Ideas for a Prettier Playroom

When it comes to keeping your playroom pretty, think outside the box and edit your space regularly. For starters, you will need a hardworking, flexible space with plenty of attractive storage and a dash of fun. Here are some tips for creating a prettier playroom.

Add Plenty of Adult Seating

For a playroom to truly have a pretty feel, and for it to be its most functional, it is wise to use adult seating. A sofa really grounds the space, offering grown-ups a great place to join in on the fun and serving as the perfect cushiony welcome for little ones. It also allows the space to evolve as your children grow. This space, designed by The Creativity Exchange, offers plenty of comfy places for kids of all ages.

Think Outside the box

Storage is critical in a playroom, but to access stored items, you need to think outside the box. Is there a place under a stairway that can become a closet? Can an attic eave become a storage area? Can a closet be knocked out or opened up to create a great, flexible storage nook or pass-through? Check out this space from Fieldstone Hill Design, where low ceiling space is utilized as flexible storage from one corner of the room to the next.

Make the Most of Every Corner

Playrooms are all about inspiring creativity and encouraging play. Why not get in on the creative action as you plan your space? Add a slide, or a loft, or a miniature play store. Turn a closet into a dreamy play house for your little darlings. Jennifer of Rambling Renovators turned this understair closet into an adorable play house, awning and all.

Free and Fun Art

Children's art is the stuff of memories. Why not set the tone of your playroom with fun, free art created by your own mini Picassos? Pick out your favorites, and make an extra-special effort to have these pieces properly framed. This stunning wall from Angela of The Painted House, and her talented kiddos, is an inspiring example of a kids' gallery wall done well.

Custom Storage

There truly is nothing more spectacular for a playroom than custom storage. It is a more permanent, higher-end choice, but a more streamlined and versatile storage option cannot be found. Built-in cubbies, benches, shelving, and cabinets can meet your exacting needs for a playroom, but will offer flexible, gorgeous storage for years to come. For playrooms in particular, custom cubbies that fit standard-size baskets are a perfect choice for toy storage. Custom cubby storage by Fieldstone Hill Design.

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