At home, are you getting annoyed finding your kid’s toys under your feet all the time? If this is true, then maybe it’s time to think that maybe a playroom will be the best idea for all involved?
In this article I intend to give you a brief insight into how to create the perfect playroom for your children while saving you money along the way.
Your children will arguably spend more time in the play room than any other room in the home, so you need it to look the part yet you need to consider factors such as the amount of wear and tear particular pieces of furniture and the flooring can take for example.
Decorating the room
There are some particular factors you need to bear in mind when it comes to decorating your children’s playroom; firstly the gender of your child? Then think about the age of the child? And finally, what specific things will the playroom be used for?
First of all the colour of the room is key – If you have just girls then going for the obvious pinks and baby blues will a good idea, they are still fairly neutral colours and as they grow they can choose to decorate the room with posters of their choice. Stick to the same idea with boys, but maybe pick some darker colours like red, but it is essential not to choose too vibrant a colour – you don’t want to be decorating every couple of years.
Finally if you have children of both genders it is a good idea to go for a neutral colour such as magnolia. Although at first it may seem very plain and the room won’t feel like a playroom when you start, but letting your children decorate with posters, photographs and maybe even their own pictures will make the room look and feel like their own.
It is important to think about storage in any room – but in a play room you also need to consider the height of the storage as the majority of use will come from small children.
Using boxes and drawers on the floor level, as well as thinking about coat racks being lower down, will mean you don’t have to assist the child with everything they do. You don’t want to be creating a playroom in which you will be spending as much time in as your kids because the storage is too high and they can’t reach toys!
When it comes to furniture you need to be realistic, is it worth spending thousands of pounds on a new sofa to put in the room when kids rarely sit still? If your kids are still young it’s certainly not worth investing in a sofa for a few more years, especially as they are going to pick up so much damage over the years – no matter how resistant the furniture may be.
I would advise things such as bean bags, they do a great job like a sofa, but they are so much cheaper and durable too! Beanbags can also really make a difference to the layout of your room, giving you more floor space and an injection of colour to a room. As well as floor space colourful bean bags can make your playroom look more fun for kids whilst giving the room a more relaxed feel.
Chairs can also be a good idea, as adults will inevitably have to spend some time in the room with the kids playing, so don’t forget about where you might sit when planning furniture.