A Space Just for Your Children: The Perfect Playroom
Children's playrooms should first and foremost be safe and comfortable. When you're sure it's safe, you can start organizing and decorating.
If you have a spare room at home, a playroom can offer big benefits for your children because it can give them a space to play at home. As a parent, you can also benefit from knowing that they’re playing in a safe space.
Playrooms don’t necessarily have to be big. The secret lies in knowing how to make the most of your space to create the perfect results.
We also want to clarify that you don’t have to fill it up with the coolest toys either to make it a fun space for your children. Now that we’re all on the same page, let’s see how to bring a playroom together.
How can you create a playroom?
Remember to keep electrical cords out of sight as children tend to find them tempting.
You can use certain items to create a space that’s safe and comfortable. Some great examples are plush rugs, poofs and large cushions that can protect your children in case they ever fall.
Lighting also matters
Lighting a playroom sufficiently is important to keep your children’s vision healthy; this is especially true if their playroom doesn’t have a window or another source of natural light. The center and additional light fixtures should have neutral or cool bulbs.
Aside from serving their original function, all the furniture pieces should be set a height appropriate for your children. They should be able to use them comfortably.
If the shelves are set too high, your children might try to climb up, risking falling and getting hurt.
You should also keep in mind that the more open space your children have to play, the better. Following that train of thought, use only the necessary furniture pieces and avoid overwhelming the space with benches, stools, chairs, tables, shelves, and other elements.
And don’t forget that your children need a place where they can put away their toys (baskets, boxes, chests, etc.). Wheeled options are also a great option and will make cleaning up and organizing an easier task.
Ideas for organizing a playroom
One of the best ideas for making the most of a playroom is creating different spaces. Different spaces will give your children the space to have as much fun possible in all kinds of ways. For example, consider:
- A musical corner: children have lots of fun with music. So, the acoustics of your home allows it, creating a musical corner could be a great addition to a playroom.
- Craft area: people don’t always include a craft area in their children’s playroom but it’s a great option and can come together with a simple tabletop.
- Mini-spaces for role play and stories: little tepees or tents are in and invite children to use their imagination.
- Reading area: adding a little shelf with some books is a wonderful idea for keeping the kids entertained while motivating them to develop a healthy habit.
- Racing area: make sure you have the space to create a track where your children can race.
If you’re interested in creating different spaces in your children’s playroom, you don’t have to include all of the ones we mentioned above. More often than not, homes don’t have the space to include everything. Or, your children might only be interested in some of your ideas.
If you’re working with a small playroom, try using a bunk-bed to save space. Bunk-beds will give your children not just one, but two spaces to play.
In a playroom, you can also turn to decorative elements to add more color and designs such as:
Crochet animals, a small coat-hanger to hang up costumes, colorful pennant banners, a classic world map, posters with inspirational messages or even a vinyl decal tree (that you can add leaves or birds too with some magnets and paper).
With a little creativity and ingenuity, you can create amazing results for your children. But never forget that their safety comes first.