Candyfloss and pirates
A fun approach to adding colour and storage into a child’s playroom.
Albert Einstein was spot on when he said “Play is the highest form of research” and the brief with this room was make it a playroom that can adapt to many situations.
The biggest challenge was to create a space and design that would remain cohesive when lots of toys and colours were introduced. So, instead of fighting against the inevitable and work to a defined colour palette, I decided to embrace this mismatched muddle wholeheartedly.
The room was intended for a little boy and girl so it was also important that it had a fun feel for them both, hence the root of my concept, candyfloss and pirates.
The candyfloss elements included softer pastel hues and the pirate aspect gave a high five to deep primary colours, which are prevalent in lots of children’s toys.
The room was long and narrow in shape so I introduced some super deep wall-to-wall built in storage in a jewelled green colour and this helped even out the room but more importantly offered the whole family very useful and accessible space for all those surplus toys and books.
I continued to zone the room into a reading area with a comfy snuggler chair and reading lamp, a creative station which centred around a blackboard table and craft baskets and finally an imagination middle that held the children’s kitchen and market stall. It was important for me that each space was defined so I worked with patterns, colour and wall hangings to identify each section of the room.
The toys and furniture added enough personality to this room, so I decided to paint the walls a clean crisp white, a perfect canvas for all the memories this room would create and build.