5 Ideas for Converting an Unused Space Into a Rumpus Room

November 30, 2022 livingroom

A rumpus room is more than just a play area; it allows children to stretch out and be themselves. Think you don’t have enough space? Consider again.

Look to these rumpus room decorating designs and practical ideas for space to rumble, create, read, discover, and build a fort or an entire Lego city – all in a space that’s new, free, and forgiving.

Rumpus Room Ideas - Make It Vibrant

Rumpus Room Ideas: Make It Vibrant

Designate a play corner by anchoring the space with bookshelves that provide plenty of pretty storage for games, toys, and fun activity boxes.

Display an ever-changing gallery of your children’s art with fun wall art or a corkboard.

Rumpus Room Ideas: Fun Wallpaper

Your rumpus ‘room’ could be a snatched corner of your kitchen, living room, bedroom, or sunroom.

Cover one wall in a fun wallpaper to differentiate the space from the rest of the room and add energy.

Choosing children’s décor that complements your own is a great way to maximise the use of your spaces and allow them to flow into one another while visually keeping them from looking cluttered.

Rugs with Layers

Spend money on a large rug for floor play and layer smaller rugs for ‘breakout’ areas – soft and fluffy for under a teepee, wipe-clean for under the snack table.

Reading Area

Even a small space can accommodate a reading nook at the far end.

Recover an old sofa or pile of blankets and throws high for maximum snuggle value.

Include a reading lamp and a table or small bookshelf to keep current favourites on hand.

Maintain Simplicity

Your children can use any wall or alcove as a place of imagination. Keep things within your child’s reach and don’t be afraid to rotate activities regularly.

A chalkboard wall can be used for planning, play, and exploration. Change up the colours of chalk you buy from time to time to keep things interesting.

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