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45 Small-Space Kids' Playroom Design Ideas

Don't have extra square feet to devote to a full-time kids' playroom? Check out these fun and stylish solutions for adding a play area to your kid's bedroom, a home office and more.

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Photo: Brian Patrick Flynn

Attic Conversion: A Space to Play

After a two week remodel, what was a dark, contractor-grade finished attic is now a shiny, happy spot for playing games, experimenting with crafts and hosting sleepovers. To give the small space a large, open feel, designer Brian Patrick Flynn mixed sea foam blue with a grassy shade of green, then combined traditional and modern design styles for something unique and up-to-date. See more of this attic-turned-playroom >>

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Attic Conversion: Function Meets Fun

In its original state, the inset areas around the dormers were a waste of space. To give these areas a true purpose, they were transformed into two separate homework nooks complete with custom floating desks. The space in between was then made into a fun and imaginative felt activity wall.

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Attic Conversion: DIY Craft Table

To complete the space, designer Brian Patrick Flynn created a clever, crafty activity table by cutting down an old kitchen table and adding a mixing bowl to the center for art supplies and pencils.

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Photo: Catherine Truman. From: Kendall Simmons.

Window to the World

Tucked into a narrow niche, this charming window seat was built deep to accommodate two kids or several stuffed friends. The white base and gray cushion are ideal foils for the bright mix of pillows, toys and the cheery yellow shade. See more of this travel-inspired playroom >>

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