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Have your children already grown out of their playroom? Do you want to repurpose an office space into a creative room for playtime? No matter your reason, keep these tips for redecorating your children’s playroom in mind as you come up with the new design. Get your kids excited about playtime again by incorporating the things they love into the room’s design—you’ll become the envy of your children’s friend circles.
Pay Attention To Your Children’s Interests
All that many children want in a playroom is their favorite cartoon characters, movies, or toys. If your kids are in love with a franchise or a type of toy (like a train set), consider getting creative with your playroom design and adding your own homages to their favorite things. For twins, you may consider splitting the room in half to accommodate their different interests.
Though providing a haven for your children’s interests now will make them happy while that interest is still relevant, you may need to change it as the years go by. Try to use temporary decorations for their interests, like bookshelves for their action figures or framed posters. Paint the wall or add wall decals only if you know you’re going to repaint the room in the future. When they get older, their playroom may become the area where they do homework.
Pick the Right Flooring
Some children are rowdier than others during playtime—make sure they stay safe even when they play an intense game of “The Floor is Lava.” You may need to install carpet or add a large rug to prevent bumps and bruises from hard flooring. If you do install carpet, keep it clean by establishing a rule for your children about bringing food into the playroom. With so many types of carpet, however, you can find the easiest-to-clean option (or the best carpet for hiding stains) for your family’s lifestyle.
Furnish With Full-Family Activities
While you want the space to be a play haven for your children, you should also furnish it with things you can do as a family. As a final tip for redecorating your children’s playroom, try to dedicate a corner to watching movies or add a game table for board games and puzzles. The playroom should be for everyone—not just a space where you can put your children so that you can get quality alone time. If you enjoy being in the space, too, you’ll truly create a room you can be proud of.
What are some things you would love to see in your child playroom?