A Space For The Kids: Setting Up The Playroom
Do you want to create a place that is just for your children, a place where they can go to play and imagine? The following tips will help you design a playroom of their dreams!
- Use An Open Layout
The playroom is different than all the other rooms in your home. Children need to be able to move through the space while they are engaged in creative play. Therefore, an open layout is essential. If the room is too cluttered, children will not be able to use it effectively. Obviously, you need some storage for toys and other items. However, in general, furniture should be sparse so that there is plenty of floor space. If you want to have a table so that kids can work on art projects, think about purchasing something that you can fold up when you are not using it.
If the room itself is small, there is no need to worry. A little bit of natural light can make all the difference. Therefore, try and choose a space that has a window in it. A view is nice, too; you never know when something will ignite a spark in a child’s imagination!
- Make It Cheerful And Bright
A child’s room should be colorful because they have colorful little personalities. In addition, bold colors really speak to kids. That doesn’t mean you are limited to primary colors, though. Think about neon pink, lime, orange and teal as well. There are so many options that you can go with!
You can certainly paint the walls themselves. However, you can also leave the walls white and simply add pops of color here and there. For example, you can choose a turquoise table for the kids to sit at. This is a great option for those that envision the space changing over time; you may not want a lime green room when your children are teenagers! Another option is to use pastel colors on the walls because they typically blend in more easily.
Instead of leaving the walls one neutral color, why not opt for a wall mural or a wall painting? You can add your own personal touch to the space and brighten it up all at the same time. You can even encourage your child to create a painting and then hang it on the wall. There is no limit to what you can do, but children often enjoy images of the ocean, nature and space.
If you aren’t that artistic, think about using wall decals. They are a fast, relatively inexpensive way to jazz up your walls. Most are safe to apply and won’t take off the paint when they are removed. If you do a quick search for children’s wall decals, you’ll find a lot of options available to you.
- Utilize Chalkboard Paint
Kids occasionally write or draw on the walls, particularly in the playroom. Rather than getting upset about it, why not encourage a little creativity? Paint one of your walls with chalkboard paint. This allows the kids to have fun drawing with chalk without fear that they will get in trouble. And, you don’t have to do the wall if you don’t want to. Just about anything can be painted with chalkboard paint!
- Remember Safety
Your kids need to be safe in their playroom. Therefore, any furniture you put in the space should be meant for children. It should also be anchored to the wall if necessary. Should there be any sharp points, consider picking up corner guards to help prevent injuries.
Do you have a child under three? Think carefully about any potential choking hazards. Don’t keep toys with small pieces in the space; these can be inadvertently swallowed.
Your child is going to love their new playroom. Therefore, whenever possible, use it as a learning opportunity. Teach kids about responsibility by having them pick up after themselves. Encourage them to fix any messes that they make. You can instill great values all by utilizing the playroom space in certain ways.
For instance, consider putting up a chore chart. It is a visual reminder that they need to clean up when they are finished. You can also put up posters with inspirational messages on them, like “Kindness Matters.”
A playroom is a great addition to any home. It allows a child to imagine and play whenever they want. You can customize the playroom to your child’s needs and tastes as well. Regardless of the way that you choose to decorate, keep in mind that this is a room where your kids can be themselves. It is a space just for them, to have fun and imagine. So, get creative and set something up for your kids today!