15+ Of Joanna Gaines’ Best Kids’ Room Decorating Ideas
The Gaines family is growing! Waco Texas’s favorite family recently announced (via a super-cute Instagram photo) that they’re expecting their fifth child this year. And with five seasons of HGTV’s Fixer Upper under their belts, Chip and Joanna Gaines are certainly no strangers to designing kids spaces — bedrooms, craft rooms, homework zones, mudrooms, you name it. In honor of their new bundle of joy, we’re taking a look back through all the signature shiplap-chic spaces Joanna has designed for kids of all ages.
“The biggest transformation in this house happened in the original garage,” says Joanna. “The new bunk room included all new plumbing and electricity and became a perfect space for their kids. The walls were painted gray and we installed custom bunk beds using industrial piping.”
“I wanted to create a space on the first floor where Kristen and Brett Bufton’s little girls could create and play,” says Joanna.
“I loved that it was a comfortable space for the Bufton kids to spread out and play on the first floor of their home, so they’re never too far from mom and dad,” explains Joanna.
“The custom herringbone light fixtures on the side of the entertainment center in this home made this room playful,” says Joanna.
“This family wanted a bunk room that sleeps eight, so their kids would have a comfortable space to stay when they come to visit for holidays,” says Joanna.
“We started by designing custom built-in cabinets and open shelving for this craft room,” says Joanna. “The butcherblock countertops brought warmth to the dark gray cabinets, and we added backsplash made of galvanized metal sheets that matched the feel of the space, but also doubled as a magnet board for an unexpected and practical twist.”
“The playroom is a spot the Ignacio kids can get away, make their creative messes and also do their homework,” says Joanna. “To make homework time easy we did separate desks and added a chalkboard so they could write equations, notes or even quotes.”
“For a little something unique in this space, we put a modern spin on our beloved shiplap for a feature wall in the kitchen,” says Joanna. “We also built a chalkboard for Kaley to keep her kids’ schedule and the shopping list together.”
“One of our clients, Samantha’s favorite things about this house the first time she saw it was the original tile flooring in this bathroom,” shares Joanna. “It provided a great source of inspiration for the rest of the design choices.”
“Black and white diagonal stripes are a fun touch in this craft room we designed for the Whyte’s kids,” says Joanna.
“We built this custom bunk bed to look like a little treehouse,” explains Joanna. “The Matsumotos’ son loved it which made it so much fun for us.”
“This was the perfect space for a little girl to grow,” says Joanna. “Soft colors and sweet childlike accents made this room ideal for the Matsumoto’s youngest daughter.”
“Josh, the Meek’s son, loves Lego,” shares Joanna. “Getting the opportunity to surprise him with a whole wall dedicated to his favorite hobby was so fun for me and Chip.”
“Chip and the girls came up with this idea of a scalloped wall,” says Joanna. “It was essentially put together with cedar shingles cut into a scalloped pattern, nailed to the wall and painted white.”
“I love the contrast of the black iron up next to the scalloped wall,” admits Joanna.
“Our boys and I had a blast designing the Morgan’s son’s room,” says Joanna. “My boys thought he’d want a space for his friends to stay when they had sleepovers, so we did a custom bunk bed/day bed combination.”
“The awning makes this playroom feel truly playful,” says Joanna. “We built similar ones in my first son’s nursery, and I’ve loved them ever since.”
“This was a pretty simple space to update,” admits Joanna. “Some custom-built cabinets and wainscoting, painted in soft green for interest, and the same dark flooring throughout made this the perfect place to play and also to host overnight guests.”
“Space was limited upstairs in this house boat, but we wanted Brett’s four kids to have somewhere comfortable to stay when they’re with dad out on the boat,” says Joanna. “We landed on a bunk room, and I love the way this design matches so seamlessly with the rest of the home’s design.”