Have you heard of a pajama lounge? If you haven’t yet, you’ll probably be seeing the concept everywhere soon! We’ll give you a quick rundown of what a pajama lounge is and the different ways you can adapt it to your taste and living space.
What is a Pajama Lounge?
Short answer: just about anything you want it to be. But a pajama lounge does have one particular feature that makes it a pajama lounge, and that is its location. Pajama lounges are always located on an upper floor of the home, typically the second or third. They’re basically a common space, similar to a home’s living room or family room, located close to its bedrooms so that residents have the novelty of padding right down to it instead of going all the way downstairs.
But that’s where the similarities end from home to home. You can do just about anything you’d like with an upper story common area, aka a pajama lounge. Check out the list below for some of our favorite ideas.
Create the Themed Common Room of Your Dreams
Since the living room is often one of the first spaces visible when you enter a home, many homeowners tend to hold back a bit when it comes to painting, decorating and design. But why not have some fun with your pajama lounge? If you’ve always dreamed of a beach-inspired room filled with calming blues and salvaged wood, go for it. Other ideas include a sports team theme or a movie-viewing space with theater seats, a big screen and a projector.
Build Your Children a Playroom
No child can say no to their very own space right down the hall from their bedroom. Design a pajama lounge with plenty of storage for toys and books and a table and chairs for puzzles and games. Place pillows and low seating all around to encourage reading and relaxing.
Construct a Study or Home Office
Create a pajama lounge that’s more productivity and less lounge. Add a desk, a reading nook and shelving for a chic study or home office for record-keeping or work-from-home days.
Play Up the “Lounge” Angle
Skip the TV and create a space to encourage relaxation and reflection. Choose plush, comfortable furniture and ottomans and set out magazines and other reading material. You can even add a mini fridge with refreshing drinks.
Make it an Impromptu Guest Room
While you’re picking out the perfect sofa for your pajama lounge, go ahead and make it a pull-out bed. This set-up is perfect for the holidays when your home is extra full and it makes supervising kids’ slumber parties easier than ever.
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