A playroom is a tricky room to decorate because more than anything is to be functional, but you also want the room to be creative, imaginative, and don’t forget, cute. This room is also the perfect place for kids to express themselves, so you want the decor to reflect them and their interests. If they love cowboys and horses, you might not want to put spaceships everywhere. While the theme of the room can be left up to interpretation, there are some fundamental keys to making a playroom successful. One of the most important elements, if you ask me, is closed storage and tons of it! The more storage you have, the cleaner the room can appear. Storage doesn’t have to be bulky armoires or loads of closet space. Creative solutions to storage can sometimes be the focal point of a room.
Creating a seating area that can double as sleeping area is a great space saver, and it can add longevity to your room. This will take a child from toddlerhood through high school. Sticking with a neutral palette and adding in accent colors is also a great way to make sure your room stands the test of time. That dinosaur bed will only last a few years, but it can make sense, budget wise, if everything else around that piece is neutral. Then you will only be replacing one big piece of furniture over time instead of having to change everything. The walls are a great place to make bold choices. Paint and wall art are easy to change and make the room a lot more fun.
Chalkboard paint is a great way to make this room interactive and potentially educational. It’s fun to be able to draw on the walls and create your own adventure. Make sure they know that this is the ONLY room where drawing on the walls is acceptable. Could lead to big dangers in the rest of your house.
Also, a magnetic wall can be a great way to showcase your kids’ art, leave notes and reminders for the family, and just have more fun on the wall.
And most importantly, create a space where the whole family can relax and have fun!