Small toy cars can often turn up missing or scattered around your home. In this racing-themed child's bedroom, a basket placed on an open shelf at the bottom of a nightstand gives both parents and kids an easy way to gather and store the cars. This helps avoid lost cars and having the toys be a tripping hazard.
Give kids rooms they can grow with. Egypt Sherrod worked with AmericasMart to makeover the children’s rooms in this Dwell with Dignity project. She says her main goal was to create a comfortable space for the kids that reflected their personalities that they wouldn’t outgrow too quickly.
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.
Designer Justine Sterling transformed a low-ceiling basement space in a 1920s Colonial to create a studio. It’s a walkout basement with two windows providing decent light, but it was very ugly with exposed pipes, a horrible acoustic tile ceiling and old sticky vinyl flooring. At roughly 450 square feet, there was a good amount of space to create a project room for the children. The room is now a lively children's workspace.
Colorful artwork and accessories pop in this all-white kids room. The built-in desk provides a place for two to sit and do homework. Above, modular shelving holds books, personal treasures and a small TV.
Stop sifting through clothing that no longer fits. Professional organizer Darla DeMorrow suggests keeping a box labeled “too small” for items your child has outgrown. When you have time, donate or pass down.
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.
Sometimes divide and conquer is the way to go. For this child's bedroom closet, a combination of hanging rods, cubbies, drawers and slide-out baskets helps store both clothes and toys. Use dead space under drawers for pull-out baskets that can provide a home for odd-shaped toys.
Bright, textured chairs and a mural make a hangout space the energetic spot it deserves to be for kids and teens. The modern lounge chairs and sofa table have softened and curved edges. The spiraling hoops on the chandelier are eye-catching and fit with the circular elements in the mural and seating. The room by Jo Rabaut Designs, Southface and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta was in a Southeastern Designer Showhouse.
The play space in this kid's room, part of the second-floor addition, was expanded by going up! A loft was created underneath the dormer window with the potential to be just about anything (daydreaming nook, pirate ship, secret hideout). A barn door hides an expansive closet.