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How to style a wooden playhouse

August 30, 2017

If you want a magical little place where you or your little ones can enter into a world of make believe, you’ve got to get a wooden playhouse. A wooden playhouse is an amazing way to bring amazement and enjoyment into your world and that of your children. Whilst there are many different designs to choose from, it is what you choose to do with it that is the important thing. Whether you want a calming space for them to relax in, somewhere that will allow them to be creative or a space that lets their imagination run wild. Take a look at these ideas on how to style a wooden playhouse…

How to style a wooden playhouse

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Turning your playhouse into that special place where you or your children can escape to can be so much fun. You can take a favourite theme like Alice in Wonderland or superheroes and decorate your own special place to create a magical getaway where your children’s imagination can run wild. Using fairy lights can create such a lovely atmosphere at night-time. Painting the playhouse in dramatic colours or soft pastels can really make an impact. Using transfers and stickers around the walls to transform the playhouse into your dream theme can be really effective too.

Adding a little mattress, fold out sofa bed and soft fluffy furnishings can really give you a cosy functional feel where you or your kids can feel comfortable. So long as your kids feel that the space has truly been created with them in mind, you’ve really got the chance to let your imagination run wild. Involving them in the process will allow them to really feel that the space is theirs.

Adding colour

Using striking colours for the floor like black and white lino can be a really effective way to bring out colours in the walls and make everything look so grown up. Creating a miniature adult space with a super stylish chandelier creates a really fun space. There’s really no limit to the colours you can use and the way you can paint furniture and add funky furnishings and lavish touches to make the most of the space.

Inventive Storage

Using inventive storage furniture which doubles as desk space is a great way to make the most of the space. Adding box shelves which can frame your ornaments and special objects can really make a feature in your playhouse. Wood is such a versatile and warm background which can create a really natural finish whether you paint it or leave it in its natural state. Using clever hooks to hang accessories like hats or mugs can really turn your little space into a home which can provide the ultimate escape.

Using furniture which also adds storage is a great way to add functionality. Seats can be multifunctional and can store books or sleeping bags for lounging around and reading books. Shelving is also a great way to store books and little ornaments that can really bring the space to life.

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It’s all about the accessories

Quirky signage is inexpensive and you can paint your own signs and really create a great theme which lets your child really enter into their own little business world like a café.

Adding a plant whether real or fake can really make the place feel like a proper home. Adding miniature ornaments is a great trick to give your space the illusion of feeling bigger. You can add some colour with pretty storage boxes which can store all your essential notebooks, pens, paint and paper.

Just keep your eyes open for inventive touches like little rugs and frames and quirky stools which match your chosen theme and you’ll become an expert in the art of styling your wooden playhouse. The great thing is that if you don’t like it, you can change it up. Just make sure you make a comfortable little nook with soft fluffy furnishings and a mixture of textures and colours to really make your wooden playhouse a home. Paying attention to the outside of the playhouse is as important as being attentive to the inside.

More inspiration?

If you are still looking for inspiration then please take a look at my ‘how to style a wooden playhouse’ Pinterest board

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