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Remember when a playroom was just a room filled with big, brightly colored plastic toys and lacking any modern design element? Certainly that is not the case these days. Today playrooms are nothing short of stylish and are rooms that fit seamlessly into beautifully decorated homes.
If you break down the design elements of a great playroom then I think it comes down to three things: Function, Fun (quirk) and Style.
This playroom (above) is a great example in that there is great storage (function) with quirky masks on display and ready for play (fun). It also has modern furniture, which lends style to the space.
To keep the room stylish and appealing to adults try using stylish rugs, contemporary light fixtures, modern seating and storage. The great thing about using these types of pieces is that they can easily be used in other rooms when your little ones out grow a playroom or if you just like to change things around.
And don’t assume that playrooms have to be banished to the basement or bonus room. I turned my dining room (below) into a playroom for the time being. When the time comes to give the room it’s original purpose back it’s an easy switch.
So go ahead and use those grown up looking chairs and that modern light fixture that you’ve been admiring. Just mix in some playful art, functional storage and your child’s favorite toys, and you’ll have a playroom that everyone can enjoy.
images: Emily Henderson, Skona Hem, Elle Décor, La La Lovely
Modern Design Elements For a Great Playroom
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