Gone are the days of garish cartoon wallpaper and sticker-covered plastic furnishings. The kids’ rooms of the moment embody creativity, style and plenty of functionality. No longer an additional afterthought to a home’s overall aesthetic, they are now inspired design in their own right. Don’t believe me? Ahead, here’s definitive proof that kids’ rooms can be stylish too.
Stylish Kids’ Room Ideas
Neutral tones and the back-to-basics choice of toys and accessories make a convincing case for the power of simplicity. I also love how the natural wood and rattan textures add a craftsman touch to the space. Overall, the nursery’s organic aesthetic is the antithesis of the gaudy rooms of the past.
Star-flecked iridescent wallpaper balances out the dramatic black painted floors to stunning effect. Rather than opting for kid-specific furniture, Richter chose to fill the space with more general design pieces she loved, customizing items where necessary. As such, the nursery boasts an enviably eclectic mix of vintage and mid-century modern styles.
One of the best things about kids’ room design is the potential for boundless imagination. Of all the spaces in a home, the children’s room is the place to go all in with the fun.
Jacob Sandmann of Fogarty Finger Architecture took this to heart when designing his kids’ playroom. Featuring a colorful climbing wall and three-tier bunk-bed, this may be the ultimate child’s play hangout. Bright primary colors are matched with a background of sleek white, ensuring an overall contemporary aesthetic. Meanwhile, interactive wallpaper that is meant to be drawn on introduces an element of personalization to the space, allowing the kids to truly make this a room of their own.
For a kids’ room which will stay timelessly stylish year after year, begin with an all white canvas.
In this Amanda Barnes-designed nursery, white walls are a backdrop to a host of sweet whimsical details. Instead of bright color, Barnes turns to texture to create depth. For instance, the over-sized rug, woven textiles and lace bamboo tipi. As the child grows older, all of these details can be swapped out with minimal effort.
In an age where technology rules the world, I’m a firm supporter of Estudio Plok’s and architect Mariana Paccieri’s commitment to designing a tech-free kids’ room. Instead of TV’s and iPads, the ‘#bearscave’ encourages fun through imagination.
Inspired by nature, this room is modeled after a bear cave. To this end, a diagonal timber floor which continues up one wall and wood panel accents enhance the sense of enclosure. However, the thing that really draws me to this wood-clad space is the room’s tactility. Here, a climbing wall and cave-like bed structure, complete with ladder, encourages physical exploration. With all this at your fingertips, who needs tech to have fun?