A light wood bunk bed features circular cutouts, a fireman's pole and a slide leading from the top bunk to the floor for a fun and playful bedroom design. A blue and green checkered rug creates a turf-like look and matches the green and blue hues used in the cityscape wall mural. A hanging chair dangles below painted clouds for a swing-like element.
Chango and Co. created every child's dream play space in this expansive playroom. Floor mattresses line one wall and are topped with playful throw pillows for crashing, a teepee provides a place for dreaming, and rope swings hang from the ceiling for extra fun. A bold Swiss cross pattern livens up the walls, and black trim highlights the architectural features of the room.
When a spare bedroom needed to quickly be turned into a nursery fit for a little modern princess, all it took was the perfect mix of contemporary, sweet and playful. The animal print wallpaper adds fun to the space while the simple furnishings like the round mirror and white dresser add some balance.
Transform a blank wall into a drying rack with red and white kitchen twine, origami hearts and clothespins. Write the name of each guest onto heart-shaped pieces of card stock, and hang on the line to identify everyone's work. Completed valentine cards display beautifully and create a playful backdrop as they dry.
A warehouse is transformed into a luxe dog boarding and daycare facility. The space is both functional and chic with unique dog art, grasscloth elements and durable, easy-to-clean surfaces. Reclaimed barnwood is used to create a custom reception desk, while playful dog art adds color to the space.
In this eclectic home, vibrant orange stairs don't just connect the first and second floors; they also add a playful pop of color to the white interior. A vintage painting to the right smooths and brightens the textured walls, while the room to the left features round cubbies for storage.
Even if your kitchen has a more traditional or modern style, you can accent it with country decor. Rooster home accessories add a chic, playful touch to any countertop, while stained glass or leaded glass panels in the cabinets can bring in a bit of farmhouse fashion. This kitchen remodel by Judith Wright Design in Seattle won a 2016 National Kitchen + Bath Association Design Competition award.
Gleaming white subway tile offers a modern counterpoint to the traditional cabinetry in the functional kitchen Atlanta architect Norman Askins added to the space. Designer James Farmer added subtly cheeky leopard-print fabric on the caned chairs' upholstery to contribute a playful note. A warm traditional runner, in turn, carries the eye beyond the farmhouse sink and the stove into the heart-pine-paneled sitting room beyond them.
This neutral, traditional game room is playful and functional, with a comfortable seating area situated for TV viewing, as well as a game/dining table that takes advantage of a spacious window bay. A striped rug and colorful accents bring a fun vibe to the space. Meanwhile, the coffee table features storage that keeps board games at the ready.
The modern red console table with X-cross base is a perfect fit for this playful space with a bold color scheme and eclectic style. The modern style table offers drawers for bedroom essentials and display space for interior design books and white ceramic plant pots, with a low shelf that offers easy access to shoes.
Get the kiddos crafting to make a few of these playful ornaments that are a snap to make using Scrabble letters glued onto a strip of colorful ribbon. Use the letters to spell out holiday sayings or family members' names. Get crafting with our step-by-step instructions. Plus: Check out even more more kids' craft projects
Peaceful repose is the rule in just about every other room, but the master bedroom is full of color and pattern. The most recently designed space in the home, this room is dominated by bold hues. The bedroom walls are a moody blue, a perfect match to the upholstered bed. Fuchsia and pinks accents are bold and energetic when playfully layered against dark colors.
From the unexpected color scheme of celery, olive, blue-grey, and tangerine, to the clever space planning, this children's room is just as appealing to parents as it is to kids. Varying bold patterns add a playful touch to the space without making the design seem too busy. A wood daybed allows comfortable seating as well as a place for guests to stay overnight.
We adore this playful and unexpected autumnal design from Jennifer Hadfield of Tatertots and Jello. A contemporary blend of blues—aqua, navy and cobalt—really make the traditional pumpkin orange pop. Along with the darling swag and homemade wreath, the potted plants, lanterns, pumpkin décor and a painted “autumn” sign really bring together this fun and festive front porch.
A bold wall color, reminiscent of Tiffany blue, is one of the most inexpensive ways to start off a bedroom makeover, says Atlanta designer Jennifer Foster. The room now has a sophisticated playful style, with a daybed from a home decor store that makes room for a baby grand piano passed down from a grandmother. The lamps also are off the shelf from a discount home goods store.
On the wall by the stairs to the upper level hangs a custom piece of art by Southern artist Blayne that playfully depicts a small child with a crown with a bold fire engine red background. The painting offers a preview of the bold use of color seen in the bedrooms on the second floor of the home.
This living and dining area provides a playful air of visual stimulation; lively punches of tangerine and kelly green merged with varying shades of cobalt and indigo blues. A heavy dose of woven sea grass added to the distinctive maritime air while an assortment of sea shells, blue-and-white pottery and a colorful collection of art came together to create a place of delight in this low-key beach cottage.