7 Design-Centric Kids' Rooms Adults Will Covet

It's great to be a kid in this very stylish age. Follow these savvy designers' lead and don't dumb-down design for kids: make it cool enough for you!

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August 30, 2017

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Graphic Wallpaper

A design trend that keeps on growing, graphic wallpaper in a groovy geometric instantly confers cool on any room. We love the contrast of the hip black wallpaper and the graphic, orange silhouette that coordinates with these side tables.

Hang Time

Meant as a fun hangout for a teenage girl, this punchy, art-filled lounge would delight any adult hosting some friends for a movie night or wine tasting.

Flocked Pop

"Imperial Forces" wallpaper by Super7 would work in any Star Wars-obsessed kid's room, but we know quite a few grownups who would seriously dig this kitschy-fun wall covering with pop culture cred.

Clean Design

Thank goodness more designers are moving away from frou-frou and fussy little girls' rooms. This cool space is light and airy and we love the novel approach to book storage here. Don't design-down to kids: give them a room so cool you'd want to hang out there.

Sweet Tableaux

We all love a curated bookshelf or coffee table expertly styled with our favorite books and tchotchkes. Well you can apply that same concept to even a child's room. This Hollywood Hills nursery not only offers this charming shelf vignette styled with a designer's eye. It also features wall coverings that are whimsical and witty enough to delight both child and parent without being cloying or cutesy.

Cozy Private Space

We're not suggesting married couples adopt this design scheme, but there is something ultra-appealing about a bedroom with separate work spaces and hang-out/chill-out nap spots, as in this little boy bedroom. Even grownups need a break sometimes, and a little curtained, cozy refuge to hide inside.

Princess Moment

What grown-up doesn't have the occasional princess moment: pamper me and peel me a grape! This adorable canopied daybed is the perfect spot for a leisurely pedicure, nap or magazine reading me-time.

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