If you are looking to redo or finish your playroom you have come to the right place! There are so many options and fun things you can do to create a fun space for your littles!
Playrooms should be a fun place for little minds to be creative and have fun playing; however, creating the perfect space can be a challenge.
With so many options to choose from, how do you decide? Keep reading for my best tips, tricks, options, and personal faves.
Is a basement a good place for a playroom?
A basement is a phenomenal place for a playroom! Your little ones can have a space all to themselves and be as loud as they want to be!
Choices to make before finishing a basement for a playroom
Before you jump in and start finishing your basement you have a few different things to think about!
Color choice: For a playroom, I imagine it to be a bright and fun color that is inviting for little ones. Try to keep this in mind: If it isn’t a space you want to be in, your little ones probably won’t either.
I love playrooms that have a variety of colors that compliment one another. Your color choice can really make the playroom a fun place to be!
Wall Decor: Wall decor is a great way to make the space inviting and fun.
These little canvas prints are so fun and bright, perfect for a playroom!
I am loving this rainbow wall tapestry. This is perfect to brighten up a basement with some fun colors.
I love having the alphabet up in our playroom. This poster is a classy way to display the alphabet.
Flooring: When choosing flooring, it is important to remember what and who this space is for. We want something durable that makes clean-up a breeze, but also comfy and cozy!
I recommend wood floors (laminate or luxury vinyl are great options, especially for clean-up) and placing a cute rug on top. The rug will add a level of coziness to the space. Rugs are a lot easier to keep clean than carpet!
This circular ABC rug is adorable and perfect for a playroom!
Who doesn’t love a rug with little roads all over? I remember a rug kind of like this from when I was in preschool and I loved playing on it!
This dot rainbow rug is perfect for brightening up a basement playroom.
What will the space contain?
Think about the type of space you want to create for your kiddos. Do you want it to be a quiet space for book reading, coloring, legos, and puzzles? Are you wanting a space for them to get out all of their energy and be able to climb and rough house?
It is important to nail down, what kind of playroom you want to create before jumping in!
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Basement Playroom Ideas for the Lego Lover
Is your little one lego obsessed? These items can help turn your basement into the ultimate lego playroom!
This blog has several amazing suggestions for turning your space into a lego room paradise!
What is a lego playroom without a lego table? I love this table because it also doubles as lego storage.
I really like this lego art! It is so different from anything I have seen and can definitely grow with your lego loving little.
These lego stickers are a fun way to brighten up the wall, especially if you are unable to paint at the moment or are just looking to add some color to the wall.
A parent’s worst nightmare is the *crash* of the legos being dumped on the floor. This storage is great because it allows the legos to be dumped into a tray and then you can easily put them back into the bucket!
Basement Playroom Ideas for the Climber
Do you have a climber? I did! Creating a “yes” space is so important for little ones that love to climb.
Check out this blog for instructions on how to create the indoor climbing space for your unfinished basement!
If an indoor playground is your goal – this blog has all the instructions to do just that!
Accessories for your climbing playroom
I love this 4 piece climbing mat! This is great for babies and toddlers that want to climb but need to learn how to move their bodies still
How fun is this wooden jungle gym? I love having something like this as a yes space for my kiddos to climb on.
What kiddo would not love this tunnel to climb through?!
Unfinished Basement Playroom Ideas for Toddlers
Making an unfinished basement into an inviting space can be challenging especially if it is dark and not so cozy. These are a few examples of what can be done in an unfinished basement to make it cozy and fun.
This mama did a phenomenal job turning her unfinished basement into a fun playroom for kids! She even hung a swing and a swinging bar in there!
This playroom is a great example of turning an unfinished basement into a playroom perfect for toddlers! If you have little boys they will especially love this!
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Basement Playroom Ideas for Older Children
Going from a little kid playroom to a preteen/teen playroom means upgrading a few things to make the space a fun hangout spot.
This hammock chair is really neat and a fun idea for seating in a playroom for older kids.
There is something about string lights that just elevates a space and makes it fun indoor or out. Adding string lights will immediately change up the room and add a fun element in.
Having options for different types of seating is always a good idea. These mushroom chairs are versatile and can grow with your kids!
How neat is this backlight for the TV?! It comes with a remote to change the colors…How neat!
Basement Playroom Ideas for Kids who Love Board Games
Do your little ones enjoy playing good old-fashioned board games? Turning your unfinished basement into the perfect space to enjoy these games will make their day!
The first place to start for the perfect game room is a table for games! This adorable 4-seater table is perfect for little ones to play games all day long.
This game mat combines two classic games and is the perfect addition to any little gamer’s playroom!
Floor seating is a perfect option for a playroom designed around games and fun! Your little ones can use these floor seats when playing any game they choose!
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Basement Playroom Ideas for Gamers
Are your kiddos gamers? I think that is so awesome! Creating a basement playroom for them will be a fun process with these essentials!
Decorating the playroom for your gamer will help make it a more inviting space. This piece of art is absolutely perfect to add to a playroom for gamers!
Having a chair specific for gaming is any young gamer’s dream. They will love spending time in this comfy chair gaming their heart out.
Rugs add a level of comfort and personalization to a space and this rug is perfect if you are creating a space for your gamer!
Basement Playroom for Little Artists
Making a fun and functional creative space for your little artist is going to be so much fun! Make sure their art supplies are easily accessible so they can create their masterpieces with ease.
Having a coloring station like this in your playroom is a great idea for your little artist!
This easel is perfect for your artist. The different surfaces are great for them to explore different styles.
Every artist needs an art kit. This kit gives them hundreds of different options to express their creativity!
Essentials for Basement Playrooms
Toy chests are a must-have for any playroom. This toy chest is functional while allowing for easy customization by your children.
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Comfy seating options are a must-have for any playroom. Bean Bags are a classic childhood staple.
Every playroom needs some type of personality. These fun wall decorations are a great way to brighten the room while surrounding them with positive reinforcement!
Shelving is a fun way to decorate and add some things that little ones might not be able to play with, but look pretty on the wall. I love finding older toys and different trinkets to put on shelves.
Every child needs a road for their toy cars. This rug adds personality to the room while giving them a building block for their creative minds.
Practical Basement Playroom Ideas
Sometimes you just have to work with what you have, and that is perfectly fine! This mama did a great job creating a playroom!
Frugal Options for Basement Playrooms
If you are looking to do a basement playroom makeover on a budget, this blog is a great resource.
Basement Playroom Storage Options
Making sure your playroom is organized and toys are easy to find is important. Kids don’t want to be in a space that is cluttered and messy.
This wooden organizer is great because the baskets are tilted slightly to allow your kids to easily see the contents of each basket.
I cannot stand stuffed animals all over the room. Having a fun, designated area for the kids’ animals to stay in will help encourage them to keep them picked up.
This bookcase doubles as a reading nook, which encourages your little one to read more often.
Having this bookshelf in your playroom will add a level of organization and a fun pop of color. I love that the books will be facing outward so it is easier for your little one to see what they are grabbing.
Frequently Asked Questions About Basement Playrooms
Do I have to spend a lot of money?
Absolutely not! You can easily use leftover paint you may have, thrifted or garage sale items… Creating a fun space does not have to be expensive.
How do I pick a theme?
Picking a theme can be hard, especially if your kids are farther apart in age or you have mixed genders. Add an element of something every kiddo likes and when in doubt, keep it neutral and fun!
Do I have to finish it all at once?
NO! You can do things as you go, add when you can, and let your little ones help you find new items to make the space their own.
You don’t have to spend much money to make a fun and cohesive space for your little ones to play. All it takes is a vision and some elbow grease!
Do you have an unfinished space you’re itching to turn into a playroom? Have you turned a basement into a playroom for your littles before? Let me know in the comments below!
As an enthusiast with a depth of knowledge in interior design and creating functional and inviting spaces for children, I have a passion for creating playrooms that stimulate creativity, encourage learning, and provide a safe and enjoyable environment for kids. My expertise stems from years of hands-on experience in designing and setting up play areas for children, as well as staying updated on the latest trends and best practices in creating playrooms.
Basement Playroom Design
When it comes to creating a playroom, especially in a basement, there are several key concepts and considerations to keep in mind. Let's break down the article and discuss the concepts and ideas used in the context of setting up a basement playroom.
Color Choice and Wall Decor
Choosing bright and inviting colors is essential for a playroom, as it creates a lively and stimulating environment for children. Incorporating wall decor such as canvas prints, tapestries, and alphabet posters adds visual interest and can contribute to the overall theme of the playroom.
Flooring and Space Functionality
Selecting durable and easy-to-clean flooring, such as wood floors with a complementary rug, is crucial for a playroom. Additionally, defining the type of space you want to create, whether it's for quiet activities like reading and puzzles, or for active play with climbing and roughhousing, helps in planning the layout and functionality of the playroom.
Playroom Theme Ideas
The article provides various theme ideas for different types of playrooms, such as a Lego-themed playroom with specific design elements tailored to Lego enthusiasts, a climbing playroom with indoor playground features, and a creative space for little artists, each with its unique set of accessories and design considerations.
Age-Appropriate Playroom Design
The article also covers playroom ideas for toddlers, older children, and teens, highlighting the importance of creating age-appropriate and engaging spaces that cater to different interests and activities, such as board games, gaming, and artistic endeavors.
Practical and Frugal Options
Practicality and budget considerations are also addressed, including frugal options for basement playrooms, storage solutions, and DIY makeover ideas, emphasizing the potential for creating an inviting playroom without significant financial investment.
Organization and Flexibility
The FAQs and practical tips touch upon the importance of organization, flexibility, and the ability to evolve the playroom over time, allowing for gradual additions and personalization to suit the children's preferences and interests.
In summary, creating a basement playroom involves thoughtful consideration of color, decor, flooring, functionality, theme, age-appropriateness, practicality, and organization. By integrating these concepts and ideas, a well-designed and engaging playroom can be achieved, providing a vibrant and nurturing space for children to learn, play, and explore.
If you have any specific questions or need further details on any of these concepts, feel free to ask!