Bright Children’s Room
We converted an unused attic into a vibrant teen bedroom with classic details. The built-in bed maximizes storage with bookcase and drawers. The brightly colored accent furniture, bold orange nail-head best, contemporary tufted aqua chairs, and a geometric shag rug, create a fun and uniquely personalized space.
The space was originally an under utilized storage room above the garage. With a young teen daughter quickly out growing her bedroom she shared with her younger brother, this had the potential to be the perfect place to give her a space of her own. However, it was a long and narrow space with no actual storage, builder basic color palette, hardly any lighting, and inadequate ventilation and air flow for warm summer months. She wanted a fun place where she could relax in style and be proud to invite all of her friends over. The room needed to have multifunctionality for both sleep, entertainment, and to study, so zones would need to be established for each activity. In addition, the room needed to be flexible so it could quickly change with her interests.
We created different zone within the space to break of the length while maintaining comfort and functionality: the bed area, sitting area, closet, and workstation. The color palette is a combination of the teen’s favorite colors- orange, aqua, and lime with the addition of soft gray and ivory for a timeless quality that can grow with her. We combined the classic nature of the home with more contemporary accents to create an eclectic edge. Storage was a factor in many of our design decisions. Along with the built-in bed, storage is provided by the bright orange chest, ottoman. These pieces also provide a bold color statement and shape, picking up geometric motifs that are repeated throughout the space in both art and accessories. Another addition is the full size closet for hanging storage. For lighting and ventilation we selected small scale contemporary downlight ceiling fans combining brushed stainless and wood. The double fans keep the air flow throughout the space consistent. Additionally, we selected brushed stainless and acrylic wall sconces, placed on a dimmer, for a touch of glamor and much needed light for nighttime reading in bed.
This room proceed to win 2nd place in the International Dream Room competition.