Steal ideas from these fun and functional children’s rooms that offer smart design, beachy themes, and coastal colors.
This playroom gets shots of color from Benjamin Moore’s Tropicana Cabana on the walls and a Dek Tillett fabric on the banquette. Clips on the wall make it easy to showcase artwork and change out pictures.
Designer Dana Small designed this headboard accessorizing with PBteen bedding and custom pillows. Hot pink Tsuga Cyclamen wallpaper (this child’s favorite color!) adorns the walls for a fun pick-me-up.
A child’s bedroom should reflect his or her interests. This bedroom subtly points to a young boy’s love of treasure hunting and crabs. A framed painting of a crab by artist himself hangs above the bed.
This play space features three sliding panels covered in a chalkboard and corkboard that hide large storage cabinets. A bright striped rug brings in plenty of color in the otherwise neutral space.
Incorporating plenty of cupboards, cabinets, and drawers in a room for three boys is a wise move. The storage can be closed up easily to hide messes, and the space remains airy and open.
An open floor plan maintains privacy with camp-style curtains separating the boys’ bedroom from the girls’. The simple decor and classic colors will take tweens into their college years.
Give your child a say when choosing paint colors. This kicky pink theme is perfectly playful at the beach.
Doubling as a playroom, this bedroom elegantly melds pastels and a crisp, coastal white hue (Pure Brilliant White by ICI Paints). The unexpected fur rug keeps the space interesting and comfortable.
What child (or grown-up) wouldn’t love these digs? Aside from the cozy sleepover feel you get from the mix of bed sizes, palettes, and open space, we adore the sheer fabric tent—the ultimate spot for sharing beach memories and giggles.
Twin beds are essential in at least one guest room in a beach house. Bright colors and funky art make this one work for kids or adults.
A converted attic becomes a playful bunkroom and adjoining TV/art area. We love the portholes between each sleeping space, sure to encourage late-night secrets and snickers.
A simple yet creative bath keeps things easy and streamlined. With a locker room feel, it’s efficient for getting several sleepy kids up and ready at once. The beach is waiting outside—no time to waste!
Moroccan design and colors translate well for a child’s room, as in this one inspired by The Prince of Egypt. Its bright paint colors and linens will make your mini brood feel like royalty.
Four low, built-in beds and two trundles don’t take up much space, leaving room for games, blocks, and charades in the nautical room’s main area.
Eye-catching fabric and carved palm trees on the headboard give this girl’s room a punchy island feel. Incorporate bought-on-whim, bright accessories that might not fit together at home, but somehow blend harmoniously at the beach.
Bunking with siblings (on vacation, no less!) is even more fun with plush fish swimming above and colorful polka dots adorning the walls.
Any infant is sure to sleep soundly in a sea-inspired nursery swathed in the colors of the ocean. Try a bold piece, such as this faux zebra rug, in an otherwise tranquil space.
Versatility can be helpful in a renting scenario. This room is appropriate for your teenage girl or for anyone else who appreciates the mix of clean whites, calming corals, and soothing blues.
Tread-worthy carpet and a mix of natural colors—with a few quirky pieces thrown in—make this room pretty, durable, and child-friendly all at the same time.
Different shades of pink applied in a range of textures make this suite feminine and fun. Try an unexpected combo such as this graphic wallpaper paired with pastels.
Bright bursts of color on lamps, pillows, and other accessories liven up a simple white palette. Change up the decor easily by switching pillows.