Built-in bookshelves ensure there's a place for every knickknack and piece of art in this stylish family room. There's even a built-in nook for the kids to read and play games. We're also loving the midcentury modern design.
The Kokeshi dolls in this girls' bedroom are from a local kid's shop and the designer framed an eclectic selection of art pieces (including from artist Saar Manche) to create a cohesive gallery. The unicorn lamp was a magical Target discovery!
The home's entry doubles as a floor-to-ceiling art gallery packed with one-of-kind creations appealing to adults and kids. To keep purses and backpacks in one spot, wall hooks were installed among the featured art. A foyer table in matching blue provides an excellent surface for displaying family photos, intimate lighting, and accessories.
This kid's space is a work room, craft room, play room...wherever the imagination can go! Bulletin boards provide space for inspiration and favorite creations. Tons of drawers stash knick knacks, art supplies and anything else that's otherwise hard to corral.
This chest of drawers in a little boys' bedroom by Mallory Mathison hosts a tableaux incorporating thoughtful details like a silver cup ornamented with a preserved boxwood orb, family photos, a vintage child's toy and the lovely, unexpected detail of fresh flowers. People don't often think of putting fresh flowers in a child's room, but designer Mathison says giving even small children access to nature—as well as to art early on—creates moments of beauty in their lives.
A white-framed bulletin board hangs above decorative hooks in this blue kids' bedroom. The pegs help keep toys and clothes from cluttering the floor, while the board is a great way to display homemade art and family photos.
A great space for the kids to cuddle up and read, this playroom is light and bright thanks to the stark white walls and nearby window. A plaid sofa, nature-inspired area rug and canvas art add rusticity to the contemporary design.
Whimsical wire art and a fun floating nightstand are crowning touches in this stylish, colorful and modern kid’s bedroom. A bright red ceiling and dark floors balance the white walls and furnishings. An array of colorful pillows pops against the pin-tucked bedding.
Claire Paquin designed this walk-out basement family room to be functional for all family members: "adult" space for relaxation and "kid" space for play. The brown leather sectional provides comfortable seating, and the colorful art and area rug create a fun environment for all.
Art on canvas, instead of framed masterpieces, can be a lower-cost option to personalize a room. Designer Robin LaMonte says many of her clients hang artwork by their children prominently in their home. To start with, you can find a blank white canvas packs sold at arts and crafts stores.
Let’s face it, kids aren’t all that great at hanging things up on hangers, but they CAN handle a basic wall hook. Install a few at their level to help them wrangle dress up clothes, art smocks or jackets.
Creating a gallery wall filled with your children’s artwork is easy and will give a colorful and personal touch to any room. Keep it simple and let the art be the focus with monochrome matted frames in assorted sizes.
Turn floor clutter into wall art with this vintage-style storage system from Restoration Hardware’s RH baby & child. Keep books, homework, pens and pencils off the floor and in this industrial wall-mounted storage solution.
A flatscreen TV is framed by custom white shelving in this contemporary neutral living room. A mounted desk and cubed stools provide a space for kids to entertain themselves. Metallic art pieces and a colorful wall hanging provide balance and interest to the unique family room.
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.