Friday, June 1, 2012

Fantasy Kids' Rooms

One of the ways to give your children a wonderful childhood!

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Fantasy Kids' Rooms

The sky's the limit when it comes to thematic designs for kids' bedrooms, playrooms and secret forts

Designers seem divided on the issue of theme rooms for kids. On the one hand, they'll probably outgrow the theme within a few years. On the other hand, they are SO MUCH FUN until they do! Themed rooms for kiddos are not limited to bedrooms; playrooms, rec rooms, finished basements and playhouses can all carry a theme as well.

While this room has an elaborate pirate theme, it also contains an exotic, intricately carved covered bed that appeals to all ages. It's probably not just the little ones who like to curl up for a nap or reading time in this room.

This tunnel leads to a secret Alice in Wonderland playroom, complete with odd proportions, sized for kids only.

This rec room is perfect for little Gretzkys in training.

These beds are connected by a bridge that kids can climb over ...

... or hang from.

No rainstorm will stop the kids in this house from having some swingset fun, because theirs is indoors! Be sure to work with a professional to install swings into the correct beams for safety.

Are you nurturing a budding Oscar nominee? A real stage for putting on shows, complete with comfy bean bag audience seating, is a dream come true for little thespians.

What's better than an indoor basketball court? One with climbing walls.

This secret loft is a private space for little ones within the public spaces on the first floor. The shelves at the bottom of the ladder are filled with games, toys and books they can bring up with them.

This design provides a playhouse indoors, a cozy bed nook, and a kid-sized house-within-a-house for all kinds of imaginative games.

Holy dots! This room is completely little girl-ified, but look closer. The oversized valances and drawer hardware can easily be switched out in the future for a more modern look.

Cozy sleeping nooks are always a fun addition to a child's room, and they provide a spot scaled to kids' smaller bodies. This one even has a fun porthole window for peekaboo.

This is the ultimate in secret forts; a treehouse complete with a retractable drawbridge.