The New Kid-Friendly Pajama Lounge You Never Knew You Needed

by SheKnows
Feb 11, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. ET

We know; we know. You're still coveting your neighbor's perfectly organized mudroom or your sister-in-law's ridiculously chic and fully stocked gift-wrapping nook under the stairs. But those home locales are so early 2000s. And you're just in time to get in on the coolest, coziest home trend of 2018: the pajama lounge.

Known also as healing chambers or feasting rooms (huh?), the pajama lounge is a modern, family-friendly alternative to a boisterous rec room or stuffy den, usually situated on an upper floor tucked out of the way of major foot traffic. The idea of a private upstairs family gathering space isn't exactly new; it harkens back to noble floors of Italian palazzos, where intimate receptions were often held or upstairs retiring rooms, where weary mothers could nurse their little ones or take a snooze.

And now, modern pajama lounges are officially a thing (the proof is how often architects and interior designers are fielding requests about them). Think of it as a place for a gentler transition into morning or bedtime: a little predawn coffee spot while you wait for the rest of the house to wake up or a quiet perch to watch low-key TV while keeping your bedroom an electronics-free zone. It's also a great place for family to gather to have some alone-time, together.

Anything goes in a pajama lounge — as long as PJs are encouraged. Warning: You and your kids may never leave home again.

1 /9: Quiet Zone

1/9 :Quiet Zone

2 /9: Cuddle Up

2/9 :Cuddle Up

3 /9: Chaise the Dream

The New Kid-Friendly ‘Pajama Lounge’ You Never Knew You Needed: Chaise the Dream
Image: Urban Interior

3/9 :Chaise the Dream

4 /9: Invite the Outdoors In

4/9 :Invite the Outdoors In

5 /9: Go Crazy With Color

5/9 :Go Crazy With Color

6 /9: A Spot for Bedtime Snacks

6/9 :A Spot for Bedtime Snacks

7 /9: Guests Welcome

7/9 :Guests Welcome

8 /9: Make Music Together

8/9 :Make Music Together

9 /9: Take It Outside

9/9 :Take It Outside