To give the children's bedroom pizzazz that's colorful and bold enough for kids, but chic and mature enough for parents, the windows were dressed with orange-and-white-toned botanical print draperies. Paired with woven wood blinds, the window coverings add privacy and filter out the strong California sun.
When it comes to lighting, consider replacing basic, contractor-grade fixtures. In this bedroom, a 4-foot-long white plastic pendant helps ground the space, but it also adds plenty of overhead lighting. Additionally, the white plastic diffuses the light, giving off a flattering glow.
A sense of history in a child's room helps honor his or her family's past. To add personal touches, it's nice to mix old with new. Above the bed in this children's room is a handed-down embroidered art piece. It not only serves as a nod to older generations but it carries the accent color, orange, throughout the room.
To add longevity to a room's design, consider using a daybed. Twin mattresses turned parallel to the wall save valuable space in the room and allow beds to double as lounges. During tween and teen years, lounge spaces quickly become the best hangout spots in the house.
Furniture from other rooms often finds new life when repurposed for use in children's rooms. Here, a console table previously used in the adjacent hallway was reoriented as a kid-sized desk. It's paired with a modern chrome Bertoia chair, a piece that can be used in any room of the house. The floor lamp that used to sit beside the living room sofa is now a desk lamp that's the perfect height to provide overhead lighting.