School may be back in session, but the little ones are still at home and playtime is always important! We recently created a fun playroom with plenty of storage and space the kids could call their own. And our clients were able to reclaim some much desired adult space, free from toys and trip hazards.
Our clients have two precious children, a girl and a boy, so the room needed to appeal to both genders. Of course, when it comes to kids’ rooms, color rules. One of the easiest questions for any child to answer is, “What’s your favorite color?” They all have one! In this case, purple and green were the answers. Thankfully, the colors look great together.
We chose soothing shades of both purple and green and painted horizontal stripes on the walls to add a whimsical touch to the room. Although most children prefer bright, bold hues, these shades are NOT good choices for children’s rooms. Bright colors invigorate a space and those in it, and more energy is not something most parents think their children need!
Through my training to become a Dewey Color Specialist, I’ve learned that some colors can even lead to hyperactivity, while others soothe and enhance emotional well being. Color is everything in interior design, and selecting the right colors to create the desired mood is key to successful design.
Next, we added custom cabinetry with plenty of hidden storage to keep toys, books and games close at hand, but out-of-sight when desired. The cabinetry was also equipped to house media components to add to the room’s function and entertainment options as the children grow. And simple, French doors allow the children to be seen, but not necessarily heard.
Lastly, the kids’ toys were brought in and everyone was happy! The playroom is perfect for the family’s current needs, but this flex space can easily be transformed into a media, game, craft or exercise room as the children grow and the family’s needs change.
Image Source: Barbara Gilbert Interiors