Are you tired of tripping over your child’s toys in every room of the house, or having to clear them off your child’s bed every time they go to sleep? Kids love playing with their toys, but getting them to keep them in one place can be a real problem. This is why many parents decide to make a kids playroom in their home.
If you have young children in your house, then having a playroom serves many benefits.
- It keeps the toys in one area
- It can help energetic tikes to sleep better if the toys are out of the bedroom and out of sight
- It provides a safe environment for the children to play in
- It keeps the noise level down in other parts of the house
- It prevents precious toys going missing and the drama that usually follows such situations
- It creates a fun, magical place in your home, where your children can develop and learn through their play
A playroom is often the only place where kids can freely play and be kids, without getting hurt or getting in other people’s way. A playroom doesn’t have to be fancy, or have all the latest gadgets; even the simplest of playrooms, with just the bare basics, will give children the feeling that they have a place to call their own.
You can set up a playroom with a fairly small budget, but you could also get pretty fancy and even have a theme to the room like ‘Fairy-princesses’ or ‘Pirates’. You can find all sorts of theme ideas on the web, as well as tips from other parents on how to decorate without spending too much.
The first thing you will want to do is to choose a color for your playroom. If your child is old enough, he or she will probably have a preference, and they might even like going to the hardware store to help you pick out paint or wallpaper. It’s amazing what a lick of paint can do to a room. It can turn a once very boring extra bedroom, into an exciting play place that perfectly suits your child’s fun personality.
Painting the room will completely change the environment and ‘feel’ of being in the room. And, what’s great about a child’s playroom is that you can be as creative as you want. You can paint each wall a different color, or have the top half of the wall painted a different color than the bottom half. You could even paint a few theme inspired murals on the wall if you are particularly artistic.
Once the walls are finished, you’ll have to think about what furniture you will use in the room. A few simple items, like a comfy chair for story time, bookshelf for kids’ books, and a toy box or toy organizer, will help to round out your playroom. You may also want to add a play mat for young children or babies. You can make the room as simple, or as elaborate as you and your child like. Adding wall art can complete the look of the room, and make it a magical place, that your children will fondly remember when they grow up.