20 Kid-Friendly Spaces for Work + Play

How hard can homework be in spaces like these?

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Hang Out Homework Station

When creating a workspace for kids, it’s important to make it just as fun as it is functional. This hammock homework station accomplishes both and is sure to help kids get into the swing of things at the start of the new school year. Two, gilded stools make for cool additional seating for those times they need help with their take-home worksheets, too.

Make a Mess + Leave a Message

This is what we like to call dream digs for kids, friends! From the custom wall to the art table for four, this space offers hours of uninterrupted time for kids to create and play.

Talks Over Tea

A table for two has never looked this cute. Spend your afternoons making small talk with your pint-sized partner in crime and maybe a stuffed rabbit or two, too.

Stylish Kids Art Studio

Talk about a major makeover. This room was transformed from a dreary basement into a dreamy creative space. All it took was some bright white paint, graphic tiles and cool pendant lights to make this a studio suited for kids and adults, alike.

Corner Office

A color-infused corner office makes knocking out even the most daunting of to-do lists a bit more manageable. The vibrant shelving and modern chandelier certainly help too, but our favorite part of this space? Two words: Stuffed. Orca.

Rock Climbing + Reading

The fun never stops in this cheerful white playroom. Kids can climb the walls, color on the nook desk or flip the pages within the comforts of their very own illuminated reading tunnel.

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Preppy Design

Classic will always be cool, and the preppy study spot in this boy’s room is no exception. The cognac leather desk chair, crisp Roman shades and handy memo board will see him through grade school to high school and beyond.

Clubhouse Playroom + Work Space

Children are free to run wild across the patterned carpet in this expansive, kiddy clubhouse. Complete with a cabin-style playhouse, tucked away study stations and a sectional sofa, there’s never a shortage of entertainment here.

Color + Converse

Clever and cute, this activity station makes for a great spot to strike up conversation over some coloring books. Beware of bears, though.

Office Hours

Clocking in overtime has never been quite so cute than while working here, at Lilly’s office. Conference calls on a cobalt telephone aren’t so bad, right? Plus, our hearts are aflutter for the vivacious, red and gold desk and the lovely heart chalkboard overhead.

Give Them the World

We all want to give our kids the world. So, what's stopping you? Statement-making and educational, we’re dubbing this world map a "must have" for any kid space. For the younger crew, use the world map to teach them about where their favorite animals live and the cultures of different countries. For the older kids? Studying for geography has never been easier.

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Hidden Homework Nooks

Open and energized, this white and blue kids' room works double time as a space for work and play. Kids can sprawl out with building blocks, stuffed animals or playing cards on the vast white play area in front of the vibrant mural wall. When it’s time to be serious, hidden homework nooks with custom floating desks make working through the syllabus a breeze.

Put on a Show

Outfitted in cobalt and cherry-red, this theatrical corner offers kids a space to dress up and put on a show. The window seats are superior reading spots, and the built-in doggie beds? Too cute.

Fun + Functional

This fun, rustic playroom has plenty of floor space for playing, table space for hitting the books and ultra-cool storage baskets to hide all the mess at the end of the day.

Teepee + Typing

This whimsical, white workspace was built for typing on the computer and reading in a teepee — what more could a kiddo need? The giant, plush elephant is just the icing on the cake.

Keep Them Close

Parents, this kid-friendly work space is goals. It’s adjacent to both the kitchen and the office space, allowing the little ones to play or work within eyesight while mom and dad get creative in the kitchen.

Treehouse Tuck-Away

Who wouldn’t want to eat, sleep and play in a treehouse bedroom? The design features a rugged wood wall, a pillow-clad reading deck and a boldly-colored Roman shade and area rug. Our verdict? This space is set up for some serious fun.

Books in a Booth

Whether it be for working on algebra homework or gossiping with girlfriends, this Moroccan-inspired booth serves as the coolest, comfiest couch around. The mix of rich pink patterns pairs pretty with varied turquoise hues, ultimately energizing the room. Creamy white storage is found beneath the booth and appears tidy with a matching white table.

Activities Galore

Throw some hoops, soar the skies, or snuggle up for a cartoon movie. This open, transitional playroom offers endless options for kid-friendly entertainment.

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Black, White + Reading All Over

Black, white and oh-so-bold! This ultra-chic, hyper-patterned playroom makes the ultimate stylish statement. Kids bring color into this space via crayons and markers at the table, and the striped rug is prime seating for afternoon story time.