Home Tips March 26, 2024

Home Design Trends : Backyard & Playroom

Do more entertaining both indoors and outdoors with fun, inviting backyard and playroom spaces. Consider these home design trends when remodeling your backyard and playroom.

Get the Most from Your Outdoor Space

As the weather warms, homeowners seek to enhance their outdoor spaces with popular backyard trends. These tips will help you extend your living space and make your backyard the place to be this summer.

Add invigorating colors. Inspired by Instagram trends, more and more people are adding color to outdoor areas. Bid farewell to plain wood or white picket fences and embrace vibrant hues, such as aqua, pink and other eye-catching colors that add energy and intrigue to your backyard space.

Install an outdoor kitchen. If you’re planning to sell your home sometime soon, you can boost property value by adding an outdoor kitchen. And if you’re planning to stay, they are a great way to entertain and impress friends and families with fancy smokers and grills, refrigerators, pizza ovens and natural stone counters.

​​​​​​​Bring the indoors outside. One of the biggest backyard trends involves infusing exterior spaces with indoor warmth and coziness. You can get this look and feel by accessorizing protected outdoor spaces with lanterns, throws and bistro lights. You can even go beyond textiles and lighting by adding mirrors and sculptural pieces that create an outdoor living room.

Create a Fun Space for Your Kids

A child’s playroom should be inviting, stimulating and well organized. Make the most of your space with these playroom design ideas.

Install cubbies. Utilize vertical wall space by putting in toy cubbies. This is one of the most popular playroom storage ideas because it keeps floors clean. It also allows kids to easily access games, books or toys without having to dig through boxes in a closet.

Create a chalkboard wall. Turn a potentially destructive habit into a rewarding activity with an erasable chalkboard wall. Whether you go with a peel-and-stick product or a thick coat of chalkboard paint, this is a great way to let your child decorate their playroom and practice their handwriting skills.

Add comfy seating. Whatever playroom design you choose, comfortable seating is essential. Keep it simple with small bean bag chairs or add a plush couch, floor cushions and large stuffed animals. You can also incorporate furniture with storage: think hollowed-out benches or ottomans with empty interior space.

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