Putting together a designated playspace for a child is a fun task! Start by thinking about the wishlist elements your child would most like to have, then decide where to place them in the space you have available. There are no hard and fast rules, so you can be as creative as you like. Here are our suggestions for how to organize a children’s playroom.
Make the space engaging for your child by giving them lots to look at. Use shelves to display their evolving book collection, and display the books face out so you can highlight the covers. This actually serves multiple purposes: it makes a great design element, bringing colour and graphics into the room, it showcases your child’s favourites and puts them within easy reach, and it’s a great ongoing reminder to your child of the pleasures and importance of reading. They can arrange the titles however they like and take pride in their growing collection.
Add A Desk And Chair
No playroom is complete without a desk and chair, if only because kids are at heart intensely creative and need a workspace where they can carry out their artistic projects and visions. Kid-sized tables and chairs are inexpensive, sturdy, and easy to wipe down. They’re perfect for drawing, colouring, cutting and pasting, and every kind of craft. A desk also makes a great surface for working on puzzles or building Lego; little ones can even drape a sheet overtop and turn it into a mini fort!
Take Advantage Of Wall Space For Storage
Kids’ playrooms can fill up quickly with stuff, so don’t forget to use any free wall space you have for storage. This is a clever, space-saving way to store the countless fun toys and supplies your child will use, and it creates a lovely visual element as well. There are countless possibilities for wall space storage: use it for craft supplies, books, toys, collections, art displays, and stuffed animals. If you’re super organized you can create labels for any bins and boxes. This is a great way to encourage your little one to tidy up and put things back where they belong.
Create A Sitting Area
A small and comfy sitting area is another must. That’s because no matter how busy or active your child may be, they will always appreciate the chance to rest, relax, and enjoy a quiet moment. Create a soft and cosy nook with a plush beanbag chair, oversized pillows, or upholstered kids’-sized chair, maybe even a small colourful rug. It’s the perfect spot to enjoy a book, cuddle with a stuffie, or dream up their next big project.
Leave As Much Open Space As You Can
Resist the temptation to fill the space completely. Maybe the most important element in any children’s playroom is the room that’s left free for your child to actually play in! While some like to create activity centres spread throughout the space, as you’d find in school, others choose to line the walls of the room and leave the centre free of clutter to be used however their child wishes. When you leave as much open space as you can, kids can move freely, get down on the floor, and really get absorbed in their play, which is the ultimate goal.
We hope you’ve found these tips on how to organize a children’s playroom helpful and you’re inspired to start building your own fun room. Thanks for reading and don’t forget to follow the Gemterra blog for more great space-planning tips.