Having a playroom in your house is a wonderful idea, especially if you have kids. Kids need a room for themselves to have fun and play games with their friends. Many parents try to convince their kids to use their bedroom as a playroom. But that seldom works out as bedrooms are often small and cannot accommodate toys, craft materials, and other playthings.
Another problem is that furniture like the bed, wardrobe, and study table, hardly leaves space for the child and his friends to play. To avoid all these problems, it is best to demarcate a room that is specifically used for playing. If you have a playroom, you do not have to worry about your kids just slumping in front of the television or computer.
But how do you find space for a playroom? A good idea would be to convert the basement of your home into a playroom. Even if you have a half finished basement it can be converted into a beautiful playroom for your kids.
To convert a basement into a kid-friendly room for them to play in, you need to furnish and decorate it carefully.
These warm colors gives the basement a cozy look, which is exactly what you are aiming for. Instead of painting all the walls of the basement in a single hue, it is best to combine a bright color with a neutral color. Leave sophisticated colors like plum, aubergine, and gray for your living room or study.
Do not try to cut cost by placing some small rugs instead of carpets. Kids might slip on rugs and can seriously injure themselves. A neutral-colored soft carpet, like an easy to maintain Berber carpet, works very well for a basement playroom.
Since basements usually have a low ceiling, recessed lighting is a very good choice. Avoid floor lamps and table lamps as these can be easily toppled by smaller kids.
It makes sense to break down the area of a basement into smaller play areas like a craft area and an area for playing video games. This way when your kids have a lot of friends coming over to play, every one can be involved in playing different games.
Furnishings should ideally be cotton or linen that are easily washable and in bright and vivid colors. Basement playroom designs should also incorporate smart storage solutions for storing toys, games, and other knickknacks.
With some good designs and smart choice in room colors and furniture, a basement can become a functional playroom for your kids.