Ideas for a Playroom
As kids grow up, faster than you can ever imagine, they tend to require more space. Not because they have extra stuff to store but they want to have their friends over for sleepovers, birthday parties, or even study.
But you surely don't want their "playroom" to be a room with four boring walls, now do you? In that case, why not come up with some fun and exciting ideas so that they enjoy their personal time with friends or by themselves.
Theme of the Room
Most important element in a playroom is the theme. Once you have the theme in mind, you can do wonders. For tweens, the theme has to reflect their personality. Guys and girls will have night and day of difference in their choices.
Concepts to Choose From
Sit with the kids and discuss their interests. If they like a movie, music band, actor, actress; you can use those ideas to create their personal room. Thus, even they won't complain and the project will be done with sooner than expected.
Decorating the Walls
According to the theme you've selected, the walls will get the same treatment. For example, the theme of the room is Paris fashion, then think extravagant for the room. You can choose one or more colors to paint the walls.
Hang fancy mirrors on all walls so that the girls can wear their outfits and do a mini fashion show. Now on the other hand, the theme of the room is sports, then it can concentrate on football, basketball, volleyball, swimming, etc.; this again depends on what your tween is into.
If he likes soccer or basketball, then the walls can have posters of his favorite players. You can even personalize the room by writing an inspirational quote from that player.
The colors on the walls will surely depend on the tweens' choices. You can even go overboard with wall hangings or just keep the area neat and clean. A good way to involve kids here is by involving them to paint the playroom as well. This way, they can choose the colors and you won't have to go through the hassle.
For the Floors
Choosing the Furniture
Finally, the furniture in the room. Boy, there are so many options. You can have furniture for reading and writing area (of course, a desk with lamp), toy and book rack (stocked with their new toys and books), and a comfy couch.
Now even for the furniture of the room, we will again go back to the theme of the room. For example, the theme of the room is garden with butterflies, then the furniture in the room can reflect that. You can have a bench instead of the couch; basically we are looking for garden furniture. You can include a one-seater swing in the room as well.
On the other hand, if the theme of the room is space, then you can place a rocket-shaped bed or couch. Apart from that, you can use big, comfy pillows and arrange them in a way that it looks like a spaceship. You can even have furniture that's shaped in an unusual manner; round or oval chairs, triangular table, or egg-shaped book case.