Why Didn't My Childhood Bedroom Have a Hanging Chair?

Inflatable chairs were cool in the '90s, but these hanging chairs are SO much better.

Kids' rooms today are so cool with their loft beds, ceiling designs, canopies and most of all — hanging chairs. I remember thinking my bedroom was destined for an episode of MTV Cribs with its 12-inch TV, Nintendo 64 and inflatable furniture set. (You know, the chair, ottoman and pillows. Cozy!) But kids' bedrooms nowadays? They're an inspired multipurpose space for work, play and everything in between. And swinging chairs are great for both! I could totally binge on some Netflix or catch up on email in one of these swinging beauties.

Take a look at these 12 designer kids' rooms with hanging chairs in all shapes, sizes and styles, from the Eero Aarnio Bubble Chair to a boho-chic hammock chair.

Playful Kids Bedroom With Chevron Ceiling and Birdcage Chair

Playful Kids Bedroom With Chevron Ceiling and Birdcage Chair

Like sun rays, a yellow chevron print stretches its way across the ceiling of this kids room. A textured area rug reminiscent of grass brings the outside in, while the hanging birdcage chair adds a fun place for reading or daydreaming.

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From: Kress Jack

Photo by: Catherine Nguyen

Catherine Nguyen

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Faded floors and cream walls create a neutral background for this guest bedroom. Global elements and chic black-and-white photo wallpaper bring in a funky, eclectic style.

Photo by: Emilee Ramsier

Emilee Ramsier

Contemporary Kid's Bedroom With Bunk Bed Slide

Contemporary Kid's Bedroom With Bunk Bed Slide

Painted clouds and city streets provide a fun and playful backdrop for this kid's bedroom. The contemporary bunk bed includes a fireman pole and slide for exciting exits from the top bunk. A hanging globe chair creates a comfortable swing above the blue and green checked rug, and an airplane light fixture is the perfect touch to complete the space.

Photo by: Vanessa Deleon

Vanessa Deleon

Blue Hammock Chair in Boys' Bedroom

Blue Hammock Chair in Boys' Bedroom

In the corner of this room, the boys get their own little hammock chair. With natural light pouring in from the French doors and from the windows, this space is perfect for reading and doing homework.

Photo by: Julie Soefer

Julie Soefer

Gray Bedroom With Hanging Chair

Gray Bedroom With Hanging Chair

Soft gray walls set a pleasant, calming vibe in this small bedroom. A rattan hanging egg chair adds a funky but fun element to the space.

Photo by: 2 Doors Down Design

2 Doors Down Design

Spacious Shared Boys' Green Transitional Bedroom

Spacious Shared Boys' Green Transitional Bedroom

This shared boys’ bedroom may lack in space, but there are no sacrifices in style thanks to smart space planning, careful layering of colors and textures, and lots of whimsical elements. With ageless elements like hanging chairs and resin antlers, this is a room kids can continue to grow into and not out of.

Bold Black Contemporary Teen Study With Green Accents

Bold Black Contemporary Teen Study With Green Accents

The dark walls of this study are painted in black chalkboard paint, allowing its young users to doodle while bringing drama to the space and making accent colors pop. With its big, graphic rug and range of seating options, the room has space for lounging, studying, TV viewing, gaming and more.

Photo by: Travis Neely

Travis Neely

Fun and Colorful Kid's Bedroom With Built-In Bunk Beds

Fun and Colorful Kid's Bedroom With Built-In Bunk Beds

This spunky, modern kid's room on New York's Upper West Side features built-in bunk beds with reading lamps, a streamlined paint treatment and a hanging bubble chair any kid would love. Gray lacquered floating shelves serve as nightstands for each bunk, while built-in drawers provide storage. A mod polka-dot rug pulls together the fun and colorful palette.

Modern Pink Girl's Room With Bright Striped Accent Wall

Modern Pink Girl's Room With Bright Striped Accent Wall

Bright pink walls set the scene for this modern girl's room. Bold stripes bring a playful and eye-catching focal wall to life behind the bed, while a hanging chair and play table create the perfect space for creativity and fun.

Photo by: benita goldblatt

benita goldblatt

Teen Girl's Bedroom With Hanging Bubble Chair

Teen Girl's Bedroom With Hanging Bubble Chair

"Fun" is the word that best describes this teen girl's room. A blue focal wall matches the custom headboard, making the room pop with color. A hanging bubble chair provides bedside seating, while a four-foot-wide, flokati-covered rolling ottoman offers extra seating and a contrasting color to the blue and pink accents.

Photo by: Patty Malone

Patty Malone

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Kids bedroom with wood ceiling beams, plastic bowl swinging seats hanging from ceiling, blue and green rug, shelves, and blue bed.

Contemporary Teen's Room With Loads of Personality

Contemporary Teen's Room With Loads of Personality

Bright blue walls, bold prints and a mod Parsons desk combine to create a fun, contemporary space for a teen to sleep, study and hang out with friends. A hanging chair makes fun use of a corner niche, and an acrylic desk chair is stylish and functional. Designer Claire Paquin pulled colors from the bright polka-dot bedding and carried them throughout the space.

Photo by: Claire Paquin

Claire Paquin

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Up, Up, and Away!

As kids, we all dreamt of having the ability to fly. This airplane bed puts a fun spin on that fantasy. Fully equipped with a ceiling covered in clouds, suitcase storage and a world map mural, this bedroom prepares kids for any adventure they might dream up. Design by Dahlia Mahmood

Rustic Retreat

This amazing barn-style playroom is sleepover heaven. The space houses six built-in bunk beds with ample room leftover for games and entertainment. The design uses the original home's farmhouse background for style inspiration; the frame and rails of the bunk beds were made from antique barn beams.

This Room Rocks

Welcome to the bedroom every kid (and many a grown up) dreams of having. Decked out in cool contemporary style, the space features a gray and white palette with graphic print wallpaper, bold lime green accents and — wait for it — a climbing wall.

Crafty Converted Attic

Every inch of space was creatively used in this converted-attic playroom. In addition to clever designs like built-in desks and efficient storage solutions, this 8-foot area of dead space was transformed into a felt activity wall.

Secret Fort

In this inventive kid's room, a tucked-away loft serves as an exciting (and peaceful) hideaway to work on homework or art projects.

Photo By: Mark Boisclair

Whimsical Playroom

Chango and Co. created every child's dream play space in this expansive playroom. Floor mattresses line one wall and are topped with playful throw pillows for crashing, a teepee provides a place for dreaming, and rope swings hang from the ceiling for extra fun. A bold Swiss cross pattern livens up the walls, and black trim highlights the architectural features of the room.

High-Up Hideaway

Every kid loves a secret hideaway and this rope ladder adds another layer of adventure! Photo courtesy of live from IKEA FAMILY

A Pirate's Life

This pirate-inspired room has everything necessary to set a course for adventure — from a treasure map mural to a rustic pirate-ship bed. Design by RMSer chelly32

Fit for Twin Royalty

These twin cribs look like they came straight out of a fairytale palace. The ornate wood details and elegantly draped canopies put other cribs to shame. Image courtesy of PoshTots

Private Pink Lofts

Sharing a room with a sibling can be a drag. But these vibrant pink and orange loft beds give two girls their own getaways. Courtesy of Nicole Feliciano, of Momtrends.com

Movie Magic

Inspired by the Disney film Finding Nemo, this room surrounds kids in a sea of beloved characters. It even includes a bed that resembles the film's surfer-dude turtle, Crush.

Welcome to the Jungle

Between adventures, a junior explorer can escape to a treehouse bed in this jungle-themed room. Courtesy of RMSer 8666045

Make Room for Muppets

This kids bedroom from HGTV Dream Home 2014 is inspired by the Muppets. While sticking to a sophisticated color palette of red, white and black, this room bursts with kid-approved details like Muppets accessories, a curtained-off play area and a TV for each bunk!

Photo By: Eric Perry © 2013, Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved

Enchanted Forest

With a whimsical tree, a carriage-shaped table and a custom castle bed complete with a slide, this bedroom feels like it's straight out of a fairytale.

Photo By: Tricia Messeroux © 2013, DIY/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved

Castle in the Clouds

By lofting this bed, the rest of the room is free for playtime. To add another element of fun to the castle-shaped loft, kids can come and go via ladder or slide. Photo courtesy of live from IKEA FAMILY

Draw on the Walls

Behind the bookcases, a secret hiding place in this little girl's playroom is the perfect escape to let creativity run wild. A chalkboard accent wall allows endless possibilities to draw and decorate.

Twice the Teepees, Twice the Fun

This handsomely paneled playroom is all decked out for fun. If the party runs late — and if the parents say it’s OK — the lighted teepees will accommodate a sleepover.

Photo By: Jason Kisner

Storybook Nursery

With a crib modeled after a carriage, this storybook nursery is perfect for a princess-in-training. The room includes other charming touches like wallpaper with a toy block motif, quilted carpeting and an adorable woodland mural. Image courtesy of PoshTots

Space-Saving Secret Bed

Hiding a bed beneath a trap door is a fun and unique idea for a kid's room. Doing so takes advantage of every inch of space and allows the bedroom to double as a playroom. Photo courtesy of live from IKEA FAMILY

Groovy Tween Room

With a touch of English inspiration, this bright bedroom and its psychedelic mural will stay cool well into your kid's teen years. Design by Christine Thompson

Vibrant Girl's Room

Who wouldn't love to spend hours playing in this beautiful and vibrant bedroom? (Fun fact: The garlands, bed skirt, and wall art are made out of duct tape!)

Photo By: Rachel Faucett

Under the Sea

No detail was spared in transforming this media playroom into a deep-sea adventure. From the shell-shaped chairs to elaborate mural, this room caters to a kid's dream of living beneath the waves.

It's Showtime!

You little one's inner star can emerge on this petite stage. It's the perfect setting for any performance a child could dream up and the nearby dress-up closet is handy for pre-show prep.

Fun in the Forest

This vibrant woodland playroom is designed for hours of fun. Between a slide, activity desk, and swing suspended from a funky column-turned-tree, this room encourages playfulness and creativity. Co-architects: Juan Manuel Rodriguez and Jose David Jimenez.

Pretty in Pink

A mini tent serves as a cute clubhouse and venue for indoor campouts. Plus, it beautifully coordinates with the sweet pink tones of the bedding and hanging birdcage.

Candy Colors

A giant painted gumball machine pops against the vibrant orange walls of this lively playroom. Along with the wall color, the artistic paper lantern fixture, chevron rug, and art table are enough to inspire hours of creative play.

Indoor Treehouse

Both kid-friendly and sophisticated, this bedroom from HGTV Green Home 2014 brings the outdoors indoors. The many green-toned accents are meant to look like a lush landscape from the birds-eye view of this lofted hangout. A handy bucket makes snack deliveries fun and convenient.

Cute and Bubbly

The open floor plan of this shared bedroom means ample room for siblings to play, hangout and swing in their futuristic bubble chairs.

Rainy Day Escape

This island playroom offers space to gather with friends or take a nap. Anchored into the ceiling, the twin beds are designed to gently sway as coastal breezes blow through the space. A Ping-Pong table and a flat-screen TV are perfect for passing the time on rainy beach days.

Reading Room

Playoffice, a design firm based in Madrid, created this "Reading Net" for kids (or adults). Here, the net is suspended in a luxurious two-story library.

Photo By: Playoffice

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