Often hosting guests that need more than one bed, but you're short on guest room floor space? Chose a modern bunk bed style that fits a full-size mattress on the lower bunk and a twin-size mattress up top.
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Time for sleepovers? Consider a pair of bunk beds rather than an indoor sleeping bag "camping" scene every Saturday night. (Though those camping headlamps are fun every night of the year.)
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If you're going wild with wall paint color, keep the furnishings neutral. In this girl's bedroom, a white bed frame and shelf create a strong visual contrast with the bold orange paint.
So you're not redesigning every year, create a kids' room that the kid can grow into. Invest in a sturdy (and beautiful) step stool for a boost up when needed. Teak is naturally water-resistant, so this stool is useful in the bathroom too.
If you're inclined to keep main furnishings to a neutral palette, consider adding a burst of color in accent piece like this bedside table. As part of the design process, the kids will have a fun time choosing their hue.
Tired of the kids making a fort out of the couch pillows? Time for a Native American-inspired teepee that can serve as a special play space without disrupting the living room. Warning: You'll want an adult-sized one, too.