Learn How to Create the Perfect Playroom!
No one wants a house that has their kid’s messes overflowing into every room. And no one REALLY wants a Dora playhouse competing for room for grown-up furniture. Whether you have a dedicated Playroom or just a corner of your family room, stay tuned in how you can create an adorable Playroom space that actually functions as well!
I’m super excited to share this project with you today for a couple of reasons. It is a fun, whimsical space for the kiddos, but us Moms get the sigh of relief with having all of that oh-so-cute organization that goes along with it. No kids? No problem! You can still steal ideas and components from this space for a Family Room or Craft Room!
The second reason I’m so excited is because this was my first Postbox I got to send to the Lone Star State! That is the beauty of E-Design, I can sit in my snowy town in Michigan while designing this Playroom across the country in Texas. Super exciting. And fitting for Texas, this Mom requested a neutral, rustic space with some pops of color for her two kids. Additionally, she has a boy AND a girl, so it needed to work for both kiddos.
I always design TWO versions for all of my clients, so you get to see Version 2 (which looks completely different!) in Part II coming up!
Here is Version #1:
One specific request was to have a teepee or canopy area with a fuzzy rug for snuggling up-I love that idea! So I found this dreamy neutral canopy (#8) and she can put in this faux fur rug (#10) and these monogrammed pillows (#5)-order one for each child.
There is also a media area as part of this Playroom. The homeowners already had a brown leather sofa they owned and wanted to work into the space (not shown), so I found some inexpensive throw pillows (#11) and (#3) to dress up their existing furniture.
She also requested a craft table, great idea! I’m not a huge fan of “kiddie furniture” since kids outgrow it so quickly. I tend to specify either full sized furniture or adjustable furniture. But to help make up for this, I chose these bright yellow metal chairs (#9) that are very lightweight so kids can easily move them. And if they topple over, they won’t get hurt by a heavy chair. Plus, these metal chairs are going to withstand toddler abuse VERY well! 🙂
Toy storage is VITAL in a playroom: the #1 thing that can save a room from the “always messy” state. I recommend smaller bins or baskets as opposed to large bins like toy boxes (everything gets lost inside!). Playroom baskets should be durable and easy for kids to access so they can put things away on their own. This Pottery Barn unit (#12) is a great investment-it will grow with her kids and comes in a multitude of different layouts and colors.
I included this Elevation, along with step-by-step directions to help my clients decorate above their toy storage area. Some fun prints, whimsical items (like this felted garland), along with some family photos finish out the space. BUT it is high enough so kids won’t mess with it:
The homeowners wanted to incorporate a lot of different areas into this room, so the Floor Plan really helped lay out the Playroom function. Into this one room we crammed in:
Media Area/Sofa hang out space
Toy Play and Storage
This is a glimpse of what her Postbox looked like. Her entire room was designed and packaged up and mailed right to her! All she has to do is click and buy on her items, then follow her drawings and instructions to re-create her Playroom.
But I like to give my clients LOTS of options, so I always create two totally different versions that are designed to mix and match. So stay tuned for Part II where I created a totally different look for this Playroom design. The best part about Version #2 of this Playroom?
ALL of the artwork is totally F-R-E-E!
In the meantime, don’t miss a post, a giveaway, or a design freebie. If you want to sit back and let all of the design ideas come to you, check it out HERE! Or we can hang out on Facebook or Instagram! Or let me do all of the work for you…I have design boards already made for every room of your home, so save some time and grab ideas for your room straight from my Pinterest
Want to see even more Playroom Designs? Check out both of these Playrooms I designed for another client, made to withstand two grade school boys. Find all of the details (along with lots more images!) HERE! Plus, find all of my tips to create the Ultimate Playroom:
Or a more neutral look for the same Playroom, but with an industrial flair. Find all of the details on this Playroom right HERE