I could grow up here. It's low key and comfortable, without a lot of pomp and circumstance. The color palette is cool and collected, with enough texture to keep it interesting. The design above costs just over $2000.
This little Ikea bed frame is cute and very economical, but it lacked a certain joie de vivre. With some MDF, batting, stylish fabric, and lots of clever planning, this little frame went from dull to delightful!
I'm about the introduce a new design term to the world. Are you ready? Meta Decor. Or, in one word, Metadeco. For a visual definition, check out all these houses in rooms in houses. Because kids nowadays are so much smarter than we were at their age.
Michele's son had outgrown his room's decor, and everyone was sick of the orange, purple and red color scheme. It took a couple of weeks to re-do it completely, using a lot of what they already owned, plus adding a few new things to the mix. The goal was to keep it affordable and simple.
Sometimes a bed is just a bed and sometimes it's practically a piece of art. Looking back over the year, we saw many unique and unusual beds. Sometimes it was their aesthetic that made them special, other times their function. Take a look:
Whether you have a small space or just want to get more bang for your buck, you may want to consider children's furniture and toys that serve multiple functions. There are so many convertible options on the market - from bassinets that transform into desks to toys that both rock and roll. Here are fifteen of my favorites:
Dutailier products have always been well regarded for quality and comfort, but they weren't particularly known for style. That has certainly changed. We got our first glimpse at last year's ABC show and this year Dutailier's modern offerings were out in full force. It's like Edith Crawley went away for the summer and came back as Sybil.
Loft beds are a smart solution in small homes because they free up so much floor space for play, study or storage. But young kids may not be ready for a high loft so a compromise is a low or junior loft bed. You won't have the same amount of head clearance below, but it still adds quite a bit of usable space to a small room.