Kids Room Design — I’m Jealous

Am I the only one who swoons over design intended for kids and teens rooms? I am jealous of the fresh, colorful and organized spaces found in children’s decor.

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I guess designers know that heaps of things come along with a child. It’s true: big plastic blocks, the complete Dr. Seuss Series, poster paints, bracelet-making kits, softballs, basketballs, footballs. And stuffed animals—don’t get me started on stuffed animals—I am sure they reproduce somehow because my daughter’s pile constantly expands like that Styrofoam-making science experiment.

Because of all the stuff, kids room designs and furniture incorporate many elements to keep things organized. Gobs of cubbies, cabinets and slots. Baskets, drawers and corkboards. I know that in reality my children’s rooms will only remain organized intermittently and with my intervention, but still I crave some of those cubbies to intermittently (when company is coming over) use myself.

Can I please have a loft bed with a cubby-filled desk and bookcases below it? If I could convince my husband to climb a ladder to go to sleep each night and if manufacturers would build king-size versions—sign us up! Our formerly tiny master bedroom (by today’s giganto suite standards) would seem spacious. Heck, we could even build a dance floor under that loft bed. Classic jazz, soft lighting, hmmmmmmm. I’d have to first talk hubby into dancing, but that’s another story.

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And dig those lockers. Probably nostalgia for middle-school, but I think a few tastefully-painted lockers would be fab in a grown-up space.

Our brushes seem looser with color and motif for our kids, too. I don’t know about your place, but the color in our tween daughter’s room is the coolest in the house. I find myself drawn there. We’ll think nothing about freehand painting paisley shapes right on the wall in a child’s room, but would we have similar courage to do so in an adult’s space?

So am I alone, or do you also ♥ that PB Teen room that just came in the catalog? Have you tried anything as cool in your own spaces? Please share….

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9 Comments for “Kids Room Design — I’m Jealous”

im so jealous of these rooms! but, seriously how many people ACTUALLY have these rooms?

I know, Amelia. And the state most kids rooms are in day-to-day is tough to be jealous of. Its a constant effort to get them to pick up, and not to trip in the middle of the night over something left out.

[…] this if it weren’t for the inspiration of the aluminum tables, or frankly that this was for a cool kid’s room; that gave me a free pass on boldness. And that Jo-Bros set likes anything […]

it’s juss wonderfull , i like it ,
but as same as what Amelia said ,,,

i like the 2nd 1 , 🙂 ,

Hi Latef,

Yes, Amelia has a good point doesn’t she. Thanks for stopping by — Kathy

where did you find this loft bed? the first one?

Hi Jess!

That’s from PB Teen. Here’s the link.

Thanks for visiting us!
— Kathy

how much is the first one? please write back please

Hi Shannon,

That first one is from a Pottery Barn photo, at the time of the article. This is the closest thing I found there now: http://www.potterybarnkids.com/room/rom/romboy/romboykssp/ . I am sure other kids room furniture manufacturers have something similar, or you could have it built.

Best wishes!
–Kathy

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