Chic Spaces for the Younger Set: 9 Inspiring Children’s Rooms

Photography by Alyssa Rosenheck

Children’s rooms present so many possibilities in terms of decorating—they demand function, to be sure, but also playfulness. Plus, they must be conducive to rest. Meeting all of these needs and still having a cohesive look can be a challenge, but as the above space by Chattanooga, Tennessee-based interior designer Laurel Powell proves, whether you’re creating a room for a little princess or preparing a nursery for two (scroll down for “twinspiration” courtesy of Alexandria, Virginia’s Finnian Interiors), with a little imagination and the help of an expert, your child’s room can easily become one of the chicest spaces in the house.

White walls, clean-lined built-ins, and a colorful rug provide the perfect backdrop for a play area in this space by Nashville, Tennessee-based Pencil & Paper Co.

What child doesn’t dream of having bunk beds? Dallas, Texas-based Amy Berry Design fulfills this wish while also giving each sleeper a little bit of privacy in the cleverly curtained setup above.

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Muted neutral tones make this room for multiples by Alexandria, Virginia-based Finnian Interiors a place of calm that both babies and parents will appreciate.

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There are so many special touches in this youthful space by New Orleans, Louisiana-based designer Tara Shaw, from the daybed to the draping to the dramatic chandelier. Thanks to sophisticated furnishings and a creamy palette, the room will easily transition with its occupant as she grows up.

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How pretty are the hues in this room by Charlotte, North Carolina-based Circa Interiors? We love how the softly feminine wall color and fabrics are beautifully balanced by the brick.

Nursery RoundupPhotography by Alyssa Rosenheck

Abstract art and elegant furnishings make for a very elevated nursery in this design by Laurel Powell, which leaves plenty of room to grow both in terms of future design choices and enviable ceiling height.

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Above, Fort Worth, Texas-based Beckley Design Studio proves that kids’ rooms are the perfect place to play with pattern-mixing. The wallpaper and window treatments add fun, playful contrast, while the tight color palette and clean, contemporary lines keep things cohesive.

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Yet again, Amy Berry Design dazzles in the children’s department, this time with a blue-and-white beauty featuring a lovely lucite crib.