The playroom for a child is a space where they have fun and develop their imagination and creativity. Many times we complain about the lack of space in our home. But the attic is a great option to design a playroom for your child. And even for the whole family.
Most of the time, the attic is used as a storage area which we never pay attention to. But without a doubt, it is very feasible to transform it into a functional and fun space for the little ones in the house. And we mention the little ones so much, since they are perhaps the ones who need a little more space to be distracted.
But of course, the different tips work for both children’s and older playrooms. When it comes to designing and decorating any space in your home, it is very exciting. But even more so, when you design and decorate a game room where the whole family can enjoy.
But when there are little ones at home, the decoration becomes a little more exciting. Since you may want to include a lot more color. You have a much better chance of using your imagination and creativity to make it fun. Of course, although you have endless options to design and decorate a game room in the attic, you should still take into account some recommendations.
Attic game room with beautiful decor
Since it will be a space for fun where there will be many elements or toys, you must ensure storage among other small things. But do not go to stress, it is not complicated. Just look at the ideas that we bring you and take into account the practical advice that we offer you.
You are sure to find design inspiration to transform your attic into the perfect game room to suit your needs. A game room can be in any other room in your home. But when you have no more rooms available, then what better than the attic.
In addition, thanks to its structure, with sloping walls, it makes the room look much more welcoming. It is worth mentioning that one of the advantages of the attic for a game room is that, in general, they are usually very spacious, so it gives you room for imagination.
Even if you have a small attic, you still have many possibilities to take advantage of it and transform it into a games room. Of course, you also have the option of designing a bedroom and a game room at the same time, depending on how spacious your attic is.
Although sometimes it is preferable to have the bedroom only for sleeping and the game room for distraction. Well, if your attic has a sloping roof, you could take a wall and make it a focal point by placing an impression that is impressive. You can also think of a blackboard wall.
Remember that the furniture you are going to use should not be so high due to the sloping ceiling. When it comes to decorations for children’s rooms, the colors that are always present are white, blue, and maybe even red. Like when it is a decoration for girls, pink is always present.
Children’s playroom in the attic with a colorful floor
But nowadays a slightly broader color palette is already being used regardless of whether it is a decoration for a boy or a girl. Neutral colors are even being used for baby rooms and they look spectacular. Anyway, it really only depends on your taste or that of your little one.
You can take advantage of the bold and bright colors for the decoration of the game room. Using bold patterns and prints to create a focal point. As well as you can use a palette of simple and warm colors which can be refreshing for the room.
By painting the walls and ceiling white you can make your attic look much more spacious and airy. Another aspect that you should take into account is the floor of the game room. The floor is something essential which can give it a sophisticated touch but it must be resistant.
Of course, you can take into account the light wood floors that perfectly complement the decoration. Or choose a floor with wall-to-wall carpeting, which may help avoid a scratched floor. Keep in mind that a game room, whether it is just for your little one or for the whole family, will have a lot of activity, so the floor certainly needs to be stronger than usual.
It is best to seek the opinion of an expert before starting your attic game room design. It is really wonderful to turn the attic into a games room, the most interesting thing is its structure, the angles, the walls and especially its ceiling.
Family game room
However, in the walls of an attic there is not much space for storage. So you will have to opt for a different storage. Cabinets and shelves are a great option. Built-in benches and seats by the windows or perhaps around the room are a lifesaver, as they multitask without costing a fortune. Every corner counts so keep them in mind.
As we already mentioned, the white painted ceiling and walls give your attic much more shine, but if you combine a wall with another color, for example a blue, it will make a beautiful contrast. If you have a window you can also take advantage of it and make it a focal point.
You can make a very cozy space for reading right at the window, to take advantage of the natural light. Of course, every attic is different, but the shape of it can definitely determine the layout of the game room. The important thing is that you do not waste any space even if it is insignificant for you.
Of course there are corners where you will not be able to place any furniture or accessory, but you can highlight it with color. Don’t forget that color is the easiest way to make a space look and feel eye-catching, and also fun and cozy, in the case of game rooms.
You can even put the walls aside, paint them white and on the contrary, you could choose to combine different colors for the different walls. The only thing is that the lighting must be adequate so that it does not look so loaded.
Fun playroom for kids with slide and climbing wall
Another idea is to keep the walls in monochromatic colors, since the furniture or accessories in the game room may be colorful. Your attic can perfectly become whatever you need. You could transform it in the same way into an office and at the same time a living room.
This can give you the option of working while watching over your little one. Depending on the taste of each person, there are those who love to have a room full of accessories and elements. And there are people who prefer something a little more clear and relaxing even if there are children present.
However, the truth is that an overload of very striking and bright colors can make the space look and feel very congested. It is much better that if possible, try to maintain a clear and relaxed space. And at the same time that will give a feeling of a larger space.
The lighting is usually left a bit out of the way. Of course, attics almost always have one or two windows that provide a lot of natural light. But still you need to supplement that natural lighting with artificial light. The use of wall lights and recessed lights provides a necessary ambient lighting.
Most game rooms require a lot of focused lighting. The pendants are by preference, the ideal option. In almost all interior decorations you can see the padded benches by the window. Without a doubt, nothing beats that feeling of comfort and tranquility.
Games room with window bench
Due to the structure of the attics with their sloping ceilings, there is not much vertical space. So these beautiful padded benches provide ample seating. And at the same time a small space to relax when you are alone in the living room.
In addition to the amazing padded bench by the window, floor pillows and even bean balls are great seating options without having to resort to conventional chairs or stools. Keep safety in mind as children will be present in the playroom.
A folding ladder is not safe for children. If your attic does not have direct access from a main floor, then you should consider building a royal staircase. Children will go up and down throughout the day so you want to avoid any accidents.
Mechanisms that prevent windows from raising beyond a few inches are a good option if you don’t want to block the window completely. There are some penthouses that have a small balcony so it is also preferable that you ensure access by children.