3 Sprouts made from the same mildew resistant material used for wet suits keeps toys and bath products dry and within easy reach.
Tyler custom-ordered the ladder through the contractor, Frawley Construction, as a clever way to access the upper bunk. The wood and brass details of the ladder add to the classic aesthetic of the space. The door is painted in high-gloss Benjamin Moore Hale Navy, and it leads to a small storage area under the eaves.
Create a conversation starter for kids and adults with clever repurposed projects. Here, a basic cookie sheet is used as a magnet board to help little ones practice spelling. For a more sophisticated spin on plastic magnet letters, try spray painting them with matte gold plastic spray paint.
Swimming pools and other deep water features can pose a threat to the safety of unsupervised children but this mini rock quarry design from Kane Landscaping incorporates a waterfall and pond into the natural environment with an emphasis on shallow water. Despite appearances, the pond is only two to three inches deep and an ideal space to float boats, skim rocks or feed goldfish
Say hello to yellow - Look how bright and cheerful this family bathroom a child-friendly aesthetic with a fun colorful wall. The vibrant hue of yellow anchors the vintage white subway tile in the shower.
Bright-colored chairs and accessories liven up this kid-friendly living space. An area rug defines the sitting area, complete with a wall-mounted TV, while a nearby bookcase offers easily accessible storage and display space.
Geometric multicolor patterns and bold hues complete this contemporary kid-friendly family room by Kandrac & Kole Interior Design. A wood storage cabinet holds a media system on one side of the fireplace, while the other side serves as a reading corner with furry white stools. The room also has a sectional and white desks. Above the cabinet is a mirror made out of recycled paint cans.
Piles of toys often create clutter in family and media rooms, so control the chaos by using a storage system that addresses both toy and media storage. Go for a unit that combines drawers with open shelves, so you can use baskets for smaller toys and still have room for media equipment. Colorful soft hampers on each side create a home for stuffed animals.