Cool kids’ bedrooms and playrooms

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Bright and bold

“No need to stick with the traditional pink, blue and green colourways in a toddler’s room. Here, I wanted to create a modern statement with more unusual colours, such as this bright orange.”

– Designer Lynn Burkart, Isabey Interiors

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Display and play

“It’s important to carve out an area in your home where kids can be kids. The basement is a great spot, and in this project, we had a fair bit of space, so we created a Lego lounge. Much time and money went into these Lego structures, so why not display them? In this case, we used the Lego display wall as a form of art, and it worked perfectly in this whimsical space.

– Designer Michelle Berwick, Michelle Berwick Design

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Boho botanical

“From the fresh green accent wall and the botanical print sheets to the natural wicker accents, this bedroom is perfect for the tween who loves nature.”

Botanical sheet set from Amazon. Wallace metal bed from Rona.

– Sara Duck, national contributing editor, RENO+DECOR

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Calm and cool

“The goal in building these bunk beds was to create extra sleeping space for the kids that come visit us at the lake. The soft calming blue colour mixed in with the wood tones created warmth and matched the coastal vibes of our home.”

– Veronique Rouleau, expert DIYer

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Stylish and playful

“Since we converted this dining room into a playroom for four kids, we needed it to be functional yet stylish, as it was visible from the entire main floor. Adding lots of closed storage, a modern table and chairs and injecting some colour in the carpet kept it fresh and playful. Having a dedicated space for the kids to play meant everything was in its place and not spilling over into other spaces.”

– Designer Charlene Threatful, Lush Interiors

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NYC inspired

“We converted this area under the stairs into the cutest kids’ reading nook and space, a cosy pint-sized room just for them. The jumping-off point was the Villanova, New York mural. It had a special meaning, as their mom and dad were engaged there. We selected a coordinating paint colour, glow-in-the-dark stars for the ceiling and comfy bean bag chairs upholstered in faux shearling. Books were kept front and centre on the wall-mounted racks for easy access.”

– Designer Charlene Threatful, Lush Interiors

Sara Duck
Sara Duck

With over 15 years' experience as a magazine editor, writer and content creator, Sara brings her passion for design and decor to our pages each issue. @bysaraduck

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