Outrageous Kids' Rooms
Over-the-top and creative, these kids' rooms create entire imaginative worlds where children can explore and play, as well as still get a good night's sleep.
By: Chelsey Bowen
Photo By: 1996-98 AccuSoft Inc., All rights reserved
Out of This World
For the Lilo and Stitch-themed room, designer Glenda Hobus of Hobus Homes collaborated with designer Mark Bebermeyer of Gallery B Designs to create an imaginative blend of astrological stars and planets. The ceiling painting was personalized with the boy's own comet flying high over the bed. Planets are hung out of the reach of little hands and add an additional element of dimension and interest. The stars are outlined in glow-in-the-dark paint so the room stays alive even after the lights are turned out.
Making the most of the high ceiling of this boy's room, designer Sue Firestone of Smith & Firestone Associates creates a airplane-themed space with dark and light blue walls, hanging model airplanes and a mural featuring the child's name written across the sky.
Designer Troy Beasley of Beasley & Henley Interior Design uses lightweight concrete to create a castle room that features a built-in bed, top bunk, slide and a built-in desk area. Faux-finished walls complete the look.
The Great Outdoors
The room designed by Terri Kemp of Terri Kemp Interiors set the tone for designer Anita Roll of Anita Roll Murals to create a stunning nature-inspired mural, featuring tons of woodland animals for the child to discover.
Nursery Rhyme Inspiration
Designer Debbie Avoux of Debbie Avoux Designs hand painted her son's entire nursery to feature favorite nursery rhymes and kids' songs, including The Three Little Pigs, Humpty Dumpty, Jack and Jill, The Frog Prince and more. "Many people worry that a full mural will close in a room but it actually has the opposite effect. By creating a scene on the wall with dimension and depth, it gives the perception that the room continues on far beyond the actual walls," says Avoux.
Into the Jungle
Designer Troy Beasley of Beasley & Henley Interior Design creates a jungle-inspired kid's room complete with a real thatched roof, bamboo posts on the bed and a hidden cave made of faux stone.
Rustic beams are used to create oversized bunk beds for this cowboy retreat. Southwestern-inspired bedding and area rug bring in earthy tones, while striped curtains hang from poles around each bed to provide privacy when needed. Design by Melanie Grant of Poss Interior Design and photo by Patrick Sudmeier