A child’s playroom is a wonderland. It should always feel fun and welcoming for children. It should be filled with the toys, trinkets, story books and educational games that enrich his/her daily life. Beyond being a place to play and read, the space can still have style and an aesthetic design. Whether you have a room set aside in the house for your children’s playroom or a little corner in your living room, you can set up a creative space that your child will love. You can use your creativity or browse the internet for ideas and if you have the budget, engaging interior design firms for advice would be great too. For your child to really enjoy play time to the fullest, they need a space that is conducive for them to learn and most of all, enjoy being a child.
To get started, draw out a floor plan of your room, just a rough sketch will do. Here are some tips to plan your kid’s playroom with design in mind:
1. Decorate The Walls
Painting the walls in bright colors is a great and fairly inexpensive way to give a room a makeover. If you want something simpler than painting the walls, you can also add a removable decal or paste some colored paper cutouts for a pop of color.
The flooring needs to be skid proof, non-porous, easy to clean, hygienic, high quality and eco-friendly. You can throw in rugs and colorful or cartoon play mats and floor mats.
Consider safety first while picking out furniture for your child’s playroom. Every room will need child-sized chairs and tables for studying or artwork, an art caddy to hold all supplies, and lots of decorative shelves to hold books & toys.
4. Create a Chalkboard Wall
A chalkboard wall is a blank canvas for your children to unleash their creativity, and with creative ideas you can turn a blank wall into an interactive area for children learning and playing.
5. Create Rotation Bins
Create rotation bins or containers to get the most use out of all of your child’s toys. Divide your child’s toys into several different storage bins, and keep only one bin out at a time. When he starts to get bored with the toys he is playing with, keep the bin for several months and bring out another bin. Your child will end up playing with all of his toys, and having only one bin out at a time will keep toy messes to a minimum.
7. Utilize Wall Space
Storage space can go up too! Consider hanging a net as a catch-all for stuffed animals and balls. Also, over-the-door hanging storage is a great solution for clearing clutter off your floors. Make an art area near a wall where kids can display their masterpieces.
What if you’re not up for floor planning? Don’t worry. Find an interior designer Santa Barbara for some quick professional tips so that your children’s playroom can be set up in a jiffy.
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