Baby Rooms
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Before & After: A Long Narrow Room Becomes A Shared SolutionHome Projects
Only a few months after buying our first home and moving into this 1927 fixer-upper, I found out that I was expecting my second child. We knew it was going to be a big project, but we didn’t realize just how urgent it would be for us to transform this darling little house into a home for two little ones. So almost immediately, we shifted gears and got to work on a shared nursery and toddler room for our now 2.5 year old son, Adam, and 3.5 month old daughter, Edie.
Sep 10, 2016
A Boho-Chic Cali Beach Cottage Full of Family FunTours
Name: Caryn, Edward, and their two sons Kai and Beckett (plus their two pitbulls Dexter and Nuggett) Location: Santa Cruz, California Size: 1,400 square feet Years lived in: Owned 11 years Caryn and Edward bought their beach cottage on the west side of Santa Cruz, California 11 years ago to raise their growing family. The family is happy to call the quiet street with beach views their home, though the inside isn’t quite as hushed as the street scene outside.
Aug 29, 2016
A Colorful, Cozy, Nursery Rhyme-Themed Room for a Baby BoyTours
Name: Roman Anthony Location: Mar Vista — Los Angeles, California Room Size: 12.5′ x 11′ First there were two, Amy and her husband, Corey. You may remember their inspiring Echo Park home. Then baby Marlowe made three. Remember her playful nursery? Now the couple are ready to welcome the newest addition to the family, baby Roman, in a new Mar Vista home. Amy put all of her creative stylist skills to work on decorating his academia-themed nursery.
Jul 29, 2016
This Nursery is Bold, Bright, Fun & Funky!Tours
Name: Remy (3 months) Location: Tamarama Beach, Sydney, Australia If you can believe it, this room is my minimalist approach to styling. I thought it was a calm and subdued space, but I can see from the images that I’ve managed to create another colorful, eclectic room. I put together this room before our baby was born and we did not know the gender, so I wanted to keep it neutral…but as you can see I’m not a neutral kind of girl…when it comes to colors at least.
Jul 25, 2016
Smart & Stylish Design Tips from an Extremely Tiny BedroomStyle
Extremely tiny bedrooms—like, not much bigger than the bed small—can be a challenge to decorate and arrange when you want to have a room that functions well and looks good. But Lisa Tilse of the blog We Are Scout made some smart and stylish decisions in her teenage daughter Roxy’s tiny bedroom. From Lisa of We Are Scout: The room is TINY! It measures 6.5 x 8.75 feet—which is just enough space for a double bed to fit across.
Jul 23, 2016
Book Nook Makeover: There’s Hope for That Unused Corner in Your Home, TooTours
Above: A bland, unused corner of a living room. Below: A colorful, dreamy reading nook you could get cozy in for hours reading your favorite novel. Yes —this mini-makeover of a living room’s unused corner turned reading nook is totally intended for kids. But that’s not stopping me from getting inspiration for my own dreamy book nook.
Jun 23, 2016
This is What Your Baby’s Nursery Would Look Like if You Had Actually Married a Backstreet Boy, Like Your Teenage Self Wanted You ToLiving
In the event that you’re not somebody who is nearly 30 years old but still spends more time reading up on boy bands than doing laundry, let me catch you up on some news: Nick Carter, beloved Backstreet Boy, and his wife Lauren Kitt Carter welcomed baby boy Odin Reign Carter into the world earlier this year.
Jun 22, 2016
An Alaskan Babymoon Inspires a Beautiful Blue NurseryTours
Name: Colton ( 6 months) Location: Las Vegas, Nevada I created my nursery after I was inspired by my babymoon vacation to Alaska. When you are pregnant in Las Vegas in the summer a cooler Alaskan vacation is more than welcome. A picture I took of Mt. Denali at sunset was the inspiration to paint an ombre mountain range on all of the walls of the nursery. The colors of the nursery I pulled from a spontaneous maternity picture my husband took while we visited the top of a glacier.
Jun 17, 2016
Ok, Cool. Now I’m Jealous Of These Toddlers (Seriously, Their Room is So Cool).Tours
Name: G and J ( 4 & 2) Location: Toronto, Canada After living in our home for the last two years, we’ve slowly started renovating each space to suit our needs. For our two boys, however, I couldn’t figure out what to do with their space. So it remained with builder grade paint and a few train posters on the wall. As it was time for my youngest to transition out of his crib and into a bed, I knew it was time to finally give their room the makeover that it deserved.
Jun 3, 2016
How a 196 Square Foot Tiny House was Adapted to Fit a Growing Family of Four (Plus a Great Dane!)Style
I always love a good tiny house story, but all the articles about people living in tiny houses, whether it’s a single person or a couple or a young family, are only a snapshot of a particular time in their lives. What happens to the tiny house perfectly adapted for one person when you get married? What happens to the tiny house that works for a young couple when the family starts to grow?
Apr 29, 2016
Bre’s Calm & Relaxing NurseryTours
Name & Location: Bre in Erie, Pennsylvania My Favorite Room: Nursery Specs: 120 square feet, rented When I started thinking about how I wanted to decorate my daughter’s nursery, I knew I wanted it to be modern but still warm and inviting with some subtle pops of color. I didn’t want it to be super girly but also didn’t want it to be completely gender neutral. This space evolved into the perfect room for my daughter and myself.
Apr 27, 2016
Age is Just a Number: 10 Kids’ Rooms with Grown-Up, Steal-able StyleTours
Whether you’ve got little ones at home or not, you’ll be able to take some inspiration from these cheerful but totally mature spaces from our house tours. It turns out that kids (and of course their indubitably stylish parents) have mastered the secret to a youthful yet refined space.
Apr 15, 2016
Before & After: From Super Blank Slate to Charming NurseryHome Projects
For some people, a totally blank slate of a room is just plain intimidating. For Jolie, it’s a joy. See how she built a lovely little nursery in a room that was in need of some serious charm. From Jolie: When my sister-in-law and I first started off on this renovation journey, I don’t think we realized what we were getting ourselves into!
Apr 7, 2016
9 Brilliant IKEA Hacks for Baby NurseriesHome Projects
These are also so helpful, and so very cute to boot.
Mar 22, 2016
Lola’s Warm Woodland Themed NurseryTours
Name: Lola ( 1) Location: Ottawa, Canada When my husband and I found out in March of 2014 that we were going to be having a second child we were cautiously excited! After several early miscarriages, a new pregnancy was met with some serious trepidation. So needless to say, once we successfully passed the 12 week threshold, we were able to breathe a tiny sigh of relief and I was keen to start to transform what I had dubbed “The Sad Room,” into a new baby nursery!
Mar 10, 2016
A Mixed-Use Space for Mom & Baby “Where Creativity Thrives”Tours
Name: Pie (10 months) Location: South Park — Charlotte, North Carolina Our juxtaposition of a room happens to be the most valuable square footage in our home: the playroom/office combo. It seems nonsensical, but for us, it’s perfect. Pie’s playroom is where we spend the biggest chunk of our days. I am a blogger, so I “work” from home. In reality blogging is more fun than work—my blog is a place where I go to feel creative and inspired.
Mar 8, 2016
Victor’s Functional and Stylish Big Boy RoomTours
Name: Victor ( 3) Location: Norfolk, Virginia Not too long ago I was planning a nursery. But as every parent knows, time flies by and soon enough you find yourself planning the kids college education instead. Sigh… When we moved to our current house I was about 5 months pregnant. It was such a special time with the expectation of the new addition to our family of four plus our new house.
Mar 6, 2016
Is a Nursery Even Necessary?Living
New crib, new crib mattress, new rug, new curtains, new rocker, new wall art, new bookshelves, new dresser, new change mat—no doubt about it, the nursery business is big business. But do we really all need to buy into it? I mean, is it possible to just do no nursery? Would that be okay? How would that work? Well, ultimately, the answer to that question is going to be personal. And by personal, I mean it’s going to depend on you.
Feb 22, 2016
Max’s “Mix and Modern”RoomTours
Name: Max ( 6) Location: Crystal Lake, Illinois I call Max’s new room Mix n’ Modern because although it is quite modern, I love to mix that up with a little vintage, a little handmade, and a little quirky. I want both of us to love it, and think I achieved that with this recent upgrade. I gave him our old Malm bed, but painted it. I made him an enormous chalkboard since he loves art.
Feb 19, 2016
6 Things You Can Throw Out Of Your Kid’s Room Right NowOrganize & Clean
Ever open the door of your kid’s room and think: oh my, there is just too much stuff in here? Well today—seriously, today—let’s throw some of that junk away. Here’s where to start: 1. Recycle papers from school. Not everything is a masterpiece. Not everything will even be noticed if it is gone. Kids bring home reams upon reams of paper from school. Fight back. Recycle. 2. Throw out broken crayons. No kid draws with broken crayons.
Feb 19, 2016
Paige’s Dreamy Victorian-Boho BedroomTours
Name: Paige (10) Location: Dallas, Texas This makeover was inspired by my colorful daughter. The jumping off point for the entire room was bright ikat fabric that was used for the custom drapes and my daughter’s desire for a canopy bed. The look is what I like to call Victorian-Boho. I selected a subdued color for the wall so the room would age with her as she grows into a teenager.
Feb 9, 2016
A Red, White & Blue Boys RoomTours
Name: Cayden and Kyle (6 and 11 months) Location: Providence, Rhode Island We started this room years ago in this theme — there’s something about the classic red, white and blue that just says little boys to me, I love it! Although it’s a small space, it carries a big punch with a mix of fun patterns to differentiate this room from the rest of our neutral home. Overall, I had really hoped to create a fun and cozy space for my two boys to share.
Feb 3, 2016
Bo’s Timeless Scandinavian NurseryTours
Name: Bo (8 Months) Location: Oslo, Norway When creating a bedroom for our son Bo, we wanted it to tie in with the rest of our apartment and not be overly babyish. Baby specific decor rapidly gets outdated and needs to be updated, as kids grow older. So instead we opted for a more timeless and ageless look, with furniture that lasts (in terms of function, aesthetics and quality) and can grow with him.
Feb 2, 2016
Baby Room Themes We’d Love To See, But Haven’t YetStyle
Beach, ballet, vintage, travel, safari, Star Wars—these are just a handful of the nursery themes we see now and then on Apartment Therapy. And while tried-and-true nursery themes often yield wonderful results, what about all of the other possible themes? Read on for eight nursery ideas we’ve yet to see. 1. A Wes Anderson-themed nursery? His films have the most lush designs—surely some would be easily adaptable to a kids’ room. The Life Aquatic? Rushmore?
Jan 30, 2016
We All Want To Live in This “Yellow Submarine” BedroomTours
Name: E. Price (4) Location: Hollywood, California Ever since I brought home a “Yellow Submarine” storybook my son has been OBSESSED!! From going to Amoeba and buying every book, mug and record; to watching the movie 5 times a day; to listening to him sing along to “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”; to throwing him a “Yellow Submarine” pizza party; he’s had The Beatles on the brain and now he’s asked to learn to play the trumpet!
Jan 27, 2016
Three Kids Share One Masterfully Organized Montreal BedroomTours
Name: Lily, Oli, and Chloé ( 5, 4, 2) Location: Le Plateau-Mont-Royal, Montreal — Canada Years ago, we shared our Lily and Oli’s shared room here on Apartment Therapy. Since then, we’ve added our third child, our daughter Chloé to the room. Now that we are officially crib-free, and still happily using one bedroom for our three little ones, I thought it was time to share the many changes we’ve made.
Jan 25, 2016
A Sophisticated Restful NurseryTours
Name: Lawrence (Newborn) Location:Sydney, Australia My husband and I live in a rented two bedroom apartment in Sydney. With rentals in Sydney, you are usually very limited to what you can do to a space – painting a rental is pretty unheard of. I decided to try and push those boundaries by painting the walls a dark navy and replacing the Venetian blind with white linen curtains, brass fixtures and a block out blind.
Jan 23, 2016
A Classically Beautiful Playroom With a Surprising DIY TouchStyle
Name: Opal ( 4 years old) Location: Anchorage, Alaska Despite being one of the nicest rooms in our house, for years this space was our dysfunctional office and dumping ground. We really wanted a play space on the ground floor so that our daughter could still be close to us while we’re cooking or folding laundry, and also to prevent the creep of toys into the main living areas.
Jan 21, 2016
Area Man Builds Daughter Incredible Tree Bedroom, Strong Contender for World’s #1 DadTours
Name: Lia ( 6 years old) Location: Bellevue, Washington My daughter wanted a fairy tree in her room that she could sit inside and read books, climb the branches, and also have a top sitting area. I’m a professional video game artist and make virtual worlds for a living, so while I thought I could come up with the aesthetic idea, I was kind of un-prepared for the physical realities of this project. I used Disney set-design as my inspiration.
Jan 20, 2016
This Star Wars Nursery Is Cuter Than an EwokTours
Name: Baby Hayden (Due in February) Location: Federal Way, Washington My husband is a huge Star Wars fan! Star Wars has some pretty colorful prints but we wanted to stay gender neutral, wanted a clean look and to keep it playful and not too mature-looking. We wanted the Star Wars theme, but didn’t want to go overboard with it, so we added a gender neutral shape: moon and stars!
Jan 19, 2016
Overwhelmed By Toys After the Holidays? Try a Toy Rotation SystemOrganize & Clean
Late on Christmas Day, after Santa (Dad) had visited and the elves (me, Mom) had cleaned up all the wrapping paper, I remember looking at that giant mound of toys under the tree and thinking: where on earth is all this going to go? You with me? In need of toy space? How about giving a toy rotation system a try?
Jan 14, 2016
Before & After: An Art Studio Transformed into a Dreamy NurseryTours
Name: Catherine Cachia Location: East Danforth — Toronto, Ontario When we moved into our house two years ago, I was really excited to have a dedicated workspace for the first time in my life. This room gets the best light in the house, which made it a great place to draw, make stuff, and practice my calligraphy and photography. From Catherine: “When we moved into our house two years ago, I was really excited to have a dedicated workspace for the first time in my life.
Dec 13, 2015
Before & After: A 24 Hour Nursery MakeoverStyle
If you ever feel like there just aren’t enough hours in the day to get everything done, this makeover will make you think again. Monica from East Coast Creative and a small crew took this old and unpolished room and transformed it into a completely unrecognizable nursery in a matter of 24 hours. The finished look is nothing short of amazing; it’s been transformed into a modern, fresh space that will easily grow along with baby Victoria. Aren’t you just dying to see?
Nov 27, 2015
In Finland, It Is Totally Normal to Put Your Baby to Sleep in a BoxLiving
In The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, one of the infant Herdman children sleeps in a dresser drawer. In Finland, almost every newborn baby goes to sleep in a cardboard box. Yes, that’s right: every baby. Once upon a time, Finland had a pretty high infant mortality rate: 65 out of every 1,000 infants. So in 1938, they started offering a box full of a baby essentials like clothing, outerwear, bathing products, and bedding to expectant mothers.
Nov 25, 2015
What’s Hot Now: 9 Ideas for a Modern NurseryStyle
Some nursery trends have become staples that seemingly will never fall from grace (looking at you, flokati rug!), while others will make a short, award-winning performance—never to been seen again. We’ve rounded up nine trends that, if we had to bet on it, we’d say will be sticking around for a while. The one common denominator? Sophistication. 1.
Nov 23, 2015
Real Room Inspiration: Nursery Plus Guest Room Dual-Purpose SpacesStyle
Congratulations – everyone wants to visit you and the baby! The only problem is the baby took over your former guest room. Take a look at these real rooms that stylishly serve as both a nursery and a guest room and let them inspire a similar dual-purpose room in your home. Emily (also top image) used her baby’s arrival to give her guest room a complete baby-friendly overhaul. She tucked the twin bed into the corner, repainted the walls a fresh white and sweetened up the decor.
Oct 25, 2015
10 of the Most Whimsical & Wonderful Kids’ Rooms We’ve Ever SeenStyle
There are things only kids can get away with, like wearing capes in public or having an over-the-top room themed around all their favorite things. These rooms – home to future campers, climbers, deep-sea explorers and more – are places where children can explore and pretend and live out all their wildest fantasies. Above: Hot air balloons in a Madrid townhouse, from Covadonga Cánovas. Which of these would you have loved as a kid?
Sep 23, 2015
Before & After: A Cozy Cabin Boy’s BedroomHome Projects
Kristi and her family recently moved back to their small hometown in Northern Alberta. After a warm welcome, they were faced with the reality of a house that needed a major makeover. Kristi and her husband decided to tackle their son Carson’s room first and were inspired by their new Northern surroundings to make this room as cozy as a winter cabin. Wait until you see the transformation… Now the room is full of warmth from floor to ceiling with so much wood and so many cozy textures.
Aug 25, 2015
Before & After: This Room’s Awkward Eaves Get Pint-Sized PersonalityHome Projects
Gwen at The Makerista has been behind some of my favorite home projects recently. She’s got a great eye and an real-life approach to decorating that’s both polished and do-able — something all of us can aspire to. Check out what she did with this blank room… Gwen made the space into a new room for her son, finding a balance between kid-like desires and a classic look that’s not too juvenile.
Aug 17, 2015
Before & After: A Cute Camping-Themed Kids BedroomHome Projects
For anyone who loves camping, the outdoors, or very cute design details, this Before & After of a young boy’s room is for you. The color palette and designs are young and fun, but will grow with the boy as he gets older. And the room features plenty of steal-able ideas and inspiration for folks of all ages! From designer Lia Griffith, of Lia Griffith Media: Creating a children’s bedroom design that won’t grow old in less than a year can be tricky.
Aug 10, 2015
5 Reasons NOT To Splurge On The Dream CribLiving
Just look at that incredible crib. It looks beautiful, doesn’t it? It’s hard not to want it. And it’s hard not to imagine looking down at your baby asleep in it, and smiling. But let me put something out there for a moment. Let me be that friend. The one who says “have you considered not spending the money on it? Have you considered these reasons for not buying the crib of your dreams?” 1. Babies sleep in their crib less often than you think.
Aug 7, 2015
Before & After: Turning a Walk-In Closet Into a NurseryHome Projects
With a baby on the way, Anna and her husband had to decide how they were going to fit a little person in their San Francisco one bedroom. The walk-in closet held the solution. From Anna: We had no extra room for a baby. The only “room” we had was our walk-in closet so we decided to convert that to our nursery. Or what we so lovingly call, a “Closery.” It took us about 2 months to purge all of our stuff and find wardrobes to replace the clothes we were keeping.
Aug 7, 2015
Before & After: Baby Takes Over the Home OfficeHome Projects
Stacy had a great home office. The question was, would it be a great nursery, especially if she wanted to re-use many of the same pieces? Let’s see what this room looks like reconfigured as a nursery and which items Stacy kept in the space: Sweet, right? As you can see, Stacy kept the gray paint along with the colorful turquoise shutters (re-repurposed from her wedding). The fetching tissue paper artwork is a DIY project.
Jul 27, 2015
Is A Combination Nursery/Guest Room Really Possible?Living
Q: I’m stuck! We have just found out that we are going to go from DINK’s (double income, no kids), to a family of three! While this is super exciting, we are struggling to figure out how to mix a spare room with a nursery. We have two bedrooms and currently the spare room is used very regularly for visiting family and friends.
Jul 18, 2015
Before & After: Nursery Goes from Blue to GrayHome Projects
With this room in their new home destined to be the nursery, Marynell painted it gray until she found out if she was expecting a boy or a girl, and then added color in accessories. From Marynell: We painted the crib, a dresser, and modified a changing table for her, as well as adding a DIY Box Valance, cushions to the rocking chair, and lots of coral accents! We are so excited to welcome her home to her cheerful room! For more photos and details, check out Amusing MJ. Thank you Marynell!
Jul 12, 2015
Before & After: Dresser Ships Off to Big Boy RoomHome Projects
Amy’s 3-year-old was ready for a big kid room inspired by the high seas. This thrift store dresser could’ve walked the plank, but a nautical makeover turned it into a hidden treasure. From Amy: I started by giving the entire piece a thorough cleaning and painting it with Annie Sloan’s “Old Ochre” chalk paint. I sketched the ship graphic onto the front and painted it in with Annie Sloan’s “Coco”, then did a wash over the entire dresser with Coco.
Jul 11, 2015
Problems & Solutions: 5 Ways to Make a Bathroom More Kid-FriendlyStyle
Bathrooms are essential to the function of a family home, and whether they’re efficient and sufficient can make or break the time it takes for kids to get ready in the morning get clean at night. Unfortunately, they aren’t always the easiest rooms to tailor to children’s needs. Here are five common problems that parents face in kids’ bathroom design, along with some potential solutions. Problem: The counters are too high. Solution: Give them a boost.
Jul 3, 2015
Quick Rental Fixes for the Kid’s RoomStyle
If you’re renting, it may seem like your options for personalizing your children’s spaces are drastically limited. But there are lots of ways to add color, special touches, and whimsy without putting holes in the wall, painting, or changing the floors. In fact, the limitations may actually just spark your decor creativity! Paint the furniture. You might not be able to paint the walls, but, like Emily and Stef did in their rented London house seen above, you can paint your furniture!
Jul 1, 2015
Before & After: The Mural That Will Change Your Mind About Murals
This ruddy red (marsala?) room color is quite nice, but perhaps not entirely suited to its 2-year-old occupant, Vera. Her mother, Petra Probstner, took a big risk and painted murals on all four walls mimicking the urban landscape of Chicago that lay outside the windows. The result is, frankly, breathtaking. Amazing, right?? As you can see in the progress photo below, she taped the mural off and then filled it in with grey, mint green and peachy-pink paint. Thanks for sharing, Petra Probstner!
Jun 19, 2015
Romane’s Happy, Downsized Bedroom
Name: Romane (7) Location: Montreal (NDG), Quebec Romane grew up quite a bit since her first bedroom was featured on Apartment Therapy 3 1/2 years ago and our house changed quite a lot as well. This January, we had to move her to the tiny office space, at the back of our apartment, after opening up the living room into her bedroom (to set up the dining room there).
Jun 18, 2015
Judah’s Bright & Bold Room of Fun
Name: Judah Location: Glasgow, Scotland Judah is 2 years old and looking for a good time. Luckily his mum, Lorna, and dad, Jack, both talented stationery designers ( are sympathetic to his needs. Judah’s space in their 2 bed Victorian tenement flat, a home that is warm and filled with color and personality, is wholly his own (though with another baby on the way it will soon be a play den for two).
May 29, 2015
Archer’s Colorful Nursery with Geometric Elements
Name: Archer Location: Los Angeles, California We bought our house when I was 8 weeks pregnant with Archer. Since then, we’ve completed a full gut renovation on the house, including new flooring and walling off a second doorway in Archer’s room. While those renovations were being completed, I had lots of time to come up with a plan for this room!
May 9, 2015
Santiago’s Modern Nursery That Doubles as a Home Office
Name: Santiago (newborn) Location: Miami, Florida Making room for baby was a bit of a challenge in our 1,000 sq. ft apartment. We not only wanted to welcome our new baby with a cozy nursery, but we also had to incorporate a fully functional working home office for my husband, Carlos Pacheco, CEO of CapturePod. We wanted to create a space with a clean modern vibe with a little edge that Santiago could grow into.
Apr 24, 2015
A Sprightly Shared Bedroom for Three
Name: Atticus (4), Eleanor (3), & Ike (1) Location: London, UK We recently moved into a larger home and though we now have the space for each of our children to have his or her own room, we decided to keep them all together. They would be lost without each other – as it is they get upset if one wakes up late and the others aren’t there!
Mar 20, 2015
Adrienne’s Bold Statement
Name: Adrienne Designer: Sissy + Marley Location: New York City Welcome to Adrienne’s stylish digs. This young lady inhabits what is rightly described as “black, white and chic all over” by the design team Sissy+Marley. Fresh off the launch of their new line of wallpaper, the designers used their DROPS paper as the starting point for the room’s bold monochromatic palette.
Mar 11, 2015
Before & After: A Small, Narrow Bedroom Gets Everything It Needs
Small bedrooms are always a challenge but a very narrow room has particular design obstacles to overcome. This bedroom, a former maid’s room in a pre-war building, is only 5’7″ wide – less than the length of a typical twin bed. The solution? A lofted space for sleeping leaving ample room for a workspace and storage for the young occupant. Casa Kids in Brooklyn took on this project with designer Roberto Gil at the helm.
Mar 11, 2015
Before & After: Plain Dresser Gets a Heroic Makeover
Amanda’s boys had defaced this plain Jane dresser, so she decided to give it a heroic update with some super fabric: From Amanda: After years of carrying around these boring dressers that my children had graffitied, I figured it was time for a new look. A random stop into Walmart yielded the motivation I needed: 2 yards of Marvel comic book hero fabric. A little mod podge and some bright color paint was all I needed to make the magic complete.
Feb 25, 2015
Shared Kids Rooms: Making a Multiple Bed Layout Work
So, you’ve decided your kids are going to share a room which means you have two beds (or a bed + crib) to fit into the room. The size and shape of the room may guide or dictate where you place the beds, but it’s worth taking a look at some different bed layouts to see if they spark inspiration for you. Probably the most traditional layout, this formation has a nice visual symmetry and conveys a sense of each child’s claim to the space being equal.
Feb 17, 2015
10 Totally Sweet Loft Beds for Kids
When I was little, I begged my mom for a bunkbed. If I had known about these sweet loft beds, I’m pretty sure I would’ve begged her for one of these. Not only does lofting your kid’s bed save space, but it also creates, within their room, a whole little world all their own, ready to be explored. Above: I am 30 years old and I would still like a bed that looks like this. Spotted on Home Design Board. A loft bed from Decoratualma makes space for plenty of storage below.
Feb 5, 2015
The “Blank to Brilliant Navy Blue” Baby Room Makeover
Project by: Taylor Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada Just days before my scheduled c-section, we were finally finishing our daughter’s nursery. We wanted a room with lots of contrast, personality and DIY touches. We also knew we were working with a small space and so we wanted our choices to be high-impact and make a smart use of our limited floor space.
Feb 3, 2015
Before & After: Blank Slate to Modern, Gender-Neutral Nursery
Project by: Allison Harlow of Curio Design Studio Project type: e-design Location: Miami, Florida This space provided lots of challenges! It was long and narrow, did not have a natural focal point and the budget needed to remain around $1000. To make things more complicated the client wanted to keep the gender of their baby a surprise and create a nursery that was modern, gender neutral, mature and utilized mostly neutral colors.
Jan 30, 2015
Before & After: Plain Jane Changing Table Gets a Quick, Easy Upgrade
Changing tables aren’t usually very memorable which is why we like this simple idea for customizing and adding color to one. This nursery DIY is quick, non-permanent and only requires a pair of scissors and some yarn. The folks at bedding company Little Auggie gussied up this IKEA Gulliver changing table with four colors of yarn which they wrapped around the side dowels. You can create any pattern you fancy – perhaps an ombre or just one single color you love.
Jan 28, 2015
15 Simple, Budget-Friendly Ways to Organize Your Kid’s Room for the New Year
I don’t know about you, but my kids’ bedrooms always seem to get overtaken by new toys, clothes, and books after the holidays are over. And if your house is anything like mine (read: tiny), you’re probably fresh out of nooks and crannies to stash them in. Luckily, there are some really creative people out there who have found innovative ways to organize their nurseries and kids’ rooms on a budget.
Jan 6, 2015
Brilliant Boys’ Rooms: The Most Popular Boys’ Rooms of the Year
Last week we rounded up the most popular girls’ bedrooms of the year and now it’s time to check out which boys’ rooms caught readers’ fancy the most. The top ten range from modern to traditional to un-categorizable. Check out the room →Where is it:Reader comment: Check out the room → Comfort & Simplicity in a Room for Four Brothers Where is it: North of Dallas, Texas Reader comment: “You just inspired me.
Dec 27, 2014
Parker’s Cozy & Colorful Nursery
Name: Parker James Location: Olivebridge, New York Room Size: 14′ x 14′ Parker’s nursery combines all of the things that I love — the warmth of wood, clean, bright white walls, and colorful artwork, accents, and accessories. I love that his mom, Dana, was able to fill the space with toys and artwork that are fun and interesting for a small, developing mind, yet the space still feels comfortable for the adults who inhabit it as well.
Dec 16, 2014
Before & After: Drab Student Space to a Cottage-Inspired Boy’s Bunk
When Emma’s family purchased this aging row house in Kingston, Ontario each of the three floors was a separate apartment. This room was occupied by a student and was filled with cheap furniture and textbooks. It needed a lot of love to match the vision she had for her 5-year-old son Angus’s space.
Dec 11, 2014
Reid & Ivy’s Happy Balance Shared Room
Name: Reid (6) & Ivy (3) Location: Prospect New Town (Longmont), Colorado My children had carefully designed individual rooms with pieces that were special to each of them. I spent a lot of time making them just right, so you can imagine how tough it was to make a move to a home with one less bedroom. Decorating their room meant more than just merging current pieces.
Dec 9, 2014
Before & After: A First-Time Upholsterer Tackles a Rocker
Dania was on the hunt for a rocker to go with the fresh blue and cream nursery she was planning for her new son. This old green vinyl rocker from her in-laws worked just fine…but wasn’t quite the look she was going for. And though she had never upholstered anything before, she tackled this task, and the result is impressive! From Dawn: The original chair came from her in-laws, and while it was in great functioning shape, the green vinyl upholstery wasn’t in the best shape.
Dec 7, 2014
Finn’s Surf & Skate Room
Name: Finn (12) Location: Sydney, Australia Room Size: 4m x 3m I’ve been talking a lot lately about creating kids’ spaces that make both the grown ups and the kids happy, and Finn’s room may be the perfect example of just such space. Mom Simone worked together with her twelve-year-old son to create a space that is reflective of his personality and interests.
Dec 5, 2014
Rebecca’s Reveal: Pearl’s New Bedroom
We did it! After endless deliberations about flooring — oak? bamboo? laminate? — an epic online and real life search for curtain fabrics, and several trips to IKEA (it was the cinnamon buns and free coffee before 10am that kept drawing me back!), we finally got our act together and got on with the real business of transforming Pearl’s room.
Dec 2, 2014
8 Ways to Create a Kids’ Space with Personality
While most come here to see beautifully decorated children’s spaces, many of our readers still have a strong desire to make sure that kids’ rooms are still, well, for kids. While it’s understandable that design-conscious parents want their kids’ spaces to be just as stylish the rest of the house, it can be done without removing all of the fun.
Dec 2, 2014
Jasper’s Bold, Beachy Abode
Name: Jasper (7) Location: Sydney, Australia Room Size: 3m x 3.2m I always admire when a kid’s room is reflective of his interests, but still manages to be stylish. That’s one thing I’ve always struggled with reconciling — throwing Elsa and Anna all over the place and painting the room Barney purple just isn’t my idea of fun. Luckily I think my daughter and I have struck a good balance, and I bet the same can be said of Jasper and his mom, Simone.
Nov 25, 2014