Children’s rooms are always a challenge, especially finding room for everything. When you have children that share a room the challenge is even more interesting.
I hope these cute ideas from Better Homes & Garden will help you with your projects.
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Vroom to Grow
A vintage transportation theme is perfect for any little boy who loves cars and trucks, yet the sophisticated color palette and artwork possibilities are perfect for parents who don’t want to redecorate two years down the road.
See. Spot. Fun!
Tackling tween (between child and teen) and decor can be a challenge, but not if you remember four tricks of the trade: Add bold colors, do away with a theme, give your tween a say, and create a hangout space.
Pink for Two, Please
A mini social butterfly would be right at home in this room fit for entertaining. A set of iron twin beds allows for sleepovers. A refurbished, Victorian-look antique nightstand was chosen for its size and subtlety, appearing dainty against the softly patterned wallpaper.
Back to Basics
Looking for a never-fail color scheme that works for either gender? Primary colors are the answer, both for their energy and for their versatility.
Cater to the maturing tastes of your kids by toning things down with a blue-and-white color scheme. White iron beds and mix-and-match patterned bedding lends a country French touch to the space.
Road to Style
A car theme gets a sophisticated update in this room. Black bunks, each with a book rack and wall lamp, include red blankets that relate to the room’s highway wall art. In the carpeting, ribbons of roadway create fun places for play.
Red, White, and Bunked
Stripes appear nearly everywhere in this happy kids’ room — walls, window, pillows, bedding, cushions, and even the bunk beds themselves. Note the sophisticated look of the wall and window treatments, making for a smooth transition to more mature teen furnishings in the future.
A backdrop of yellow stripes plays host to two sides of this shared space — each sporting a coordinating hue of either blue or pink. A two-tone rug underfoot also unites these two colors, making a perfect room for a boy and a girl.
Three lilac twin beds are dressed with a mixture of florals, dots, and delicate stripes for cottage charm for three lucky little girls.
Mellow Yellow for Three
Soft paint colors on wall and ceiling help unify this room for three. While the lamps and pillow shams repeat on each bed, the quilts and bed linens are unique for each child.
Pirate Room for Two
Nautical details abound in this all-boy room. A pair of boat-shaped twin beds (complete with sails) are perfect for these two young pirates!
Custom-designed bunk bed include lighting, bulletin boards, and desks. On the far wall, a hockey-themed mural provides plenty of interest and style, but can be painted over as the boys mature.
Let’s Go Camping
Chunky log furniture creates a summer camp theme in a room that sports red and green. A playful pup tent, picnic table, and pinecone chandelier add even more ambience.
A Bug-Inspired Room for Kids
An insect-pattern bedding fabric served as the inspiration for a colorful room. Easy-to-stencil embellishments on furnishings add whimsical touches in unexpected places. Winged creatures cut from fabric flutter atop windows dressed with white wood blinds.
A mix of plaids, stripes, and star fabrics combine to create a cozy bedtime retreat for two brothers. Navy curtain panels at the beds’ corners help set off this area in its own little nook.
Beyond Baby Steps
A family’s love of water was the inspiration for a sea theme using blue and white. Stenciled sailboats and billowing clouds float dreamily over pale blue ocean walls. Small pops of red and yellow add a sense of fun to the space.
Contemporary Shared Space
Brothers share this bedroom; its crisp red, black, and white scheme is lively without seeming juvenile. Featuring an upholstered headboard with piping detail, the bed is one of a pair. Each bed includes a pull-out trundle for overnight guests.
From Dark to Decorated
A once dreary attic was finished into a bright space with the addition of dormers and drywall. A children’s suite features handmade cypress beds and toy chests as well as upholstered headboards courtesy of Mom.
Triplets in Tow
A trio of sweet cribs sit beneath a decoratively painted ceiling in this baby room. Comfortable upholstered seating areas make the space useable for adults as they care for the triplets.
While these bunks sport the look of a playhouse, their function is primary. The corner placement packs a lot of utility into a small space, leaving more floor area for play, study, and clowning around.