HGTV Smart Home 2013: Kids Bedroom Pictures

Fun and youthful, the home's second guest bedroom celebrates life at the beach with artwork inspired by location, tropical-print fabrics and a color palette drawn from sea shades.

  • Inspired by the rich colors and patterns of the Mediterranean, a machine-woven area rug anchors the space and serves as a springboard for the room's saturated color palette.

  • An industrial-style demilune table stands in contrast to the room's cottage-inspired furnishings. A handmade glass lamp provides the needed focal point.

  • Maple skateboards, sourced locally, double as artwork. \"House planner Jack Thomasson and I were trying to figure out what to put in that room to loosen it up and make it not so put together,\" says Linda.

  • A three-tiered chest carves out a focal area and reading nook. Beachy whimsical artwork, including an original acrylic sea life painting by \"island impressionist\" Kathy Frosio, keep the design focus lighthearted.

  • Happy (and durable) Floridian-print fabric, paired with stripes and solid hues, contributes to the gender-neutral room design.

  • Replace skateboards with traditional artwork and dress the cottage-style twin poster beds in classic fabrics, and the space becomes ideal for adult guests.

  • A custom-made duvet, backed in linen, provides an extra layer of warmth on cool beach nights.

  • A closet turns homework center with the addition of a desktop, corkboard wall and beach-inspired artwork.

  • Black-and-white photographs of house planner Jack Thomasson's relatives lend a personal touch to the space. \"It's a way to keep yourself in touch with your family,\" says Linda. \"It doesn't have to be great photography, it just has to be things that are important to you.\"

  • Stored in the closet and close at hand, allergen- and dust mite-resistant pillows — filled with micro-cushions — feel similar to down-filled pillows and provide optimum support for the head, neck and shoulders.

  • An ottoman with the look of a weathered antique provides space to store books and toys and doubles as seating in the room's reading area.

  • \"Wonderful colors, a great view, fun fabrics, and furnishings and accessories pull together to create a bedroom that works in many ways,\" says Linda.

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