If you haven’t already, you might want to consider carving out a special designated play space for the littlest members of your family. According to a recent Pinterest report, there’s been a marked increase in searches for gender-neutral or “every-kid” playrooms in 2020 – and we’re already seeing evidence of it. From tents and chalkboard walls to hidden nooks and mini kid-friendly gyms, parents and child-care providers are more in tune with the needs of their little ones by steering clear of gendered toys, colours and labels for a more all-embracing environment to hang out in.
Under the Stairs
Kids were clearly top-of-mind for the Property Brothers when crafting the unique design of this whimsical, outside-the-box playroom cubby. It’s a totally genius way to renovate the space under your stairs. See more of how the Property Brothers make kid-friendly spaces feel just as chic as adult ones.
We love everything about this sunny green-and-yellow gender-neutral basement playroom. From the mini rock climbing wall and tire swing to activity cubbies and a nook benheath the stairs, this room could keep any kid entertained for hours. Check out these minimalist kids’ room design ideas fit for a mini Marie Kondo.
Patterned area rugs, play tents and chalkboard easels are only a handful of the clever ways you can spruce up a kids’ playroom while still making it appealing to the grown-ups in the household. Take the full tour of the Property Brothers’ dream home for a young family with twins.
Jillian Harris outdid herself with this chic all-white playroom that even includes a study corner that kids can use as they get older and the homework starts to pile up. The Love it or List it: Vancouver star loves her subtle colour palette and it works beautifully here as a gender-neutral option. Check out these things you probably didn’t know about Jillian Harris.
This vibrant blue gem from season two of Home to Win boasts plenty of storage space, gender-neutral decor and a TV for family movie nights. Who said the playroom could only be for the kids? Speaking of which, if you’re undertaking a renovation consider these home theatre designs that will make movie nights a hit.
A fun alternative to the traditional kids’ playroom could be a more family-focused space that teaches little ones the importance of regular physical activity. Set up low-to-the-ground balance beams, a mini weights station and exercise mats so kids can tumble about and let out all their pent-up energy. For adult-friendly ideas, check out these basement home gym designs you’ll want to work out in.
The Property Brothers transformed a smaller space into a neutral playroom that still leaves room for each kids’ unique personalities to shine through with their very own art boards. You can also check out these rockin’ audio rooms that are ready for a family jam session.
Instead of worrying about what colour to paint your kids’ playroom, opt for chalkboard walls to allow little hands to create their own masterpieces in a variety of colours. As for this white-and-orange palette? We’re all in favour! For more inspiration, check out these gender-neutral nurseries that will give you new decor goals.
Even more seemingly adult spaces can be transformed into a chic, gender-neutral space that kids will enjoy. The striped wallpaper and silver ottoman (perfect for storage) is a soothing alternative to bright primary colours.