Playful Kid's Sleeping Nook Pops With Color + Charisma

A cozy alcove off the den, the sleeping nook with two twin beds gives this DIY Network Ultimate Retreat an extra sleeping area for kids and visiting guests.

By: Jeannie Matteucci

Photo By: Christopher Shane

Photo By: Christopher Shane

Photo By: Christopher Shane

Photo By: Christopher Shane

Photo By: Christopher Shane

Photo By: Christopher Shane

Photo By: Christopher Shane

Photo By: Christopher Shane

Photo By: Christopher Shane

Photo By: Christopher Shane

Additional Sleeping Area

Open to the den, the informal and relaxed sleeping nook includes two elevated twin beds with built-in storage below. Two espresso shelves above the beds with brackets for displaying art, books and collectibles mimic the upper shelves seen in the kitchen.

Bold Color Contrast

The vertical striped orange and white shades on the den window pop against the white walls and window sashes.

Stylish in Stripes

The sleeping nook's elevated twin beds with storage space below include orange and white striped quilts for playful warmth.

Comfy Pillows

A nice selection of colorful decorative pillows in varying colors and patterns turn the beds into "sofas" where kids can relax and play games.

Activity Zone

Checking emails or watching a movie on a tablet are just two of the activities to be enjoyed in this cozy sleeping nook.

Storage Space

The storage area at the bottom of the twin beds with pull-out baskets and bins for board games and other items was built with plywood painted orange, with white oak facing in espresso that ties into the wood floor upstairs as well as the treads on the staircase to the lower level.

Right This Way

A fun painted sign with arrow on the sleeping nook wall points right to the lake outside of this relaxing Vermont retreat.

Lovely Lanterns

Two outdoor wall lanterns with a wired metal cage over clear seeded glass and a matte black finish illuminate the sleeping nook.

Fun Stripes

A fun orange and white striped stuffed animal fits right in with the striped bedding and pillows that add pattern and texture to this comfortable sleeping nook.

Ready for Visitors

The comfy sleeping nook with the elevated twin beds not only provides a place for overnight guests to rest, it also adds extra storage space to the lower level of the home.