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5 Tips on How to Create the Ultimate Playroom

Submitted by on December 17, 2012 – 11:54 amNo Comment

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Simple Design Secrets to Create the Ultimate Playroom

 

If you have the space, a playroom for the kids is great to have — that way the rest of your house doesn’t look like a toy tornado blew through. If you’re Here are a few ideas on how to set up your kids playroom.

Creativity and Art

Who wouldn’t love a room dedicated to arts and crafts? We’ve all seen the commercials: a young child redecorates the walls with markers, sharpies, crayons and paint. Let the walls be your child’s canvas! Paint one wall with chalkboard paint, making it a giant blackboard. Your kids will be able to play to their wildest imaginations. And if they don’t like it they can erase the chalk and start all over again.

Another fun way to influence art and creativity is to have easels, paper and art supplies at the ready. Just be sure you have a drop cloth nearby in case of spills.

Tea Time

If you’ve got a real girly-girl on your hands, what’s better than a tea room? You can decorate the place with peony-colored walls, mini wicker chairs, a small tea table and floral accents around the room. This room would be great to use linen roller shades. Add a touch of elegance by using molding along the top of the ceiling.

A Real ‘Play’ Room

Hang play ladders from the ceiling, monkey bars along the wall, etc. Laura Gaskill from Houzz.com suggests adding an active playroom for your child if you live in an urban setting or lack outdoor space. Gaskill recommends incorporating some playground elements into your playroom, if you have the space to allow it, with things like a foldable gymnastics mat and tunnel or a hanging swing.

Charming Furniture

HGTV demonstrates a room filled with a 60s-inspired kitchen set featuring an oven, stove, sink and refrigerator. If you have a diva on your hands, decorate the room with a fancy armoire that holds dresses, boas, sunglasses and heels. Also devote a side of the room for dress up — Have a small vanity table, decorated in gold and pink and make sure the table has a big mirror to match.

A Book Lover’s Paradise

Reading to your children early on is great for their brain development. Turning a playroom into a reading room is easy! Built-in window seats work well for reading time, as well as large pillows, or bean bag chairs, along the floor. You can decorate the room with staple accessories like teddy bears, quilts and, of course, books. Incorporate maps, globes and desk lamps around the room for a studious feel.

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