Create the Ultimate Play Space

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A play space for kiddos should be kid approved (duh!) AND a place the whole family wants to hang in!  These are our 5 ingredients for creating a well-styled play space:

1: Double Duty Furniture

I prefer to pick furniture that can go the distance and have future uses!  The IKEA storage cube below is a good example; it’s a great height for kids to put away their own toys now but later can be stood vertically and used as elsewhere shelving.  IKEA, Serena & Lily and The Land of Nod are all stores with excellent multi-use selections.

2: A Rad Rug

Durable, indoor/outdoor rugs are perfect for play spaces.  We recommend a polypropylene material like the Dash & Albert striped version shown below.Dash & Albert has a great assortment of colors and patterns and best of all, polypropylene is washable and spill/mildew resistant!

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3: Grow-With-Them Art

Have fun with art!  A colorful pattern (IKEA, below) or a simple print of your child’s favorite animal (try The Animal Print Shop) can liven up a space and later be transferred to a bedroom or a wall gallery.  The Land of Nod has unique wall art and Minted has affordable, timeless options.  Urban Wallsmakes fun, removable wall decals that are perfect for renters!

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4: Room to Read

We transformed an under stairs storage closet into the coziest reading nook by adding a denim pouf, colorful decals and two floating shelves. Don’t have a closet you can part with?  A corner works!  The idea is for a nook to be comfortable and inviting while encouraging hours of reading & storytelling.

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5: Sufficient Space

Don’t fill your space with too many treasures or your kids won’t have room to stretch, play and imagine!  I always try to keep an area (preferably near toy storage) free of tables, chairs or large objects.  A designated area saves room for impromptu performances or, at our house, dance parties.

Belong in your space!

Lindsay from Casa Drago Interiors