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Whimsical Kids' Playrooms That Enchant the Imagination

March 03, 2022

Kids' playrooms are truly the best space in the house. They're designed for fun and imaginations and creativity, so make sure to let those foundations shine through when designing your own.

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Photo: Andrew Sherman

Set the Scene for Fun

Give kiddos a place that's completely their own. Playrooms provide a space for imaginations, cooperative play, playdates or chilling out solo. Create designated zones for different activities: crafting, reading books, pretend play, building projects and board games. And, of course, don't forget the biggest essential: storage.

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Made for Crafting

Designer Lindsey Cheek of Gathered sets the scene for this playroom with soft blues and floral wallpaper. A modular hanging system keeps art and craft supplies organized and showcases little artists' work. Built-in cabinets provide plenty of hidden storage, while open shelving displays pretty accessories and well-designed toys.

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Photo: Denise Davies Smart D2 Playrooms. From: D2 Interieurs.

Turn Every Surface Into a Play Area

Kids naturally turn every space — the floor, tables, sofas and chairs — into their own personal playgrounds. Give them the opportunity to expand their world even more by turning the walls into creative outlets. One wall in this fun playroom is lined in building block baseplates for creating designs and little worlds. The adjacent wall is covered in pegboards to add tons of storage for craft supplies and building blocks.

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Photo: Eisner Design. From: Eisner Design.

Never Doubt a Grid

Like any great city plan, a grid system conveys a clean, concise strategy. Open cubes in complementary shades of orange and blue create an organized system for stowing toys, board games and baskets of stuffed animals.

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