Room to Grow

Designer Jade Enzler Shares Tips for Creating Great Kid Spaces

Article by Julie Meyer

Photography by Cy Gilbert Photography

Originally published in Boise Lifestyle

Creating spaces at home where your kids will want to spend time and bring their friends is a key factor in the design process for Jade Enzler designer for Maddyn Homes.

“It doesn’t matter the square footage of the home; kids don’t need big spaces—just spaces that are meaningful and purposeful,” explains Jade. 

The homework space in this award-winning parade home is a great example. With it located next to the family space, mom can keep an eye on things. When not in use, beautiful sliding barn doors hide it away. The workstation includes a large chalkboard for a family command center, storage and filing areas and kid-friendly fixtures and surfaces. For more information about Maddyn Homes and to see more of Jade’s designs, visit or her Instagram, @MaddynHomes.


1. Smaller spaces are less overwhelming, stay organized and are easier to clean. For example, a twin bed is easiest to make.

2. Define play spaces with rugs. Toys stay on the rug and are cleared up before beginning another activity.

3. Personalize the space to your child’s tastes and interests. A space they love is more likely to stay neat and clean. 

4. Use positive messages in your decor to uplift and elevate your kids. Pillows and art are great places for an encouraging word.

5. Bean bag storage chairs are a clever way to store soft toys and blankets. (Available on for $18-$30)

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