Tips and ideas for cool kids’ bedrooms

For part five of our “Essential facilities we know guests love” series, we focus on cool kids’ bedrooms. The days when bedrooms were just for sleeping, and so therefore required little planning, are long gone! 80% of OVO Network bookings include kids. During school holiday periods, that percentage increases to virtually 100%.

The Alps provide so many amazing and unique opportunities for adventurous and sporty kids, they tend to sleep soundly in the fresh mountain air. Here are just some of our cool kids’ bedrooms, which help our younger guests to sleep well, and to have fun in style.

Which cool kids’ bedrooms would your kids love to stay in?


Three single beds at different heights at Chalet Alti

Cool kids' bedrooms: Three beds and the play space at Chalet Alti.

Younger children will love the triple kids bedroom at Chalet Alti.

With games, books and toys supplied by the owner, this bedroom has plenty of room and toys to keep little ones occupied. The TV room on the next door landing is also well used and really appreciated.

Three beds in a row at Chalet Charmar

Cool kids' bedrooms: Three kids beds in a row at Chalet Charmar

This cosy triple kids bedroom is in the loft under the eaves at Chalet Charmar

This room makes good use of the restricted head room, has a stair gate, and a toy box full to bursting with soft toys. It’s a very cool kids’ bedroom for younger guests. Parents or older kids could take the next door bedroom to keep the whole family on one floor.

Two single beds above a king size double at Chocoon Lodge

Cool kids' bedrooms: A double bed, two single beds, and an ensuite bathroom complete this family suite at Chocoon Lodge.

The stylish family suite at Chocoon Lodge

The family suite also contains a private ensuite family bathroom. Decorated in soothing neutral colours, and with a mixture of fabrics, and a choice of ceiling, reading and bedside lamps, guests can set the mood they need any time, night or day. There is also a dorm room at this beautiful chalet.

Sets of bunks in a long narrow space at Chalet Explorer

Cool kids' bedrooms: Two sets of bunk beds and an ensuite bathroom at Chalet Explorer.

We love the cute woodland animal fabric curtains in this dorm room at Chalet Explorer.

Custom made to perfectly fit the long narrow space available, this dorm room sleeps four guests. As well as curtains, each bed has an independent reading light and a shelf for drinks, books and other important stuff. The two lower bunks have pull out drawers beneath. The lucky occupants have their own ensuite bathroom with bath, double hand basins and a loo.

Cabin beds kids will love at La Ferme de Marie

Cool kids' bedrooms: Cabin beds with curtains and individual lighting plus a play space at La Ferme de Marie

A different way to make the best use of space under the eaves is to add cabin beds lengthways along the walls, as on the mezzanine at La Ferme de Marie.

Guests sleep under the sloping ceiling, therefore there’s more room to play and hang out where there is greater head clearance.  Recessed nooks for individual lamps and bits and bobs, plus thick Savoyard themed curtains make for cute private spaces. The colourful rug and beanbag make this space even more appealing.

Bespoke beds built into a recess at Chalet Fleur des Neiges

Cool kids' bedrooms: Two sets of custom-made bunk beds with under bed storage, plus lots of room to pay at Chalet Fleur des Neiges.

The ladders can be moved aside easily if kids need more play space at Chalet Fleur des Neiges

Keeping the deco light, bright, and fun makes this space so welcoming. Adding bean bags and a sofa mean kids can hang out in comfort. Clothes etc are hidden away in the wardrobe and drawers under the bottom bunks. What a great way to maximise the floor space. Older kids will love the more grown-up TV / games room next door.

A sophisticated bespoke dorm room with a hidden twist at Chalet Manoe

Cool kids' bedrooms: Room for 6 kids to sleep at Chalet Manoe

The fixed central ladder hints at the clever design at Chalet Manoe In fact the drawers beneath the two bottom bunks pull out to reveal two more single beds. The room sleeps six.

A cool kids’ bedroom for adolescents perhaps? Imagine the views from the top bunks! Incidentally the beds were made by the same craftsmen who built the bunk beds beds at Chalet Fleur des Neiges above.

Recycled old wood ties in with the deco throughout Chalet Patagonia

Cool kids' bedrooms: Three sets of bunks in the kids dorm at Chalet Patagonia

Custom-made bunks make the most sense of the space in this bedroom for six kids at Chalet Patagonia.

The reclaimed wooden bed frames are in keeping with the interior design of this beautifully renovated old farmhouse.

A family suite for three guests at Sweet Nest Lodge

Cool kids' bedrooms: A double bed and a single bed above at Sweet Nest lodge

Even getting into bed is an adventure for younger guests staying at Sweet Nest Lodge

With a shower and hand basin in the room, as well as a private independent wc accessed from within the suite, families of three will be happy to call this triple room home. Guests also have direct access onto the terrace via sliding doors.

Large cabin beds plus twin beds – fun for at least four kids at Chalet Tolar

Cool kids' bedrooms: 2 cabin beds and 2 single beds at Chalet Tolar

Who will get the cabin beds and who will get the singles at Chalet Tolar ?

With two large cabin beds and two single beds, younger kids will have great fun making dens and older kids will have plenty of space to sprawl around in. There is plenty of extra floor space and storage in this room too.

A cosy family suite for four at Chalet Meringue

Cool kids' bedrooms: A double bed and two bunks behind a curtain, with an ensuite with two showers and two hand basins at Chalet Meringue.

This family suite at Chalet Meringue has a double bed which can also be set up as twin beds, plus sturdy and strong custom-made bunk beds behind a thick curtain.

All guests have fluffy throws and cushions, as well as individual reading lights. The ensuite for this lovely room has a double shower and double hand basins. It just looks so warm and inviting.

Catch up with previous posts in this series:

Part 1 : The ski room – a design essential or a luxury?

Part 2: A private petanque court? In a ski resort?

Part 3: Design outdoor spaces and facilities to provide dream Alpine chalet experiences

Part 4: Private spa facilities improve guest well-being, enjoyment, and occupancy rates all year round


 

Next time we look at other facilities owners have added to keep kids entertained.  Not all guests ski, many take rest days, or stay snuggled up at the chalet if the weather is not so great. Or, they may just prefer to enjoy the amazing facilities our chalets have to offer.

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Written by... Karen

Karen

Hi I'm Karen, I'm part of the OVO Network sales team . I've lived in Manigod since 1999 with my family, and love sharing this amazing part of the world with friends and family - karen.andrews@ovonetwork.com