What’s so cozy about kids’ bedrooms? They always feel like a good place to be. From framed postcards to reading nooks, these 16 rooms from Our house tours Full of great ideas. take a look…
Think of a climbing wall (or not). “The climbing wall and net were here when we moved in,” says the author. Emma Straub From her home in Brooklyn. “It would be like a dream room for some really athletic kids, climbers. And I don’t have those kids. We look at it as an art installation.”
Create a reading nook. “Someone from a local Buy Nothing group gave me felt and stuffing that I used to make a floor cushion for the girls’ reading nook,” says a single mother. Marceline Balfour in Manhattan. “It was my first sewing project, but I just looked up some tutorials online and went through them. Honestly, it’s so crooked. But it works.”
Embrace chaos. People say that children are little scientists and explorers Sadat Denis, a mother of two in North Carolina. “So if my house is a mess, that means my kids had a good day.”
Framed postcards (or book pages or magazine clippings). DIY Enthusiasts Insist, “Art Doesn’t Need to Be Complicated” Shen Lu in Atlanta. “When I visited New York City years ago, I went to the famous Strand Bookshop and bought a set of postcards of birds. They were so beautiful I didn’t want to mail them! So, I framed them and put them up on the wall.”
Find a middle ground that will make you all happy. “These girls love pink, and I wanted their bedrooms to feel fun for them, but also make me happy,” says the designer. Heather Taylor In Los Angeles “So, we went with Farrow and Ball’s Dimity—it looks pink in a more subtle way.”
Create a bedtime ritual. We listen to a magical children’s narrative podcast – Journey with the storyHe adds Heather Taylor. A Scottish writer tells fairy tales in the most serene way: “Well, children, what is a souvenir, a nugget, a lesson?” ”
Scatter small bulbs. “Our home is about connection, and lighting is a big part of that,” the author shares Latonia Yvette in upstate New York. “There are only a few overhead lights but lots of small ones to create ambiance.”
Use stickers. Instead of expensive, designer wallpaper Heather Ross She made pony posters and pasted them on her daughter’s bedroom wall. You can find others here And hereincluding cars, animals and clouds.
Choose the colors that feel right for you. “I wanted my kids’ room to feel gender neutral,” she says. Kat van der Horn From her home in Portland. “When people talk about gender neutrality, they think beige, but everyone I know who isn’t bisexual or gay isn’t beige! So, we chose a vibrant green.”
Make the room feel like home. “Since Mom and Dad live in separate homes, we decided to have the same type of bed for the boys in both places, so that sleeping would always be the same,” he explains. Kat van der Horn. “We ordered the same bunk bed for their father’s house.”
Turn tables into art. “When the kids were little,” she says, “we covered the coffee table with white paper.” Catherine Newman Amherst, Massachusetts. “It was fun for them to draw on the table, and their friends would come over and draw too. It became a habit for about 20 years. When the kids were in their teens, I’d go down in the morning after a big sleep, and there would be all these dirty little drawings on the table or bad words, Which was the funniest and most innocent rebellion.”
Give your child choices. Andrea Ramirez, in San Rafael, California, made sure her daughter’s room reflected her interests: Trolls, books, a bean bag chair, and a super comfy bed. She says, “We brought Emilia to IKEA and she laid down all the beds and moved out this! “
Tape the children’s drawings. “I like empty wall space,” he admits. Lena Corwin in San Francisco. “It’s very quiet for me, and leaves room for temporary artwork. We always hang kids’ drawings and handmade banners for celebrations.”
Put all lights on dimmers. “Lighting is essential for a warm feel in any space, especially in the bedroom,” she says Laura Fenton in Queens, New York.
Start measuring the wall. “We have a high wall that everyone measures themselves,” he says. Aunty Lulu in Cornwall, England. “You see the kids shoot on the spot!”
Hold on to your favorite games. “my dad Make this dollhouse Aunty Lulu. “It has wallpaper and even toilet paper! As a gift, you can always buy something for the dollhouse, like a person or a broom. He made all the little paintings by cutting out pictures from magazines and putting them into little frames. Nowadays, when a child visits us, they kind of disappear.” What, and they’re out there playing with a doll for an hour.”
What do you add? What did you like about your room as a kid?
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