If you’re fortunate enough to have a garden, why not take advantage of it by building your kids a treehouse to play in? The little ones are sure to love the idea. Not only will they have a covered place to stay out of the rain, but the treehouse will also serve as their playground. It will be their secret lair, their sanctuary, their hideout and yes – their second home!
Now, the question is, do you really need to design the interior of your treehouse? Of course! You could have a basic treehouse design with nothing but walls and a roof, but you could also kick it up a notch by decorating it in a special style or design that will make your little ones squeal with delight.
When it comes to creative designs, the possibilities are endless. Whether you want your treehouse to be simple, elegant, or creative, you have a variety of options to choose from. It is only a matter of selecting something that suits what your kids want.
That said, from where do you draw inspiration? From us, of course. Here are four interior design ideas for your kids’ treehouse. Whether you follow one to the T or simply draw inspiration from them it’s up to you! Have fun!
The pirate ship theme is one of the classic options when it comes to designing a treehouse. Do your kids have a fascination with the Seven Seas, often pretending to be a part of the Pirates of the Carribean and the ship’s crew?
This can be a great theme for a treehouse. Creating a pirate ship treehouse can be fairly easy if you know what to include. Of course, you will need to have plenty of wood on show and rope materials to gain that ship look and overall appearance. We can add a steering wheel, a cannon, and an anchor so that your kids can command their ship. When it comes to colour, the classics are black, grey, white, and blue if you wanted to add a lick of paint.
However, there’s nothing wrong with being creative and opting for a pirate ship made of your kids’ favourite colours instead. In terms of furnishing, use wood and rope pieces as well as old lanterns for light with a warm glow. Do not forget the pirate hat and the stuffed parrot on a shelf! Not to mention the treasure chest that your kids can either use for storage of bits and stuff – or whatever treasure they consider putting into it.
Who doesn’t love superheroes? Chances are that your kids love the idea of being superheroes. So what better interior theme for your kid’s treehouse to choose than superheroes? That said, there are several types of superheroes and you will need to choose the one that is your child’s favourite. From there, draw the inspiration from this and design the treehouse based on the superhero’s style and trend. For instance, you may stick to shades of gray with bright pops of yellow and red if you opt for an Iron Man decal and costume. If you’d go for Spiderman, use a shade of white or light grey with accents of a deep blue and red. You can even insert a spider web here and there. If your child loves Superman, use his blue and red costume and cape as inspiration and make them visible on the treehouse’s interiors. There’s more to what you can imagine and design when it comes to superheroes. Your kids are sure to love it!
This particular theme is one that kids all around the world love. Do you have a little one who wants to be a princess when he or she grows up? Perhaps they will love climbing into their treehouse and letting down their “hair” made of rope, just like Rapunzel.
If this sounds like your little one, you can incorporate the princess theme into your kid’s treehouse interior design. Take the Disney princesses as inspiration and unleash their glitz and glamour in your kid’s treehouse. You do not necessarily have to choose pink as the primary colour. Instead, have your kid choose a colour they love. However, it may be best to keep it to the pastels and lighter shades for an airy feel. Make use of plush pillows, sparkles, fluffy rugs, and even a chandelier to create that castle-like ambience. You can also add a dress-up box of different princess dresses and not to mention a shelf of tiaras!
Another theme that your kids may love is art. Does your son or daughter love spending hours at the crafts table or dancing on a pretend stage? If so, why not boost their artistry and unleash their talents with an art-themed treehouse? Such a treehouse can serve as their sanctuary for arts. Whether they are into painting, drawing, singing, dancing, or acting, design the treehouse in such a way that it will unravel their unlimited creativity. Put in a painting easel or give them a whiteboard if they are into visual arts. If they like singing or dancing, provide them with a spotlight and a stereo so they can play their music and practice their moves. If they love acting, deck out the treehouse with a mirror, sparkles, and a stage star. They will feel like one heck of a star gracing the stage – or the treehouse, for that matter!