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