Modern Kids’ Lounge (Playroom) Reveal

Hi Friends! Boy, is my heart full today!  I am so happy to have had the opportunity to create this kids’ lounge/play space at my #mamasnewhouse.  I’ve been sharing on Instagram some of my progress, and also recently shared a blog post with plans for a fun area for the grand kids to play when visiting Vovo’s (Grandma’s) house.  I am so blessed to have partnered with Raymour and Flanigan on this post, and received product/compensation in exchange for it.  All opinions shared are 100% my own.

So, I won’t yap too much, but I do encourage you to visit my Instagram stories and see some of the before images and behind the scenes footage of this space.

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I mentioned in my planning post how I had chosen this super affordable Cameron Sofa for my living room, but once it was in our space, the scale was a little off for our home.  I was so pleased to find that it fit perfectly in this spare bedroom in my mom’s home, which is how this Modern Kids’ Lounge came to be!

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Kyle snapped this photo of me as I was fluffing the space–adjusting pillows is serious business

Its mid century style and peg legs automatically lend a modern and almost funky feel to the room, which began with cool, light gray walls, and otherwise was a blank slate.

One the biggest challenges in this room was the off centered window, and the wall color.

I warmed up the walls, with a creamy white paint, and it instantly transformed the room!  The off centered window was remedied by flanking the sofa with a tall shelf and blancing it out with a tall floor tree lamp.

I  installed a new ceiling light fixture and added some fun accessories, which really made the  super cute Cameron Sofa pop!

The texture of the  sofa is similar to a tweed material which worked perfectly with the really cool abstract rug I found on clearance–I swear it was made for the Cameron Sofa-they are truly a perfect pair!

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I borrowed colors from the rug, grays, creams, blues, mustard-y yellow and black to mimic in the accessories.  As a neutral lover–I never knew how much fun it would be to experiment with color!

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My mom has had this framed poster, below, for almost 20 years.  It used to be in her home office,so we were thrilled when we realized that it totally worked wonders in this space.   I love how it introduces even more color into the room, but still stays true to the theme.

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I call this space a kids’ lounge and not a play room, because, honestly, out of my mom’s 10 grandchildren, only two of them are under 5, so the older kids can lounge and play video games and watch movies or snapchat, while the littles play.  This space also has to work double duty for my mom, as she is a teacher.  She also plans to use this room as a place to lounge at the end of the day and correct papers or create lesson plans.

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 I added two chalkboards for the two littler guys . . . and a simple diy card stock pennant banner because banners=fun, right????

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My coffee table/play table hack is perfect in this room.  The kids love that the top is removable, and the bottom shelf allows space to house cars, trains and tracks in the baskets below.

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The tall shelf in the corner will be used to stack board games, a storage bin full of mega blocks . . .

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And some cute penny candy jars, filled with crayons, playdoh and paintbrushes/markers, easily accessible for little hands.

I created this “Work Hard & Be Nice to People” print, printed on 11″x17 and framed in my favorite format frames.  Click HERE to download a FREE printable.

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While the ledge shelf currently holds DIY artwork, it will soon display framed paintings and drawings made by the grand kids.

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Kyle just loves this room, and is so happy to have a space at Vovo’s house to play!


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    • Made By Carli
      May 1, 2018 / 1:02 pm

      Thank you Katie!!! Youโ€™re too sweet! Iโ€™d love to!

  1. N'Ckyola (Nikki)
    May 1, 2018 / 2:47 pm

    Hi Carli!! I love how this turned out! And how sweet is it that Grandma's house has a special space for the kids that she can use too!

  2. Made By Carli
    May 2, 2018 / 11:55 pm

    Nikki!! Thank you so much! We are so happy with how this space turned out-itโ€™s a space we all want to be in when we visit my mom ๐Ÿ˜‚, too bad itโ€™s a small space!

  3. Brandi
    May 5, 2018 / 6:28 am

    Oh Carli, I just love the space you created. The colors work beautifully together. I love how you incorporated your mom's art into the room. Such a fun hangout spot for the kids!!

    • Made By Carli
      May 6, 2018 / 11:18 am

      Hi Brandi! Thank you so much! I truly enjoyed creating this fun little space! Your sweet words are so appreciated ๐Ÿ’—

  4. susan ericson
    June 20, 2018 / 6:59 pm

    Hi, I found a photo of your room on Apartment Therapy. Can you tell me where you bought the chalk boards? I love the style of that room!

    • Made By Carli
      October 3, 2018 / 1:43 pm

      Thanks so much Susan! The chalkboards are from Ikea ๐Ÿ™‚

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