A kid's — or teen's — room doesn't have to be designed with a typical pink or blue color scheme. This neutral-hued room still feels fun and youthful with the addition of retro-inspired sports art. Plaid linens lend a rustic and comfortable air.
This attic has been converted into sports room with sports-related art hanging on sloping portions of the ceiling and a football field border along the bottom walls. A large television is positioned on one side of the room with comfortable patterned chairs.
Spread out over 30 acres is Colorado’s longest-running corn maze at Anderson Farms in Erie, Colorado. First launched in 1999, the annual fall attraction changes its theme every year and offers special events like zombie paintball and nighttime rambles through the haunted maze during Halloween season.
Subtle variations in color and finish go a long way in this formal ding room, where transitional dining chairs, modern art and a traditional rug are the main attractions. An ornate chandelier descends from a gold tray ceiling, while the blush walls sport a diamond pattern.
KIDS BEDROOM, AFTER: This newly redesigned bedroom is a perfect oasis for a tween boy with a sports inspired theme, just enough color and its own bathroom. A custom painted locker and stylized art give the room unique character.
To create the perfect boy's space that can grow with the homeowners' young, teenage son, designers started with white walls and ash gray wood floors that would match the rest of the home's neutral, eclectic design. Then, they added pops of bold orange and blue that would make the space feel masculine, but still fun. Then, they hung bits of art on the walls that showcased his interest-sports items, beach balls, band posters-creating a unique space perfectly tailored to its owner.
Masculine-style spaces often get the reputation for lacking sophistication, but you don’t have to sacrifice the fun stuff for a designer look. Swap out collegiate- or sports-themed posters for art that depicts these themes in a unique way. This print of boxing gloves is perfect for a sports fanatic's media room.
In one corner of the back wall of the homeowners' son's bedroom, designers installed a built-in desk, giving the room's occupant a space to work and create. Decorated with fun, anime art, posters from his favorite band, his favorite books and sports trophies and a small file cabinet for storage, this desk space is the perfect place for a teenage boy.
Wall decals aren’t just for sports fans — they’re for design lovers, too. (And renters, because they aren’t permanent and don’t damage walls.) WALLTAT Wall Decals, for example, offers hundreds of images inspired by nature, pop art and vintage design. All you need is masking tape, a friend to help hold the decal in place, and the squeegee included with the product to apply directly to your wall. Presto, instant color!
A giant rose gold mirror sets off this stylish display in the home’s entryway. Large enough to give a full view of anyone looking into it, the tinted reflection is a beautiful addition that displays everything in it as wall art. Beneath the mirror, is another vintage chair. This time, the three-legged seating sports a mix of white leather and chrome. The piece is perfect for sitting and putting on shoes or getting ready for a walk with the dog.
Once inside the man-cave, the cool angles and architectural features clearly identifies it as a former attic space. The room is accessorized with black and white images of career milestones and nostalgic art that references the homeowner's home town. There are two seating areas, a game table, a live edge counter with four barstools and of course a massive television. This room meets the needs of whatever type of guests our homeowner is hosting. There are four large club chairs for casual business meetings, a comfy sofa for lounging, or we can fill every seat for a big sporting event. Every element in this room has a purpose, but we still managed to inject good design principals into finishes, the space plan and overall mood to ensure a great result.