Charming Children's Rooms

A child’s room needs to be a variety of things: a place for quiet time, play, and pretending. The space needs to create a sense of calm without stifling creativity, and accommodate a fair amount of silliness along with a good night’s sleep. This might seem like a tall order, but, as is evidenced by the charming Robin Pelissier designed room above, with the right palette, some whimsical touches, and a little restraint, a well appointed kid’s room is not just the stuff of fairytales.


For the little one who truly commits to a favorite color, Liz Carroll Interiors’s version of pink perfection keeps things visually interesting through a mix of hues and both modern and traditional touches sure to please any princess.

How sweet are these hand-painted murals by Chicago’s Patrick Roullier Design? Custom artwork is an excellent way to transform a room into a secret garden, enchanted kingdom, or other magical realm.

Carving out special places for specific activities can help maximize play space and keep clutter in check. Creative nooks can be the ideal place to put on a performance, as demonstrated by the Liz Carroll Interiors mini-stage, or offer a cozy retreat for some relaxation, such as in the little bunk by Charleston’s Classic Remodeling.

There is no rule that states that everything in a child’s room must be childish. Incorporating a variety of patterns and colorful, textural accents makes the Laura Lee Clark room above feel youthful, but with just a few changes it can be easily adapted for a more grown-up feel should the occupant decide it’s time for an update.

With its shag rug, geometric wallpaper and textiles, modern swing, and edgy light fixture, this room, by Lucy and Company, exudes style and won’t soon be outgrown. We highly recommend checking out their portfolio of creative kids’ rooms, for which they are known.

It’s never too early to start teaching your little one to appreciate chic decor. A Purple Lou Lou Ghost children’s chair and rosy-violet Duchess Chandelier, available from Nest Dallas, both make strong statements without being overpowering.

We love the bold blue hues and patterns in the rooms by Coats Homes (top) and Northworks Architects + Planners (above). You simply cannot go wrong with kid art, a calming palette, and plenty of picture books.

Preppy with a splash of safari-influenced accessories is also a winning combination. The burnt orange and royal blue-accented room (top), designed by Cynthia Collins, owner of Blue Print in Dallas, and lime green and navy-accented room (above), designed by Liz Carroll Interiors, prove why this crisp yet playful look will never go out of style.

Lucy and Company clearly understands the three must-haves for any kids’ room: A hiding spot, someplace soft to rest your head, and a friend.

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