When creating a play space for young children, there are several elements you will want to consider. Functional elements, play elements, and design elements can all work together to create the ultimate playroom in your home or business. Let’s explore seven of those elements and how you can incorporate them into your space.
Fun Colors, Patterns, Designs
No one wants a boring play space! Choose fun colors and patterns when designing your playroom. Use a bold paint color on the walls, or just an accent wall. Include a patterned wallpaper if you’d like. At We Sell Mats, we are proud to offer multi-purpose foam floor mats in a variety of fun colors. This creates a durable floor space with an element of fun. We also offer Forest Floor® tiles in faux wood patterns if you’d like your playroom to match the style of your home or business.
Large Play Items
Anchor the playroom with a few large scale play items. Examples include: a puppet theater, dress up area, play kitchen or train table. You can also include our tumbling octagons or cheese wedge incline mats, which come in a variety of sizes and colors, for even more fun! Adding large play items helps to create zones for play and encourages children to use their imagination. If using more than one large play item, make sure to spread them out by using opposite walls or corners of the room.
Small Play Items
Children have lots of toys and creating a dedicated space for them is important. This makes it easier for children to enjoy free play. The ultimate playroom will include a variety of small play items like: blocks, cars and trucks, dolls, stuffed animals, play food and more.
Kids of all ages enjoy reading or looking at books. Include a space for reading in the ultimate playroom by utilizing a book shelf and some cozy seating. Seating options can include pillows, bean bag chairs, a fuzzy rug, etc. Incorporating books into a playroom is a great way to break up the type of play children will engage in.
Crafting and Art Supplies
Include basic arts and crafts supplies when designing your playroom. Crayons, markers, stickers, paper and even chalk are great tools for kids to use their imagination. Make sure to choose washable coloring utensils to keep the playroom looking clean and tidy!
Organization and Storage System
Perhaps the most important element of the ultimate playroom is an organization or storage system. With small play items, books and art supplies, you will need a place to store all of those items in an organized manner. Not only does this keep the playroom looking great, it also makes it easier for kids to play and clean up when they’re done. Utilize storage bins in a variety of sizes for the easiest organization system.
Lastly, you will want some functional furniture in the ultimate playroom. This can be large scale furniture or small scale furniture, depending on the size of your space. If you have a large playroom, you may want to choose a sofa or sectional couch. When working with a smaller room, choose a small desk or table and chairs.
Create a space that is unique to your family, home or business with these seven tips for the ultimate playroom. You can’t go wrong with whatever you choose!