Even if you are lucky enough to have a spacious garden or a local park nearby where your children can play, there are plenty of times when they will want to play in the house. With the colder months approaching, not to mention the pandemic, a much larger amount of time will be spent indoors.
Being cooped up inside for months on end isn’t much fun for any of us but imagine how much worse it must be for growing kids who want to play and explore as all kids do! To keep your kids entertained during the long winter (which, to a young mind, feels like an eternity) you may have to be inventive.
Filling the house with toys and games for your kids can cause you some stress. Let’s face it – you probably don’t want your precious home to be strewn with building blocks, teddy bears, and action figures. After all, you want to enjoy your living space too, and the last thing you want is to step on a Lego brick while you’re making your morning coffee!
Choosing a designated playroom is a great solution to this problem. Having all your kids’ toys and games in one place can let you relax more in the rest of the house. However, this room needs to be designed well if you want the kids to want to stay in there for hours on end! So, how can you design a great kids’ playroom?
There are many storage solutions designed for children’s toys and games. Why not use a trunk that looks like a pirate’s treasure chest, for example? Whatever you choose, it is worth keeping in mind that part of the point of a playroom is to be a storage solution for toys itself. Don’t get too strict about tidiness in the playroom itself – if there are a few toys on the floor it is not the end of the world.
Think About Safety
When it comes to your kids, safety is of utmost importance. A safe, childproof playroom means that you can let your kids play for hours on end without having to worry about anything! Depending on the ages of your kids, you may want to cover electrical sockets (sites like powerpointelectrics.co.uk can help you find an electrical solution to suit your needs). Choosing furniture with rounded, rather than sharp, edges is often advised. If you have any bookshelves or cabinets in the playroom, you may want to fix them to the wall so that they can’t be toppled by playing children!
Kids love bright colors. While you may want to decorate the rest of your house with neutral colors or earth tones, young kids tend to find these colors drab rather than relaxing. You don’t have to go for bold primary colors (in fact, even your kids may find that that gives them a bit of a headache!), but shades like pastel pinks, greens, blues and yellows can work well.