Creating a Fun and Neat Playroom
Written by Lee Wyatt (last updated August 6, 2020)
Have you ever noticed that a child has a tendency to take over any room that they want? It often starts small, with only a toy here and there, but eventually they have taken over the entire room. Once they have finished with that room, they then move on to the next. If you are tired of having your children take over the whole house one room at a time, then you may need to think about creating a fun and neat playroom. This isn't really that hard, as long as you keep in mind a few simple guidelines. When done properly, you will have a room that the kids never want to come out of, and once again have relative peace in your home.
- Safety first. When creating a fun and neat playroom, you need to keep in mind the old adage of "Safety First." While not as important with older children (say around the age of 7 and above), it is a good idea to have all of your electrical outlets covered, and that any and all sharp corners have been softened a bit. One way that you can soften the corners is by using some safety cushioning or foam.
- Easy to clean. While creating your child's new fun and neat playroom, be sure that you also make it as "indestructible" as possible by using things like stain resistant carpeting, washable paints, and overhead lighting. Another accessory that you can use, which is also fairly easy to clean, is foam mats. These items make the flooring a little softer for smaller feet, and liven the room up as well.
- Make it accessible. Keep in mind that this is going to be a room where your children are playing, and not necessarily a room that you will be using yourself. This means that it should be age appropriate for your children, and that it has furniture in it that is geared towards them, and not you. One option that you should also keep in mind is that you need to use kid friendly organizers. These organizers often help make organizing and tidying up more of a game, and thus child friendly.
- Get the child's input. As much as possible, get your child's input when creating, decorating, and organizing the playroom. This will help make your child feel like the room is more theirs, rather than a room that mom and dad said they "had to" use. However, try to keep the decorations as long lasting as possible. For example, unless you are willing to redecorate, and reorganize every couple of years, you should avoid using too specific of a theme for your room. Avoid using licensed characters as much as possible since children tend to grow out of liking them as time goes by.
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