When pulling together a room for the pint-sized set, these professional style-makers show the importance of being committed to an idea. Whether it’s stippling a wall with fun polka-dots or going nautical on bunk beds, there’s no halfway here. The result? Spaces kids love.
Ahoy, matey! Sarah Richardson’s rental cottage bedroom has coastal flair. Little shipmates will enjoy sharing this nautical nook, where suspended buckets can be filled with books, toys and such then pulleyed between beds. A pine built-in offers storage, and the shiplap walls are a natural fit.
A spring-fresh look that works year-round, this lovely bedroom belongs to Fiona, Sarah Richardson’s daughter, who obviously has inherited her mom’s design-loving genes. Fiona asked for a feminine room, and mom delivered. Sarah brought life to the antique beds by painting them soft green. Lots of pattern play – on the drapes, bed, rug and chaise – keeps the room from feeling flat.
As this bedroom proves, Scott McGillivray’s daughter Layla isn’t a shrinking violet. The sassy space was inspired by the storage chest at the foot of the bed. Reflective pieces, such as the faceted mirror and desk, enliven the bedroom that’s anchored by that gorgeous purple rug. Various poufs offer fun texture and can be used as seats when company’s coming over for a tea party.
Symmetry is key in this storage-filled playroom designed for Scott McGillivray’s daughters. So much to do and so many spots to do it! There’s even a sofa. (Pro tip: adult furniture works great in kids’ spaces.) Built-ins and picture-book rails keep everything in its place. A pair of cute poufs are always a good idea.
Forget about matchy-matchy everything and take a page from design guru Kortney Wilson of Masters of Flip who knows how to shake up a palette. Orange, yellow, blue and grey all come together harmoniously in this bedroom, where an off-kilter rug has an unexpected wow factor.
Teeny furniture can get lost in a kids’ space. Think big and idiosyncratic like Kortney Wilson did again here. A generously sized fabric headboard, clover-shaped poufs and large matching art pieces give the room weight and wonderment.
Wallpaper is an excellent way to transform a plain room – even better if the print showcases leggy pink flamingoes, like this charming bedroom designed for a little girl by Jillian Harris. Built-ins with brass accents hit a glam note. And if you look close, you’ll notice the night table on the right is suspended. Fun!
The Ultimate Playroom
Chock a block with storage, this fresh white playroom designed by Jillian Harris is all about the built-ins. There’s the wraparound window cubbies, a cushioned seat for lolling with a book and basket nooks underneath for stowing stuff, as well as a desk. Polka-dot wallpaper and quirky knotted pendants are super-cute touches.
Onwards and Upwards
When designing this dashing blue bedroom, Jillian Harris used every available inch of space. Blue paint emphasizes the canted ceiling, a colour that’s carried into the accessories. Built-ins on the back wall include a window seat and lots of hidden storage – clever!
Samantha Pynn created this charming kids’ bedroom on Season 2 of Home to Win. A brilliant blue backdrop and dapper nautical touches makes this room stay afloat. There’s the faint sail boats on the wallpaper, multi-coloured anchor on the wall, coastal bedding and sisal rope. The amazing chevron floor pulls in more of that blue palette.
With the Grain
Bryan and Sarah Baeumler’s son Quintyn is one lucky boy. Hipper than most bachelor pads, his bedroom’s rustic wood wall plays off perfectly against the royal blue flourishes. Woodsy table lamps, a faux deer’s head and antler accessories riff off the wall, giving it a lodge feel without going over the top.
A Royal Retreat
Bryan and Sarah Baeumler’s daughter Charlotte may reside here, but this room wouldn’t look out of place in a castle. Gold-flecked wallpaper, shiny billowy drapes and a chandelier are feminine and glamorous choices Charlotte will love as she gets older.
The adage “less is more” is encapsulated in this tranquil space by Fixer Upper‘s Joanna Gaines. The room’s watery cactus wallpaper, raffia roman blinds and simple white bedding are confidently quiet elements that grow with the lucky lady who lives here.
Designed by the Property Brothers, this room isn’t exactly every parent’s dream, what with the full-size drum kit and everything, but it is a kid’s dream. The whole kit and caboodle can be stowed underneath the extra-high loft bed when not in use. Other smart storage elements include the flanking ladder shelves.
A treehouse tucked into the forest must have an amazing kids’ bedroom. And this one delivers. Fashioned by Brian McCourt and Sarah Keenleyside of Backyard Builds, this one features custom wallpaper made from a photo of the surrounding forest. There’s also a ladder to reach the cozy bunks that are roped off to continue the treehouse motif. Tour the epic outdoor space here!.
Danielle Bryk designed this happy playroom by starting off with a crisp, white backdrop. She then layered in strong, bright colours including that incredible rainbow wall – so easy yet so powerful. A cordoned off area with striped pink curtains is a makeshift change room for hours of dress-up.
designer Cheryl Torrenueva covered one wall of this cute playroom with polk-dots, which are such a perfect choice for a kid. Don’t they immediately make you smile? A little tent with a string of lights and shelves for showing off adorable accessories complete the look. Good luck with getting them to come to dinner now.