• Sarah Nantel

HOW TO CREATE THE ULTIMATE KIDS PLAY SPACE

Toy storage, activity spaces, and last but by no means least... the fun factor. Here is my essential guide to creating the ultimate playroom.


1. BOOK NOOK


Trust me, there is no easier way to get your children excited about reading and homework than one of these incredible spaces. Having a corner dedicated and decorated for story time will probably become the most used space in your child's playroom!


adorable book shelf lining wall in childrens room with wallpapered walls and chevron patterned area rug on floor

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a yellow and white chevron area rug with boho lamp in a kids playroom with long bookshelves lining the walls full of colourful books above white built in shelves.

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2. HANGING CHAIRS AND SWINGS


Okay now I seriously want to play! These swings and hanging chairs will entertain the kids for hours on end. It's one of the simplest additions to making any play space more magical!

white cottage bedroom nook with blue and lavender cushions and hanging rattan chair with a white area rug and a boho chic light pendant from anthropologie

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A childrens lounge area with white walls and colourful polka dots with green pear artwork and white boho style hanging chairs and spiral area rug

A neutral childrens playroom styled with rope style swings, white table and chairs and simple shelving with storage baskets

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3. KID'S KITCHENS


A classic kid's play kitchen is a must have. Ikea sells a super affordable version that has become a staple in most children's toy rooms! But why not step it up a bit? Make it a family project! Paint the cupboards and add wallpaper to drawers and shelves for a pint-sized custom kitchen!


A childrens white IKEA play kitchen in simple white playroom with a patterned neutral area rug and bookshelves

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A little girls pink IKEA play kitchen in simple playroom against white wall on hardwood floor with furry area rug

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4. WALLPAPERS AND MURALS


Hire a local artist or spend a Saturday with the kids upgrading their play space! Get creative! Cut up wallpaper to create your own shapes and patterned designs or even let the kids go wild with the paint! Most wallpaper companies have peel and stick decals now that come on and off with no damage. Instagram is the perfect place to source locally available wall-sized murals as well as young and fun kid-friendly wallpaper prints!


A small city mural in childrens playroom with white loft bed and peg leg craft table

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An ikea childrens playroom with a sunshine mural against white walls with a pink bean bag chair and simple white shelves and neutral area rug

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A pineapple rug on white tile floor in a children's jungle themed playroom with cactus and bamboo bedframe with colour blocked walls.

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A hand painted wall mural idea for a children's playroom with simple wooden bookshelves and woven storage baskets below a bookshelf.

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5. CHALK BOARDS AND MAGNETIC LETTER BOARDS


Another way to get your kids excited about learning is incorporating reading and writing right into their playtime! What better way than to add a chalk-paint wall or a giant magnet board for kids to practice their letters and numbers in an exciting, playful way! These spaces also make for an organized place to display your children's art and free up the fridge!


A beautiful chalk board paint wall in neutral childrens playroom with simple wall art and a childrens IKEA play kitchen

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A black chalk board wall in a childrens bedroom with light hardwood floors and neutral area rug with a white dresser

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An easy childrens magnet board in playroom with storage basket and toy lamb

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6. CRAFT & SNACK DESK OR TABLE SPACE


An absolutely necessary addition to any playroom. Add a table space for arts and crafts, snacks, and homework! Decorate with cups or jars filled with coloured pens, pencils and craft supplies and make school-work at home WAY more fun! For snack time, keep all the mess in one hidden, easy-to-clean place!


A colourful area rug in a childrens playroom with three wall desks and white chairs with framed artwork and decorations

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A childrens craft space with white table and yellow chairs and hot air balloons hanging above.

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A modern scandinavian neutral childrens rooms with white walls, simple shelving and storage, a bunk bed with white craft table and green leaf area rug as well as white diamond floor rug

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A colourful area rug in childrens modern playroom with three wall desks and white chairs with framed artwork and decorations

A bright, organized and airy kid’s playroom with lots of storage and a beautiful reading nook

A neutral scandinavian childrens playroom idea with rope style swings, white table and chairs and simple shelving with storage baskets

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