For this Irvine, Calif., project, designer Jessica Bennett remodeled the family and dining rooms for $12,000. Traditional furniture pieces in kid-friendly fabrics make this a classic design that works for the whole family.
Practicality is key in the living space. This room was designed with a focus on a comfortable hangout for family friends and children. Light colors keep the room bright while a mix of durable materials and beach-inspired patterns ensure the room is kid-friendly. The washable sofa slipcover helps make clean-up a breeze.
The playroom is designed for both kids and adults. A small table and chairs, train table, a soft area rug and low bookcase is kid friendly, while an elegant chandelier, comfortable sectional and pretty decor, like the printed window treatments, gives the space a grown-up feel.
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.
This family room is designed to feel soft and fun but still sophisticated. Blue walls liven up the look, while a stunning white leather sectional offers a more grown-up piece to anchor the child-friendly space.
This traditional family room is designed for a young family. Ikat, paisley, faux leather and faux animal print fabrics are combined to bring excitement to the room while also making it kid-friendly with stain-resistant fabrics.
This family-friendly home features a music area, a kids' art space, a teepee – even a climbing wall and an indoor swing! Bright fabrics and an eclectic mix of furnishings add to the home's casual, whimsical vibe. The whole house was designed to fit the personality and lifestyle of the active, vibrant homeowners and their young kids.
Bold pops of color punctuate the white walls and characterize the kids’ spaces in this modern home full of whimsy and style. Designed for a young family of seven, the house blends economical pieces with custom touches. On a wall of streamlined built-ins, the top shelf is painted bright olive green, creating a fun focal point for a kid-friendly hallway.
This kid's bathroom also functions as the home's main bathroom, so the design needed to be playful but also tasteful. Gold fixtures and olive green floor tiles add just the right amount of sophistication. Inexpensive subway tiles, Ikea vanities and Kohler fittings kept the project budget friendly.
An oversized upholstered ottoman packs a powerful design punch in this kid-friendly living room. The soft performance fabric coordinates with the tonal blue on the walls, art, and other textiles in the space. The ottoman is versatile for entertaining, relaxation or for the kiddos to jump and play on.
As seen on America's Most Desperate Kitchens, John and Anthony designed a kitchen space that is family friendly. Adjacent to the both the kitchen and the office space, the kids' play area provides the little ones with a place to play within eyesight while mom and dad fix the family's meals.