Do you want to set up a playroom for your children, but you do not know how to arrange, equip, organize and decorate it? So that your dear little ones benefit from a room all their own, practical, fun, comfortable and functional, we recommend that you distribute the spaces well, opt for a suitable layout and provide a simple, but playful decor. Discover our recipes and tips for setting up your children’s playroom, all sprinkled with some key tips.
A good distribution of spaces
To preserve the good organization of the room, it is important to distribute the spaces well. This distribution is not only designed for the visual comfort of parents, but to allow children to flourish there and to leave a lot of room for their imagination and creativity. To do this, we recommend that you arrange the room well in separate zones.
The reading corner
To give your children a taste for reading and allow them to indulge in it in good conditions, set up a cozy and comfortable space for them, with a floor mattress or cozy rugs, cushions, fabric armchairs , or even a furnished tipi. Provide sufficient but calming lighting to allow fatigue-free and excitement-free reading. As for books, store them in small bins or low, accessible shelves.
The space of creativity
Set up a space for your children to draw, paint, craft, build, create, etc. Set up a table, chairs or stools that are suitable for them and bins that have all the materials within reach. It is important that these storage units are accessible so that your little ones are not embarrassed to create and give free rein to their imagination, but also to facilitate storage at the end of the session.
The place of toys
Dedicate this area to larger toys, such as dinettes, workbenches, kitchens, strollers, dollhouses, teepees, etc. Here again, plan for small bins to easily store small objects and utensils.
The learning area
Set aside learning and development toys. It is important to leave them within sight and access so that your children can find something to occupy and learn while having fun. Provide clear space on the ground for games and storage in bins or low shelves.
A suitable layout
Arranging the room well in terms of furniture is essential. This space must be entirely designed like that of children, with a child’s vision and not an adult. Respect the age and size of your dear little ones and older ones to design a suitable space for them.
Accessibility according to age
It is important that every child has access to the games of their age and, as far as possible, to avoid touching those of the older ones. So that your little ones are independent and free to have fun without your assistance, make their toys accessible by placing them within their reach and at their height. Low shelves, small bins placed on the ground, toy box… there is no shortage of ideas.
Conversely, do not let them access older toys, for safety and respect for your elders. Toddler games are generally too fragile for toddlers and consist of small parts that can be swallowed. To avoid accidents and arguments, keep the toys of older children in suitable furniture, at a higher height (high shelves, etc.) or in closed containers that cannot be opened by small ends.
Save space with suitable furniture
Your children need room to play. So be careful not to block their space with inappropriate furniture. Choose wall shelves, smart lockers, accessible bins and baskets, and more. Clear the ground as much as possible so that your little ones can understand the space and make the most of it, without hindrance or risk.
It is better to adapt the lighting of the room to each zone. In the creativity and learning corner, bright bright light is preferable to allow them to see well. In the reading / relaxation and toy areas, more subdued and warm lighting, in indirect form, should be used to allow children to rest without straining their eyes.
The soft carpet
The soft carpet is the focal point of the space. If the room is covered with parquet, carpet or linoleum, the floor will not be cold, but if it is tiled, the comfort will not be the same! Either way, put up a fluffy rug so that your kids can play on the floor in comfort and without unpleasant cold feeling. In addition, it is a good shock absorber in the event of a fall.
A refined decoration, but fun!
The playroom is a room that will quickly be invaded by your children’s creations and toys. So prefer a refined decor that will allow them to let their imagination work without overloading the space.
However, who says clean does not mean naked and cold. Make sure to bring a serene atmosphere, conducive to play, but also to the relaxation of the child. Design a welcoming decoration, colorful but without visual overload.
Feel free to paint a wall or two in bright colors to energize the space without darkening or overloading it.
The place for children
This piece is made for your children. It is therefore possible to imagine letting them do what they want in a specific space. Why not paint a wall with magnetic paint? Your children can draw there according to their wishes or magnetize their creations. There are also wallpapers to color, very playful.
If the idea of displaying the designs of your dear little ones appeals to you, you can also stretch some string or cable and pin their designs to it. They will be delighted to see them decorate their walls in an original way.
The keys to a successful development
To successfully set up your children’s playroom, here are some additional tips.
Sorting (the real one)
Many parents complain that their children are too spoiled and overwhelmed by toys that most of them don’t even play. To avoid cluttering up the space unnecessarily, sort it out! On the one hand, get rid of all the toys that are no longer the age of your children and to which they no longer attach importance; give them if they are in good condition, you can make other little ones happy!
As for the others, spin it! Leave several games for your children for a while, then, when they seem to get bored, put them in specific containers and take out more. By alternating, you free up space and you also give your children the opportunity to rediscover forgotten toys.
Involve your children
This part is for them, right? So let your children make some decisions about its layout and decoration. You can let them choose the rug, cushions, shelves, where to store books and games, where in the kitchen, etc.
Of course, nothing prevents you from keeping some control by letting them choose between several possibilities carefully selected by you, but they will be happy to have their say and to be considered as grown-ups.
Make storage easier
If you want the space to stay clean, make it easy to store. And to do this, aim for the simplest. Boxes, baskets, crates, chests, shelves… everything must be accessible and easy to open and close so that your children do not see storage as a chore. This is the best way to invite them to tidy up without getting angry!