A modern loft bed frees up plenty of floor space for creativity and play in this energetic and colorful kid's bedroom. Traditional rugs anchor the space and connect its design with the rest of the house. Pops of blue form a thread of color that runs throughout the white-walled rooms in the mid-century modern home.
Little ones curl up for the night in a custom-made platform bed on wheels (fun and flexible!) and a loft bed with ladder access. The room gets its light, bright feel from pine floors, white walls and sheer window panels.
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.
Upstairs, a loft gives the cottage an additional bedroom. The neutral color palette helps to reflect the natural, California sunlight, while the red and blue bed linens give the space fun pops of color, making this a great kids' room.
For older children and even adults, a loft bed is a great way to leave floor space open. It takes advantage of otherwise unused space and makes it possible to add a desk or a seating area in a small room that would have been otherwise overwhelmed by a large bed.