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Inspired Kids Rooms: Hidden Nooks

By Handmade Charlotte |

What child wouldn’t enjoy having a space all to herself? These 10 imaginative nooks and niches are perfect for kids to read, nap or simply daydream. You might even covet one for yourself.

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10 Inspired Nooks & Niches for Kids Rooms

Under Stairs

A nook under the stairs.

Bunk bed cubbies

Colorful nook

Armoire

Bottom shelf

Trundle bed

Utilizing space

Under stairs

Child’s dream

 

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Rachel Faucett is the author of the well-loved DIY crafts blog Handmade Charlotte. When she's not working as a designer for major brands like Anthropologie, Coats & Clark, and Plaid Enterprises, you can find her crafting on her farm outside of Atlanta with her husband and five children. Read bio and latest posts → Read Rachel's latest posts →

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14 thoughts on “Inspired Kids Rooms: Hidden Nooks

  1. ceridwen says:

    I love this post. Great ideas. Thank you!

  2. Anne says:

    I’m a TEENAGER and I dream of places like these!! Perhaps once I grow up and get a house of my own I can make some of these for it. Mmm… wouldn’t it be nice to have a whole private library with a nook like these? <3

  3. R Firkel says:

    Looks like these parents are throwing thier kids in the closet…

  4. D.L says:

    I remember something like this as a child, and did I enjoy them; even now I STILL like them!!! My house design is to have all sorts of cubbies and secret passages; Thanks for the inspiration

  5. Madison says:

    Thanks for the great ideas! i love how the cubbies on the second one close and open- very fun idea! I don’t know how you would install that though..

  6. Moret says:

    WOW! these rooms are amazing, except a few are scary.. :/

  7. Lasina says:

    these rooms are nice.

  8. Summer says:

    These r great ideas; I especially like behind the bookcase & under the stairway.

  9. Beatriz says:

    wow…i relly like this when i grow up and have my own house it has to have the armoire enterance to the hidden nook and a floating bed!!!..that would be awesome…but right know all i can do is dream…jaja at least i have the under the stairway…better than nothing!

  10. Beatriz says:

    wow…i really like this when i grow up and have my own house it has to have the armoire enterance to the hidden nook and a floating bed!!!..that would be awesome…but right know all i can do is dream…jaja at least i have the under the stairway…better than nothing!

  11. Lee says:

    This is a horrible horrible idea. I’m a firefighter, and i can tell you from grim experience that children like to hide when the house is involved in flame. So when a search team comes into a house looking for victims, do you really want your kid in a room that looks and feels like an armoire from the outside? i don’t like this idea at all.

  12. Melanie says:

    Where can you find design plans for items like these?

  13. Candi says:

    I want an adult cubbie!!!! Those look comfy!!!

  14. AmyCat says:

    One suggestion: If you build something like this, share the plans with your local fire department… AND be sure (as you should even without any “secret rooms” in your house) that you have smoke/fire alarms in your home and do emergency drills REGULARLY with your children. On another website with similar *really cool* secret rooms, I saw a reply from a firefighter who recounted finding dead children in such cubbies after house-fires. See, when they haven’t had any more rational plan TRAINED into them, young children, when faced with dangerous and *scary* things like house-fires, will instinctively hide in such “safe” places… or under beds, in closets or cupboards, etc. It’s behavior which goes back to pre-civilized times: the babies/cubs/kits hide from danger in the den/cave/burrow, while Mama (and sometimes Daddy) spreads her claws and bares her fangs and fights to the death to protect them.

    Both as a child and as an adult, I love(d) the idea of secret rooms, hide-outs, etc., but having read that firefighter’s tragic account, I don’t ever want to see another such story. Have fun but BE SAFE!

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