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So you’ve found yourself with some spare space and you’ve had the brilliant idea of turning it into an exciting playroom for your children, but where do you start? First of all, that is an amazing idea! Children’s playrooms are so much fun; they give children their own space to learn and work on their independence, as well as giving adults a place to store all the kid’s toys to ensure that ‘grown up’ spaces stay clutter-free.
As a mum of two, I know that the decor and structure of the children’s playroom is just as important as the contents, so in order to provide a safe room that’s easy to clean, you need to lay a good foundation. It’s important to first look at the space you’ve got and ensure that there are no hazards, for example: drawstrings for blinds, rough and sharp edges, or loose plug sockets etc. Use your common sense and best judgement. Next comes the fun part.
Your choice of flooring is important. Although you may be tempted to go for carpeted flooring in case of falls and bumps, solid wood flooring is actually a much better choice for children’s playrooms.This is because wooden flooring is a lot easier to keep clean!
We all know that children aren’t the most hygienic and they spend a lot of the time sitting on the floor. With wooden flooring in your child’s playroom, you’re able to quickly and easily sweep up any crumbs and debris that may accumulate, then simply mop away any bacteria. It also means that instead of water and juice drinks seeping into carpets at snack time, spilt drinks can easily be cleaned up without any fuss.
If you still want somewhere soft and comfy for children to sit and read / play, you could always throw in some colourful rugs or beanbags.
Make your children’s playroom a fun and inviting area by adding a splash of colour to the walls! There are many varieties of paint available on the market that are pen/crayon resistant, meaning any misplaced pieces of art can be easily cleaned, protecting your walls from damage.
You can spice things up with some fun and colourful vinyl stickers that are easy to place and simply peel off when you no longer require them. There are so many amazing designs to choose from, such as educational world maps, rose gold polka dots, or even your children’s favourite TV character.
Alternatively, colourful wallpaper is also a great choice for your children’s playroom.
Another way to jazz up the walls in your children’s playroom is to use some gorgeous framed prints. I love hanging prints up all over my house, just make sure that they’re high enough that little hands can’t reach them and that they’re secured to the wall.
In my opinion, a children’s playroom isn’t a playroom unless there’s at least one beanbag in there. Beanbag chairs are basically the coolest and funnest type of seating there is, and they make great additions to playrooms.
It’s also nice to have a desk area in your children’s playroom where they can sit and draw or colour. Having their own desk and space to be creative is so important and gives children a real sense of independence.
A Reading Corner
Reading is a huge part of my life and my kids love to read too. Having access to a variety of books will be hugely beneficial to your kids, so it’s definitely an essential area in any children’s playroom.
Of course you can’t have a children’s playroom without anything to play with!
Children’s playrooms are great places to store all those toys that you don’t want cluttering up the rest of your home. It’s a great excuse to have slides and ‘bigger’ toys indoors where you can ensure you’re always able to keep a good eye on your children.
Messy but fun toys, such as ball pools, are also great for children’s playrooms because the balls can all be contained in one place. I’ve had a ball pool in my living room before and I am fairly sure those little plastic balls breed and get everywhere!
With all these toys lying around, you’re going to want somewhere to store them all when your children’s playroom isn’t in use. Even though it’s a room designed for your kids to go wild in, I guarantee you that not having adequate storage will drive you mad whenever you try to tidy it.
There are lots of different storage options available, for example big plastic boxes, toy chests, and cubed storage units, but whatever style you choose is up to you. Ultimately, the storage needs to be accessible for your children, but it also needs to compliment the playroom that you’ve put so much effort into making beautiful.
Ultimately, creating a children’s playroom is a fun and exciting project for you to embark on.
Creating a space for your kids to play and learn in is extremely satisfying and the children will loving having their own little area to call theirs.
Have you created a playroom for your children? I’d love to know how you have created your children’s playroom – please leave a comment telling me what you’ve done.