Best of the Week: 30 Built-In Bedroom Ideas for Kids
Space-savvy built-ins can be a lifesaver if your child has a small room – we've gathered together 30 favourites
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Designer: Christopher Burns Interiors
Features: With some clever space planning, the owners have managed to squeeze in a desk, storage and two beds along just one section of wall.
Designer: J.P. Franzen Associates Architects
Features: Here, the designers have highlighted the form of an interesting ceiling, while providing storage for a vast collection of children’s books by turning an entire wall into a library and painting it a feature colour.
Designer: Chango & Co
Features: A light-bathed window and a sweet little study nook. Charming.
Designer: Fido Projects
Features: A side-by-side bed set-up for a shared kids’ room provides each mini-resident with privacy, storage and a display area – and all without sacrificing precious floor space…
Designer: Lydia Maskiell Interiors
Features: A genius built-in design with space to hang clothes, nifty wall hooks and a funky, cubby-shaped desk.
Designer: CG&S Design-Build
Features: A spiral slide built into a bedroom? Yes please.
Designer: BuildHer Collective
Features: Sticking to a subtle colour palette of pale grey, blonde timber and sea foam prevents the built-in storage from dominating this child’s bedroom.
Designer: Pride and Passion
Features: A cubby under the stairs, complete with blackboard and cool lighting – which child (or grown-up) could resist?
Designer: The Designory
Features: Generous built-in bunk beds and a space-enhancing palette of white and pale-grey allow this small bedroom to accommodate several children without feeling overly cramped. Also note the stairs to the upper bunk – a far sturdier choice than a wobbly ladder…
Designer: Thirdson Construction
Features: That built-in bench offers ample storage and a well-lit spot to read and play.
Designer: Alair Homes Arlington
Features: If your child’s room is long and narrow, a slender bunk design such as this one can be a great way to incorporate two beds and plenty of storage, while keeping the rest of the room free for play and relaxation.
Designer: Chango & Co
Features: Using an entire wall of your older child’s room for a desk and storage can be a smart long-term investment as they spend less time playing and more time studying (or at least, that’s the intention). This one features two desk lamps so your child and a friend or tutor can work side-by-side.
Designer: Studio McGee
Features: A soft, faded palette of blonde timber and pale grey makes these sturdy bunk beds recede into the background. We love the little punches of black in the pendant light and balustrade-netting detail.
Designer: S&K Group
Features: Open and closed storage inside the steps of this bunk bed provide the perfect spot for books, toys and clothing…
Designer: Clancy Constructions
Features: Handleless matt-grey cabinetry, timber edging and a few open display shelves – this joinery is almost too cool for school.
Designer: GAFA Architects
Features: An L-shaped built-in manages to incorporate a bed, storage, display area and desk – all in one.
Designer: Simon Couchman Architects
Features: Positioning storage at your child’s level makes it far easier for them to use. We’re also loving how this built-in bookshelf follows the angles of the roofline to create an eye-catching feature.
Features: Suspending the upper bed from the ceiling makes it appear to float in mid-air. Which teen wouldn’t be impressed?
Designer: Peace Design
Features: Bunk beds in a nook – what could be more fun on a sleepover?
Designer: Blume Architecture
Features: Positioning these feature bunk beds on either side of the doorway creates a sweet little entrance to the room.
Designer: Angus Cowan Constructions
Features: Built-in furniture can feel heavy in a small room. Here, the owners have chosen a palette of white and pale oatmeal for the cupboard and desk to keep the area feeling bright and airy.
Designer: Onyx Design Collaborative
Features: With double beds on the bottom and single beds on top, this guest room has space for both kids and grown ups.
Designer: The Vawdrey House
Features: Painting the wall behind these built-in shelves in different colours adds a playful touch.
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