The two graphic print armchairs in this comfortable family room are on a swivel base, making it easy for occupants to join in on conversations or the big game on the flatscreen tv. The large green ottoman has a hidden storage unit inside, perfect for blankets or board games.
In this redesigned walk-through by designer Anna Willliams, the white built-in bookcase and cabinetry consolidate storage for the entire family. The floor-to ceiling custom unit displays books, decorative touches and photographs on its open shelves, and the closed storage underneath houses board games, toys and other paraphernalia.
Utility is the name of the game in this neutral laundry room. A stainless steel utility sink, sewing machine nook and a murphy-style ironing board create separate stations around the room, while white cabinetry offers storage throughout.
The perfect place to learn and create, this playroom uses fun colors and patterns that kids of any age will love. Next to the multipurpose wall that stores games and supplies, the art table features rolled, white craft paper to keep the area neat and tidy in between projects. A custom-designed, life sized Scrabble board is the star of the space.
Candice Olson, host of HGTV's "Divine Design," uses neutral slipcovers to create cozy, kid-friendly seating in this playful basement. A durable wood coffee table is the perfect spot for playing family board games or creating beautiful artwork. Muted green carpet throughout keeps this space light while still providing camouflage for inevitable spills.
When space is at a premium in an open floor plan, consider what kind of activities you’ll use the dining space for beyond eating and entertaining. This smart set up includes some shelf space under the table while storage ottomans serve as compact, multi-functional seating allowing easy access to board games and books.
With just a small wooden table and two studded chairs, the designers transformed this nook between the family room and conservatory into a spot for playing backgammon. Thanks to its prime position by the window, this corner gets plenty of sun and ensures that both players can see their side of the board.
Just off the breakfast nook sits the owners' den, which features a built-in entertainment unit, TV and blue sofa flanked by two green armchairs. A distressed wood coffee table centers the space and gives the owners (and their kiddos) a spot to play board games *or* keep snacks and drinks on hand during family movie nights.
In a tight space you need to exhaust all storage possibilities. If you’re looking to store kid stuff, get down on their level, then scout the space for opportunities. For example, low shelves under a dining table or console can provide an ideal spot for board games, books or that dump truck you keep stumbling over.
Designed to be a family room area where all the neighborhood kids will gather on movie night, this space needed to be durable and beautiful. The window seat with its easy-to-clean laminated fabric creates a cozy and sunny reading area and allows for additional movie viewing. The custom-made media cabinet hides all the kids toys, board games and AV equipment.
Two-story windows, vaulted ceiling and board and batten wall paneling create a dramatic flair for this masculine den. The room includes space for conversation by the fireplace and a game of pool with friends.
Chevron and metallic storage bins are perfect for stowing games, books and art supplies while keeping the bookshelf orderly in this neutral eclectic girl's playroom. Meanwhile, a large bulletin board proudly displays invitations and keepsakes.
Shades of Green designed a life-size chessboard right into the surface of this multi-purpose space. To install a game board on your patio floor, switch up materials — in this case, marble squares surrounded by concrete pavers — or checker the surface with paint.
The playroom for these girls has it all! In one corner, there is a cozy place to read. In the center of the room is floor space for play and a group table for puzzles and games. Finally, there is a space where each girl has her own desk and bulletin board.
Kids and adults alike can enjoy time in this neutral cottage sitting room. Storage for toys and games is ample in the dark wood armoire. Bead board walls, a rattan sofa with washable cushions, hardwoods and chipped furniture make the space a durable playroom for kids but stylistically mature for adults since it has to serve dual purposes.
This playhouse structure is clad inside and out with rough-sawn spruce boards, which are naturally weather resistant, making it good for the family and the environment. Storage cubbies offer easy access spaces for toys and games, while a chalkboard wall encourages drawing and writing. A blue racer rocker, made of recycled milk bottles, offers fun yet durable seating. A ladder leads to the second floor loft area where twin skylights provide daylighting and the ability to follow the evening stars with the telescope.