A great playroom has space for active play as well as quieter activities like reading and art. Look at your kids' favorite activities – from drawing to building with blocks to performing puppet shows – and plan your room around them. Think function, safety and fun. Even if your play area is part of a living room or kitchen, you can still carve out an inspired spot that accommodates different types of play. Furniture that's sized for kids, good lighting and a soft rug or floor pillows to accommodate floor play are the basic elements to get you started.