25 amazing ideas for kids bedrooms

19 May 2014
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There's plenty of scope for clever design when it comes to kids' bedrooms - not just to make things look fun, but also to make the most of space, to give them a place to play, and - more importantly - to build the kinds of brilliant things we'd love to have in our bedrooms as adults if people weren't likely to judge us for it...

Here are some of the best we've seen:

 

Climbing walls

A fantastic idea if your kids are half-monkey - but probably only sensible if you have high ceilings and you're able to put in some safety measures underneath.

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Bercy Chen Studio
www.bcarc.com

 

 

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Gabriel Builders
www.gabrielbuilders.com

 

Amazing lofts

Again, probably only for those with a bit of headroom to spare. Some of these loft areas feature beds suspended from the roof - which (engineering issues aside) is a clever way to free up some floor space for activities. So much space for activities...

 

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The hut
www.oeufleblog.com/2013/03/05/in-the-rooms-of-themis-and-ulysse/_mg_6436...

 

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Kemp Hall Studio
www.kemphallstudio.com
Photo by Scripps Network

 

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Kuhl Design Build
http://twincitiesremodeler.com/

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Polhemus Savery DaSilva
www.psdab.com
Photo by Brian Vanden Brink

 

Nooks and cubbys

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Platt Builders
www.plattbuilders.com
Photo by Greg Premru Photography

 

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Point Architects – Uroko bookcase / book igloo
www.pointarchitects.com

 

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Mindi Freng Designs
www.mindifrengdesigns.com
Photo by Kaity

 

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Erica Islas / EMI Interior Design
www.emiinteriordesign.com
Photo by David Youn-Wolff

 

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simpleHome
www.simplehome.net

 

Clever bunk beds

They're a great way to get more from the space you've got - and they're a lot of fun.

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Jett Thompson Antiques & Interiors
www.jettthompson.com

 

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Semel Snow Interior Design
www.semelsnow.com

 

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Del Mar Construction
www.delmarcoinc.com

 

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Slifer Designs
www.sliferdesigns.com
Photo by Ric Stovall

 

Chalkboard walls and other things to play with

Chalkboard paint on walls can be a great creative outlet for your kids - so can things like lego.

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Lori Dennis
www.loridennis.com
Photo by Ken Hayden

 

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Cornerstone Architects
www.cgapartners.net
Photo by Adam Steiner

 

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Pause Architecture + Interiors
Photo by Alex Lukey Photography

 

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essential design services

 

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Totalgeekdom
http://www.totalgeekdom.com/?p=650

 

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Doug Pitts Construction
http://www.dougpittsconstruction.net/

 

Themed and painted rooms

This is a pretty big commitment. Just because your kids are nuts about Peppa Pig or Thomas the Tank Engine now, it doesn't mean they won't be completely disinterested by the same time next year (or by the time you've finished building their room). If you're going to go all out and theme a room like this, maybe consider how easy it'll be to adapt or 'undo' further down the track.

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Aartvarks on the fly
www.aartvarks.wordpress.com/2009/02/20/lego-animation-tribute-kid-room/

 

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Jason Hulfish
www.jfishart.com

 

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Via reddit
www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/1michd/daughter_wanted_a_mario_bros_theme...

 

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Morgan Richardson Art
www.morganrichardsonart.com

 

What's your favourite? Any other bright ideas you think belongs on this list?

 

Related articles:

How to plan bedroom lighting
http://www.build.com.au/bedroom-lighting

How to choose bedroom floors
http://www.build.com.au/how-choose-bedroom-floors

Comments

Quentin Rose's picture
Quentin Rose

I love number 19 - turning the bedroom into a giant chalkboard. What a great idea.

Darcy Wilson's picture
Darcy Wilson

Yeah I like that one too. Wonder if chalk dust would be an issue...

Disco Stew's picture
Disco Stew

The hidden door with the crawl space through to the kids bedroom (7) is great for adventure ... but you would hope there is another way in. Could you imagine at 2:00am if the kids was feeling unwellhaving to navigate your way through.

Lana Jane Fox's picture
Lana Jane Fox

Some of those are amazing! I would love my children (future children) to have something like this - especially loved the pirate ships! I am not sure for the climbing wall though. I cringed at the thought that they might fall down or play with other kids and some other kid can fall!

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