9 Ideas to Make Your Child's Room Playful and Educational
A designer shares tips for creating a kids’ space that’s fun and functional – whether it's a playroom or the multi-purpose bedroom
Make sure there are appropriate surfaces for all imaginations. A table for activities like building blocks and colouring books is great, but ample floor space can also do the trick. When it comes to floors, carpets can provide a comfortable surface to lie on, but they can also be a magnet for stains. Consider area rugs rather than carpets since they are easier to replace.
This is a great place to incorporate your children’s art as they grow up. Rather than placing their masterpieces on the fridge, put them in simple frames and see your child’s face light up as you create a personal gallery wall.
In this room, there’s a cosy, plush reading nook, as well as a pair of desks for homework. Because the space is sectioned off, it can accommodate siblings of all ages.
Store art supplies neatly. Little containers go a long way. Making an effort to organise will keep kids mindful of their duty to put art supplies away. Create a container for coloured pencils, crayons and markers. This will ensure that you won’t constantly be buying new sets when the purple crayon goes missing.
Do you have a young aspiring musician at home? A basement playroom can be an ideal spot for your kids to bang on those drums, especially if you soundproof it. It lets you keep all the loud noises in one area.
Maybe you aren’t blessed with a bonus room to dedicate to toys and crafts. Is there an area under your stairs being under-utilised? How about a closet that can be removed? You might already have a playroom right under your nose.
A television is certainly a prized feature in many kid zones. While scampering on the floor, your little one can look up to friendly favourite cartoons. Create a built-in around your TV and use the cabinets to store toys and crafts. This playroom easily transitions to a media room at night, where the whole family can gather.
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