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If you are lucky enough to have a spare / rarely used room in your home, you may be considering turning it into a playroom. Your children may already have beautiful bedrooms, but that doesn’t mean that they couldn’t benefit from a dedicated play space. Whether your little ones are of school age or are still in diapers, a playroom could be an ideal addition to your home.
Giving your kids somewhere to store their toys and play in, aside from their bedrooms encourages them to play more with each other and share toys, it will also help you to keep your home tidier as every toy will have a place.
For kids, a playroom is the ultimate luxury. Want to create a beautiful play space for your kids? Take note of the tips and ideas below and let your imagination run wild when it comes to the design of the space. The more fun, interesting, and unique the space is, the better.
Minimalism is key
Just because playrooms are full of toys doesn’t mean that they should be cluttered spaces. If you want to ensure that your children’s playroom is a nice space to spend time in, it’s vital that you focus on creating a minimalist vibe. The key to ensuring that your children’s playroom is clutter-free is storage space - the more storage space the room has, the better. Built-in storage is the best option, but if this isn’t a possibility, then there are various other storage ideas you could take advantage of. The most important thing is that your children’s playroom has enough storage space to keep it neat and tidy and free of clutter.
Incorporate a blackboard
Kids love to express themselves through art, so why not turn an entire wall into a canvas for them? Instead of having a small blackboard on an easel, use chalkboard paint to create a blackboard wall. Pop a small shelf up next to it complete with chalks and an eraser, so that your kids can doodle to their heart's content. You could opt to buy a large chalkboard instead of using chalk paint, but paint will be the more cost effective option.
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All the best playrooms have zones within them. To design a space your children will love, consider splitting the room into different zones. For instance, to create a quiet reading corner consider looking at a teepee for babies or children (depending on your kid's ages), floor cushions, blankets, and a bookshelf. For their art zone, create a space that is like an art studio, complete with an easel, table, and all the craft supplies that your kids could possibly want. For their play zone, consider creating a mini play town complete with a kitchen and play food, a shop front with play money, and a school with a blackboard. To make the most of the space that your children have to play in, creativity is key.
It’s the little things
When it comes to making your children’s playroom an incredible space, remember that often it’s the little things that make all the difference. The more imaginative and creative you can be, the better, as all the best playrooms are the ones that are wonderfully imaginative and unique. If you’ve chosen a theme for the space, don’t let that get in the way of your creativity, find ways to use that theme to create the most incredible place for your kids to play. To add a little magic to the room, accessories like pretty bunting, strings of fairy lights, glow-in-the-dark stars, wall stencils, and glitter paints are all it takes. Kids love spaces that feel magical, and often, it’s the little things that allow you to achieve a magic vibe.
There you have it, a guide to using your imagination and designing your children the most amazing playroom.