The playroom—a place where imagined adventures are boundless and design possibilities are endless. This is a room that is stuffed to the brim with toys, books and games, with pillows, forts and bean bag chairs. You hear laughter, conversations with imaginary friends and, let’s be real, some fighting. Kids read their favorite books here, build castles out of blocks and play house with increasingly realistic baby dolls. They have their escape from the rest of the house, a place where there’s No Grown Ups Allowed.
We at MDG believe there is a handful of non-negotiable essentials for the perfect playroom. Thus, our checklist.
1) A good table. The kiddies need room to color or spread out a puzzle. Some tables have adjustable legs depending on if it will seat a wee tot or a teen.
2) Storage. All these tools for the imagination have to go somewhere.
3) A hiding spot. A tent, a teepee or just plenty of blankets to make a fort of their own.
4) Bright paint or kooky wallpaper. A color scheme you want to try but is maybe too wild for the rest of the house, or wallpaper with scenes from a favorite book.
5) A comfy place to sit. Floor pillows or bean bags are the perfect place to spend a chilly afternoon with a new favorite book.