A Step-By-Step Guide to Designing A Fun Playroom For Your Child
As you can likely attest if you have recently had a child, kids are little bundles of joyous energy. Therefore, you want to give them a space where they can safely play to their hearts’ content – but designing a suitable playroom for your child isn’t as easy as you might initially expect.
Here are various parts of the proposed playroom and how you could go about decorating them while taking account of what is likely to especially delight your little one.
- Turn the walls into appealing canvases
In an article for Just Simply Mom, Marissa Labuz recalls about her own experience of creating a playroom: “I wanted to keep the base of my daughter’s playroom light and neutral so I could add pops of colour in a sophisticated way.”
In this spirit, you could paint the walls white or very light hues before adding a mural to the wall or attaching pieces of your own children’s artwork.
- Segment the room into various play spaces
You can’t expect your kids to prioritise tidiness when having fun in their playroom – especially if it has a lot of playthings for them to enjoy!
While attempting to keep a playroom pristine could prove something of a losing battle, you could still help to limit the messiness by “creating designated areas for specific types of play”, as Hip Mama’s Place editor Jocelyn Brown advises.
So, one area could be reserved for arts and crafts, while another space could be devoted to toy building blocks.
- Put an array of storage compartments in place
You would be teaching your child a valuable life skill if you encourage them to routinely tidy up after themselves whenever they have finished playing.
So, it would be a good idea for you to not only set out some storage units but also label them to indicate what type of toy should go into each one. If your child can’t yet read, you could give each label a picture of the relevant toy rather than write or type anything.
Given how often small children tend to trip and fall, you can naturally do your peace of mind a big favour by putting down some soft carpeting in place of hardwood in that playroom.
Fortunately, this kind of carpeting is inexpensive to buy as well as easy to install. While the presence of this carpeting wouldn’t entirely remove the injury risk, it would still significantly reduce it. They also help reduce noise which is much needed in a playroom!
- Add a few finishing touches to make the playroom look even more inviting
While your child might not be too fussy about where exactly they sit in the room, you could still give them a choice of tempting seating options – such as cosy chairs and large pillows.
As the room should be nicely illuminated as well, you could have a look at the range of Pagazzi lighting solutions. These include wall lights you would be able to attach quite high up, out of your child’s reach – preventing them from accidentally smashing the bulb, for example.