A few months into parenting and most of us quickly become aware that children literally take over your house, dropping bombs of untidiness and smearing chocolate-coated fingers on your perfectly painted walls. What was once a stylish haven is fast turned into a land of chaos and colour-clashing toys.
The solution to this lies in the form of a playroom – a space where the kids can entertain themselves to their hearts content and the door to the outside world can remain firmly shut. But that all changed this week when we received images of a brand new children’s playroom designed by interior design company, InHouse Interiors. If there was ever a playroom to grace the pages of Living Etc this would most certainly be it and if it was ours, we wouldn’t just keep the door open, we would pretty much eat, sleep and live in it. We love the clever use of fun fluro colours combined with functional furniture and storage solutions, converting a spacious attic area into a colourful playroom. We’ll hand you over to the InHouse experts to talk through the design process:
InHouse: The study space complete with rubber flooring for those guaranteed spills provides a place for children to learn and have some timeout. The team created additional funky high and low cupboards and drawers as well as wall-mounted boxed storage and a huge butterfly shaped magnetic wall-board to display the children’s creative masterpieces!
We designed a dedicated performance stage for the children. The raised platform, dotted with LED lighting and made with a ‘bouncing’ dance-floor, fills one corner of the playroom. Acting as a ‘back-stage’ area there are also two dressing-up wardrobes (for endless costume changes, of course!) with laser-cut motifs and names of the children.
A rainbow of closed and open shelving was created for media storage surrounding the TV zone to house the tremendous number of games and books. Vibrant floor-to-ceiling shelving with angled low level storage that’s in reach for little hands is also a prominent feature of the playroom, displaying the abundance of toys for added wow factor. Fully utilising the two alcoves of the room, wall-mounted storage boxes were inset together with a height adjustable desk for each child, perfect for when their little legs grow.
Seriously, have you ever seen such a cool room? If we had our very own performance stage in our home there wouldn’t be a hope in hell of us getting any work done, not to mention a toy display that rivals Hamleys! All we need now is an invitation to George and Lillie’s play pad!