The purpose of a playroom is to have a space where a child can spend time without being reprimanded for being messy. It is a space where he/she can enjoy with friends or alone. Though it requires some vital furnishings, it is also important that it isn't too cluttered. It is eventually meant to be an open space where your little one can play, explore, and unleash his/her creativity. Here, we discuss the type of furniture you should have in this room so that it serves a purpose and adds aesthetic appeal.
Playroom furniture can be broadly divided into categories based on their function. For instance, it requires ample amount of storage, a desk where your child can write or study, and a space where he/she can sit and read. All this needs to be placed in a manner such that there is enough open space to play. You can put together a collection of your choice of accessories, or you can come up with a theme based playroom idea by placing the requisite furnishings. In these categories, the basics under each category have been covered. Take a look.
As mentioned earlier, storage is extremely important in any playroom to keep toys, books, and art and craft items. In such a case, one mere unit cannot perform this function. You must make enough space for each of these, and come up with some creative and useful storage ideas for the playroom. Think of wall-mounted book racks instead of those kept on the floor. These will help open up the space in the room and provide more floor space. The open space can then be used to keep wicker baskets to store toys. However, ensure that the bookshelf isn't too high. Your child should easily access these books without any help. For toys, another idea is to try out seating arrangements with storage below. These will serve a dual function and keep the room tidy. For art and craft, try to incorporate a chest of drawers that are easily accessible. Avoid fancy knobs that can hurt children in the process of playing.
As a playroom serves so many functions, different types of seating are required for different functions. For instance, you need a writing space, a reading area, and perhaps, a set of tables and chairs where children can gather around and engage in different creative activities. As such, here's how you can go about the process.
- Writing Desk: Try to include a multifunctional desk that will serve more than one purpose. While the prime purpose of the desk is to sit and write on it, it can consist of drawers where all the necessary stationery can be stored. Further, the bookshelf can be right above the study area for easy accessibility.
- Reading Space: An open space should be provided for the kids to sit and enjoy their favorite book. Ideally, all you really need is a specific chair that is comfortable to make the reading process an enjoyable experience. It could be a bean bag, a rocking chair, or simply a rug with some cushions thrown on them. Although you must ensure that you don't encourage the habit of lying down and reading.
- Recreational Space: Here comes the table and some chairs where everyone can engage in creative activities, such as drawing, crafts, etc. Though not mandatory, it is a good choice if your child is used to having friends over for some fun time. It can also be a space where you can sit with him/her to help with any activity.