Bedroom playtime gets bigger and better

When space is at a premium and your kids need all they can get—look up! The designer of this children’s bedroom made the most of a vaulted ceiling by installing a loft, which almost doubles the amount of play space available in the room. This bedroom made its debut as an HGTV “Green Home” in Serenbe and was designed by Linda Woodrum, a seasoned veteran who has worked her magic for HGTV’s giveaway-home contests for several decades.

We love smart solutions! We love this use of a small space! Nothing appeals to kids like a climb up a ladder to a cozy, tree-house-like retreat

Woodrum started with a tan hue on the walls to provide a neutral backdrop for the vibrant punches of color elsewhere in the room. The playful, jungle-print fabrics—on the throw pillows and upholstered bed frames and headboards—are as appealing to adults as they are to kids. Concentrated pops of bright green are a nod to the outdoors, as is the rustic wood used for the ladder, railings, base for the nightstand and pegs on the wall. To ramp up the creativity, Woodrum added a pulley system for a “treat bucket” that allows kids to send messages and toys to the loft from below. To finish the inviting space, she hung unframed prints that add some light-hearted appeal to the room.

Linda Woodrum
• Owner and designer of T.S. Hudson Interiors in Hilton Head, South Carolina.
• Chief designer of HGTV’s “Dream Home” for 19 years, “Green Home” for five years, and “Smart Home” for three years.
• Designed interiors for homes all over the United States—her company does both residential and contract work.
• “Green Home” design by Kemp Hall Studio,; room design by Linda Woodrum of T.S. Hudson Interiors.