Looking to create a fun and inspiring space for your little ones? Whether you want to devote a room for your kids’ entertainment, revive your child’s bedroom or create a fun space the whole family can enjoy, we’ve some clever ways to design a kid-friendly space – without compromising on style!
Read on for our top kid’s playroom ideas:
1. Convert your attic
Got an attic that’s just accumulating clutter? Give it a new lease of life by transforming it into a kid’s only zone. Add a cool ladder so kids can safely climb into their space, and plenty of floor cushions and pillows for comfort. Even the smallest attic can accommodate toys, games and books with some ingenious vertical storage solutions. Mano Mano has a great range of kid’s shelving and storage to suit all ages.
2. Add an indoor swing
For a unique and fun décor feature, why not go for a ceiling-mounted swing? Not only does it help define the space as a play area, it allows your kids to stay active even when indoors. Perfect for rainy days! Installing one is easier than you think: all you need is some industrial hooks, rope, and a sturdy board.
3. Make a corner den
All kids love dens. If you’ve got an empty corner to spare, a canopy hideout or tepee is an easy and budget-friendly way to give your kids their own space. Simply add cushions, soft toys, books and a lamp. And if you’ve plenty of space available, why not get adventurous with a themed hideout like an indoor treehouse, pirate ship or castle?
4. Add a dressing-up zone
Keep kids entertained for hours with a cute dressing-up corner. Hang their favourite outfits from a child-height clothes rail like this chic contemporary wooden rail from the Great Little Trading Co. Add a trunk or some wicker baskets for accessories and complete with a matching wall-mirror.
5. Design a space for the whole family
If you want to blend your kid’s play area with your existing décor, it’s possible to create a design that both kids and adults will love. Choose a sophisticated and grown-up colour for your walls, such as sleek grey or navy. Then add pops of bold colour to inject an element of fun; think a striped rug and vibrant soft furnishings. Complete the look with pint-sized chairs for little ones, and plenty of chic storage for toys and games.
6. Convert a bedroom
If you’re really short on space, why not design your kid’s bedroom to combine sleep and play? Choose a raised bed (or convert a bunk bed) and dedicate the space underneath to a secluded lounge or play area, complete with curtains, cushions, books and games.
7. Get creative with chalkboard wallpaper
Chalkboard wallpaper is a brilliant way to allow little ones to doodle on the walls - without getting into trouble! A fun, interactive décor element that will promote kid’s creativity, chalkboard wallpaper is available from stores like Wayfair and Dunelm. Choose from traditional wallcoverings or sticky-backed vinyl options.