Today, we’re so excited to share with you our design plan and inspiration for our kids’ playroom. It’s a project we’ve been looking forward to starting. If you are following me on Instagram, I recently shared the space in my stories.
Our kids’ playroom is located on the second floor, next to our media room. We do not spend a lot of time in this space because my kids are still little and I freak out when they’re by the stairs, even with baby gates installed.
Our kids are growing up quickly and love to read, paint, create and much more. We want to update their playroom and make it functional to allow us to spend more time in the playroom. This will include not just sprucing up the appearance but adding playroom storage and other functionalities.
Planning for this space, I gathered a lot of inspiration from Pinterest. I want to keep the room bright, airy, modern, very casual and of course, kid-friendly. I’m designing this space to be cohesive with our master bedroom.
Here is some kids’ playroom design inspiration I’ve gathered for this space,
Welcome to our kids’ playroom!
The biggest impact to this space is the shiplap we will be installing vertically. We recently installed some horizontally in our foyer and I cannot wait to reveal that space soon. I have some updates saved on my Instagram highlights if you want a sneak peek.
What Is Shiplap?
If you are wondering what shiplap could possibly be, let us discuss a little about it. It is a type of wood plank that has rabbet ends on each side, which creates spacing between the planks. It’s name is derived from it’s usage on ships. When put together from side to side, it creates a watertight seal to prevent water leakage. These wood planks are installed on home exteriors such as siding or even as flooring. Lately, shiplap have become very popular and used indoors as decorative wall treatments.
Shiplap as Wall Treatments
I’m a fan of shiplap installed horizontally or vertically as it adds texture and character to any space. With current home trends, this wall treatment is mostly associated with farmhouse style as a rustic element. However, one is able to create a modern look in any space with shiplap.
The paint color I’ll be using for our playroom is one of my favorites – BM Chantilly Lace. It is a crisp and bright color. I plan on getting the paint in a satin finish, not glossy but durable. It allows for easy clean ups of any marks on the walls. This room gets a lot of natural light and with the morning glow flowing in, it will soften the walls.
Playroom Storage and Functionality
What’s a kid play space without functionality and organization? I plan on adding functionality to this space utilizing various types of storage, shelves and much more.
By the windows, we had the drywall seating frame taking down for a a custom built-in bench with large drawers. The drawers will serve as storage for toys.
For organizing coloring and drawing implements like crayons, pens, pencils and more, I plan on installing floating shelves. This is to keep things stored up and off the floor and not so easily accessible to our kids.
The plans I have for the reading station are among my favorites for this space. Our kids love reading and I cannot wait to display all their books and create a space where they will be comfortable and feel encouraged in their love for reading.
I stumbled on this house-shaped chalkboard that I’m obsessed with. I plan on building a small one, around 3’ x 4’. It will serve as a piece of art as well as a place the kids can draw on.
I hope you love our kids’ playroom design plan as much as we do. We’re excited to tackle this project! Feel free to ask any questions or provide suggestions in the comments below. I love hearing from you!
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