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Play room inspiration


{ image above: Max & Linda of Walter published on Design Sponge }

With colder, windier and harsher weather upon us, it’s time to find ways to bring the playground indoors. As tempting as it is to put on a movie for kids to pass the afternoon rut, why not try creating a space in your home just for them to entertain themselves? It can be their exploration area— a place where creativity and inspiration flow. Here are a few ideas that rocked our world here at Family Sponge.

Adventure Seekers: Tired of the wasted closet space? Why not ditch the storage space all together and create a super fun play area complete with a ladder. It’s like an indoor treehouse— minus the bugs, leaves and spider webs. You could even add curtains to the top so they can close it off and use it as a stage for performances. Now that is hours of quality  entertainment.


{ image above:  published on Sweet Cheeks Tasty Treats }

Reading Nook: Designate an area that has little foot traffic as the reading corner. Make some fun rain gutter bookshelves (yes, I am serious), add a plush rug and throw down some bean bag, blankets and favorite stuffed animals for the kids to cuddle up with. Here’s to literacy!


{ image above:  published on Design Sponge }

Imagination Station: Allow your children’s imagination go wild in this playroom. Props such as the simple teepee to the wooden ride-on truck allow children to create their own world for the afternoon. I also love the little table in the background— it’s perfect for crafts or afternoon tea time. (FYI: the teepee is $116 on Amazon with free shipping.)


{ image above:  published on Remodelista}

Why not? If you have a house large enough for a swing, by all means do it! And please invite my family over for a weekly dinner so we can all take turns on it.

 

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11 Responses to Play room inspiration

  1. PB Rippey November 11, 2011 at 10:43 pm #

    I have ALWAYS wanted a swing in my living room!!! I can’t do it in this house, but am now wondering about my covered patio….Love the ideas above!

  2. Popo Joy November 15, 2011 at 10:25 am #

    Love this…for kids spaces, thinking out of the box is like coloring outside the lines.

  3. Danielle November 21, 2011 at 9:40 pm #

    Love the teepee. My son’s imagination will explode, and he’ll get a huge ego boost when I start calling him Chief!

    • familysponge November 22, 2011 at 8:34 am #

      “Chief,” that’s cute! – Jadah

  4. Dana J Valle February 9, 2012 at 9:42 pm #

    love the swing…teepee and the world rug . Awesme spaces for kids.

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