Home on The Ranch: The Kids Rooms
When designing kids’ spaces, we’re all about striking a balance between playful and practical
We believe in designing for longevity, and we always want to be sure our kid’s room designs can grow up with them.
If done right, you can create spaces that reflect personality but don’t require switching everything out as they get older.
Our latest kids spaces from our Home on The Ranch Project, featured on Season 2 of our Netflix show “Dream Home Makeover,” are the perfect expression of this idea, and we can’t wait to share them with you today!
Watch our webisode below to tour the never before seen room, and keep scrolling for all the details!
The boys bedrooms
When designing any home, it’s important to find some elements that can carry throughout the spaces to create a cohesive feeling. In our client’s oldest son’s room, we incorporated some of the elevated farmhouse details used in the home’s main level through this board and batten stained wood wall.
Contrasting hints of red, black, and grey against the knotted wood creates a great juxtaposition of a rustic and streamlined feeling, allowing the space to feel warm but fresh.
Designer note: When you have stained wood on the walls, adding more wood through furniture pieces can make the space feel heavy. In this design, we went with a modern whitewashed dresser to break up the tones, and it softens the entire space beautifully.
Because we had a lot of light wood in the bedroom, we wanted to mix things up a bit in the bathroom space. We went with a warm stain on the vanity and took it quite a bit darker to contrast beautifully with the cool grey stone on the floors.
Paneling: Stained to match hardwood flooring
Paint: Swiss Coffee at 75% strength by Benjamin Moore. Satin finish on walls, trim, and ceiling.
Bathroom vanity:Custom warm walnut stain
Bathroom floors: Laguna Bluestone from Bedrosians
In the next boys’ bedroom, we wanted to keep some continuity by doing paneling on the lower part of the walls but decided to paint them a dark navy blue-grey color to bring a moody feeling to the space.
We incorporated some orange tones (our client’s son’s favorite color) and brought personality to the space with a few of our favorite layered pieces and decor.
"I love that the halfway dark wall paneling allows us to add some depth to this space without losing the bright feeling from the white walls and ceiling."
Paint: Gunmetal by Benjamin Moore on Paneling & Swiss Coffee by Benjamin Moore at 75% strength
The girls bedrooms
In the first girl’s space, you’re greeted by an organic abstract wallpaper in a soft blush pink that adds a subtle playfulness to the room and a curved woven headboard that steals the show. Vintage pillows, textural ruffled bedding, and gold details bring the look to life.
Our client’s girls’ bedrooms are connected by a jack and jill bathroom in the center with a great mosaic tile on the floors, warm wooden cabinetry, a wall-to-wall mirror, and mounted scones.
"I love how sconces mounted on top of the mirror bring a playful modern effect while the brass finish keeps it feminine."
Vanity: Custom white oak stain
Bathroom tile: Sea Salt Cle Tile.
Paint: Swiss Coffee at 75% strength by Benjamin Moore. Walls in Eggshell finish, trim in Satin finish, and ceiling in Satin finish.
The second girl’s bedroom is set off by a beautiful fawn velvet headboard, layered textural bedding, and a few fun modern elements.
"We used the same fabric on the bed as we have on our curved back living-room sofa, and I love that it adds really great plush feeling to the space."
Designer note: If your floor plan doesn’t allow for a mirror above the dresser, don’t be afraid to place it under a window and style above it to complete the look!