In our faced paced world, we want our bedroom to be a retreat from the stresses and responsibilities of everyday life. Well, just like us our kids and teens crave that same escape. Creating a bedroom that expresses your child’s personality will make them feel loved and understood, as well as at home. The Jigsaw Designers are continually creating fun and unique ideas for child and teen bedrooms that are approachable and can actually be adapted into any home…this is not a post on ‘extreme’ kid’s rooms, because let’s face it, not everybody has a forty thousand dollar budget to work with. This post will show some special touches and guidelines to theme out your cool kid’s chic abode.
What child wouldn’t want a swing in his or her room? Sound crazy? The following room pulled it off by having an uncluttered room to start with, and using a clean color palate. Using white as a base color which gives a crisp look to the room, and then layering with gray and a pop of bold neon yellow for the eye to follow is a perfect combination for this featured boys room. Once you’ve chosen your overall theme, or whimsical design idea, it’s best to stick to two or three main colors and begin building your story from there. In the following photos in the Bubble swing girl’s room, the base color is white with pops of pink for color. The Bubble Swing and furry poofs add hipster flair and whimsy to the space.
A girly-girl’s room isn’t a girl’s room without at least a little bling. For added sparkle add foil wallpaper to the ceiling and let it shine with one, maybe two, oh make it three chandeliers. This is a room a girl can really grow into, tweaking the throw pillows and accessories over time.
Channel her inner Marie Antoinette if that is just not enough by adding strands of crystal beads hung in a circle around a chandelier for a look that’s perfectly over the top.
Layered black and charcoal are the ultimate cool for the hip teen boy’s room. This rock n roll chic look really pops with the light box table from DWR. Dress the room up with their favorite bands memorabilia and they will be in their comfort zone. Adding a touch of color to the black and charcoal palate is also very pleasing to the eye. Bright orange, turquoise or neon yellow are great choices for a boy’s room.
Keep your little athlete (or busy body) moving by installing a rock climbing wall in their bedroom. Kits for home install can be purchased by companies like Atomic for those looking for a DYI project. The possibilities are endless for designing your wall, and can be a fun bonding time project for you and your little one.
A loft space is a great way to combine a playroom and a bedroom in one space, but with a feeling of two. It gives them a sense of their own special place to relax and read, or play music with their friends while not taking over another room in the house. We like the simplicity of these lofts for the minimalism and creativity. These tricked out rooms take the idea of the bunk bed to new heights.
Teenagers, as lovely as they are, are known to be loud and of course narcissistic. We’ve found two great solutions for both of these…symptoms. First are upholstered walls! What a fantastic way to sound proof their space where the music is always too loud. And, we found a great solution for the era of the ‘selfie’…viola… Polaroid wallpaper. With careful placement using Polaroid images will not only be a great history lesson about the pre-digital world, but it can create a really fun and interesting look for your teen’s room.
We all want our kids to view the family home as place they want to be. Their refuge from the crazy world, and have it be cool at the same time to share with their friends. Making their room over with their input will be great one on one time and allow them to help create a space to call their own. Have fun and enjoy!
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