Pretty, Clutter-Free Playrooms 'Modern Kids' Will Have a Ball In

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Playrooms seem to inevitably end up as a dumping ground for all sorts of miscellaneous toys and housewares. Which is maybe why I'm drawn to these images of clean, modern spaces that are decidedly free of clutter and excess. I mean, how many toys does a kid really need?

Don't get me wrong, I get that a sleek aesthetic like this one can come across as rather sterile and impersonal at times, but in this case, I can really appreciate the simplicity, especially in the context of a playroom. Less is more, yes? 

Here are more modern playroom inspirations below!

Brightly-colored furniture and various accents in this room are offset by the stark, white walls. The tall ceilings really make this space feel huge -- and then there's the yellow slide. Who wouldn't love that?

No white walls here, but green instead. That little table with the short benches looks like it makes for excellent storage and play space all in one. 

The big windows in this one allow for plenty of natural light to enter, and the neutral tones help keep the feeling warm and inviting. Low tables and seating abound.

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This playroom is a bit more eclectic with a colorful rug and fixtures. The storage unit against the walls looks like the perfect place to keep everything organized and uncluttered, a feature any parent who's ever cleaned up after a long day can appreciate!

Do you have a playroom in your home? How do you go about keeping things semi-organized -- that is, if you even dare to go in there at all? I want to know! 

Images via Campsite Studio, Chic Tip, A Newfound Treasure, Design Sponge, Houzz

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Boobo... Boobookittt74

We have a playroom and it looks like a toy explosion went off in there. I hate even walking in it

EvaSa... EvaSamuel

We just rearranged our house so that our children now have a playroom.  We have storage bins and a large closet so that they can put everything away.  We have a train table that doubles as a coffee table, a futon for guests, and an easel for art.  I am really stoked at how it turned out, thank goodness for Ikea!


Blues... Blueshark77

I hope we will have a playroom in the future. I love the slide idea.

truth... truthrowan

Switched our living room with our Den so the kids would have the larger room to play in (living room). Switched bedrooms so that they'd have hte bigger bedroom. So why is the rest of my house always a disaster? Oh, yeah, because I work and my husband doesn't do house work...


adopt... adoption2013

Yes I have a toy room it is cleaned and tidied daily just like the rest of my kid's play areas.  It takes me 30 minutes to tidy all the areas.  I work long hours am a single mom and I still manage it.  I personally find the rooms stark and devoid of stimulation.  My kid's playroom has number and alphabet charts, manner charts, etc.  It is colourful and she enjoys looking at them and picking out her numbers and letters and naming the animals on the alphabet chart.  Oh and Btw toys are important learning tools for kids.  I like the slide but play doh, blocks, puzzles and arts and crafts as well as books will do more to sharpen your child mind.  Personally I set up play stations in different areas of my house which mimic a preschool.  I have the space so why not.  I am considering converting one of the bedrooms into a giant playhouse.

Ruby Ramirez

Oh come on. We all know the moms that those playrooms belong to spent a day cleaning before the pictures were taken and threatened the kids if they even looked at the room before the photoshoot. Either that or they don't actually have children and just wanted a photoshoot of a room with toys in it.

Caitlin Mallery

I think one of the best ways to avoid a clutterfest of toys is to be deliberate about the toys you have. I love to have toys that stimulate creativity and require imagination. And I love wood over plastic every time. I keep the wooden toys in baskets where they can be seen, and put the plastic ones in a toy chest. Kids make messes and that doesn't bother me when the toys are something I like to see!

ceear... ceeareare

I would absolutely LOVE to be able to do this but I just don't see how it's practical.   The kids stuff piles up quickly.  When they're little and you choose a select few things that's a good idea, but once you have 4 kids and all their stuff...well, I just try to keep it off the floor as much as possible.

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