Creating or updating your child's playroom? We have some great playroom ideas for you!
The playroom is a very important place, not only because kids spend lots of time there, but because they learn so much through play. Therefore, the perfect playroom is a warm, welcoming space that sparks imagination.
Practically speaking, the perfect playroom is also low-maintenance. i.e., easy to clean and clean-up. We think it also should be easy on grown-up eyes (after all, it is part of your home!). It doesn't need to be elaborate, but it should be well-planned and provisioned. With all that in mind, here are some of our favorite playroom ideas.
Since the goal is to encourage exploration, childproof it by removing anything you wouldn't want your child getting into. Shield electrical outlets with outlet covers. Cover sharp edges and corners with safety cushioning. If your play space is in the basement, you might want to cover the support poles with foam padding.
Remove breakable items. For example, overhead lighting may be preferable to free-standing lamps. Cover the walls with washable paint. If you're going to use carpet, make sure it's super stain-resistant.
Choose comfortable, child-size playroom furniture. And since kids love to play on the floor, provide at least some soft flooring (like our foam play mats!). Make sure the lighting is good and the temperature comfortable.
The easiest way is to provide a place for everything. Include bins, bookshelves, and other playroom storage solutions to keep toys and books where they belong. Encourage your child to build neat habit by choosing accessible, kid-friendly organizers.
This includes the playroom walls. You can add shelving to maximize storage, or use it for displaying artwork. Or, better yet, turn one wall into an art canvas, by covering it with chalkboard or dry erase art panels.
When it comes to playroom decorating, neutral tones offer the greatest longevity (and are also most pleasing for adult sensibilities). Remember, kids tastes are continually evolving. So unless you love redecorating, save the licensed characters for decorative accents, since you'll be switching them out on a regular basis.
Your playroom is a great learning space and might include:
Finally, invite your child to help with your planning. It will not only give him a great sense of pride, but will ensure that your playroom is a very popular place.View More Articles