Child’s Play

The love of design can emerge at any age. For some, it is innate and for others it develops over time. As for the rest, they are the ones who keep the world of designers and decorators in business! Regardless, every child deserves to live in a space that inspires.

Children often get overlooked in their room design, often because their tastes change from batman to baseball in the course of a week.  However, I take the philosophy that a child’s room that is calming yet stimulating can awaken creativity and create a personal world of comfort for a growing mind. Children’s rooms allow for the opportunity to be whimsical and use patterns that you secretly love, but shy away from in the main interiors.

The children’s rooms I tend to gravitate towards are ones that can be transitioned from baby-hood to the teenage years. They are also a combination of classic and modern, making it acceptable for there to be some toys on the floor and books on the bed. Here are some wonderful rooms to grow…

Acryllic Chair HB

This wallpaper and shade could have been used in a nursery, but the updated furniture allows for a smooth transition into middle school and teenage years. That bed looks incredible, and the gold bookcase is stunning!  Photo source: House Beautiful

Aerin Lauder Boys Room Elle Decor

My obsession with Aerin Lauder continues. This boy’s room is fresh and playful, without being overly juvenile. Photo source: Elle Decor

Reading Nook_HB

Such a pretty reading nook for bedtime stories. I love the different patterns of red and the curtains framing the area. Photo source: House Beautiful

Girls Room Veranda

Isn’t this divine? I would sleep in this room. No questions asked! The canopied bed is finished out so beautifully and the green lamps add a great splash of color. Photo source: Veranda

Boys Room with Chandelleir HB

I love the wallpapered ceiling and use of orange. Photo source: House Beautiful

Miles Redd_ Elle Decor

This room has so much going for it. The orange shade, the wallpapered wall, the striped rug, and the navy moldings give this boy’s room a sharp look. Photo source: Elle Decor

Baby Room HB

A sweet nursery. I love using wallpaper in children’s rooms. Stylish, yet delicate. Photo source: House Beautiful

Boys Room with striped bedding

The wood wall is an ideal element in a boy’s room, and stripes are always fitting. Again, a great use of patterns and prints. Photo source: Apartment Therapy

Boys room Gallery Wall

Straight to a classic boy’s room. A wonderful gallery wall and green lamps in a room that feels cozy and comfortable.  Photo source: Pinterest

Purple Girls Room HB

Gray and purple make for a wonderful color combination in this girl’s room. The upholstered headboards look fabulous. I think upholstery in all children’s rooms is necessary. Photo source: House Beautiful

Boy room via Babble

Clean, simple, yet all you really need for a growing boy. Photo source: Babble

Boys Bath and Bedroom HB

What a great boy’s bathroom. Black cabinets and vivid blue subway tiles make a fantastic finish. Photo source: House Beautiful 

Green and Pink Girls Room HB

I love the playful formality of the chairs, and the classic pink and green color combination. Photo source: House Beautiful

Kelly wearstler Son's room HB

It is no surprise that the son of Kelly Wearstler would have a tufted sofa and mid-century modern furniture in his room. Again, the ceiling makes for a fun focal point. Her way with color is unparalleled. Photo source: House Beautiful

Posh Girls Room HB

Another beautiful girl’s room with a custom upholstered bed and shade. So sophisticated and current. Photo source: House Beautiful

Pretty Blue Child's room HB

I must find out this wall color. It truly makes the space. Photo source: House Beautiful

Pretty in Pink Girls Room HB

There is nothing like a good pink print in a girl’s bedroom. Although a word of caution: I know the most adorable girl who had a beautiful pink toile bedroom (curtains, bedding, pillows), and she completely changed her tune right on the cusp of middle school. Probably to be expected, but it was a sad day for sure! Photo source: House Beautiful 

Tory Burch sons room via Vogue

Tory Burch keeps her son’s room clean and refined with ticking and a sharp black fabric. Full of contrast! Photo source: Vogue