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.
- 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.
- Then add some storage bins (in a color or pattern that isn’t too childish) for closed storage space.
- Bring in a desk that matches the bookcase, to keep things simple and cohesive, and provide a work space for older children.
- 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.
- 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.
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.”