Away from the beds the room explodes into a variety of colors and lively patterns. A modern banana-leaf wallpaper creates a feature wall, providing a background to the bright pops of red, yellow and green furnishings and accessories. Collected pieces top off the dresser, including two works representing Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Boys are just superheroes in disguise, right? With this print in their room, the kiddos will always remember their potential. When paired with a globe, gold bookends and a vibes sign, this corner of the room is fun and full of interest.
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.
When designing kids's rooms, let the childlike feel come from accessories and accents and keep major elements neutral, as seen in this sweet bedroom. That allows the space to grow along with the child.
Graphic shapes are an integral part of designing children's spaces, especially if the shapes are easy to identify from close up and far away. Here, basic cardboard cones are outfitted as tree sculptures with paint and beaded garland.
On episode seven of HGTV Design Star season six, contestant Kellie redesigned kid Mason's bedroom. Mason can use this private under-bed area to kick around the soccer ball or relax with a book. "It's the only space in the room I kind of like," says judge Vern Yip.
In this sleek and streamlined bathroom, color is used sparingly but strategically to mark the room as a kids’ space. The house, designed for a young family of seven, features bold architectural elements that emphasize its clean lines and modern aesthetic. In this bathroom, a white-lacquered vanity and frameless shower enclosure team with bold yellow flooring.
This Claire Paquin-designed child's bedroom in dark blue and white is another nod to her serene living philosophy. White laminiate bookcases frame either side of a comfy window seat with added space to display favorite toys or knickknacks. The striped Roman shade in shades of blue, white and soft beige tie the unit together for a clean, comfortable look.
Shiplap walls and white built-in bunk beds pair with sisal-style flooring and nautical light fixtures for a coastal look in this kids' room. A lifeguard chair and surfboard complete the whimsically beautiful design.
To create a kids' nook that complements the living room design, modern chairs with durable, ribbed fabric were brought in along with a modern coffee table and an easily accessible library of kids' books.
Lead architect Patrick Ahearn designed the kids’ bathroom across the hallway from the kids’ bedroom for privacy and convenience. Cheerful décor continues throughout the bathroom through duplicated patterns and colors.
Open and airy thanks to exposed pine beams and bright, soaring ceilings, this modern mountain bunkroom at HGTV Dream Home 2014 is designed for children, but the array of red-and-white patterns makes it sophisticated enough for adult guests.
HGTV Design Star contestant Kellie designed this kid's bedroom on episode seven of season six. Though Mason asked for bunk beds, Kellie chose a loft bed with a hideout underneath. But Mason was noticeably disappointed at the reveal: "Poor kid. He was just looking for his bunk beds," says judge David Bromstad.
Designer Claire Paquin carefully designed this child's bedroom in shades of white, gray and hot pink with an eye on what she might like in years to come. She kept the main elements of the design in a neutral palette and added pops of pink in the pillows and other knickknacks that can change as tastes do. A built-in window seat and bookcases are perfect storage solutions for toys, books and games. And what little girl wouldn't love a crystal chandelier of her very own?
The girls’ room is an excellent example of how to design a kid’s room with a sense of style. When designing a room for kids there’s a lot to be said for keeping the overall aesthetic aligned with the rest of the home. Instead of decorating with bright pastel colors and more traditional "kid's colors" that don’t reflect their personal style, Julio and Kenza have blended their grownup black and white color palette with fun elements like the heart polka dots on the sheets, typographic art and pops of orange in this kid-friendly space.