Just about every kid loves the idea of a playroom built to let them learn, play, and explore their imagination.
The simple truth is that children adore playrooms that are vibrant, engaging, and packed with their favorite toys. It’s all about having their own space to let them learn, play, and explore their imagination, with décor that reflects their interests and personality. Whether it's dinosaurs, princesses, superheroes, or animals, a playroom that resonates with their passions can truly make them feel at home.
Designing that perfect playroom can also be a fun, exciting project for parents. Let’s dive into some tips and ideas to help you build a playroom that kids will love.
1. Start with a Theme.
Before you start buying furniture or painting walls, we suggest deciding on a theme for your playroom. It could be based on your child's favorite color, book, cartoon character, or even an educational theme like space or the ocean. Having that theme can help guide your choices and make the room feel cohesive.
2. Incorporate Felt Wall Tiles.
Felt wall tiles are a fantastic way to add color, texture, and functionality to your kid's playroom. Felt Right’s tiles are soft, durable, and available in a variety of colors and shapes. You can create a whole wall mural with them or use them to outline areas of the room. They're also great for noise control, which is a major bonus in any child's playroom!
Don’t be afraid to try bright, bold colors. We’ve seen many examples of playful tile arrangements that create a sense of motion, adventure, and fun. And while you’re at it, don’t forget the pinnability factor. Encourage your kiddos to pin up their favorite drawings, ideas, poems, designs – whatever inspires them to feel creative and be themselves.
Here's a pro tip: Try using felt wall tiles to create a tactile learning area. You can design a world map with different colored tiles or an alphabet wall where each letter is a different tile. But you may even have a better idea, and we can’t wait to see what you come up with.
3. Create Different Play Zones.
A well-organized playroom may have different zones for various activities. For example, there could be a reading nook, an art corner, a dress-up area, and a place for building blocks or other toys. Each zone will help your child understand where everything goes, making clean-up time a whole lot easier.
4. Invest in Storage.
Storage is key in any playroom. Baskets, bins, and shelves can help keep the room tidy and make it easy for your child to find and put away their toys. Labeling each storage area can also help your child learn to organize their things.
5. Prioritize Safety.
It probably goes without saying, but we recommend ensuring that all furniture is sturdy and won't easily tip over. Cover sharp corners, secure loose rugs, and make sure all toys are age-appropriate.
6. Make It Comfortable.
Try adding soft rugs, beanbags, or floor cushions for comfortable play. And don’t forget to make sure there's enough natural light during the day as well as soft lighting for evening play.
7. Let Your Child Contribute.
This might be the most important tip today: involve your child in the design process. After all, it's their special place. Let them choose some colors, pick a theme, or decide where certain furniture goes. This can help them feel valued in the process, and get even more excited about their new play space.
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Image 2 and 7: Design by Greenwich Play and Photography by Julia D’Agostino