It's play time!
Creating a playroom or play area in your home gives little ones room to have fun and let out their artistic sides. If you have an unused bedroom or unloved corner of your living or dining room, it’s easy to turn this space into an area just for the kids. Here’s our ideas and inspiration for how to create the perfect playroom in your home.
Decorating your playroom
Playroom decorating ideas
From paint to wallpaper, and murals to stickers, there’s loads of creative ways to decorate your playroom. Every child is different, so it’s up to you to make it the play space of their dreams.
Colour of fun
If your little one loves arts and crafts and being creative, a bright and bold colour scheme is sure to stir their senses and make imaginative play even more fun. Or, you might prefer the playroom to be a quiet oasis for reading, homework and winding down. If so, a minimalist theme with cool colours is the way to go.
Pirates, princesses, animals, superheroes, space… there really is a theme to suit any child. The best way to make a theme really work in a playroom is to keep it consistent across the walls, furniture and storage. Just tailor the look of your room around what they love.
Playroom storage ideas
Let’s face it, you might have a task on your hands to keep the playroom tidy. Luckily, these storage solutions should make it a little easier.
Canvas storage boxes
Canvas boxes are a smart way to keep toys and equipment tucked away and out of sight. They come in a range of colours and styles to match any playroom theme, and slide seamlessly into a number of storage units.
Display units are an ideal way to keep your playroom tidy and organised. They provide plenty of compartments, giving you more than enough room to keep any toys, arts and crafts stored safely away.
A place to play
Make sure you have the equipment that matches the way your little ones love to play.
Arts and crafts
If they love to draw, paint and generally be creative, the playroom is the perfect place to make it happen. Make space for an easel, as well as storage for their brushes, pens, paper and whatever else they need for that spark of imagination. You could even fill the walls with their masterpieces – or for a unique touch, use pegs to keep their creations on a clothes line across the room.
Kids dress up corner
If they’re into all things make-believe and fancy dress, why not add a corner for when they want to play-pretend? All you need is a clothes rail for those all-important outfit changes, and a storage box full of all their favourite accessories.
Play doesn’t have to be loud or messy. In-fact, you might want to create a quiet corner for when it’s time to calm down before bed. Set up a teepee, or comfy cushion corner, next to a bookcase, for some chill-out time after a long day of play.