The downstairs bedroom in HGTV Dream Home 2007 is known as \"the bunk room,\" so designer Linda Woodrum chose a junior-size bunkhouse motif for this cozy kids' room. It's the only room in the house with a white ceiling, because Linda wanted to set off the fun faux-wood wallpaper that's the backdrop for all the whimsical, kid-friendly details of this snug nook.
The room sleeps four in a pair of one-of-a-kind bunk beds made from tree branches. Each bed has its own freshly whittled ladder, and one of the bedposts has extra branches for hanging coonskin caps or Little League baseball hats.
Both beds are dressed with cream-colored bedspreads and black and tan pillow shams that harmonize with the faux knotty pine walls. Solid throw pillows in black, tan and green complete the beds that will likely be transformed into makeshift forts by a young broncobuster or two.
Everything in the room is kid-sized, from the pair of skis leaning jauntily in the corner to the plaid-covered club chair where wee ranch hands can pause to pull on their cowboy boots. Just above the chair hangs a pair of comical stuffed animal heads one a bison, the other a Bullwinkle-esque moose.
The rest of the furniture is fun and functional, too. To maximize play space, the bureau doubles as a nightstand between the bunk beds, and a wooden CD cabinet makes a sturdy side table. The floor is covered in easy-to-clean, low-pile carpeting. Although this room is made for the younger set, the bunkhouse calls out to the kid in all of us.
Near the foot of the beds, the chocolate brown storage hutch is perfect for stockpiling children's books and displaying treasured toys. Linda has filled it with antique toys, topped it with a tin fire truck and placed framed cowboy prints on either side.
There's ample storage in the bathroom's cherry wood cabinets. An inset sink and bronze fixtures modernize the bunk-style space.
Beige tiles in the shower add to the bathroom's relaxing feel, along with an oversized shower nozzle.