Modern Design - Parents.com home editor, Susan Leaderman, knew just what she wanted when she redecorated her 3-year-old daughter Lilah's bedroom: mod white furniture and a fresh take on the classic pink theme (translation: nothing frilly or cutesy). The result is a comfy space that Lilah adores -- and one that will grow with her as she gets older.
Simplicity's Sake - Get creative with store-bought moldings. Rather than dressing up an unfinished headboard with lots of detail, dress it down and keep it simple. Here, a single decorative onlay is centered on a cheerful blue-painted headboard. Crown molding attached along the top edge gives the piece a finished look.
Monochrome Medley - This pretty pink bedroom shows just how lively a monochromatic palette can be. Multiple patterns enrich the bedding, window treatments, and furnishings without overpowering the small room. The trick is to limit the playful motifs to one color scheme, in several tints and shades, and mix in solid color accents.
Sweet Retreat - Pink's long association with little girls makes it an ideal choice for a child's bedroom. The soft pastel combined with white creates an almost dessert-like frothiness in this sweet retreat. Pale pink linens and accent wall get a dash of necessary warmth from the nearly complementary apple green accents dotted around the room.
Ageless Pink - Color creates personality in a room and this charming bedroom comes across as cheery with deep blush pink walls and crisp white woodwork and trim. The pink is perfect for a young girl's room but has a sophisticated depth that makes it a charming color for any age.
Flower Power - Softly colorwashed stripes end about 60 inches above the floor, making way for a row of flowers in pink and purple. These designs were based on the florals seen in the bed quilt. Discover more kids room decorating and organizing tips and ideas @ http://kidsroomdecorating.net
Limeade - Lime green and purple play host to perky floral murals and curtain hooks. The quilt acts as a blueprint for the entire color scheme. Discover more kids room decorating and organizing tips and ideas @ http://kidsroomdecorating.net
Blue-Ribbon Design - A wide tailored valance over the windows shows off a large-scale plaid fabric selected to coordinate with the duvet fabric. The pretty fabric-laced bow detail ties in with the duvet, pillow border, and draperies. Neat blue bows decorate the tablecloth and pillow sham. Discover more kids room decorating and organizing tips and ideas @ http://kidsroomdecorating.net
Castle Beds and Murals - 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.
More Than Just a Closet Makeover - Kids might not appreciate a walk-in closet like adults do, but it helps to rethink the space as a mini bonus room. A small-scale remodeling project in this dormer-space closet knocked out a section of wall to make room for toy-storage cabinets and a child-size window seat. With hanging and cubby clothes storage on the left wall and extra floor space to the right, this walk-in closet now doubles as a perfect pint-size secret hideaway.
Pink Punch - Why stick with one set of bedding? Versatile white furniture can play second fiddle to any number of solids and patterns on the bed. Although once perfect for a baby nursery, the sweet pink walls get an instant facelift with hot pink and bold orange.
For Little Girls - An exuberant mix of patterns and colors inhabit this showhouse bedroom designed for a girl. Pink taffeta drapery panels sit cheerily on pink-and-green-striped walls. Even the wood floors join the fun with a layer of hot pink stain.
Smart Spaces - Make certain every piece of furniture warrants the space it occupies. Filling a small room with a few large items makes a big statement. The bunk system solved several problems for this room. It provided space for a built-in closet beneath the upper bed as well as room for a table and chairs. It also hides a storage trundle and niche at the foot of the lower bed.
Four-Alarm Fun - A little boy with a big firefighting obsession can sleep easy in this room starring a wooden fire truck bed. The designer used solid light blue paint and coordinating wallpaper with a subtle firefighter pattern on the walls, providing a soft counterpart to the room's main color attraction: fire-engine red.
Make the Most of Wall Space - Finding extra storage space in a girl's room is tricky. Our suggestion: Look to the walls for bonus space. Here, hooks store pretty costumes and a metallic floorboard border stores fun magnets.
All-Around Storage - The secret to this storage-packed girl's bedroom is providing lots of organization space without making things look cluttered. Underbed drawers and hidden headboard shelves store items inconspicuously. Other storage items, like this bedside table and purple bin, coordinate with the decor for a cohesive, clutter-free look.
The custom bedding and wall art are color coordinated and complement the sweet, girly coral-colored walls.Discover more kids room decorating and organizing tips and ideas @ http://kidsroomdecorating.net
Study Time - Make study and homework time more appealing in a girls bedroom by adding a sleek, grown-up desk.Pretty jars will keep pencils, pens and markers in place and add decorative appeal. Keep the top of the desk cleared off to inspire a welcoming workspace. Design by RMS user nu2tn
Playful Mix - Designer Robin Callan created a chic, Paris-style bedroom by creating pint-sized elegance among a playful pink and green color palette. Coordinate fabrics of various textures and patterns to create a look that is both visually appealing and eye-catching. Robin collected fabrics that integrate the same pink and green hues to keep the room from appearing overwhelming or busy.