A child’s playroom should be a room in the house where a child can have fun and enjoy having their own space. Most parents love that they can get their child’s toys out of sight and into one room, but that doesn’t mean that the playroom should not have functional decorating. Here are some great ideas for decorating a playroom that is perfect for a child and also functional for the parents.
Have Plenty of Storage Options
If you want the playroom to stay neat as possible, then you need to have plenty of storage options. This way everything in the room has a proper place. You need organization and storage so that your child’s playroom doesn’t end up looking like a tornado blew through it every day.
Storage can come from furniture pieces as well as things like plastic bins and shelving units on the wall. Make sure that all small items such as puzzles, art supplies and small toys have individual baskets or bins to be stored in.
Make the Playroom Room Durable
You don’t want to put your favorite piece of furniture in a child’s playroom unless you want to get it broken. Children, even girls, tend to be rough on furniture and other decorating items. Some ways that you can keep the room durable is to keep the décor items simple.
Plastic bins and baskets can serve as storage as well as decorations for the room. Rugs should be easy to clean as well as darker colors and patterns to hide stains.
Keep Play Areas Safe for Your Kids
Make sure that any bookshelves, dressers, or desks are bolted on the wall to prevent them from falling on a climbing child. If possible, only use children’s size furniture as too tall of furniture can be unsafe for younger children. Keep all small toys and art supplies up high where small children can’t reach them.
Make sure that if you have a baby or toddler that you have it baby proofed such as placing covers on all the outlets and not having any hanging blind cords from the windows.
Let Your Child Have a Say in the Playroom
Your child is going to enjoy their playroom much more if they have a say in what it looks like. Ask their opinion on things such as the color of the walls or what color carpet they want. Your child may also want a themed playroom, which can easily be done with simple things like stencils and stick-ons added to the walls.
If you child doesn’t like the look of the playroom or is mad because it is not what they wanted, they are going to be less likely to want to play in the room and keep it clean. Allow your child to have some say in the décor and items in the room to a certain degree.
A playroom should be a child’s favorite place in the house. It gives them a chance to be independent while being able to be creative and have fun in their own space. Decorating a playroom can be simple and inexpensive if you follow these decorating ideas.