Whether you have a toddler or a teen, you want your child's bedroom to be a place they can enjoy and also get some much-needed rest every night. These designers share how they transformed their children's rooms and their decorating ideas are sure to inspire you.
"It felt cozy to do pattern on pattern, texture on texture," designer Colleen Bashaw says, of her daughter's bedroom in this Tudor beach house. The side table is draped in a custom pink zebra linen.
For her daughter's bedroom, designer Bailey McCarthy conjured a "full-on princess fantasy" with a bed canopy in a in her Texas home.
Krista Ewart designed her Pacific Palisades house with kids and commotion in mind. Canopies made of natural linen and dress up vintage beds in the eldest daughter's room.
As for Krista Ewart's 3-year-old's room in her Pacific Palisades home, she opted for small-scale prints to add delicacy and charm. The ballerina sheets are beyond adorable.
Designer Amanda Nisbet's daughter's room in her New York apartment is intentionally hip and young. "It's a room she can grow into, although I've left some little-girl elements," says Nisbet, like the extra-tall pink headboard.
Pink and turquoise accent the white bedroom of designer Kristen Ewart's 10-year-old niece. The fun, simple decor fits in perfectly with this colorful California beach house.
wanted to empower his children, so he consulted them before making over their rooms. "My 13-year-old, Isabelle, went for a blue, brown and cream palette with splashes of orange," he says.
"My boys were very involved with the design of their rooms," says . "Oliver even came to an auction with me and picked out a piece of art! He chose his favorite color and helped select his bed."
"For my 3-year-old, Tahlia, I started with a vibrant hand-painted John Robshaw fabric — originally a pillow — and had it wrapped around a simple drum light," says . However her favorite part of the room is the family quilt draped across the bed.
"My eight-year-old son, Beck, is an avid collector — autographed baseballs, vintage fly-fishing gear, arrowheads — and a voracious reader," says . "The burled maple console next to his reading chair is a handsome way to display his treasures."
"The bedrooms in our old house are rather small, so it was a challenge to make enough space for my twin baby girls," says . "I think the punch-and-aqua color scheme is chic but, above all, happy and fun."
"My son Sam has always been a history and mythology buff, so when I brought home this painting of Gilgamesh, he was overjoyed," says . "He never really cared about his room — his only request was green walls — but once we hung the painting, he took a real interest."
"My daughter loves her bedroom, even now that she's 18 and has left for college," says . "We picked out a hot-pink damask pattern and gave it a graphic edge with black-and-white accessories."
"This cozy space is perfect for my youngest son, Buck, age six, who likes to build forts and hide out," says . "For a closet, I painted an old pine wardrobe the color of the walls, which makes it recede — a great small-space trick!"
"In our loft, I wanted to create engaging spaces where Lola, 11, and Sam, 13, could be on their own yet also interact in a spontaneous way," says . "Their rooms actually sit on top of each other, connected by hidden trapdoors."