During Midwest winters, snow days and frozen roads often mean spending extra time at home. When the temperature drops, it’s especially important to think about creating a fun space for kids when they’re stuck indoors. If you have children, you know that they are always overflowing with creativity, so their spaces should reflect their growing imaginations and help encourage creative ideas through play.
At The Kitchen Master, we remodel and design all kinds of rooms—not just kitchens! Not only that, but you can get creative yourself (or work with one of our designers) to design fun, bold, joyful rooms filled with unexpected elements, such as brightly colored walls and climbing structures.
When designing a child’s playroom, there are some basic components you should consider, such as play surfaces, toy storage and safety, but with a little imagination and resourcefulness, you can create the play space of their dreams.
Depending on ages, and whether you have boys, girls, or both, you might want to adjust your playroom accordingly. For boys, a playroom with outdoorsy lodge feel is a great option. The rustic theme in home design is so popular right now, so why not echo it in the kids’ room? Pillows shaped like animals, walls painted to look like a forest, or even real wood elements, and lots of green are just a few ideas. For girls, consider a long window seat or wall bench with plenty of cushions. The inside of the bench can add a ton of storage for those bulky toys, pillows, and craft items. If made wide enough, it can double as a bed for extra-fun sleepover nights!
Another great way to add fun and build your kids’ sense of adventure is to incorporate teepees, castles or other imaginative structures in playrooms. Kids love having their own special private nook all to themselves, and you can pair the building with a geometric print rug or another classic print. It’s a good idea to choose fabrics and design elements that can grow with your kids as they get older and start to become more interested in having a space to hang out with their friends and play video games. But that does not mean the design of the room still can’t still have a fun whimsical feel to it.
Abundant storage is also a must. Colorful and fun bins and baskets are a great way to keep all the toys, games and crafts neat and orderly. Wall mounted shelves and open storage racks can be used to get the bins off the floor. And for displaying their best toys, a classic bookcase cannot be beat. As they get older, the toys can be replaced with books, sports trophies, or other treasured items. Kids spend a good deal of time playing on the ground, so lots of softly layered rugs and floor pillows are a comfortable alternative to standard seating.
Are you looking to create the perfect kids’ playroom in your home? We can work with you to remodel an existing space or create something completely unique. Get in touch with us today—we would love to schedule a complimentary consultation to go over your ideas.