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A clever loft bed cover-up turns this sleeping area into the Wild West once the alarm clock goes off.
A playroom is the perfect place to go wild with color. Create a playful grid by taping off even rectangles and painting them bright, coordinating hues.
Bold color and private hideaways entice children to play and imagine. Each wall is painted a different color, serving as a backdrop for an array of toys, games, and beanbag chairs.
Got creative kids? Then you know organizing art supplies is a must. Try these ideas for organizing, storing, and inspiring from designer Ayse Boneval of The Container Store in Rockville, Maryland, who designed this family crafts room for a local showhouse.
Designers of this child's bedroom took one look out the treetop windows to come up with a hot-air balloon theme. The themed fabric is used both alone and cut into patchwork squares used with coordinating fabrics. And the sheers? Why they're balloon shades, of course!
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!
Inspired by a Scottish castle, this bed and playhouse combination includes bunk beds, secret hiding places, and a book nook in the ladder-accessed turret. Fashioned from stone-look laminate, the castle has no back walls, so mattresses can be moved in and out easily.
This second-floor playroom is filled with toys, yet the main attraction is the authentic brass fire pole that lets kids zip down to the first floor. Two half-circles of plywood act as a safety lid, keeping the access covered until it's needed.
This yellow-laminate fire truck houses not only a bed on the lower level but a carpeted play area up top and ample storage closets. Each element of the room displays a firefighting theme while also serving a practical purpose.
Have a less-than-beautiful basement ceiling? These homeowners stapled fabric panels to exposed floor joists, creating a fun tented effect. Sheet vinyl flooring cleans up easily after art projects or tea parties and has a smooth surface conducive to games and play.
A lower ceiling height creates a small den that a child can use as a cozy reading nook, secret headquarters, or private game room. Loft beds create a similar effect in a bedroom. By raising the bed, the loft frees floor space for playing.
Multipurpose areas like this one let different activities occur at the same time so everyone can be in the room together yet do their own thing. The armoire holds games and toys at the ready.
This room strikes gold -- and pink, lime, turquoise, and orange -- with the multicolor striped fabric used for the Roman shades. Furniture is situated against the walls to allow kids room to groove in the center.
A theme of dots in a range of bright and happy colors forms the backdrop for a personalized craft and homework desk.
A smart solution for a small bedroom, built-ins with window seats add style, seating, and toy storage. The made-to-measure units maximize height and capture corner space without intruding into the room.
A wicker play table and cozy bench seat are two of the girls' favorite spots to play and read.
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