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There are some brilliant new design trends in 2012 that would be a great addition to any home. Because New York real estate is the most expensive in the nation, some of the more affordable spaces are small compared to other regions. Therefore, New York designers show homeowners how to maximize their spaces and make the most of what they can afford. Let’s take a look at one of the latest trends in home design, most particularly, how to take a swanky New York City space and build a children’s oasis.

Many families living in the city want to improve the quality of life for their children. With that said, designers are helping families build mini-playgrounds in the home to make indoor city living more fun and enjoyable for children.

The designers usually tend to try and utilize many existing elements in the home to create an urban oasis. For instance, a supporting beam can be used as the base for an abstract tree in the child’s room. Bright colors, such as baby blues, are also suggested to make the space appear more spacious and inviting.

Guest Post: Designing a New York Child's Oasis

Modular bunks are created with geometric cutouts for the stairs and the beds. Each modular space allows for enough room to install small shelving for a nightstand, light and of course a mattress. Since the unit is built into the wall, it is safer than that traditional unit. Again, whites and pastels can be used to keep the room open and spacious.

Guest Post: Designing a New York Child's Oasis

Kids growing up in city apartments may not get the same outdoor living experience as suburban or country kids, but their urban oasis is something most kids would want regardless of their location.

Designers often take a single element that the homeowner loves and incorporate it into the designs with a twist for children, or teens. Having these fun elements bring out the creative suit of your Manhattan home gives a whole new life to home.

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