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How to create a children’s playroom

Created: 14/11/2018

If you live with small children, it can sometimes seem as though every room in your house is overrun with toys. From discarded dolls and trails of train tracks to colourful crayons and piles of paper, it can feel as though there isn’t a clean surface in sight. When there isn’t a dedicated space for your children to play with toys, what was once a contained game in their bedroom can span across your entire home and, whilst it is good to let their imagination run wild, it can seem as though you are constantly following behind them tidying up!

A playroom can be a wonderful asset to your home if you have little ones running around. Not only does it give them plenty of space to play, but it also means that you won’t feel guilty tidying toys up. It is likely that your children will have a myriad of toys. However, when they are spread out around the house, some of them can often go untouched. Having a room especially for their things will encourage them to play more and perhaps rediscover things they once loved.

Finding the space

Fortunately, creating a playroom is easy once you’ve figured out what space you want to repurpose. In some homes, you may be building an extension for the job, using our handyman services to ensure that it is completed to the highest standard. For others, consider decluttering the spare room or office – not only does this allow you to sort out a room you’ve been meaning to for a while, but you can also create a fantastic space for your child in the process.

 

Consider storage

Think about what the current issues are in your home. Is the main problem that your child’s things are tucked away out of reach? Or, could it be that their things are located in storage cupboards around the house, making it impossible for their toys to be contained in one room? Your playroom needs to eliminate your existing toy-related troubles, so should have inventive storage solutions to make the most of the space. There is no use placing boxes on shelves which are too high for your little ones, as these are not only impractical but can also cause hazards. Opt for eye-level shelves and soft-closing drawers that are fixed to the wall in order to prevent the chance of them falling over.

If you’re in need of a few more places for their toys to live, lockable wardrobes that are only accessible to you reduces any chances of them injuring themselves. Another great reason why you should think about keeping some toys out of sight is to allow them to engage better with the toys that are readily available to them. Rotating the toys regularly means that they will be less inclined to use lots of toys at once, as well as allowing them to find toys they once loved to play with.

 

Utilise the floor

When it comes to your playroom, the floor space is something that you need to consider. Not only can you make the most of it by purchasing rugs with designs that they can use to increase their imagination, such as road designs, but large pillows placed in the corner can create a reading nook for them when they become tired. This is a space that you can enjoy together, curled up whilst diving into one of their favourite books.

Lighting is vital here. Throughout the day, a large window can flood the room with natural light which is easy on the eyes for reading. However, into the evening, lamps can illuminate the area, reducing strain on the eyes whilst you’re sharing a story. Plus, the soft lighting with pillows and blankets of the floor creates a relaxing atmosphere, and having their books located nearby means that you can both pick and choose what tale to tell!

 

Colours

One of the biggest benefits of having a playroom is that it can create the perfect environment to stimulate their imagination. Whereas they may make too much noise in the kitchen or living room whilst you’re trying to do some work, there are no limits in here. Although a theme might seem like the perfect way to decorate, be careful not to follow it too closely – although your child may be into a certain TV character at the moment, it is likely that they’ll have a new favourite thing a couple of months down the line.  A blackboard wall is a great option for the budding artist, as it gives them the ability to wipe it clean and start again as and when they please! And pinboards on the walls allows them to have their favourite paintings and pictures on the wall, boosting their creativity.

 



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