Playroom ideas everyone will love

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Playrooms are the one space in the house where you can cut loose and indulge your sense of fun. When choosing a decorating scheme for your children’s room, the more imaginative and colourful the better. It’s a play space for your children to spark and develop their little imaginations.

There are a few aspects to think about when planning your children’s room ideas. Firstly, compromise; you and your child will probably have different priorities when it comes to decorating the playroom, but try to meet in the middle. Find ways to create a flexible space that satisfies everyone’s needs and requirements. Next, plan for the future as decorating a playroom for a toddler is obviously totally different to creating a chill-out zone for teens. Try to choose furniture that will fit both and that will last through developing and re-decorating!

Include a workspace. From nursery ideas to the teenage rooms a designated space for colouring or homework is a must. Put a corner to good use and add in a low table and child-size chairs. If you don’t have much room, try a flip-down wall-mounted table. You’ll also need storage for stationery that will keep supplies and creative materials orderly. A moveable trolley is a great solution.

Add plenty of seating so there is space to socialise with friends and to find some quiet chill-out time. A sofabed is a good option if there is room as then the playroom can double as an extra bedroom for sleepovers if needed. Bean bags are a good low-budget option, too.

Accessible storage at the right height is a key element for keeping the room organised and inviting. Zone it off and arrange it by theme, so it is simple for children to identify what goes where. Keep it low level so it’s easy to access (and tidy away) and perhaps incorporate the storage into spaces, such as under a window to make sure it’s tucked away.

Finally, give the playroom an identity with personalised style. Add bold colour to the walls of a playroom by framing favourite paintings that your kids have created themselves. Choose frames with clear plastic, rather than glass, so they can help mount their pieces. If a painting is too large for a frame try cutting it up into sections, framing each and then hanging the frames together on a wall to re-create it. A simple coat of blackboard paint on a wall or cupboard door can create a blank canvas for kids to doodle pictures, write messages or even do some maths.

After more design inspiration? Take a look at these small children’s room ideas.

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