If you’ve recently decided to take on the task of designing a playroom for your kids, although you might have already done the basic things like painted the walls and installed the ideal kind of flooring, if you’ve stepped back and thought to yourself “It looks nice but not quite as fun as I would like it to be”, then you’ve come to the right article. That’s because, over the course of the next few minutes, we are going to share with you five things that we feel are absolute must-haves when it comes to creating the perfect playroom for kids. Ones that will bring a smile to both you as well as your little ones’ faces:
A chalkboard wall. Something that is easy to do that also provides an awesome addition to a playroom is making an accent wall out of chalkboard paint. That way, should your children feel the urge to do a bit of writing or drawing, they have a wide open space to do it in; one that they can simply change with the help of an eraser.
Storage space. If the first thing that you think of when it comes to storage space is a traditional toy chest, while that is one route that you can take, there are a lot of other options too. There are colorful storage crates, there are ottomans that come in all kinds of shapes and there are even large closets that mimic the one from the movie The Chronicles of Narnia. If you really like that last idea, B Forbel is a website that shows a picture of one that a parent made from their child that you can make as well. Just go to the site and put “real Narnia closet” in the search field.
Some giant pillows. Another nice and also highly-economical addition are some giant throw pillows. The great thing about this particular option is that it can be used in a few different ways. You can place them in the corners of the room for decor, your kids can use them to sit or lay on while watching one of their favorite movies or they can even push them together and sleep on top of them if they have some friends over for a slumber party.
Cool furniture. What playroom is complete without some really cool furniture that is the perfect size for your kids? Whatever you decide to go with, make sure that it’s easy for them to get into and out of, that it’s comfortable and that it will last them for a few years. Target sells an awesome child-size rocking chair and kid’s desk, Bean Bag Town sells some really cool bean bag chairs and if you really want to go all out and get your child a vinyl recliner, both Wal-Mart and Overstock sell them.
Don’t forget about the toys. When you’re looking to find the best gifts for kids by age, especially when they’re toys that are for your children’s playroom, it’s best to look for websites that have educational toys on them. One that’s a favorite by many is Mind Ware. You can find puzzles, building games and even science projects that will keep your kids well-occupied. Plus, you can be confident that while they’re playing, they’re also learning too. Educational toys are definitely some of the best investments that you can make when designing your children’s playroom.