In the wonderful worlds of Instagram and Pinterest, the playroom has become a bit of a work of art. Beautiful, bright photos flash across our screens. The perfectly organized rooms invite us in. Though the well arranged photos may not always depict the actual chaos of our children’s play areas, they do give us hope for what such a designated area could do for a home. Don’t be fooled — you can create a playroom, too!
Playrooms are an excellent addition to your living space. Whether you have a whole room to rework or just a corner, you can turn your space into a functional play area. These kinds of play spaces help contain the mass of toys and art supplies. They can also help your kids get more creative and learn responsibility as they care for their playroom. As I scanned the gorgeous photos of Pinterest playrooms, I found that there seem to be three key elements one should keep in mind when you create a playroom.
When looking to create a playroom, organization is key. To keep all those blocks, crayons, and dolls organized, you must incorporate a major storage piece (or pieces) in your playroom. The key to a functional playroom is to assign every toy or supply a designated space. Containers of various sizes, shelves, and labels all contribute to organization.
Ikea is a great place to find storage pieces. Try some of these shelf hacks for your playroom, or just fill them up with baskets of toys. Hit up your dollar store for plastic containers and inexpensive options for keeping all your items together. And if you want to go the extra mile, or just get some amazing inspiration, check out this incredible storage system.
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As wonderful as a tidy, organized playroom is, it’s also great to let your kids have some freedom there. Give them tools and space to create – to draw, paint, build. If you have Lego-lovers, try a version of this DIY Lego Table. The possibilities for building seem endless with this addition to your playroom. Or go the simpler route and place a small desk in the room. This gives you storage and a designated area for all your art supplies. Check out some more ideas for creative spaces here and here.
Above all else, your playroom must get your kids excited. If it’s too manicured and designed, your kids may not feel comfortable in the space. So let them help make it fun. Hang their artwork on the wall. Put up family photos or bright pictures. Let them decide what would make the room exciting, and use their ideas as inspiration for a great gallery wall.
The playroom you create can be completely personalized for you and your family’s needs. Small or large spaces, big budget or small, you can design an area that organizes toys, invites creativity, and screams your personality. Have fun creating, and enjoy the playtime.