Hi moms! Today I’m starting a new series on the blog all about playroom organization. If the current state of your playroom is anything like this: toys dumped all over the floor, books piled up high, and tiny legos scattered everywhere, then you are going to love this series! Each blog post is going to be a round-up of ideas for designing a playroom that’s specific to your family’s style and needs. Today I’m sharing 6 adorably styled playrooms that are sure to inspire your own playroom transformation!
Playrooms are hands-down my favorite space to organize in family’s homes. Why do I love playroom projects so much? Well, first of all, they usually make for the best before and afters- especially if a family currently has no storage and systems in place. Not only does the before and after look amazing, parents are always grateful to have systems in place that are simple enough for their children to maintain. Second of all, playrooms are simply magical! I love designing unique spaces for children to be playful, imaginative, and creative.
Like any other space in your home, the playroom should flow with your home decor style. That doesn’t mean you can’t make it a fun and whimsical space- it just means we need to be thoughtful in the design process. Let’s take a look at these 6 styled playrooms and see which one speaks to you!
Image Source: Sand and Sisal
If you live near the beach and the rest of your home decor gives off that “beachy” feel, then this look would be perfect for your children’s playroom. I love how Kim from Sand and Sisal creates a beautifully styled and comfortable playroom by adding some unexpected elements to organize the space. By using large glass kitchen jars to display starfish and store Jenga game pieces, she has truly combined style & function. And, I love how she combines different textured containers – galvanized metal and wicker – to create a space that is not only organized, but adds to the look and feel of the space.
Image Source: Style Your Senses
Mallory from Style Your Senses does a fantastic job designing a combined office + playroom using a large space in her home! When planning it, she says “I re-imagined it and knew that I had to implement clever storage options, a neutral color palette appropriate for both a toddler and myself and, most importantly ensure that the space was functional, fun and felt creative!” I think she nailed it!
Image Source: Bless’er House
Are you a Chip & Joanna, Fixer-Upper, farmhouse decor gal like me? 😃 If so, you’re going to love this “eclectic farmhouse” playroom by Lauren over at Bless’er House. I love the white built-in shelves, allowing plenty of hidden and displayed storage, as well as the wood accent wall with the “adventure” sign, which adds both a rustic farmhouse feel as well as playfulness. It’s such a cozy and practical space for both kids and adults, and definitely showcases their personality and style.
Image Source: Style By Emily Henderson
This colorful and whimsy playroom, designed by Emily Henderson, accomplishes exactly what her client’s requested– “We wanted the room to have space for our daughters to craft and color at a table, a spot to read, storage for lots of games and toys and room on the floor to play with their toys.” In addition to incorporating those requests, she also blended the style of their home, “contemporary with a lot of industrial vibes, like rustic beams and black railings,” while also making it “girly and playful”. Love, love, love it!
Image Source: Sarah M Style
I’m loving this simple, yet creative play area designed by Sarah at Sarah M Style, who says “the playspace seems to be in constant evolution as our children grow. One common trend that has stuck over time is the idea of keeping it simple, but always a space that will inspire creativity.” She goes on to say that she “didn’t “decorate” the space with excessive decorative items because I wanted the space to feel airy and clutter-free with room to build, create and play.” While this playroom is simple, there is nothing boring about it! I think any child would be happy to spend some time playing and creating in this space!
Image Source: The Art Pantry
This neutral playroom was designed by Megan, from The Art Pantry, whose client wanted something that was soothing and “somewhat traditional, inspired by Restoration Hardware and Pottery Barn Kids.” I love how she uses a neutral backdrop, allowing the colors of the books, toys, and art supplies to really pop, and making for a bright space perfect for creating, learning, and having fun!
I hope I’ve inspired you to start designing a playroom for your children that is both stylish and functional! A few last tips for this week—Having an organized playroom means that everything has a home, and things are easy to access. But, it’s also important to have plenty of room for your kids to get messy– because let’s face it, kids have the most fun when they are making messes! Then, when it’s time to clean up the mess, if you have systems in place, your kids will know where everything belongs and can easily help put things back. That’s a win-win in my books!
Do you LOVE the idea of having an adorable playroom for your kids, but don’t have the time to create one? Let me do all of the work for you!