Setting Up The Perfect Playroom For Kids

Setting Up The Perfect Playroom For Kids

When it comes to babies, the old adage is certainly true – time flies. It may only seem like five minutes ago that you were decorating a nursery ready for the arrival of your little bundle of joy. Now they are toddling and talking, you are probably thinking about preparing a space for them in which to learn, play and explore the world.

Here are our top tips to help you design the perfect playroom for your inquisitive little adventurer.


Whilst soft, pastel colours are good for the baby stage (anything to encourage just a BIT more sleep!), older children enjoy bright colours. To give the space longevity, why not choose a neutral shade for the walls and flooring. Introducing accent colours in fixtures such as shelving, and soft furnishings such as curtains, rugs and bedspreads, allows you to refresh the space easily and inexpensively in the future.


As you design the playroom, include as much storage as possible to clear away the inevitable proliferation of toys, books and other knick-knacks your child will collect as they grow.

One tip is to think about how to incorporate storage within other objects in the room; a window seat could house some useful drawers, and many play tables enable you to lift off the top to store craft materials or toys, for example.

Bunk beds or high sleepers with storage underneath are an attractive way to save on space and provide more storage, but make sure you familiarise yourself with the safety guidelines around these – they are not recommended for children under the age of six.

Learning opportunities

Your child learns about the world through play, so providing plenty of opportunities to satisfy their inquisitive brains and fingers is sure to be a hit.

Reading aloud to your child, and providing lots of interesting books to explore, are excellent ways to encourage an interest in reading. Wall mounted shelves that display books face-on saves space and are accessible to little hands.

Balls are essential to help your little one develop hand-eye coordination as he or she learns to kick, throw and catch. A small, inflatable paddling pool and a bag of plastic play balls make an inexpensive ball pit that is easy to pack away.

Building blocks encourage fine motor skills and problem solving, and dressing up boxes will help to develop that all-important imagination.

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