The Most Popular Kids’ Rooms Around the World
Check out Houzz users’ favourite children’s rooms and nurseries so far this year
Judging by the rooms gathered here, while home décor is generally leaning towards more colourful, maximalist spaces, kids’ rooms seem to be going in the opposite direction, with a clear love of lighter, more restrained palettes that rely on pastel tones – tying into a broader pastel trend seen at this year’s fairs – to add interest and cosiness.
Kids love a cocoon and this bedroom design from ABI Interiors fulfils that desire, from the built-in bed, with joinery that wraps around the space head-to-toe, to niches that provide display space and under-bed drawers that offer storage.
Panelling and curved elements ensure the room doesn’t feel too cave-like by providing textural interest. An LED sconce mirrors a porthole featured elsewhere in this contemporary home, which showcases beautiful mixed materials all in restrained hues.
The simplicity of this space by
Laboratorio de Arquitectura en Barcelona, with its straight lines and functional solutions, is probably what most attracted users.
With a large built-in wardrobe, this is a typical kids’ room in Spain. Thanks to its white colour, the desk that runs the length of the room doesn’t detract from the feeling of spaciousness.
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Marie-Sophie Donnedieu was in charge of the renovation of this bedroom, which needed to be tailored to the changing needs of the homeowners’ growing daughter. The child needed a bigger bed, a proper desk and a more roomy wardrobe, but also enough space to play.
As in most Parisian flats, the room is small – only 9 sq m. So Marie-Sophie suggested bespoke furniture made to order by a joiner, which includes a mezzanine bed, a desk and a wardrobe, and leaves plenty of open space for playing.
The aesthetic of this full-house renovation was “warm, calm and suitable for a growing family of four,” designer Elise Peng of EP Interior Design says. And this cosy, relaxed feel certainly extends to the child’s bedroom, with its gentle palette and layers of soft textiles.
The walls have been painted in a neutral colour, which is ideal for enabling the room to grow with its owner. If the child’s tastes change, the family can update the fabrics and accessories without redecorating the whole room.
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Architect Chiara Mangiarotti was asked to renovate this room, inhabited by the homeowners’ two children, aged 8 and 10. They wanted it to be a cosy and safe space for sleeping and playing, and to make room for (many) toys.
“We decided to use the height of the room and I designed a 140cm mezzanine that was custom-made in MDF, with sidebars to make it very safe,” Chiara says. “Below the mezzanine, there’s room for the wardrobe and a cabinets for toys.
“The stairs up to the mezzanine incorporate even more storage,” she continues. “We used Houzz ideabooks to share ideas and brainstorm.”
Fun fact: This project was commissioned, designed and realised entirely remotely. The homeowner, who was living in Brazil, and the architect, who took care of the renovation of their flat in Milan, never met in person.
Enupras First Class Architect Office renovated this 30-year-old wooden house to fit the needs of a young family of five, complete with an indoor play space. The OSB (oriented strand board) climbing wall is on the outside of the stairwell between the high-ceilinged ground floor and the first storey. The play space is an extension of the ground floor, open-plan living room, dining room and kitchen, so the owners can watch their kids play as they cook and eat.
At the bottom right of the climbing wall is a hidden door to an empty space under the stairs where the kids can play hide-and-seek.
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This handy desk area in an Edwardian home belongs to the teenage son of designer Kirsty Niven of Kirsty Elizabeth Interiors. She had originally planned to use the space as part of a semi walk-in wardrobe, but decided the run was long enough to have an additional function.
“I decided to cut it off to create a nook where we could make a desk area for him to do his homework,” she says. “I had a bit of fun with it and added some wallpaper featuring planes.”
This handsome mountain-cabin-chic bedroom is in a Minnesota lakeside home. The room features a blackened-wood feature wall with matching bed frames, wall-mounted headboards with custom leather straps and wall-to-wall grey tartan carpeting.
Two woven leather stools sit at the foot of each bed. The walls and ceiling are painted in Sherwin-Williams Shoji White. The new-build home is by Tays & Co Design Studios, architect Collin Jacobs of NewHeritage and Wes Hanson Builders.
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