Playrooms are great because they allow you to keep bedrooms for relaxing and sleeping and the living room as a family space where time is spent together without clutter and toy overflow. Some parents subscribe to the idea that a playroom is superfluous, while others don’t have the space. There are millions of Pinterest boards and pins dedicated to the best playroom inspiration, but some of my favorites (with the most creative use of space and budget!) are listed below.
My Favorite Playroom Inspiration
If space and budget aren’t a primary concern, the sky’s the limit for playroom inspiration and designing! When keeping your little one’s play space in mind, try to think long-term when possible. Do you want to do an overhaul every few years? Add a good amount of storage, some creative seating, and a theme that will grow with them (like zoo animals, flowers, etc.). These are swoon-worthy!
Best Uses of Space
Tiny homes and apartments are wonderful spots for children to grow up in, but littles still need a bit of their own space from time to time! These adorable options utilize vertical space and provide a fresh design that makes even the smallest section of a room feel like its own oasis. We’ve done something similar in our small 2-bedroom home for our toddler daughter, and she already knows it is her territory.
Regarding budgets, no one is more fiscally-minded than I am (usually, haha). Beautiful spaces don’t have to be synonymous with opulent spending—they can be made with secondhand items, fixer-uppers, and pure imagination. After all, aren’t these all wonderful things with hidden lessons to teach our children?
For Many Kiddos
When you’ve got a handful of kids, and they range in age, it’s important to have a multi-faceted space that works well for everyone. While the days of yore when everyone got sent outside to play until the streetlights came on were great, there’s excellent peace of mind that comes with knowing your babies are safe and sound in your own home and their own space. A huge bonus? These sources of playroom inspiration earn some serious points for serving lots of different ages and interests but also doubling as homeschool spaces!
Do you love the idea of a separate space for your child but don’t want it overflowing with toys? Minimalism is back on the rise, and it’s rather good for your kiddos, too: having less forces them to use their imagination in play, which naturally means they’re learning while playing as well! This is a fabulous approach for those hoping to combat the overstimulation many toys and playrooms can provide.
Playrooms give your child a place to create, play, and learn—bonus points for playrooms being the ultimate way to keep the rest of your house reasonably cleaner, am I right?!