Now that we’re spending so much of our time at home, it’s not just our working space that needs attention. For those of us with kids, it’s just as important to create an area in your living room where your kids can play. To make sure your kids have enough space to play and you still have enough space to live and work, create a clear, designated play area so your living room doesn’t turn into one big playground. In this blog we will give you some tips on how to do this:
Create a designated area
To make it clear where you want your kids to play, create some visual separation from the rest of your living room. There are a few ways to go about this. One of the easiest ways is to define the area with a rug. Another option is to use paint to define the area. You can do this by painting a square on your wall, or you can get creative and paint the shape of a castle or a house. Curtains are also great for separating a play area. If you leave the curtains open by tying them to the side, you can create a super cozy corner for your children to play.
Even when you have a minimalistic approach to buying toys, you probably still have quite the collection of toys and playing materials. To keep the play area clean and organised, make it easy to clean everything up at the end of the day. It’s especially convenient if your children can reach all your storage solutions, so they can clean up after themselves. If you don’t have much storage space, try to think outside the box. Maybe you can tuck some baskets under a small bench, or hang a few pretty bags on the wall that can be filled with toys.
When you’re decorating your play area, there’s no need to throw your ideas about style out of the window. If you have a neutral interior with lots of natural elements, create a neutral playroom with a neutral coloured rug and wooden furniture and toys.You don’t even have to buy children’s furniture! A small coffee table can be a wonderful kids table and instead of children’s chairs you can use some beautiful poufs.