This room was so much fun to design for and an absolute dream client – win, win! I had the privilege of designing a space for three busy little kiddos and their parents to enjoy. This wasn’t your ordinary playroom, it had to work double duty. The room was located off of the main foyer of the house and the family wanted this to not only be a playroom, but also a space for them to gather as a family and watch movies or just lounge, while still meshing with the overall style of the house. It was a blank slate to start, as it was basically being used as a catchall for random pieces of furniture.
Since this room was so large, I decided to break it into “centers”. There is a reading center, an arts and crafts center and my favorite place of all – the lounge around center.
The reading center has this adorable teepee from Etsy and a cozy faux fur rug, I mean who wouldn’t want to hide out in there and take a nap?
I also added this fun garland because I loved that I could customize the colors on the strand to make it blend with the room decor perfectly. Consider it teepee jewelry.
Next was the art center. There was an existing nook in the room due to the laundry room being on the adjacent side, and it just screamed art nook to me. I wanted to make a place where the kids could be creative and regularly display their revolving work on these wires, like their own mini art gallery exhibit.
We didn’t paint anything in this room other than spray-painting regular chalkboards a fun coral color to make them a little more exciting on the wall. We made sure the rug stayed away from that area as it is sure to have chalk residuals from time to time.
Last but not least, the lounge area.. ahhh. A simple Ikea sectional was chosen because…did you hear the part about there being three kids?? Sectionals can get really expensive, but I’ve actually been super impressed with the quality and durability of this Ikea sectional, and you can’t beat that price. It comes in fun colors, but we went with the dark grey to help hide stains from little fingers.
Overall, the room turned out fun and functional and my client(s) have been getting a ton of use out of this space.