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.
Thomas J. Story
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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.)
Photo by Thomas J. Story; written by Jess Chamberlain
4 of10Photo by Thomas J. Story; written by Jess Chamberlain
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.