Designing a child’s playroom is probably one of the most fun interior design projects you’ll ever get to do! Best of all, there are many opportunities to get your children involved in the process and spend some quality time together. To get you feeling inspired, consider these five playroom design ideas.
1. Choose a theme
To make a great start with your playroom design, it’s helpful to choose a theme. A theme is useful when choosing color schemes and will help to inspire creative ideas. A few theme options include:
Under the sea: Creating an ‘under the sea’ theme gives you plenty of options. Try sealife themed wallpaper, or
Tropical jungle: Perhaps your child is more a fan of jungle animals? In this case, they’ll love a jungle-themed playroom. If your child likes arts and crafts, you could try making paper mache palm trees to decorate the room.
A favourite book: Why not use your child’s favourite book as inspiration for their playroom? Whether it’s an enchanting Alice in Wonderland room or the magical world of Harry Potter, children’s books allow us to get super creative with our design ideas!
Before making any decisions, sit down with your kid to ask them which theme or color scheme they prefer.
2. Costume corner
No playroom is quite complete without a costume corner for playing dress-up! Create a special space to hang up all your child’s dressing up clothes. Hang a large mirror and add a kids polaroid camera (so they can take some snaps when playing dressing up)! You could buy a large dressing up box, or hang the costumes using a colorful rail and hangers. To make your costume corner even more fun, include activities that your child can play when dressing up. For instance, you could include a superhero role-play game or fairytale props.
3. Make your own
One of the best decorating tips for a kid’s playroom is to make your own decor items. Plan an arts and crafts day with your child so that you can make a few accessories together. You might like to make origami animals to hang from the ceiling; bunting or colorful flags; a large painting or photo collage. Making arts and crafts items together is an excellent way to spend quality time together, plus you’ll add a touch of personality and charm to the design!
4. Accessible storage
When you’re choosing storage options for your child’s playroom, choose accessible drawers and boxes which they can easily reach. Playrooms can easily get cluttered and disorderly, which is why proper storage is absolutely essential. Try furniture that doubles up as storage, to save space in the room. For instance, look out for miniature sofas or desks that include drawers. To keep your child’s room neat, it’s a good idea to declutter your child’s playroom every now and again.