How Your Kids Playhouse Can Look Great With An Interchangeable Fireplace

January 18, 2011 - 6:43 pm No Comments

Giving a kids playhouse a more comfortable and home-like feel is a goal that many families set for themselves. Creating a very warm atmosphere for your child’s playhouse doesn’t have to be a mammoth task. One great and easy way to add a fun yet classic look to your kids play house is by adding what has become a staple in real homes around the planet…a pretend fireplace.

Kidsplayhouse fireplaceWhat can make the hearth area of your wooden playhouse that you turn into a pretend fireplace even better is to design the fireplace so that it can be changed at any time. In essence, you would create an interchangeable fireplace for your child’s play house. Here’s how you can make it happen:

Plan out your hearth. Designate an area of the kids playhouse for the pretend fireplace. Design a hearth that would include fake flames, the look of wood logs, and a darkened background. This hearth can be made using felt that is affixed to the wall for a 3-dimensional appearance and to add texture.   If you want fake flames, hang gold, red and orange foil or tissue paper and get a small, battery-operated fan to make the flames move.

Use a variety of wall ornaments and textures to create 3-4 different fireplace surround themes. Wall decals that are designed to look like stones, bricks, tiles, and wood can be assembled to create the look that you and your child want for your kids playhouse. Your child may want the look of wood one day or a mix of tiles and bricks another day. By providing a number of different style alternatives, your child can try his or her hand at interior design as your child plans and arranges the fireplace parts.

Another option for creating an interchangeable fireplace surround is to use felt shapes that are made to look like masonry items such as river rocks and decorative tiles. In order to use the felt, you will need to create a cloth background that will allow the felt to stick to it. Imagine the possibilities. Add a bit of whimsy by providing your child will a multitude of colors and patterns.

Don’t forget the mantle.  You can use a wooden shelf or scone as the mantle so that your little one can place select valuable to be displayed over the fake fireplace.

Your child’s kids playhouse fireplace could become the focal point of his or her play space. Being able to make the fireplace look exactly like he or she wants will give your child an even greater feeling of pride knowing that he or she has made their playhouse look even more smashing! That is sure to make playing in their kids playhouse feel even more special!

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