Kid-tastic Spaces: Playroom Inspired by Travel

Once a dusty attic, this colorful playroom by Kendall Simmons now includes travel-inspired wallpaper, maps, globes and even a tent to stimulate young imaginations. Bunk beds and a comfy window seat provide extra space for dreaming of distant locations.

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August 24, 2016

Photo By: Catherine Truman

Photo By: Catherine Truman

Photo By: Catherine Truman

Photo By: Catherine Truman

Photo By: Catherine Truman

Photo By: Catherine Truman

Photo By: Catherine Truman

Photo By: Catherine Truman

White Built-In Bunk Beds With Striped Bedding

One of the goals in the attic-turned-playroom design was to create overflow sleeping space. The solution: these imaginative built-in bunk beds. Papering the back wall in black-and-white wallpaper with little city scenes adds graphic punch and a fun visual surprise.

Colorful Window Seat in Play Room

Tucked into a narrow niche, the charming window seat is deep to accommodate two kids or several stuffed friends. The white base and gray cushion are ideal foils for the bright mix of pillows, toys and the cheery yellow shade.

Play Room Window Seat With Stuffed Animals

Because the backdrop of the play room is simple, the space can easily evolve by swapping out the soft goods and bringing in more grown-up accessories.

White Built-In Kid's Desk With Globes

For unique character, the designer included vintage details like the globes above the desk and the brass animals. Like the window seat, this built-in desk is a smart choice for a smaller space, fitting handily into the sloped ceiling alcove.

White Playroom With Teepee and Pouf

The designer used white walls as a neutral foundation, then gave the room tons of personality via fun accessories and toys like the graphic-patterned teepee, bright pillows and gold leather pouf.

Black and White Teepee With Colorful Pillows

The subtle outside of this cool teepee gives way to rainbow magic inside with brightly colored, patterned pillows and a plush pale blue rug.

White Playroom With Colorful Mobile and Art

White walls are the perfect blank canvas on which to layer brilliantly colored artwork and whimsical accessories like the zebra head and mobile. A sunshine yellow shade is a pop of warmth over the window seat.

Zebra Drawer Pulls

What's black and white and adorable all over? These zebra-shaped drawer pulls!

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