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You don’t need to live by the sea to achieve a cute coastal kids room. When I say coastal I suppose I really mean relaxed and inspired by nature. There are no real rules; however, I would base the colors on nature and make sure to include some white to keep the space fresh. Because kids love multiple shapes, colors, patterns and textures, make sure you know to balance the sensory overload. This room does it beautifully.
Wide, almost nautical curtains balance smaller details of a colorful area rug, while a smaller pattern found in decorative accent pillows add interest against solid walls painted the color of a coastal sky. I love the juxtaposition between the over-the-top chandelier with the pop of solid chartreuse green in the table lamps. It’s the kind of room that will keep active kids interested and save you from having to redecorate when they get bored. The entire space is grounded with a neutral sandy colored carpet that harkens back to a day sur la playa.
This white carriage chandelier is similar to the one in the room and is fresh coastal feeling because it’s painted out in white.
Just like in the room above, this green ceramic table lamp would be really cute against pale blue. I also love that the shades have a natural rattan, textured look versus the more standard basic white. A deeper colored shade will cast a warmer glow.
Whether it stores toys for younger kids or books and computer equipment for teens, this white mirror circle fretwork chest is a cheerful addition to the coastal kids room.
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Rob is a Los Angeles-based designer who has a background in art history and was an expert at Sotheby's auction house. Formerly the host of "Inside The Auction" for the Fine Living Network, speaker for The Learning Annex and contributing editor for Valley Magazine and LA Bride Magazine, he has spent years bridging the gap between the world of design and the general public.
His design sensibilities are varied and can work in both traditional and contemporary styles. His interiors have most recently been published in Renovation Style Magazine.