• Decorating Ideas To Steal From Kids’ Rooms

    Nate has long worked with clients on rooms for people of all ages, from newborns to grandparents. So: what was so special about these kids’ rooms, in the Seattle home he and Sasha worked on? Short answer: their mom.


    Shannon Marra enlisted Nate to transform her family home because she felt like it didn’t – and, through her life, had never – reflected who she was. And to make sure sure her children would never feel that way, she took the time to really understand the colors, themes, and moods that felt right to each of them, and then relied on Nate Berkus Associates to come up with the look that reflected all that in a timeless way.


    The solutions ended up creating beautiful rooms that any adult would be happy to call home. Here are some of our favorite ideas to try on your own.

When it comes to the room above, we’re struck by the wise, but easy to copy move of softening geometric patterns with texture. Geometric themes are common in kids’ rooms, but the trick that keeps this room looking ultra-sophisticated is the addition of tufting, velvet, and rich warm metals thrown into the mix.

  • Meanwhile, in a nearby room, we see the importance of repetition in decorating. The same fabric is used for the banquette and the bed upholstery; each pillow design appears twice or more, even the mirrored tables come in a group of three. It’s a simple way to make design decisions look thoughtful and intentional, not overly whimsical.

  • And the lesson from this chic bedroom? Go with lighting you want to grow old with. Sure, a unicorn lamp here and there can be fun, but when it comes to investing in light fixtures, it always pays to go classic. The lighting in this room can easily move from child’s bedroom to adult home, thanks to its classic, elegant lines.

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