Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Kids' Spaces

A timeless red, white, and blue color scheme gives this boy's room staying power. Beaded-board wainscoting, classic Roman shades, and crisp stripes on the walls also contribute to the room's longevity.

A transportation-theme room is perfect for little boy who loves things that go "vroom." Vintage posters, replicas of antique toys, and other accents support the room's theme. The striped Roman shades set the red, navy, white, and green color scheme. A new window seat and built-in cabinetry provide storage and a classic touch.

Why stick with one set of bedding? Versatile white furniture can play second fiddle to any number of solids and patterns on the bed. Although once perfect for a baby nursery, the sweet pink walls get an instant facelift with hot pink and bold orange.

A large canopy bed dominates this little girl's room. It's a plush spot to sleep, read, or hang out with friends. Coral walls and a gingham bed skirt add color and enhance the warm tones of the heart-of-pine floors.

A primary color scheme brightens this boy's bedroom, which was inspired by his beloved toy tractor collection. The bedding is tied into the farm theme with simple seamstress work: Overlapping green hills are stitched onto red pillow shams.

With a pint-size chair and a low work surface, this colorful desk is made to fit its 4-year-old owner. The modular unit includes plenty of storage space. A personalized bulletin board of corkboard and a pink feather boa border is a fun spot to display art projects.

This is a boys' room filled with classic cars and trucks. The duvet covers inspired the room's theme that includes touches of chrome and black.

Soft seating, cozy rugs, and ample storage make this a playroom as popular with kids as it is with Mom. Chalkboard paint runs around the perimeter of the room above the chair rail, offering an opportunity for kids to actually write on the walls to their heart's content!

An airy iron bed, an antique, was stripped and varnished to prevent rusting. Its simple look, as well as the companion white wood furniture pieces, keeps the attention on the bed covering and the decoratively painted wall stripes.

A boy's passion for athletics fueled this room's decorating scheme. A floor-to-ceiling wall system, which doubles as an oversize headboard, gives him a prominent place to display his sporting memorabilia. A professional cabinetmaker crafted the shelving unit from melamine and covered it in plastic laminate.

A collection of 1940s calendar prints (of boys and dogs) from online auctions inspired the look of this boy's room. The warm, faded hues of the prints were the timeless colors used to create this rich room makeover for a young boy.

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