Dara Agruss Design

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Patterned Playroom

Basements can sometimes become a dumping ground for junk and clutter. However, with thoughtful design and some imagination, you can turn your basement into a room you won’t want to leave. Our first step when designing a playroom is getting to know the client/clients. How old are the kids and what are their interests? This playroom was designed with a 6 and 4 year old in mind. We wanted to add color and fun graphics to the room, but didn’t want them to be too permanent since kids are constantly growing and changing. The black geometric stripes we used on the wall with the basketball hoop are actually peel and stick chalkboard wallpaper. They were inexpensive, easy to apply and will be just as easy to remove. For a pop of color, we hung colorful skateboards on that same wall. Since hand-painted skateboards are pretty pricey, we found an artist on Etsy who adds decals to authentic skateboards. We achieved the same effect at ¼ the cost. On the wall above the sectional, we added a set of three prints from designer David Bromstadt. They are bold, bright and offer just the right amount of playfulness to the space. Since this playroom was designed for younger kids, we made sure to leave a lot of open space for free play and movement.