30 of the Best 'Fixer Upper' Nursery and Kids' Room Designs

Joanna Gaines gives her littlest clients colorful, personal spaces to grow — and they’re her favorite spots to let her imagination roam free.

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Baby Blue

For the Purk family’s newest member, Jo pulled down old paneling and brought the sky indoors. A sparkling chandelier she plucked from the dining room sheds celestial light on the now-dreamy nursery.

An Intimate Seat

This quiet corner of the nursery shares space with a classic Jo detail: a rustic verdigris shelf with a rocking horse, books and flowers. The plush armchair is the perfect spot for getting-to-know-you time and naps, thanks to thick white curtains that will swaddle the room in darkness.

Light Industry

Heavy-duty vintage metal crates have a sweet new role as organizers for storybooks and stuffed animals. In Joanna’s eyes, even tough-guy accessories have a softer side.

Bedtime Meditation

A Fixer Upper project wouldn’t be complete without words of wisdom, and this lyrical prayer in casual calligraphy is perfect for a brand-new person.

Crystal Vision

Believe it or not, this magic lantern of a room was once a drab office. Spangled with light from a dazzling pendant, it’s ready for a treasured child.

Feathered Friends

The accessories Jo selects as she designs nurseries are baby-appropriate without being cutesy, and this carved bird mobile is an apt example: It could hang in any room in the Barrett family’s Waco home (though it’s especially good here).

Something Old for Someone New

Placed on an interior wall, this vintage window adds architectural interest to the nursery. How could Jo resist festooning it with green jam jars and (of course) baby’s breath?

Spare Changes

Once potty training is out of the way, this wire basket can be a full-time toy bin — and in the interim, it’s considerably better-looking than a shrink-wrapped pack of nappies.

Thoughtful Details

Young Calan Copp’s room is extra-special: Joanna installed hand rails that will enable him to access the activity boards on the wall from his wheelchair. The heavy-duty skinny lap near the floor, in turn, is tough enough to withstand rough treatment from a kid who’s always on the move.

From One Kid to Another

Calan’s bedside table features a special gift from Duke Gaines, who collected copper with Chip on demo day and redeemed it for cash to purchase a jar of vintage toy cars.

Room to Roll

Like his brother, Lawson Copp has interactive walls and wide-open floor space. Since he’s more than a little fond of dinosaurs, Jo added a pair of prehistoric prints and a bedside Stegosaurus just for him.

Home Sweet Homework

The entryway at the Copp house now boasts a pair of wheelchair-friendly desks for Calan and Lawson, as well as bespoke storage for their backpacks and school supplies. Jo elevated the study spot with turned-wood legs that add interest without compromising accessibility.

Space to Suit Up

While Chip fails to appreciate Jo’s enthusiasm for her massive hoard of vintage pieces, she uses those finds to dazzling effect: This bank of old lockers is the perfect accent wall for the Copp boys’ shower room.

A Special Room for Charlie

Jo turned the third floor of her clients’ home into a penthouse suite for their young daughter, complete with an array of activity spaces and a floral chandelier. Treehouses are well and good, but this could be the coolest kid’s headquarters we’ve ever seen.

A Star Is Born

Kudos to Jo for recognizing that this diminutive space was clearly meant to become a stage for karaoke and costumes. (Raise your hand if you’re surprised that Chip tested out the sound system.)

Study Spot

Drenched in sunlight and punctuated with candy-bright details, Charlie’s new homework nook makes hitting the books feel like play.

Personal Library

As the high queen of quirky upcycling, Jo knows a weathered window box is actually a one-of-a-kind floating shelf. Storage like this is especially handy for younger readers, since skinny books with large covers tend to disappear when they’re shelved perpendicular to the wall.

Mini-Reveal

Behold a Gaines home within a Gaines home: Chip and Jo surprised their clients’ daughter with a custom dollhouse. (Will she turn it into a B&B? We’ll check back in a few years.)

Game On

This play space is full of grown-up style — in cool gray paint, corrugated interior awnings, and sleek new floors — and details for a sporty boy, like the full-size basketball hoop with a reclaimed-wood backboard.

This Boy's Life

Jo went wild with vintage Americana for her client’s son, Preston: An old map of the United States, a windmill, a reclaimed metal sign and industrial storage bins all add to the room’s sense of classic adventure.

Slumber-Party Space

The newly-married Holts have seven children between them, so it goes without saying that they need a lot of beds. Jo turned their garage into the place to be for massive family gatherings — and with neutral details that pay homage to the home’s riverside location, it’s got something (and a sleeping spot) for everyone.

Wonder Wall

Joanna pulled out all the stops on the boys’ bedroom in the Meek family’s converted barn (pictured here in block form, naturally): A library-inspired rolling ladder provides access to the massive LEGO wall, complete with industrial wire baskets full of spare building materials.

Built-In Bunk Beds

Could this be the cleverest multi-child sleeping situation in the history of Fixer Upper? The multi-use spaces Jo mapped out in this room wouldn’t look out of place in a college dormitory (or a big-city loft).

Sweet Scalloping

Jo added texture to the pale pink walls in the Morgan girls’ bedroom with a series of graceful plywood panels — then echoed their swoops in the ironwork on the beds. An interior awning and a lacy chandelier complete the room.

Bedside Reminder

This nightstand is both minimal and sentimental, thanks to understated clip displays for a pair of black-and-white photos and simply framed Andrew McMahon song lyrics.

Step Right Up

It’s a loft staircase! It’s a modern bookshelf! Stop, you’re both right! A shiplap accent wall behind this crisp, architectural bunk is the ultimate in cool.

No Grown-Ups Allowed

Jo drew inspiration for this next-level bunk from structures like the backyard playset visible through the window. Corrugated metal wainscoting completes the room’s rough-and-tumble, indoor-outdoor look.

Beauty Sleep

This kid-sized canopy bed would be cool if Jo had dreamed it up from scratch, but its backstory is even better: She incorporated reclaimed wood from her clients’ home in her design.

Midcentury Munchkins

Jo paid tribute to her sister Mikey’s love of '60s design as she dreamed up a bedroom for her boys: Graphic evergreens on an accent wall ooze campground cool, and a framed map of America’s national parks evokes the golden age of family road trips.

Kid Tested, Mother Approved

Strictly speaking, Jo designed this bedroom for a non-adult. That said, we can (cough) think of some non-kids who’d happily curl up beside its pink ombré wall, textured Moroccan accent pillows and sculptural bedside lamp.

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