There’s nothing more rewarding than creating a dreamlike, kid-friendly playroom that crafts a stimulating and practical space for your little ones to grow, thrive, and develop.
By taking the time to assess your child’s needs, interests and the elements of your own personal home design, you can prepare a beneficial playroom, specifically tailored to them, that’s a beauty to behold.
We’ve developed this comprehensive guide on creating an optimal playroom for children (regardless of whether or not you make the Funsquare leap!).
Factors To Consider When Planning The Perfect Playroom For Kids
Before you actually start designing your children’s playroom, it’s essential to take into consideration things like the age and interests of your child to create a space that is both entertaining, efficient, and exciting to them!
When it comes to designing a playroom for a child, it’s crucial to consider their age. For younger children, it’s important to offer them ample space for crawling, with physical play and safety features such as baby gates, padded flooring and furniture with rounded, soft edges.
For older children, you won’t have to worry too much about as many safety features, but you may need to consider incorporating areas for active play or study. Incorporating a desk can be a simple yet versatile way to boost stimulation and give them a good surface to work on!
While boys and girls can have different preferences, we recommend incorporating a gender-neutral concept into your playroom to ensure they never feel controlled or limited by their space.
It’s definitely worth asking them about their favourite colour and using decorations that relate to their personal interests - it’ll make the space a lot more appealing to them! (And help them feel validated and seen too)
When planning for your child’s playroom, it’s a good idea to think about their interests and preferences in general - not just when it comes to colours.
For instance, if your little one is a sports fanatic, include elements such as a mini basketball hoop, a small soccer net, or even some pillows that are shaped like a football!
If your child enjoys art, consider incorporating a chalkboard wall or designated art space, and be sure to include an area where you can hang those works-of-art up loud and proud!
And if they’re an outdoorsy kid who loves camping, you could even incorporate a pillow campfire like this one from Funsquare so they can get a dose of the outdoors - even when the rainy days are upon us!
Just look how this person created a library for their little book-lover using a Play Couch, some books, and leftover cardboard! Super simple!
Tips For Creating The Perfect Playroom For Kids
We all love a good chance to shuffle the furniture and redesign a space, and arranging an ideal playroom for children can really be a refreshing and enjoyable experience. But it can still be a little challenging when it comes to producing a practical, stimulating, and stylish area that checks off all the boxes!
Here are a few useful tips for creating a perfect playroom for kids:
Use bold colours and patterns
If you want an enjoyable and stimulating playroom, it’s helpful to include vibrant colours and patterns.
Did you know that colours actually have a powerful impact on your child’s brain? We delved into all the details here, but it’s important to remember that the right colours and patterns can be incredibly beneficial to their brains and set the right scene for play.
Shades like yellow, blue and green can create an upbeat and playful atmosphere. Stripes, polka dots and geometric shapes and motifs bring a whimsical touch to the area - perfect for the playroom.
Use the walls for climbing
Getting a bit tough putting the kids down at night? Need a way for them to use up all their energy?
Incorporating a climbing wall into your playroom design can be the best way to promote physical activity and develop strength and coordination for your active little ones!
Display fun artwork
Much like colours and patterns, incorporating vibrant, stimulating art visuals into the playroom can cultivate an energetic and imaginative atmosphere. Consider buying artful prints and posters that complement the playroom’s aesthetic to spark their creativity.
It’s also a great idea to display your child’s works of art among the space too, so they can see just how much they can achieve!
Create a den for children to play or rest in
Creating a cosy den or nook can be an excellent way to provide a safe space for kids to engage in leisure activities, read a book, or even curl up and have a nap in a secure environment.
You can easily install curtains or drapes around a specific room area or construct a playhouse or tent.
Just look at this cosy nook created by a Funsquare customer using just a Play Couch!
Introduce natural textures
Natural materials such as wood, rattan or bamboo can create a cosy and welcoming ambiance perfect for play. They’re Montessori-friendly for a reason!
These elements can be incorporated through furniture, decorations, or accents depending on how you want to balance it and exactly what effect you want to create.
Include a homework hub
If your kids are school-ready, allocating a desk or table in the playroom for your child to use for their homework, school projects or just for a fun day of activities, can be a great idea. It’s an effective way to promote educational development and to help your child stay ultra-organised.
Paint a chalkboard wall
A chalkboard wall can be another practical and interactive element of a playroom, especially for those little angels that want to draw all over the wall! Children can utilise the wall to express themselves creatively, practice writing, and play imaginative games. You can even pop on a word of the day or inspiration quote every now and then!
They’re also perfect for giving them a way to play without boundaries, so they can use this designated wall as an outlet for their wall-drawing shenanigans. And once done? Just wipe it all away easily.
Create a gender-neutral Scandi-scheme
Creating a gender-neutral playroom requires a thoughtful approach and finishing touches that are just so hard to get right!
But we recommend opting for a Scandi-inspired design, with a minimalistic and clean aesthetic, simple furniture, and natural materials.
Build a mega toy storage system
The biggest secret to a successful playroom is maintaining organisation. (We know, we can hear the crowd of parents screaming with excitement at us even mentioning this point!)
Installing a mega toy storage system can facilitate this. Use shelves, cubbies and baskets to ensure that toys, books and games are stored correctly, and are easily accessible for little ones to grab and go as needed.
Frequently asked questions
What makes a good playroom?
We think this will vary depending on your child. But, in general, a quality playroom should be secure, efficient, inviting, refreshing, suitable for the child’s age range, and reflective of their preferences and interest.
What should be in a kid's playroom?
A child’s playroom should have items and equipment that facilitate fun, imagination, learning and physical activity to promote healthy development.
Create an environment that encourages creativity by providing a variety of toys and activities, and encourages children using their personal interests and preferences.
If you’re looking for ways to design the perfect playroom for kids? We recommend taking a look at all the versatile, super safe and easy to clean play products available at Funsquare. Or, at the very least, glance at the Gallery for major design-inspiration - that has a special touch to every build!
“Easy to put together. Prove to be a hit with kids -6, 4 and 1.5 years old. Even adults like to sit on it. So far it’s easy for me to vacuum (dry) it clean.”