What did your room look like when you were a kid? We’re guessing not exactly like these colorful, creative, and undeniably cool spaces. The bedrooms of these uber stylish children are lessons in judicious editing, inspired ideas, and damn good taste. Looking for something more specific? Check-out our great ideas for decorating boys rooms, girls rooms, and baby nurseries.
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In the boys’ bedroom of a Canadian lakehouse, a grasscloth wallcovering is by Kravet, bedding is by St. Geneve Linens and Ralph Lauren, and the bedframes and nightstand are by CB2.
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“I bought the poster twin beds [second one not shown] long before I had a son. I knew they’d be perfect for a little boy’s room one day,” says Mandy Reeves of her Tennessee home via Country Living. She painted them a handsome shade of gray-green (Rosemary by Sherwin-Williams) that will easily transition from tot to teen. For now, they’re right at home alongside a fabric reindeer bust and dog prints (enlarged from Rifle Paper Co.)
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Decorator Grant Gibson was responsible for the full wall world map in this vibrant children’s room.
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In the Bucket List family’s Hawaii home the children’s bedroom has a Kenya theme complete with custom built-in bunk beds set off with an orange and white striped rug and a blue dresser.
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The girl’s room in that same loft has a magical and dreamy aesthetic achieved with a light and airy palette of whites and blush. A hand made swan by Tamar Mogendorf accents the wall.
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For the girl’s bedroom, a playful style in the children’s room is centered around vintage artwork, such as the cast aluminum antlers purchased at auction. The side chair is vintage Milo Baughman, reupholstered in Rogers & Goffigon fabric, and the chest is from CB2. The accent table is from West Elm. A floor pillow, also from West Elm, enhances the youthful atmosphere.
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The style of the children’s bedroom in this restored rectory complements the overall design, but it leaves room for a little playfulness. The trundle beds come from Tasha Beds; the bed cushions, from Neptune. Beside the beds, the dome wall lights are from Original BTC, and overhead, the star-printed lampshade is from Jim Lawrence. A Balineum laundry basket serves as a catch-all space for storage and dirty laundry.
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Mild and Mellow
The daughter’s bedroom in this Hampton’s townhouse features a vintage daybed upholstered in a Zimmer & Rohde embroidery, a Swedish cabinet, and a 1940s rocker found at a local antiques shop and re-upholstered in romantic floral. The shade fabric is by Pindler.
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Baby’s First Gallery Wall
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A Toy Story
In the Paris apartment she shares with her partner and their children, French fashion designer Alix Thomsen arranged a collection of vintage and contemporary toys and superhero figures on the shelves above her son’s bed. A boldly striped fabric attached to the wall serves as the headboard.
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In a bedroom at fashion stylist Meredith Melling’s family retreat on Martha’s Vineyard, which was designed by Ariel Ashe and architect Reinaldo Leandro, the bunk beds and walls are painted in Benjamin Moore’s Fairy Tale Blue, the throws are from Pottery Barn Kids and the rug is Moroccan.
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At her Lake Forest, Illinois, home, designer Megan Winters swathed the walls of a bedroom for her niece in a zebra-print wallpaper by Brunschwig & Fils. The bed and ceiling light are vintage, the linens are by Frette and the ottoman is by Oly.
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In a Manhattan apartment designed by Steven Gambrel, a boys’ room features monogrammed headboards by Leontine Linens. The wallpaper is by Phillip Jeffries, the carpet is by Stark, and the trim is painted in Pratt&Lambert’s Garnet.
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Samuel and Caitlin Dowe-Sandes paved their daughter’s room at their house in Marrakech in starburst floor tiles by their firm, Popham Design. The iron bed is a flea-market find. The light fixture is by Claire Norcross for Luminosity.
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Jr. Bachelor Pad
Inspired by the original decor in the 1970s Paris building where he lives with his family, French architect and designer Thierry Lemaire sheathed the walls and ceiling of his teenage son’s bedroom in black-and-white wallpaper that evokes Pop and Op Art. A black lacquered headboard, a punching bag suspended from the ceiling, vertical shades, and overhead track lighting complete the bachelor-pad vibe.
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An Old Western
For the children’s bedroom in a turn-of-the-century summer house near Stockholm, a Swedish couple chose whimsical cowboy-themed wallpaper by designer Cath Kidston. The lamp is an Isamu Noguchi design.
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In the Westchester, New York, home of designer Katie Ridder and architect Peter Pennoyer, their daughter resides in a dreamy oasis infused with springtime colors.
A custom-made window treatment hangs above a headboard designed by Lisa Fine, the bedding is by Leontine Linens, the lacquer bedside tables are by Bungalow 5 and the striped carpet is by Paul H. Lee Carpets & Rugs.
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A young man’s room features a display of what he loves most, including a signed snowboard on the ceiling and a skateboard and guitar next to the bed.
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Designer Jonathan Adler combined vivid colors and graphic patterns to create a playful yet tailored look in a child’s room in a Manhattan apartment; the gingham bed curtains and yellow highboy are vintage, the wallpaper is by Cary Leibowitz and the rug is by Adler.
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A jaunty nautical theme runs through a boy’s room in the Manhattan apartment of actress Jennifer Creel, which was designed by her sister, Suzanne Coleman Bancroft; the signal flags are vintage and the wallpaper features a lighthouse motif.
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Touch Of Boho
In a bohemian Manhattan apartment, the daughters’ bedroom is furnished with IKEA beds, dressed in linens from Little Auggie, and a table-and-chairs set by Svan. Artwork by Mark Wilson hangs on the wall and the vintage yatak rug is from Turkey.
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