19 Fun DIY Private Spaces For The Kids

We crave privacy. We often say we need our “me time”. Well, think about your little kids. Don’t they need their “me time” as well?

Often, we forget about our kids and their private space. If you have a big family, you definitely want some privacy. Kids need that as well.

According to Caring for Our Children, a designated area for kids should contain a minimum of forty-two square feet of usable floor space per child. The preferred area is fifty square feet.

Kids benefit from peace and quiet as well. Think about this for a moment. If you have an introverted kid, he definitely wants some quiet space where he can be alone. Older children also need private space to read and study in peace.

So, with that in mind, here are some decorating ideas for kids private space.

1. Reading Corner

Tutorial: shebuildsherhome.com

We all dream for a reading corner. Kids do as well. Remember, many kids love to read. When your kids are old enough to read on their own, you can give them their private space. This is a simple idea. All you need are some pillows. Curtains keep the space closed and private.

2. Reading Nook Under The Staircase

Tutorial: julieblanner.com

This space can work for adults and kids as well. The designated space is great for reading. If you have a house on two or three floors, the space under the staircase is ideal for a private room. Keep it simple. You do not want to overrun it with items and magazines.

3. Kiddies Table Tent

Tutorial: musingsfrombucksmountain.blogspot.com

You can have tons of fun with your kids setting up this tent. And then, as a reward, your kids get to play inside. Depending on the age of your kids, you can make the tent smaller or bigger. Leave some windows open. You do not want your kids to feel claustrophobic inside.

4. Hoop Canopy

Tutorial: zevyjoy.com

Think of this canopy as a room within the room. You can modify it depending whether you have boys or girls. For girls, this is an elegant and girly room. Keep the details simple. The tent can serve as a fun reading corner.

Click the link to check the instructions for the perfect little spot in your kids room. There, your kids can play with dolls or look at books.

5. Closet Reading Bench

Tutorial: thriftydecorchick.com

We’ve all done it. Read a book or go through the phone during our time in the bathroom. Kids can enjoy that too. But you need to build them a specific corner.

For this DIY project, we will reuse and refurbish some old furniture. For starters, you need a sofa table. The instructions are clear and everyone can make it. You just need some time and patience.

6. Platform Swing

Tutorial: dreamgym.wordpress.com

This space can serve multiple purposes. For starters, it is a great spot for kids to relax. But it can also be a fun activity. You can use the therapy swing for some bonding time with your kids. Or you can let them enjoy it on their own.

7. Cardboard Space Dome House

Tutorial: hannahandlily.blogspot.com

Do you have some piles of cardboard lying around? If you do, we have an idea how to repurpose them. If you save your IKEA cardboards, it is time to give them a new life.

The plan is to build a house using rectangles and squares. The biggest challenge here is cutting the cardboard. Be careful not to cut yourself. Once you finish, your kids will have a cozy little hole to play.

8. A-Frame Tent

Tutorial: welivedhappilyeverafter.com

The best part about making these kids private space areas is that you stimulate imagination. You can stimulate your kids to use their imagination. This tent can be whatever they imagine. Your kids will definitely make some memories using their imagination.

So, if you are ready for this project, go through the instructions. Time for some sleepovers.

9. Bookcase Seat

Tutorial: stephaniesbitbybit.com

This project will make for a nice nook in a room. And all you need is an outdoor patio bench cushion and some book cases. Add pillows, and you have a great area for your kids. They can use it to read, or just spend some time alone. Let them use their imagination.

10. Indoor Nook Tent

Tutorial: ducklingsinarow.com

Even if you do not have tent-ready nooks in your room, you can make this project. Just follow the instructions. This tent will make a great room within the room for kids to feel alone and private. They can even go camping out there. Fun, right?

11. Collapsible Cardboard House

Tutorial: milomade.co.uk

Here is another idea for a cardboard home. This one takes things to the next level. Because it is collapsible, you can move it wherever you want. Go through the tutorial for the special home.

12. Reading Nook Hanging Chair

Tutorial: sugarbeecrafts.com

This chair will be great for playing and reading. Do not hang it too high off the ground. This way, even young children can access it. If you mount it in the corner, it will not swing back and forth too much. You can construct it easily. Then, fill it with some pillows.

Put the books close to the chair.

13. Closet Loft

Tutorial: biggerthanthethreeofus.com

This loft can serve as a special spot for your kids. You can follow the instructions, but also customize to fit your needs. All you need is some closet you do not use anymore. Give it to your kids.

14. Indoor Play Fort And Reading Nook

Tutorial: jayscustomcreations.com

When we were little kids, we made forts out of everything. Tree houses and forts were the fun thing to do. Well, now you can continue that tradition and create a fort for your little kids. We have to warn you, this fort requires a lot of work. It might look and sound complicated, but we are sure with the instructions you can get to the end.

15. Wooden Palette Play House

Tutorial: asubtlerevelry.com

Most of the private spaces on our list are for indoor houses. Well, now we have something for outdoors as well. Your kids will enjoy this summer playhouse. You can lounge in, and your kids can play. All you need are three wooden pallets and a few basic tools.

16. PVC Playhouse Tent

Tutorial: sew4home.com

Here is another idea for outdoor play. When the temperature is hot, your kids need some shade and protection. This portable tent can help you protect your kids while they play outside. Move it wherever they like.

For this project you will need some PVC frame and fabric covering. At the end of the day, it is easy to make and fast to set up.

17. Collapsible Teepee

Tutorial: lindsayandandrew.blogspot.com

Do not worry, you do not need any expertise. With a minimum sewing experience, you can create the collapsible tent. The best part about this teepee is that you can collapse it. Bring it out whenever you like.

18. Bunk Bed Curtains

Tutorial: realitydaydream.com

Bunk beds open a whole new world of shenanigans. If you have bunk beds, then you can start playing and let your imagination play off. All you need is some curtains. Sew them, and you can provide your kids with some privacy.

Now that we finish our list, we invite you to share your ideas. We are sure you have something to say.

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