Within our technology-saturated world, we often turn to the TV, the computer or even the video game console the moment boredom strikes. Although those screens have their conveniences, being your own supply of amusement might help spark creativity and up that all-too-rare household time. If you are a fan of household jam sessions, karaoke parties or self-produced plays, it may be time for you to create a house stage.
To get those creative juices flowing, you do not need an expansive space — all you need is a small corner at a playroom or basement and the outgoing personality of a celebrity. These colorful, enjoyable stages will help bring out the child in you, and who knows? It only might prepare your children.
Liz Carroll Interiors
This pretty-in-pink karaoke corner is a child’s dream. The dress-up station allows her try on different personas while belting it out on a bright pink mic.
Studio B Designs
Make sure those drum or guitar lessons are paying off by allowing your kids strut their stuff. This music room–playroom combo leaves lots of room for adoring fans and works for homework time, too.
Media Rooms Inc
If it’s possible to go all out, then turn your basement into a movie and music harbor by producing a theater with a stage. The projector display here moves up when not in use, leaving lots of room for a concert or drama, and the oversize sectional ensures the audience is comfortable.
This studio with stage would bring out the artist in only about anyone. The platform lets kids model those dress-up clothing or strive for singing perfection.
Raino Ogden Architects
Switch a bay window into a stage. The magnetic and chalkboard walls let kids personalize performances with drawings or concert hints.
North Star Stone
This corner stage is a ideal place for rocking out.
A young warrior’s dream, this playroom stage has lots of room for kids to move about — and a huge mirror so that they can check their form. With so many pretty dresses near, little girls will love playing with princess.
Laura Bendik Interiors
Move Hollywood with a slick black stage and a major band mural. It will put you in the mood to croon the night away.
Interior Works Inc
Using its crowd wall decal and mike, this stage is the best karaoke spot. The monitor lighting and raised platform guarantee the spotlight stays on the celebrity. Now all that is needed is a real crowd.
Judith Balis Interiors
Total with beanbags and crimson striped drapes, this enjoyable little stage has lots of room for kid-friendly fun. The local toy storage can also be utilized for drama props and dress-up clothing.
Sullivan, Goulette & Wilson Ltd.. Architects
Though not elevated, this wood-laden space is ideal for putting on a display. The wide-open area has lots of room for dancing and performing, while the built-in cabinets can store instruments and other gear.
For those who don’t enjoy a plain stage, this city-themed space fits the bill. The painted wall skyscape adds a unique dimension, even though a small seating area allows admirers sit and revel in the series — or watch TV whenever they (can’t occur!) lose interest.