Creating a great and exciting playroom for your child can be a lot of fun but there are a few things to keep in mind as you get started. Most parents begin the project with a few ideas they know they’d like to see in a playroom. Most often, the number one wish of parents is to create a space where they can contain and store the majority of their children’s toys. Storage solutions take on many forms in a children’s playroom. For example, a room can contain anything from built-in cabinets to decorative shelving to toy boxes. You can even add an extremely cool kids locker for storing anything from jackets and hats to shoes or sports equipment. While confining clutter to one room may be the primary objective for parents in creating a playroom, the number one objective for children when it comes to their playroom is a enjoying a great play space. Creating that perfect play space can be a challenge but there are a few simple tips to keep in mind to create the best possible play area for your children.
• The first thing to keep in mind is no overcrowding. It can be very tempting to put way too many toys into a playroom but the more toys, the more overwhelming the space can be to a child. In this case, minimal is often best. If you have a large number of toys for your child to play with, or there are toys you do not wish to give away or throw out, consider rotating different toys in and out of the playroom every few weeks. This adds variety without overstimulating your child.
• The second thing to keep in mind is to tailor the room to the interests of your child. If your child is into football, consider creating a sports theme with wall art and accessories. If your child loves animals consider purchasing accessories and toys with this theme. Some of your child’s favorite hobbies can be spotlighted, giving the child a special place to enjoy.
• The third thing to keep in mind is to create activity specific areas. Have a corner containing an art easel and paint or a reading area with a bookcase, rugs and throw pillows. Consider incorporating toys that encourage pretend play, such as a puppet theater, a play kitchen or a tent. Children thrive on routine and knowing what to expect in their play space and where to expect it will provide nice structure to their play time. Make sure to leave plenty of open floor space for working puzzles or racing cars.