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What a wonderful warm "glow" of candles! They sure can set the mood and give this monochromatic setting a cozy feeling.
And if you're really looking to maximize kids' space, I recommend looking UP! Kids are so small. Do they really need 8" ceilings? Nah. Consider building in play areas or bunk beds if you live in a home and area that will almost always attract families (for resell consideration). Also, this room just looks FUN!