Creating A Kid’s Playroom: 8 Easy Tips
Kids love playing around with their toys, and honestly, it can get messy if you don’t have a designated kid’s playroom in your house. In the past, playrooms have been associated with mess and clutter, but it doesn’t have to be that way! All you need is right planning and a good amount of storage. Playrooms are also not just a place for toys but are also a place for creativity, stimulation, and learning. So, if you’re planning to decorate a playroom, read on (you can also check out how to decorate a boy’s room).
Kid’s Playroom Layout
Some might go ahead and decorate their kid’s playroom without consulting their child. However, remember that they’re the one who’s going to spend a lot of time in this playroom so make sure to include them in the design and planning process if you feel they’re old enough. You’ll probably have different ideas in decorating the playroom thus, compromise with them. It’s a win-win situation. Including them in the early process will also give them a better sense of responsibility.
Easy Ways To Create A Kid’s Playroom
Now that we’re on to the actual decorating process, it can be a bit tricky so we’ve come up with eight tips to make the decorating process easier.
Eight Tips to Create a Kid’s Playroom
Set A Space
The first thing you need to do is to establish a space for the playroom. If you don’t have a designated room for a playroom, you can make use of a section or space of your living room, patio, or basement.
Playrooms can be messy, and it will be (really) messy with toys everywhere so to minimize the mess, have a lot of storage. Separate their toys and books by colors, or levels. To encourage your kid to keep their toys in their respective storage after playing, create a game for it or give them a reward for cleaning up.
Add A Lot of Seats
Aside from tons of storage, make sure to have enough seats. Children love playing, and when they get tired, it’s nice to have comfy chairs around. Seatings can also be used for when they have activities. The choice for seats is endless. You can follow your “theme” (if you have one) or just wing it out and be creative.
Provide mind stimulating activities. Buy toys that can be fun and used for learning. Set a day for arts, music, and other activities that kids can enjoy. Children have a short span of attention so make it short and change it up every once in awhile. Also, big plastics or old newspapers can be handy with these activities for protecting the surfaces against stains, etc.
Inspect their playroom for possible safety hazards and add safety measurements. Don’t leave power strip exposed and always have someone watch over them when they’re playing. This way, you can avoid any safety mishaps.
Add A Lot of Colors
Kids love colors! Incorporate colors in your kid’s playroom by painting the walls in different colors, or through tables, chairs, and even toys! Colors are known to enhance learning and influence mood. Red creates alertness, Blue calms their mood and a lot more.
The flooring depends on your preferences: you can choose from using tiles, wood or carpet as long as they’re not slippery. Adding rugs is also advisable to add texture, and at the same time, they can lay around it.
And the last part is to have fun. Enjoy the design process and make it to a point to include the kids in the process – you’ll be surprised at how they can help you with the design.
That’s how you create a kid’s playroom! Do you have a child’s playroom already or are you in the course of building one? Don’t hesitate to leave a comment if you have any comments or suggestions.
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