These days our homes have had to be multi-functional, serving even more purposes than usual – a yoga studio, a classroom, an office, a makeshift space for cocktail hour… In some cases, what we already have in our homes in terms of furniture has been adequate enough, in others, not so much.

We’ve been getting plenty of questions about kids’ spaces, especially as distance learning is the norm in many states. How can you make it a beautiful space but also an area your children will love? We’ve enlisted the advice of four top interior designers and architects – Chris Brandon, Beth Dotolo and Carolina V. Gentry of Pulp Design Studios, Sara Barney, and Breegan Jane – to offer their expert tips on how to make kids’ spaces functional and fun for little ones, without compromising on style.