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10 children's rooms that show the fun side of interior design

This week's roundup from Pinterest shows how children's bedrooms can be designed to encourage play, even in the most minimal of homes. Examples include a room that divides territories for two brothers and a room with secret storage for toys.

Apartment renovation, France, by Les Ateliers Tristan & Sagitta

Changing floor surfaces and pale blue paintwork create a visual divide in the children's room of this renovated Parisian apartment, giving two brothers a side each to play in. Other details include a model plane that hangs down from the traditional ceiling rose.

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A|A Duplex, Israel, by Yael Perry

This renovated apartment in Sharon, Israel, features a small play area with blocks of colour painted onto the walls, and wall-mounted storage shaped like houses.

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Adorable House, Japan, by Form

Skylights funnel daylight into the first floor of this top-heavy family residence in Tokyo, which features a pared-back children's room with white walls and simple wooden furniture.

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Sleep and Play, Russia, by Ruetemple

This Russian summer house feature a multi-level play area with a suspended net above the master bedroom, allowing its occupants to supervise their children without getting out of bed.

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Tel Aviv apartment, Israel, by Toledano Architects

A plywood cabin is located inside the children's bedroom of this Tel Aviv apartment, creating a nook for its youngest residents to escape to. According to the architects, the space is laid out like a playground and filled with objects that promote creativity.

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Toy Management House, Australia, by Austin Maynard Architects

Storage for toys takes priority in this remodelled Melbourne home, which has built-in floor cupboards that conceal clutter and a hybrid bunkbed and bookshelf in the kid's bedroom.

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House for a Photographer, France, by Alireza Razavi

A mezzanine level transforms the attic of this summer house in Brittany into a compact bedroom, with a ladder connecting the sleeping and playing areas.

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The Family Playground, Taiwan, by HAO Design

This Taiwanese home contains a set of stairs that doubles up as a bookcase. It connects the kitchen with a play area featuring window-shaped cutouts and a cushioned reading space – designed to encourage more family time.

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The Rough House, Canada, by Measured Architecture

Toy building blocks can be used to create drawings on the cupboards in this children's play room, contained within a house in Vancouver.

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Bernoulli House, Switzerland, by Rafael Schmid

A kid's room featuring neon wall transfers and toys contrasts with the pared-back interiors of this Zurich residence, which otherwise eschews colour in favour of all-white walls and cabinetry.

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