4 Incredible Kids' Room Transformations

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A baby brings the promise of new beginnings, not least when it comes to decorating a kids’ room. But whether you’re designing a nursery from scratch, overhauling an already existing space, or updating a room for a quickly growing little one, the possibilities are endless. Perhaps no one knows that better than New York–based designer Susana Simonpietri, creative director of Chango & Co., who creates interiors that blend classic elements with contemporary finishes. The same is true in the children’s rooms she has designed. Here, we’re revealing the incredible before-and-after transformations of four unique kids’ rooms, each showcasing vibrant color and whimsical design details for a look that’s all its own. Read on for tips on how to decorate with personality and a playful spirit.

BEFORE A Westhampton, New York, bedroom for two girls was dark and uninspiring.

AFTER Simonpietri transformed the space into a colorful haven thanks to an airy white backdrop and watermelon decals.

BEFORE A lackluster guest room in another Hamptons, New York, home needed vision and a cohesive feel.

AFTER The renovated kids’ room goes graphic with geometric details; the floor plan now accommodates overnight visitors and room for play.

BEFORE A dated room in Connecticut required a modern refresh.

AFTER A sunny update leaves room for its occupant to grow.

BEFORE A basic bedroom felt boring and lacking in personality.

AFTER Glam upgrades transformed the space into a feminine retreat with staying power.

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