The layout in your home may not always work for your family’s needs. Today’s young families largely prefer open layouts but often own older homes with a more traditional floor plan. Your home should work for you and your lifestyle; it is hard to dedicate a room to only being used just once or twice per year. If you find yourself needing space for your kids to play, why not look into transitioning a formal dining room into a playroom? Children can be easily supervised while meals are being prepared with the close proximity of the dining room to the kitchen and toys will be out of the main traffic areas.
While the oversized table and fancy china may have to come out, many of the elements of a traditional dining room function well in a playroom. Hardwood floors that shone beautifully in a formal dining room work well in a playroom since they are so easy to clean. Adding plush area rugs in a playful geometric print or a bold color will help cushion crawling baby knees and add visual interest to the room. Darker wood flooring which looked chic and elegant in a formal dining room will continue to shine with fluffy white rugs or an accent wall .Built-in shelves or a buffet can be restyled with colorful bins and baskets for toy and book storage. Try mixing less-expensive plastic bins with some nicer canvas containers for texture. A labeled bin for each type of toy will help children learn to keep the room tidy.
A playroom can be styled to match the decor of the rest of your home but with fun accents to help the kids feel like it’s their space. A traditional chandelier can be an interesting focal point for the room or can be swapped out with a playful pendant light. Comfortable seating like a cozy kids’ size reading chair or floor pillows don’t have to be covered in cartoon characters to be kid-friendly. Bright purple or aqua hued upholstery pop against muted gray walls or floors while marigold and celery colors lighten up a room with dark wood flooring. A children’s play table and chairs for crafts, coloring, and snacks will complete this space. If the floors are dark wood, choose wooden furniture at least a few shades lighter to keep the room from feeling stuffy and heavy. Alternatively, dark furniture complements lighter wood floors perfectly. Centering the table and chairs on top of an area rug can keep it from sliding on the floor.
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