by Lauren Busser The House Designers’ Editorial Director
Does your new home have a space that you want to turn into the perfect playroom for your child? Keep these design considerations in mind as you select the perfect furnishings for your child's playroom. When designed with these concepts in mind, you can easily turn a playroom into a space that your son or daughter will love for years to come.
Choose Appropriately Sized Furniture
Trying to teach your child organizational skills can be difficult when their favorite toys and games are out of reach. If they can't reach the drawer they are likely to pull the entire drawer out and leave its contents on the floor. Keeping drawers, shelves, and other items at eye-level will make it easy for your child to find their favorite toys and put them away.
A Place for Everything
Keeping toys in a sloping box or using different storage bins will help keep your child organized and make cleaning easier. Freestanding open bins are a great way to get your child to clean up after themselves. You can color code and label the bins for specific items to make it easier to put them away.
Keep Favorite Toys In Reach
When it comes to creating the perfect storage space for your kids, you want to make sure that you use every inch of available space. Be sure to keep favorite items in reach. If you use shelving, remember to place books and toys on lower shelves and memorabilia and collectibles up high and out of reach.
Select Furnishings That Grow With Your Child
Just like you can purchase an adjustable bedroom set, you can also purchase an adjustable desk or workstation. These systems can be easily modified or removed as your child grows up.
Let Your Kids Get Creative
Kids like to make a mess and sometimes they draw on walls. Now you can let them with Benjamin Moore® Chalkboard Paint. Chalkboard Paint creates a surface that your kids can doodle and write on freely. Don't think that you have to paint the surface to look like an old-school chalkboard, because it's available in any color from Benjamin Moore®. Not only will you have a washable surface but it will dress up your overall design theme.