There are a lot of ways to make a nice bedroom, but for kids there is an element of excitement that is just as important as bedroom size and style. As these pictures illustrate, a cool bedroom for children can be a virtual fantasy world in itself – in this case by making the outdoors the driving interior design idea and central concept of the bedroom space.
Complete with climbing ropes, ladders, swings and all kinds of hidden storage spaces, this bedroom brings all of the elements of an outdoor play space inside and makes the room feel like a self-sufficient home at the same time. The best part, of course, is the tree house in the center of the room – who would not have enjoyed that as a kid growing up?
Though this kind of cool bedroom design for kids can of course be contracted out to someone else like Kidtropolis, it is also perhaps an opportunity for a fun do-it-yourself project that engages children in the activity of designing and building their own space. While some of this custom craft work is no doubt too structurally complex for a child to do a lot of the painting, decor and other interior design elements could be built with adult supervision.
Here’s some more info about the creators:
“I grew up building models and forts. As I got older, I made more and more things from scratch—building with my own materials rather than relying on kits. In high school,I was the guy that made the floats, and made the sets for the plays and musicals.I joined the National Guard my junior year of high school and served active duty during Operation Desert Storm.I then attended West Virginia University and Corcoran School of Art and Design in Washington, D.C., and graduated from West Virginia with a BFA in graphic design. After leaving school, I worked for the CIA in graphic design and then worked for PRC (nowNorthrop Grumman) before starting a company with my current business partner, David Frank. David and I have run a marketing/graphic design firm for the past fourteen years now.After having children and in the midst of always creating things for family and friends’ rooms, David and I decided to open up an arm of MediaWorks called ‘Kidtropolis.’ The name was taken from a neighbor’s joke referring to my home.”
“I got the idea to do this work when I was in my first year at West Virginia University, initially majoring in Wood Science Engineering—of which I was not excelling at. I found myself at one point doing research and building a scratch model of a Greek trireme galley ship. My roommate,Ken, probably thought I was a little crazy. It was at this point I realized I should be in design. I also turned a bus into a movie theater during Desert Storm, among other interesting and random projects.”
Check out more of their delightful children’s bedrooms, amazing fantasy forts and more at the Kidtropolis blog.