Parenting

The Key Features to a Perfect Yet Practical Playroom

March 8, 2018

Having enough space in your home for a playroom is a huge luxury, especially when you have more than one child in the house.

Not only do playrooms provide you with the perfect space to keep all toys, books and other random items away from the living room and kitchen, but they also give you a dedicated space for playtime and learning. Playrooms are a really beneficial room to have in the home, and these useful tips will help you to design a playroom that’s perfectly fun, but practical at the same time.

Storage Essentials

The most important feature within a playroom is the storage. Storage is essential, and it can make a huge difference in the overall look and feel of the room. It’s amazing how many toys little ones can accumulate over the years, along with crafts that they’ve made at school, their favourite books and so on, and it’s important to have a strong range of storage to keep these neat and tidy. If you don’t have enough storage in the playroom then it can end up looking like a junk sale, so you want to make sure it’s as organised as possible. Having a substantial amount of storage will also help your little one to learn about tidying up, giving them plenty of space to put their toys away after use and teaching them how to be neat and organised.

Practical Furniture

It doesn’t matter how large or small your playroom is, there’s always a need for certain furniture pieces to make the room as practical as possible. The first thing you need to consider is introducing a table and chairs set, as this will provide your child with a play to play, do their homework, read and so on. You should also think about adding a comfortable sofa into the room for them to sit back and relax on, especially if you’re putting a TV into the room. This will make the perfect movie spot for them and keep them entertained for hours! Similarly, you need to think about other practical features such as a small oak sideboard for storing art supplies, books and teddy bears, and a tall, slim chest for them to keep essentials such as paper, pens and so on.

A Cosy Spot

Hours of playing with your favourite toys can make a little one very sleepy, so it’s beneficial to include a cosy spot within their playroom for them to snuggle up in when they need a little nap or some downtime. Life is a whirlwind of activity for children and having a timeout space within their playroom can help with discipline, giving you a spot to send them to when they’re naughty, but also helping to encourage them to have some quiet time, whether that’s reading a book or playing with their toys in a quieter environment. You could even look at adding some mood lighting to this area so that they really feel relaxed and calm when there.

Educational Additional

Learning can be lots of fun, and it’s really easy to incorporate educational features into your child’s playroom without making it feel like school. From posters with the alphabet displayed clearly, to times tables and different animals, you can find some wonderful pieces to pin up on the playroom wall to really help encourage education whilst your child is playing. Having these dotted around the room will keep your child interested, giving them something to read and take in whenever they are in the room.

You could even look at creating a star chart and rewarding them with a sticker every time you ask them a question in relation to the posters and they get it right!

Sarah x

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