A great looking, comfortable sectional can seat several people without taking up the space that chairs and sofas would. Kids can pile on by the half-dozen and adults can really stretch out and relax. Opt for a sleeper version if you tend to have more guests than guest rooms.
Kids of all ages would delight in this amazing pool that mixes fire and water features, a rope swing, water slide, waterfall, and plenty of places to relax. Watch all the fun from comfortable lounge chairs on the pool deck, underwater stools at the cabana's swim-up bar, or take it easy in the hot tub.
Creating a family-friendly hang out space that’s comfortable AND durable is easier than you think. This combination of sofa and chairs around a round table make the most of a small space. The disparate set was transformed into a kid-friendly space by simply upholstering the second-hand sofa and chairs in the same preppy plaid. A busier pattern holds up better to spills and crafting mishaps better than a solid fabric would.
Painted clouds and city streets provide a fun and playful backdrop for this kid's bedroom. The contemporary bunk bed includes a fireman pole and slide for exciting exits from the top bunk. A hanging globe chair creates a comfortable swing above the blue and green checked rug, and an airplane light fixture is the perfect touch to complete the space.
Comfortable yet sophisticated, this Old World-style living room is the perfect space for these empty nesters. A Spanish-style console features intricate detail and brings an elegant feel to the room. A pair of wingback chairs is centered on a stunning, warm fireplace, while drawings of the homeowners' children bring a personal touch to the space.
The top floor of a Brooklyn townhouse was opened up so all the rooms flowed into one another and created a huge floor for the kids. This ultra chic nursery features a graphic accent wall in neutral tones, a deep purple rocking chair with fringe and a white, modern dresser. The unique, floral light fixture adds a perfect touch of whimsy to the space.
A play area on one half of this family room is perfect for keeping children entertained while adults can relax in the other half. A navy couch and brown leather chair contrast against the light yellow and white walls. A built-in fireplace with gray tile surrounds adds a great masculine detail to the design. Throw pillows, a blanket and fun wall art keep the space colorful.
Wallpaper with a whimsical, retro feel dresses up the sitting area in this kids' room. The bright blue ottoman and chair along with the orange patterned pillow add another layer of color to the space. Sleek, white wall shelving and window seat under-storage provide stylish and space-saving options for books and toys. A patterned roman shade allows plenty of natural light into the room.
This sophisticated dining room acts as an extension of the kitchen. The designers wanted to create a space that felt like its own entity while still being part of the open floor plan. French doors and a soothing, earth-toned color palette cultivate a relaxing and enjoyable environment. The chairs were upholstered in a rich, durable ultra suede fabric that would accommodate the family's young children without sacrificing sleek style.
A great spot for adults and kids alike, this stylish dining room includes a table with a high lacquer finish to ward off stains, durable leather on the chairs and acrylic backs to stave off grubby hand prints. To balance out the look, the designer chose a funky but elegant chandelier that could equally be at home in a posh nightclub as it is a formal parlor room.
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?
Coffee tables can make a huge impact on the look and functionality of a living room. With their lack of sharp edges, round coffee tables or ottomans are great for living rooms used by children; however, they can result in wasted space when placed next to square or rectangular sofas and chairs. To outfit a seating area with plenty of useable tabletop surface (or multipurpose occasional seating), consider grouping two or three round coffee tables or ottomans together.
A dramatic chandelier hanging above a solid walnut dining table creates a specific balance and eye-catching elegance to the open-floor plan of the living space. Sizable sliding glass doors let in natural light to mingle with light from the custom fixture’s more than 25 individual lamps. The solid walnut dining table featured is by Jeff Newell of Newell Design Studio, while Custom Dessin Fournir chairs upholstered in kid-friendly Joseph Noble fabric completes the dining ensemble.
To create a baby girl's nursery that is feminine without being precious, the designer chose a gray, coral and neutral palette with rustic and vintage elements. The resulting look is clean and simple; family treasures make it special. Coral stripe paint color: Sherwin Williams Coral Island Code SW 6332; Chair rail paint color: Sherwin Williams Worldly Gray Code SW 7043; Window panels :Nate Berkus for Target; Crib: Baby Town; Crib Mobile: Pottery Barn Kids; Grey Glider: Buy Buy Baby
This multi-functional space perfectly fits the family perfectly. A comfy, gray sectional, upholstered ottoman and playful striped slipper chair create the TV viewing area, while brass étagères flank a coordinating TV console house metallic woven baskets that act as toy storage for the kiddos. Finally, a cream lacquered and brass desk was placed against the back of the chaise sectional where the homeowners can catch up on work while their kids watch a movie or play within eyesight.
This little moment in the dining room reflects how Angela incorporates minimalist principals with colorful whimsy throughout the space. The artwork, painted by her two eldest children when they were just toddlers, is not only a great conversation piece but it also provides just the right amount of soft edges and free-flowing brushstrokes to create a contained chaos, that pairs perfectly with the clean modest lines of the credenza. The mod, architectural yellow chair (another one of Angela’s amazing vintage finds) may be small but it certainly makes a large impact in the space.
Fixer Upper hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines transformed a depressing room into a bright and festive nursery for the Purks' baby on the way. The old French Doors were removed to create a solid wall for a crib or bed placed against. The old wall paneling was removed and replaced with light blue painted drywall with white trim. Soft carpeting will be perfect for a child's room and metal crates hang on the wall and serve as storage for stuffed animals. A comfortable side chair is an inviting place to sit with the baby, and a crystal chandelier was removed from the original dining room and installed here in the nursery.
This home in Decatur, Georgia outside Atlanta has five boys all under the age of 5, which means lots of mess. Designer Gina Sims solved that "problem" by creating an adult nook in the kitchen where the boys' art supplies are hidden away in the buffet. Sims advising going up when it comes to design and other elements you want to keep out of kids' reach. "The wine storage went up the wall out of reach, and we added impactful art, lighting and window treatments to draw the eye up," says Sims. Sims was also strategic in her choice of materials for the seating. "The plastic molded chairs are easily wiped down (or hosed off!) and the machine made (read: inexpensive) rug has lots of color and pattern which hide stains," notes Sims.