7 Playroom Ideas That Make Us Want to Be Kids Again
Wed, Jul 28, 2021
By Cameron Eittreim
A children's playroom is one of the most fun and entertaining parts of your home. It’s a place where your kids can be themselves and enjoy time alone. Making the playroom something special is important, and making it stand out is also an important aspect. Adding fun little knick-knacks and aspects to the room will make it an overall enjoyable mix. The beautiful thing about designing a children's playroom is that you can be a kid again. You get to look and choose things that you might remember wanting and pass them onto your children.
1: Embrace a Theme
Elizabeth Georgantas who is an interior designer based in Nantucket went for a seaside-themed room. The oceanic theme is perfect for a boy or a girl with lots of boat-centric ideas and cubbies that will make you feel like you are on a cruise ship. Now obviously this room is a bit over the top but it gives you some basic ideas for a sea-themed room. The porthole cubes and the overhead map add to the whole dock theme, and most children who love the beach would go crazy having a playroom like this one.
2: Pick the Right Finish
When it comes to finishing a room the paint and wallpaper are important. If you are renting it's always important to check with the landlord before painting the walls. Jenny Vorhoff chose an eggshell finish for the walls with a zebra print wallpaper combination. This made the room look incredibly well at a time when the kids were still younger. They can grow into the room and the eggshell paint is easy to clean and you can remove fingerprints easily.
3: Make Use of Awkward Spaces
On some older model homes, you have a bit of unusable space and it can be difficult to decide on how to use it. Elizabeth Georgantas had that problem when she was creating her children's playroom and decided to turn it into a themed hideaway. This is something that you wouldn’t expect and it gives the kids a place where they can hang out on their own. The right type of inspiration can come to you no matter what space looks like.
4: Think Vertically
Don’t have enough floor space for everything that you dream of doing in a room? Well, you can go for a vertical premise like Georgantas did as well. She built Lego base plates into the walls so that the kids can build their project vertically. This is certainly one of the most interesting concepts that I have seen. The ability to build vertically makes for a unique place where your kids can still find usable space in a tight spot.
5: Use Double-Duty Pieces
You can get more out of using a double-duty piece in a room than you would out of a single piece. The Tulsa-based designer Mel Bean designed a playroom that had multi-functional furniture with storage cubbies for the kids. You can find bedroom and playroom décor that has double usage. Play rugs are another facet of this because they enhance the room's décor and your children have somewhere to play.
6: Paint the Rainbow
When it comes to a playroom you don’t have to be shy of using the color you should go overboard with the color. A playroom is a place where kids come to play and be themselves, so would you want it to be a boring place to be? Bailey Austin Bird is a well-known interior designer who decided to take things a step further. With a rainbow-inspired wall art session, the room not only looks a lot taller than it is, but it has a kid-friendly atmosphere as well.
7: Choose Games Wisely
Remember when it comes to picking a room design that you need to choose the colors correctly. You don’t want to go for an extreme video game playroom because that doesn’t teach them anything productive. The playroom that was designed by Emily Henderson features a ping pong table and a very small amount of decorating. The colors are natural and the floor has a play rug which enables the kids to have a separate place to play and enjoy themselves.
Feel Free To Be Creative
The time that you take designing a children's playroom doesn’t have to be stressful. All you’ll need to do is focus on what you want to accomplish with the room. If you want a room that is interactive and will teach your children how to share then that is what you should go for. Play rugs are an excellent addition to any interior design because they can separate a space nicely. Likewise, if you want your kiddos to learn how to share then a play rug is also a great item. Focusing on a wholesome space that you can get the most out of is the most important thing that you can do right now.
Remember that you don’t have to go overboard when it comes to designing a room. You just need to focus on the parts of the room that make it a unique place to be. Whether it be choosing unique colors or other options, the room will be crafted in quite a unique way. The other thing that you can do is to focus on what your children like to do the most. Instead of filling the room with tons of other useless toys and things that they will never use.
Designing a children's playroom can be a fun and unique experience and you will enjoy the result. Having a special place where your kids can go and just be themselves is an important thing, and one of the most unique aspects of this proposition. The room that you design is something that will stay with your children for the rest of their lives, and the experiences will be endless. Not to mention the fact that adding a playroom to your home will add to the resale value and the overall appeal of the interior.
What design ideas have you implemented in your child's playroom? Let us know in the comments below!