Top Playroom Ideas To Keep The Kids Happy

Playrooms are a good way of giving kids their own space to play and feel independent, as well as give you a break, so you want to make sure it’s the best possible playroom. These are some great ideas for a playroom.

A playroom needs a table where the kids can sit and create drawings and whatever else they like, but a good tip to keep the table less of a mess is to paint the top of the table with chalkboard paint. This way you can provide a variety of chalk pencils for the kids to draw straight onto the table, and you don’t have to worry about the cleaning. Another alternative of this is to paint one of the walls in chalkboard paint, another great way to get the kids to create drawings on a bigger scale and again, it's easy to clean off when they want a clean canvas.

A ball pit! What kid wouldn’t want a ball pit in their playroom? This might only be more accessible for bigger rooms, but if possible ball pits are a great way to add that extra special something to your playroom. The kids will love it, and it will also make a great hiding spot when playing hide and seek.

Make your playroom look great with a themed wall - there’s endless options to choose from. You could either do a different theme on each wall or just pick one of the walls to work with. You could pick a world map, ocean or jungle theme but don't forget you can also take inspiration from the children - if they have a particular hobby or interest then you could base their themed wall off of that.

For the more accident prone kids, instead of having hard floors or carpet you could lay down some padded mats. The padded mats can act as a colourful and safer alternative, but are also easy to clean with a wet cloth if there's any spills!

Kids love secrets, so why not have a feature such as a hidden entrance or maybe even a secret den? The element of having a different entrance or section to others will be something they'll love. 

To keep the playroom tidy and a stress free zone, you’re going to need storage. If you need some other storage ideas for the rest of your house, have a look at our blog post on storage. One way of making tidying even easier is to get the kids tidying along with you, but to do this you’re going to need a fun storage method. An example is alphabetical boxes - you can label the boxes by letter, and this way the children can work out what letter their toy starts with and they can sort it into the right box. This also doubles up as a learning tool. Magnetic board and strips can also act as storage, and they also serve the purpose of letting kids show off their toys provided they are magnetic. 

If you use soft mats in your playroom, you could also consider a small climbing wall in the playroom, which is great for kids who love to adventure and climb. 

Playrooms can be great if you have the space to create one. If you don’t have enough space in your current home, maybe it’s time to start thinking about moving into something a little bigger, with more room for you and your kids. Why don’t you head over to our current development listing page and see if you can find anything

Also if you are thinking of moving house but not sure of the best way to do it with kids, then we have a blog post that could help you.

Publish date: 22/09/2017