Coastal Kids' Rooms

Steal ideas from these fun and functional children’s rooms that offer smart design, beachy themes, and coastal colors.

Turquoise Playroom

Photo: Annie Schlechter

True Blue

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.

Hot Pink Bedroom

Photo: Annie Schlechter

Passionate for Pink

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.

Nautical Boy Bedroom

Photo: Annie Schlechter

Kid Approved

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.

Purple and Orange Bedroom

Photo: Roger Davies

Hot Hues

Vibrant curtains in orange, fuchsia, and lavender informed the bold palette in this bedroom. Walls painted Crocus by Benjamin Moore and an orange shag rug by Carter Custom Carpets make this bedroom a cheery retreat.

Kids' Playroom with Chalkboard

Playtime Perfect

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.

Kids Storage

Photo: Jean Allsopp

Stylish Storage

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.

Kids Room Decor

Photo: Jean Allsopp

Design to Grow With

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.

Kids Paint Colors

Photo: David Tsay

Pink and Proud

Give your child a say when choosing paint colors. This kicky pink theme is perfectly playful at the beach.

Kids Bedroom

Photo: Lisa Romerein

Pretty Palette

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.

Kids Attic Bedroom

Photo: Jean Allsopp

Sleepover Secrets

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.

Kids Twin Beds

Photo: Jean Allsopp

Invite a Friend

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.

Kids Attic Sleeping Space

Photo: Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn

Little Ones’ Loft

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.

Kids Bathroom

Photo: Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn

Simple and Sunny

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 Kids Room

Photo: Laura Moss

Fit for Princes and Princesses

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.

Rustic Kids Room

Photo: Roger Davies

Bunk Room Hideaway

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.

Island Kids Room

Photo: Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn

Island Essence

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.

Kids' Bunk Beds

Photo: Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn

Coastal Color

Bunking with siblings (on vacation, no less!) is even more fun with plush fish swimming above and colorful polka dots adorning the walls.

Modern Nursery

Photo: Paul Costello

Baby Blues

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.

Teen Bedroom

Photo: Brian Vanden Brink

Serenity Now

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.

Children's Room

Photo: Grey Crawford

Tailored for Tots

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.

Pink Girls' Room

Photo: Dominique Vorillon

Preteen Playroom

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.

Modern Kids Room

Photo: Jean Allsopp

White and Bright

Bright bursts of color on lamps, pillows, and other accessories liven up a simple white palette. Change up the decor easily by switching pillows.

Beach Bunkroom

Photo: David Tsay

Bunk in Style

This room uses shades of blue, green, and yellow to comfortably and efficiently bunk four kids or adults. Built-in individual reading lights add a touch of low-key luxury.

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