The following tips about creating a playroom are sponsored by UHS Window Tinting. All opinions are my own.
If you are fortunate enough to have an extra room in your home for a playroom, definitely go for it!. There are so many perks to having a playroom! To start off, you have a designated ‘landing space’ for toys which should help you contain them to that room (a bit). In addition to that huge perk, you will also be able to limit the mess when it comes to spills and spit up (the glamourous side to being a mom, ha!). Of course, even with a playroom, you will not be able to stop the mess from coming out of that room, but it should limit it pretty significantly.
When most people first get a playroom, they always think “Oh, I’ll just throw in the toys and we are good to go,” but over the years, I have learned that it is not as simple as that. You need to really think about how to make a safe and comfortable play area for your children and other children visiting. Check out some of my best additions!
Tips for Creating a Playroom
Keep the Flooring Soft
Soft flooring is a very important addition to a playroom. If your room does not already have carpet, you should add some type of soft flooring. This could be something as simple as a rug, or you could get the foam letters that sit on the floor, which would be a fun touch! Once your kids are older, this isn’t as huge of a deal, but with little ones that are rolling, crawling and/or wobbling around, you should try to protect their knees as much as possible.
This section is for kids and adults – everyone needs seating! For kids, you could add some bean bags or small chairs and for adults, you could add a couch or a rocking chair. Of course, kids could share that, as well. Seating is not extremely necessary, but it sure makes things a lot more comfortable for you at times.
Consider Adding Window Films
If you already have a playroom, this may seem like a random addition to you, but hear me out! UHS Window Tinting and Blinds is an Atlanta-based locally owned business that I found online. They offer residential and commercial Window Tinting and Window Treatment services all across the metro area. When I first saw their website, I was intrigued because it said that their window films could save you money on utilities, which is always helpful. I kept reading and also realized that in addition to saving you money, they also provide security, safety, and privacy, as well. Apparently, 3M™ Window Film, which is what UHS Window Tinting and Blinds uses can help hold broken glass together, preventing flying glass shards, which is a leading cause of injuries and fatalities. The window films fortify your glass, reducing the risk of injury (and isn’t this what every mom wants – a smaller chance for injury?). Honestly, this protection is worth the investment for your playroom already, but on top of all of that, the films also help prevent excessive heat and cold, fading of furniture, high energy costs, glare, and more. If you are interested in window tinting, I would definitely check out UHS Window Tinting and Blinds. From what I have read, they sound like a great company. They have built up a reputation by doing quality work around the Atlanta area and because of that, they don’t have a bad review!
Keep the Toy Tidy in Bins
In order to attempt to control the mess and your sanity (not joking, haha), add organization to your room. There are so many fantastic ideas on Pinterest that you can look up and add to your room. Bins, drawers, and other organizational products will make your life much easier when it comes to controlling the mess, cleaning up, and finding things. A few of my favorite ways to organize a playroom is by adding bookshelves, adding a costume rack where you can hang up all of the costumes, and adding clear bins so that things can stay organized, but you can also see where things are! There are so many posts about organizing kids playrooms, so I am positive that you will figure out what works best for your family just by doing a little bit of research. One more tip when it comes to organization: make sure you do not go into it thinking that how you organize now will stay the same as the kids grow, so make sure you do not spend a ton of money on it because I am sure once they have different toys and different wants, you will need to re-organize.
Add a Few Electronics
I am sure that somewhere out there, you will find a debate on if you should have electronics in your playroom or not. Well, I say go for it. There are so many educational TV shows, movies, and other electronic games out there. Of course, you should probably limit electronic time, but a little bit won’t hurt anyone. Having a TV stand in there could add organization to the room anyway!
Offer Enough Space
Okay, so this is probably a given, but you need enough space so that your kids can run around. Like I mentioned before, this will change as your kids grow and change likes and dislikes, but give them space to play! This means that you need to limit the toys, accessories, and even organizational items that you have in the room. When it comes down to it, that is what they are in there for: to play. Work with the space you have – anything will be better than nothing!
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