14 dreamy kids’ room designs that have us yearning for childhood

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1. Enchanted Forest Nursery

From the tiny lights that twinkle like fireflies to curtains that swing from real tree limbs and a lily pad bed, everything about this little girl’s nursery oozes enchanted forest. Shelves built strategically into the back side of the bed and two compartments in the nearby tree decoration supplement the storage capacity of the room’s closet without interrupting the theme.

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2. Undersea Bedroom

Lots of kids love the sea, so the creative minds at Kuhl Design Build LLC decided to create a bedroom that gives the effect of sleeping on the ocean floor. Dark blue walls complete with wandering fish give the feeling of being underwater, but it’s the hull of a pirate ship (complete with gangplank!) and the hidden slide that puts this amazing bedroom in a class of its own.

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3. Circus Room

Keeping track of all those stuffed animals isn’t easy. That’s why Kate Dixon enlisted her father to design a functional miniature Ferris wheel, complete with compartments where dolls and plush toys can live when they’re not in use!

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4. Nintendo Room

If like myself, you are a child of the 80’s, few inventions are closer to your heart than the original Nintendo system and Mario adventures. Mario, Luigi, and many other iconic Nintendo characters come to life in this beautifully painted mural by Alejandro Ventura.

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5. Lego Room

LEGOs are another favorite from my childhood, one toy that’s only become more popular over time! The amazing room above is designed to let kids experience life from the POV of a LEGO figurine.

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6. Build the Walls LEGO room

We also love this design, in which walls are covered in a LEGO platforms so kids can build vertically and horizontally!

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7. Soccer Pitch

Are you raising the next Mia Hamm or Ronaldo? They’d be right at home in this spectacular soccer-themed bedroom. The wide-open layout and custom-painted floor give kids plenty of room to practice their penalty kicks on the pitch.

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8. Meteor Room

Sometimes the best bedroom designs are more abstract than themed. This amazing purple room designed by Maria Yasko has an otherworldly, space-age feel… like you’ve wandered onto an old Star Trek set during a meteor shower!

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9. Indoor Tree House/Climbing Wall

Kids have tons of energy, which is best utilized in lots of physical play. These brave parents created an amazing play space inside their home. The indoor tree house can be accessed by climbing wall or ladder, and vacated by twisty slide!

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10. Night and Day

This mesmerizing room design isn’t as elaborate as some of the others on this list, but the simple division of light and dark furnishings and paint gives the coolest feeling of traveling from day into night, and back again.

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11. Bat Cave

There are many ways to decorate a bedroom with a superhero theme. Most are incredibly tacky. This Batman room is not one of them. From textured walls, to ceiling cutouts, everything about this room channels the alter ego of Bruce Wayne.

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12. Princess and the Pea

Remember the fairy tale? A princess had to prove her true identify by sensing the pea buried under a stack of mattresses. Your little princess would love sleeping on this elevated bed–great use of vertical space in a small room!

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13. Farmers’ Market

Forget the play kitchen. From Pottery Barn comes a delightful playroom designed to look and function like a farmers’ market! Start your kids on local food early and you’ll have a locavore for life.

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14. Through the Looking Glass

I loved exploring the topsy-turvy Looking Glass world along with Alice in the famous books by Lewis Carroll. This wonderland room would be the perfect place for the next generation to read them!


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One Response to “14 dreamy kids’ room designs that have us yearning for childhood”

  1. umeko_blackthorn says:

    wonderful, except the “meteor room” is not abstract, it’s from the moomins cashing the comet! inhabitots, my heart aches!

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