Applied Design: Creating a Sophisticated Playroom

A sophisticated playroom?  Let me me explain…it’s a playroom that will 1. work for your kids, 2. fit in with the style of your home, and 3. transition easily as your kids grow.   I think the Room of the Week offers a good formula for creating a space that meets all those requirements.  Whether you have the luxury of a separate play room, or just a corner or wall in a room in your home, you can create a space that will work for you and your kids!  And, even though we’re not all in the position to have a anything custom-built like the Room of the Week, you can easily find stand alone pieces that will give your play space the same functionality.

  1. Start with a bookcase that has lots of open storage space. Make sure the it matches the rest of your home’s decor, since it’s the largest piece.
  2. Then add some storage bins (in a color or pattern that isn’t too childish) for closed storage space.
  3. Bring in a desk that matches the bookcase, to keep things simple and cohesive, and provide a work space for older children.
  4. Put a shorter play table nearby for younger kids.  Keep the table within your color palette and style, and make sure it can be easily moved.
  5. Add a soft run underfoot to invite play in a fun, but grown-up, pattern.

I put together several scenarios, so you can see how it would work in a few different styles.

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ONE: Bookcase | Desk | Rug | Play Table | Storage Bin
TWO: Bookcase | Desk | Rug | Play Table | Storage Bin
THREE: Bookcase | Desk | Rug | Play Table | Storage Bin
FOUR: Bookcase | Desk | Rug | Play Table | Storage Bin

I hope this inspires you to think about the play spaces in your home and how you can make them “sophisticated.”

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