The playroom is a very important place in the house or apartment for children. It’s the perfect retreat for playing with friends. As a custodian or parent, when planning the playroom you should make sure that you create a suitable atmosphere for the child. When planning, also keep in mind that the playroom is also suitable for several stages of childhood. This saves you complicated and laborious renovation work. So you need to design the playroom so that it also suits the interests of older children. You can use the 3D CAD software to plan the children’s room and playroom and do not have to hire an interior designer. The following text describes what to look out for when planning and furnishing a playroom.
What makes the playroom so special?
Playrooms and children’s rooms are not the same rooms in the house. In the nursery your child can play, do homework and sleep. When children play in the nursery, they have to tidy up again in the evening so that they can do homework or sleep in the evening. Order is important, but this way children cannot develop the way they would like to while playing. The practical thing about a playroom with different play areas is that this room is only suitable for playing. Here children can let themselves go and let their creativity and imagination run free while playing. In this way, children can build large Lego constructions that take several days to complete. This is difficult to achieve in a normal children’s room. With age, game consoles and a television can also be placed in the playroom. Here children can play their favorite games and do not have to sit in the living room. The practical thing about the room is that custodians can control exactly how long certain media and game consoles can be used. In this way, children learn structure, but at the same time have enough freedom in their playroom to be able to play undisturbed.
Planning and structure in space
Before setting up a playroom, you should think about the use of the space. It is important that you determine who will be playing in the room. If the playroom is for several children, it is important to consider the different ages. Then divide the room into several areas so that each child can retreat to their own area. You can put small shelves in the room to separate the individual areas. This creates a small spatial separation and you can use the shelf as a storage facility to store toys. Make sure you also plan a table. Board games can be played at the table with the whole family or when the children are visiting. Handicrafts and painting are also possible at the table. At the table, the children can play with friends or with siblings.
Play areas in the playroom
In the playroom, you should create different play areas that can also be clearly identified visually. So you can z. B. Use different colors to separate one area from another. Let your children have a say in the choice of colors and take your preferences and wishes into account. But you should keep in mind that children’s interests can change quickly. A good alternative to patterns or certain colors are wall decals, which can simply be stuck on the wall. The practical thing about wall tattoos is that they can be removed very easily and leave no residue. So you can always adapt the playroom to your child’s interests with little effort. Compared to a new coat of paint or wallpapering, wall tattoos are also considerably cheaper.
In a large playroom, you should also create a neutral area for joint activities. It is difficult to respond to the various wishes and interests. A neutral style also ensures that no child feels disadvantaged because their preferences have not been taken into account. The different colors in the playroom as a partition also ensure that every child is responsible for their play area. Everyone is responsible for the communal area.
Tips and tricks
The nature of the floor plays a very important role in the playroom. Wooden floors and tiles are rather unsuitable as a floor type for playrooms. Wooden floors are prone to small nicks and scratches. In addition, the children could injure themselves on splinters while playing. Wooden floors are therefore rather unsuitable. Tiles as flooring can be extremely cold if you don’t have underfloor heating in the house. Tiles are also particularly hard. Carpets are a good alternative as flooring for the playroom. The only downside to carpet is that stains of any kind can be seen quickly.
If you’re not sure which type of floor to choose, opt for large playmats that you can place in the playroom. The practical thing is that the playmats are available in different designs and looks and the children can individually choose a pattern for their area. Playmats are easy to clean and easy to care for. You even have the option of replacing damaged parts with new ones. The playmats are soft, warm and perfect for children to play with.
When designing the playroom, think about the walls as well. You should opt for blackboard foil, which can easily be attached to the wall or the wall decals. The special thing about blackboard foil is that the children can also paint and write on the walls. The works of art can be easily removed with a wet cloth so that the actual wall remains clean. Blackboard foil is available in different sizes and the material is very cheap (two euros for one square meter). It is important that you talk to your children about where on the wall you can paint. To be on the safe side, cover larger areas with the blackboard film in case your children get the idea to paint in higher places. The practical thing about blackboard foil is that the children can let their creativity unfold on the walls and create works of art.
Power sources in the playroom
Power sources are extremely important in times of multimedia and advanced digitization. In order for children to be able to use electronic devices in the playroom, you must take certain safety precautions. Sockets should be installed hidden and provided with a child safety device. Large multiple sockets that can be switched on and off are also suitable. When your child wants to use an electronic device, all they have to do is press the switch, which makes them even safer.
Redesign of the playroom
Over time, your child’s interests will change. As you get older, you will no longer use the playroom you used to. Now is the time to turn the playroom into a teenage room where your child can hang out with friends. Take off the chalkboard foil and wall decals and remove the playmats from the floor. Now you should think about the design of the room together with your child. Your child can stay in the youth room at any time and has a place of retreat in the house.