Household Diy: Build A Playroom For Kids

Unique design and theme suggestions and advice on creating a playroom or play space in your house for your children, including decor and furniture ideas.

Creating a playroom for your children can be a fun and very rewarding project.

First thing to do is to pick a theme. Look at your child's interests to see what will most fit with their personalities.

Figure out what room is going to become the playroom and get all the old stuff out there. Once the room is cleaned out you can begin.



Painting the walls for the playroom is an important step. No matter what theme you have chosen you should try to make the room colorful and make sure that the colors are comfortable. A simple design that can fit into many themes is to paint a basic field landscape. Using light blues for the sky and green for the grassy fields you can quickly create a comfortable and colorful set of walls. You can just stick with a solid block of blue and a solid block of green and have it look nice. Now there is a level of fun in really creating a scene on the walls though. Paint in clouds and birds and such in the sky or add trees and animals to the field. The more artistic types can really let their imaginations go and just put in some great elements to the scene. Hidden creatures in the painting can be a fun thing for the children to find as they play.

When putting in furniture try to get it to fit the theme of course. There is a great variety of themed kid's furniture out there now days to choose from. Of course those who have the skills will find that a custom made bookshelf or table and chairs set will give the room a uniqueness that will be found no where else. One must remember to make sure that any furniture that the kids will be using should be made small enough to allow the children access to them. The basic types of furniture found in playrooms include bookshelves, tables, chairs, day beds, chalk or drawing boards and of course toy boxes. Each playroom will be different. You will need to figure out what you feel is needed in your child's playroom.

A good idea for playrooms is to build or buy a set of toy trays instead of using a toy box. With toy trays you can organize the toys and teach children to pick up after themselves better. The basic idea is that each tray will contain a different type or collection of toys. You then teach the child to pick up one set of toys before getting out another set and so the child will learn to clean up after him or herself. Those in the childcare field recommend toy trays above toy boxes because of this. You can label the trays with picture of the toys to help the child see which toys go where.

Now you can add all the little touches to really give uniqueness to the room. Curtains, wall boarders and lamps can be added that fit with the theme of the room. Little things such as wooden shields hung on the wall for a castle theme or paper butterflies hanging from the ceiling for a meadow or flower theme are a possible way to give dimension to the room. These kinds of things can be made to blend in with whatever is painted on the walls. Just make sure when you are hanging such things on the walls or ceiling that they are properly braced so that if they child gets a hold of them they will not come off and injure the child. At this point you can really make the room personal for your child. It might be fun to get their input on what they would like to see around their playroom. You can get really creative and make the decorations interactive.

It is recommended by safety experts to not have any furniture by windows since the child will be more likely to try to climb out the windows when there is something next to the window to climb on. Do not let any cords hang down where the child can get a hold of them and make sure there are outlet covers in place. Since a playroom is an area that parents will most likely leave their children unattended it is important to make sure they are as safe of places as possible. Following basic safety in such room is very important to the enjoyment of the room by the child.

If the child is old enough it can be fun to allow the child to help with the various aspects of creating the playroom. Let them help paint the walls or pick out the curtains. Even let them put their hand prints on the walls when it is all finished to give them a sense that the room really is theirs. It is important that the child is comfortable with their playroom if they are going to really enjoy playing in there.

A playroom can be a great way to get creative with your child. You can let your imagination go and just create a magic world that is a place for your child to play in.

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