Tree houses are the stuff that kids’ dreams are made of. They conjure up enchanting forests, saving damsels in distress, secret hideaways, private reading nooks and special play spaces where friendship bonds are cemented.
If you don’t have a large backyard or huge trees to support a dream tree house, not to worry. Be inspired to bring one indoors with these 12 creative displays showing you can be surrounded by nature anywhere. Although some of these ideas look grand in scale, they’re dreamy to look at and might spark some ideas on how to make one your own.
Tree House Bunk Bed (via Scandie-Vie) A natural looking tree house that doubles in function as a bunk bed. No doubt kids will be clamoring to get to sleep – no bedtime complaints here!
Platform Tree House (via Design Sponge) This design-centric family figured out an inventive fix to bringing the trees indoors – raise the bed and create a platform supported by tree limbs!
Tree House Play Space (via Pinterest) Regardless of how the weather is, this enchanting playroom – complete with a montage of sky, clouds and indoor tree – will always be sunny.
Tree House Hideaway (via Pinterest) If you’ve got an upstairs attic or alcove, you can recreate this look by painting a mural of trees and and branches to lead to a secret hideaway.
Clean, Unfinished Wooden Tree House (via Worapong Manupipatpong) This impressive designer used an existing column to wrap around this clean, contemporary and unfinished wooden tree house – using the natural lines to extend as a tree limb.
Wooden Alcove (via Pinterest) Tall ceilings are your friends here with this imaginative platform that holds a base wooden alcove, complete with rope ladder.
Traditional Tree House (via Pinterest) Classic dark stains give this tree house a traditional feel which also doubles as an elevated platform bed.
Nature-Filled Tree House (via Pinterest) It doesn’t have to be about the desgn of the actual tree house – recreate this look by bringing outdoor design elements indoors – such as the tree stumps and green carpet and paints.
Rustic Tree House (via Pinterest) This rustic tree house is reminiscent of classic Grimm’s fairy tales and perfect for your little gnome or fairy.
Island Tree House (via Pinterest) Another creative bunk bed tree house, this one will make kids feel like they’re in the South Pacific sipping on coconut milk.
White Modern Tree House (via Pinterest) Tree houses don’t have to be rustic or wood stained. Paint them white for a clean finish for a modern day play house.
Ultra Urban Tree House (via Incorporated) For the contemporary-minded, this designer tree house is perfect for urban dwellings. The forest wallpaper is a chic way to bring nature inside.