Inspiration: Kids' Room from 1935

Proving that good design ideas never go out of style, this 1935 ad for Armstrong floors contains some great features that we'd be mistaken to think of as fleeting trends: chalkboards, oversized maps, and the clever use of built-ins for shelving, bed and workspace. Even the boldly geometric polka-dotted upholstery is spot-on.

(We have to admit, however, that, ironically, the flooring does not quite work for us.)

Image: American Home