Rooms capture kids’ personalities, interests

by RaeLynn Callaway

No matter if it is a boy or girl, newborn or college student, every young person’s room is as unique as the child who calls it their own.

I love designing and decorating kid’s rooms and wanted to showcase a few awesome rooms done by some amazing and creative moms.

The jock

Pam Henry captured her son Jakob’s passion of sports, specifically baseball. Starting with a neutral but warm earth tone, Pam used three bright colors on the headboard wall to seize the eye right away. The bright stripes lead the eye across the wall, stopping briefly to admire each framed pennant.

To carry the theme around the room, she hung full pennants across the top of Jakob’s window treatment. The pictures, trophies and awards finish out the room to make it Jakob’s very own.

Design tips:

When you have a lot of similar and smaller items, clustering them together can add visual appeal and continuity.

Using blocks of solid color for bedding and pillows is the room’s foundation and doesn’t detract from the theme.

Going ‘girlie’

Lynn Lefler decorated for two Wampus Cats before she finally got the opportunity to go “girlie.”

I’ve seen many beautiful rooms for Kylie, but I think the turquoise with black and white is exquisite. Lynn used a vibrant wall color while keeping everything else black and white to add the right amount of sophistication to this dancer’s bedroom.

Kylie’s coordinated bulletin board allows her to add personal touches to the room and stay organized. 

Design tips:

A mixing and matching of furniture pieces is a great way to add character to any room.

Black and white bedding is very versatile and more popular than ever because of its striking look.

Outdoors in

Jennifer Lindsey had a great idea to use her son Spencer’s love of hunting and fishing to inspire his room. The camouflage wall catches your attention as you first walk in. Different light and dark wood tones complement the varying shades of green around the room, giving you a sense of the great outdoors.

Design tips:

Kids love to have their names added to artwork or spelled out in big letters across the wall.

Hanging pictures of past hunting trips and hunting trophies, like antlers and skins, help your child reminisce of the woods and their big hunt.