Looking to keep your little ones entertained? There’s no better solution than creating a colourful playroom where they can escape into a world of their imagination. Whether you choose to convert a spare bedroom or a study, Rawson homes (such as the family friendly Fernside design) have ample space to play with.
Here are our top tips for creating a playroom your kids will love:
Arts and crafts station
Encourage your little ones to express themselves with a drawing and painting station well stocked with pencils, paints and paper. Designate a corner of the room, and lay the floor with plastic to prevent the inevitable mess that always seems to arise out of cheerful arts and crafts sessions. Hang a corkboard on the wall where you can display their masterpieces for everyone to see.
Bright and breezy storage
Make packing up fun by using a colourful storage system to keep toys and all of their other bits and bobs in order. From toy bins and clear buckets that let you know exactly what’s inside to clever shelving, there are plenty of bright and breezy options. Consider colour coding, labelling or alphabetising your storage shelves so that they double up as a learning tool.
Drawing on the walls
Struggling to keep your little ones from scribbling on every surface they come across? A clever and playful solution is to create a chalkboard wall that they can draw on to their hearts content. This can be done easily and affordably through the application of chalkboard paint, or instead by propping a series of large chalkboards up against the wall. Keep tubs of colourful chalk nearby for when inspiration strikes.
While ample seating is an important feature in a playroom, more often than not children are happiest when sprawled out on the floor with their favourite toys or books. Choose a soft plush rug in a cheery pattern to imbue the space with energy and make the floor a fun place to be.