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A Contemporary Terraced Playspace Celebrates Imagination
No plastic behemoths for this desert home. Three minimalist outdoor play areas let kids and grown-ups devise their own fun
"outdoor play areas let kids and grown-ups devise their own fun... outdoor play area. The hillside location presented a challenge, though. The only... put the play area was right where the hill dramatically dropped off. Rosano and Ibarra... JUST a play area, folks. No more a "prison" for the kids than the interior of the... garden for kids? What about reserving some space for other important kid stuff like messily..."
How to Carve Out a Nook for Play
"to give kids space to play. Follow their lead and use your imagination... for your kids, setting up a play area is still possible. Explore your home's nooks and... dedicate to play. Our last home had a basement, and the kids loved having a space they... inside area decoration. Thank you for sharing your ideas. Danyelle Mathews I want... on the kids as they play. A dormer is a great space for a play nook. Children love..."
Look Up to the Attic for a Playful Kids' Bedroom
More privacy for them, less noise for you and lots of design fun. Make an attic superspecial for all when you turn it into a kids' room
"A kids’ bedroom is a sacred space — it’s one of the few places they can truly call... and one area they can count on to have a little privacy in. Still, the latter isn’t... If your kids feel a bit exposed, consider transforming your attic space into a special... texture. Kids' rooms can be playful spaces, so have fun exploring with patterns. “Fun... duty in a kids' attic bedroom by balancing the scale of sloped ceilings and creating..."
A Basement Remodel Sets the Stage for Flexible Play
Embracing change, this light-filled basement readily shifts between kids' play activities and grown-up entertaining
"between kids' play activities and grown-up entertaining... designated areas for crafts, play, entertainment and dining. The result is the addition... with two kids: no fixed furniture placement in the walk-out basement, please. Sofas... whatever play may happen," says Amundson. The homeowners also wanted the basement to... Craft areas... Personally, I would have gone for more warmer tones in the living... living area (just my preference). Well done. I love the stained and sealed concrete floors..."
Room of the Day: Child Safety at Play in a Nautical-Themed Nursery
"table, a play area for Finn and a cozy spot for snuggling with him. Bourque came up... place to play in and to create an aesthetic that could grow with him. The couple wanted... helmet and played with Sparklers, Pick Up Stix and Lawn Darts, my crib was outfitted with... up to kids from toddlers to teens! Add a preppy plaid child's quilt to the room as... give the area dimension, Bourque instead found mobiles made of driftwood and paper whales..."
Decorating for Children: How Your House Can Support Creative Play
When you encourage kids to use their imagination, you help them learn problem solving, relationship building and creativity
"encourage kids to use their imagination, you help them learn problem solving, relationship... children play they're discovering the world around them. Playing on their own and with... child to play creatively and freely in your home.... of the kids playroom I'm going to decorate/set that room up. You have given me a few... want my kids to be little all over again...ok, not, but maybe for the grandson I can... sensory play. Design your children's play area with multiple senses in mind: instruments..."
My Houzz: Retro-Cool Playfulness Fits a Dallas Family
Vintage furniture and shots of bright color throughout a midcentury home in Texas suit a design-minded couple and their 3 kids
"around our kids. It's really funny to hear their friends tell their parents that Ava has... energizing playful and calming. Such a beautiful family too - inspiration plus. I love... looks very kid unfriendly with all the hard edged plastic silly furniture. At least you... young kids. Lovely and fresh. Well done! Nicely done! Thanks for making Dallas more... perfect for kids. The steel blue plastic circular chairs in the downstair are my favorite..."
How to Make an Enchanting Kids' Play Kitchen
To delight your little one this holiday season, give an adorable wood oven and sink you build with love
"ality kids' play kitchen? Here's how.... children's play kitchen, sized for kiddos ages 2 to 10. It could be just the time of year... started on a play kitchen to give to your budding chef as a holiday or birthday gift. The... children's play kitchen in these photos was designed by White and built by Kristen Wright... simple play kitchen design took a new turn when Kristen built it, painting it a beautiful... backsplash areas and create a kitchen wall for the kids.It was a lot of fun and they are..."
Pattern Play: Zigzag Jazzes Up a Kids' Room
"Pattern Play today. In past ideabooks, readers have expressed desire in seeing the... typical kid fabric patterns. This way, the room can last them for years to come even... Pattern Plays: Modern Masculine | Traditional Modern... brighten the area up! any help or direction of where to look would be greatly appreciated... room, I played not only with patterns but also with texture, adding a knitted accent... Pattern Plays: Modern Masculine | Traditional ModernMore: On Trend: Painterly Florals..."
The Family Home: Toy Storage That's Child's Play
"children play with toys in multiple rooms in your home, provide areas to store them... ining Kid Clutter: Stylish Storage Solutions for Kid SpacesHelp! I'm a Minimalist... like a kid. Store your children's most loved toys at their level. This will make it... things they play with most. 6. Don't box it all away. When your children tire of well-loved... Designating an area, a shelf or even a basket for each specific item is essential to staying..."
Guest Picks: Crafting With Kids
"creating a kid-friendly craft area that's primed for play... with our kids provides myriad benefits. Not only is it a great way to interact and bond... with your kids? Check out Made to Play! by Joel Henriques. I enjoy his crafting and DIY... small kid-size table for the children to play at. I like the clean lines and the... for your kids' art supplies as well as projects in progress. Ikea could be your one-stop... open-ended play.Next: How To Organize Your Craft Room If it fits within your budget, consider..."
Guest Picks: Fun Accessories to Spice Up Your Child's Space
Room of the Day: 3 Brothers Share 1 Big Bedroom in Hawaii
With a loft, personalized areas and plenty of space for play, this shared boys’ bedroom inspires togetherness and a sense of fun
"personalized areas and plenty of space for play, this shared boys’ bedroom inspires togetherness... great play area for the kids,” recalls De Jesus. “Most of all, they wanted it to... home for kids (and big kids) of all ages! Hope it is a trend that is coming back. The... imagine my kids sitting inside playing video games! but back to the marvelous room--of... now with kids of their own) I always wanted my kids in separate rooms. It was hard..."
Play-Space Secrets for All-Ages Homes
Don't let a generation gap put holes in your interior design. These tips from family-friendly businesses can give your rooms all-ages appeal
"families. Kids start playing with other kids they've just met, and parents start setting... while your kids frolic in the indoor playroom, which also has an outdoor porch area. The... is for kids and grownups alike," says Sabrina Gabel, child psychologist and co-owner... while the kids play in the playroom, much like how families gather and play at home.... for kids to play in and to engage with our creative staff, all while parents relax..."
10 Ideas for Making Screen-Free Play a Reality
Here's how to tempt your children with activities that will encourage their creativity and keep them away from the TV
"h the kids at home for the holiday break, it can be easy to let your usual rules... means kids are missing out on real life. As a parent and a former teacher, I know... to help kids resist the allure of the screen — so here are 10 road-tested and screen-free... as the kids play area isn't in the basement or hidden away. Weekdays are off days... their kids. Most parents lose that love of play because they forget to MAKE time..."