In an ideal world the perfect Playroom is where all toys are stored and played with – but the reality is often very different. The playroom can turn into a dumping ground with no room to actually play in it! Help is at hand with our perfect playroom ideas to inspire you and delight your kids! First things first, before embarking on putting together the perfect playroom you really have to empty the space of all toys and do a bit of decluttering. I know, easier said than done, but get the kids to help and be ruthless! Have a keep pile, a trash pile and a charity pile. Once you have done this, you will quickly know what sort of storage solutions you need and begin the process of pricing those and deciding where everything is going to fit. It is best to get items that can grow with your kids and your ever-growing selection of toys, books and games.
In a new series on the Lombardo HomeMade blog, we’re exploring ideas for transforming your loft into the room you’ve always envisioned. This week, we’re focusing on a room dedicated specifically for the kiddos – a playroom.
Leave plenty of floor space
Instead of cramming every toy your child owns into the loft, display a few large toys that are hard to be moved by your child in order to allow maximum floor space for playtime. Blocks, train/LEGO sets, and dollhouses all need space for play!
Use wall space for storage
If getting organized is one of your 2017 resolutions, that goal doesn’t need to go out the window once you set up the playroom! Line one wall with shelves, drawers, and cubbies dedicated to books, art supplies, and favorite toys. These oft-used items will be easily accessible for the kids, both during playtime and cleanup.
Keep Things At Eye Level
When planning your perfect playroom, remember it is the toys at eye level that will be played with most. When adding storage, bear this in mind. It is a good idea to move toys around every couple of months so that all toys get played with. Or implement a “one in, one out” rule.
Don’t forget furniture!
Whether it’s a small table and chairs for arts and crafts or a loveseat and plush pouf chair for reading, seating is essential in any playroom. Don’t forget to add extra lighting for evening activities, as well!
Let the kids pick the décor
This is their space – empower them to decorate it to match their creative tastes and personalities! Including them in the décor selections will help them take ownership of the space and make it more special to them.
Allow room for growth
When designing your playroom, it’s a good idea to ensure it has the flexibility to evolve with your family. Select timeless pieces for your lighting and furniture – décor that is going to stay in that room for the long haul – and save the trends for smaller accessories and knickknacks. This gives the playroom much more longevity once your kids are grown up.