Who says you need a lot of space to have fun? Sometimes, the smallest areas can inspire the best (and biggest) memories. From closets-turned-playrooms to hidden reading nooks, check out 12 of our favorite little spaces that make tons of room for play.

Outdoor Book Nook

Merrilee of Mer Mag knows a thing or two about DIY, so it’s no surprise that this sweet outdoor “book nook” is cute, functional, and stylish. Merrilee gave a full tutorial on the Pottery Barn blog, but spoiler alert: It’s not nearly as hard to build as it seems. So cute!

Photo: courtesy Mer Mag

Where do your kids play? Share your ideas with us in the comments below. 

— Nicole Fabian-Weber