Creating a Unique Playroom Your Kids Will Love

Creating a Unique Playroom Your Kids Will Love

By Ty Schmidt

A playroom is a lot more than a space within four walls. It’s a place for adventure and imagination and creativity to take flight. It’s a place for your child to dream, grow, imagine, and most importantly be a kid. Here are a few ABCs on how to create a unique (and organized) playroom:

Add color. It can be subtle or it can knock your socks off. There are a lot of ways to add color to a kid’s playroom, from the paint color on the walls to the organizational system. Yet few things add as much unique color to a room as a piece of work put together by a child. Showcase their creativity by including a kid’s art wall in the room.

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Be adventurous. There is no reason the playroom can’t double as a pint-sized home gym. Especially handy in those winter months are components that encourage the little ones to be physically active, such as a small rock climbing wall or s rings.

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Create an experience. Whether it’s simply playing dress up, or pretending to be living in a land far, far away filled with princes and princesses, a playroom should incorporate a place for kids to be kids.

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Don’t forget storage. Getting clever with storage solutions is one of the most challenging, yet rewarding, things you can do when putting the space together. If you think of it as an investment, not only in less time you will spend cleaning up, but also in your children learning the importance of cleaning up themselves, it makes the concept a lot less daunting. There are a lot of options, so be sure to consider what works best for you and the space you have.

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Engage the senses. Research has shown that children do a lot of learning through exploration and use of their senses. Make the most of those learning opportunities by offering places in the room for them to free think, like a chalkboard or sensory board wall.

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Free your child’s inner super reader. Reading is another crucial component to language development and cognitive growth. Help foster a love of reading by creating a special space with books and cozy pillows or chairs in a spare closet or other nook.

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Get artsy. Creating a space for all things crafty is another good idea, and it doesn’t have to be an expensive addition to the room. Do-it-yourself ideas are out there that can walk you through making a craft table that is both functional and attractive.

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Have fun. Experiment with color and décor you wouldn’t normally consider in other rooms of the house. Try new things. Get in there and enjoy the room with your children. Remember: a playroom is a lot more than a space within four walls. It’s a place for your child to dream, grow, imagine and most importantly be a kid. Who said it can’t be a place for you to be a kid right along with them?

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