Decorating Kids Rooms

School’s out for summer!  There is no better time to begin organizing and implementing fun new decor in your kids bedrooms.  Changing up their space can give them a renewed sense of personal style and inspire a summer full of imagination and creativity.   Whether you spring for a major overhaul, or only need something as simple as a wall decal, take a look into their bedrooms and try to involve them in deciding on fresh new bedroom decor for 2010.  For those of you in need of updated baby nursery ideas, there has never been a better time to find inspiration, products and resources.  For the modern family, there are amazing new furniture and accessory companies that cater to contemporary and modern styles.

Modern Kids Room with Wood Slat Wall

Modern Nursery with Wood Slat Wall

Modern Kids Room with Sitting Chair & Ottoman

Modern Nursery with Sitting Chair & Ottoman

Below is a stylish nursery that has an interesting color palette.  The side wall is painted a deep navy and the ceiling in white with yellow semi-gloss stripes.  Having this contrast allows the eye to travel, all the way down to the cow hide rug that grounds the room.  There is also a large armoire placed on the navy wall to help break up the solid color, as well as a window to offset the darkness the navy brings to the space.  I love the black mobile over the crib and touch of orange and camel fabrics in the furnishings.  It works harmoniously due to these well thought out balances

Stylish Nursery with Bold Colors

Stylish Nursery with Bold Colors

A simple solution to dress up a nursery, or any room for that matter are DIY, removable Wall Decals.  Sometimes a room only needs a pop of color and a fun design, such as this over-sized Kids on Swings wall decals by WALLTAT.

WALLTAT Wall Decal - Kids on Swings

WALLTAT Wall Decal - Kids on Swings

Set of three… this room offers a simple furniture layout and color palette for a mini soccer team of boys.  The accessories and patterns within the bedroom create interest and offer a masculine and playful feel.

Boys Room for Three

Boys Room for Three

Space is sometimes an issue for most extra bedrooms, and like all urban settings when you can no longer build out, you must build up.  This pink and white girls bedroom uses tiered layers for the study area with a slide under bed.  Tall cabinetry and wall mount shelving promote organization and  storage solutions.

Space Saving Tiered Layout for Girls Bedroom

Space Saving Tiered Layout for Girls Bedroom

Layers of millwork create this custom look below.  Space issues were also solved with building upwards and a central staircase that are used as drawers.  Every inch of this gender neutral bedroom is filled with cabinetry, drawers, shelving and cabinetry.  Now that’s efficient.  Another element worth noting is the continuous block under the ground level bed that serves as nightstands and bed support.  Brilliant.

Custom Millwork for a Gender Neutral Bedroom for Two

Custom Millwork for a Gender Neutral Bedroom for Two

More simple solutions for kids bedrooms are full wall murals from Wall Stickers. These add huge amounts of color and are available in a wide range of characters, movie themes, comics and superheros.

Barbie & Thomas The Train Wall Murals by WallStickers.net

Barbie & Thomas The Train Wall Murals by WallStickers.net

How much fun would your children have playing in their very own interactive playroom?  Equipped with study, dining table, sitting area, climbing net, tumbling mats, swing set and educational map of the world.  Sometimes dreams do come true!

Manhattan Residential Playroom by Diana Kellogg

Manhattan Residential Playroom by Diana Kellogg

Jordan Guide Luxury Interior Designer

Jordan Guide Luxury Interior Designer

Ritz-Carlton Residences, Chicago blog contributor, Jordan Guide, ASID, NCIDQ No. 021998 of Jordan Guide Design is a high-end luxury interior designer based in Chicago.


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