Greater Fort Myers Area Design Tip #5.

Industry Observer with Right Choice Realty

Design Tips for Your Children's Playroom

When designing a playroom for your children, there are some key factors to consider. This is a room where your children will learn, grow and flourish both physically and socially. It's important to craft an inspirational, fun and safe environment. Combine these elements to create a playful, carefree environment in your home.

Color & Theme

Consider your child's personality and preferences – and embrace them! Use vivid and bold colors such as red, blue, green, pink or yellow. Use them as your primary wall color, or go with a more neutral shade and accent with these hues. Consider decorative wallpapers as another option, displaying numbers, letters or other child-friendly patterns.

Themed playrooms are another popular option. This is where you really need to unleash your imagination. Consider a sports theme or even a Western ­or race car theme. Choose a garden or princess theme, or consider replicating a favorite fairy tale. Have murals painted on the walls or purchase themed decals that can be easily changed or removed.

Safety First

Creating a safe environment for your children is a top priority. Keep electrical sockets covered and consider using curtains as opposed to blinds. The loosely hanging strings on blinds can present a strangulation hazard if not properly secured. Choose age-appropriate toys and furnishing to help prevent accidents.



Organizing Tips

Don't let the playroom overwhelm you. Strategize in advance how to store books, toys and art supplies in order to avoid unwanted chaos. Keeping it organized not only helps maintain your sanity, but also creates a more enjoyable experience for your child.

One option is to separate the playroom into sections, each with a designated purpose. There might be a section for making art with an easel or table and chairs. A comfy seating area gives your child a place to enjoy books and quiet time. And a carpeted, open area makes it easy to play with toys or make up imaginative games.

Colorful baskets, buckets or labeled plastic bins in varying sizes make wonderful storage options. They are also a great way for your children to learn their colors and necessary sorting skills.

Shelving or cubbies in assorted sizes are a must. They are great for storing just about anything. Keep items such as plush animals, books and puzzles organized loosely on a shelf, or neatly stack your bins and baskets to hold things like toy cars, Legos, play dough and art supplies. Keeping storage bins organized will help your child remember where things go, making cleanup easier.

For oversized items, large toy boxes work great and keep floor space free. Consider hanging organizers with individual sleeves for items such as CDs or card games that require added protection.

Have fun with your playroom design. Use your creativity to fashion a captivating environment that inspires your children to have fun while learning.


Best Regards,

Jack Solloway, Founder & President

Right Choice Realty, LLC

(239) 333-2378

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Jack Solloway, President & Founder

Right Choice Realty, LLC

(239) 333-BEST

Comments (11)

Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Very nice post and great tips, thank you for sharing!!!

Sep 09, 2014 01:10 AM
Chris and Maria Jeantet
Coldwell Banker C&C Properties - Redding, CA
Redding CA Real Estate Couple

Great ideas! Thanks for posting. 

Sep 10, 2014 05:50 AM
Karen Mathers - REALTOR®
Keller Williams Vero Beach - Vero Beach, FL
When it Matters, Choose Mathers! 772-532-3221

You have shown pictures of some beautiful playrooms, those are some lucky children!  Even for those not going to those extremes for the room (rentals or just not so creative), the safety and organzational tips are fantastic!  Great post, thanks for sharing!

Sep 10, 2014 11:16 PM
Suzanne Otto
Six Twenty Designs - Lansdale, PA
Your Montgomery County PA home stager

It's easy for a kids playroom or bedroom to become chaotic was a mass of toys. Organization is so important!

Sep 10, 2014 11:40 PM
Trisha Bush-LeFore
Preferred Properties Land & Homes - Walla Walla, WA
Providing Realtor Services in the Walla Walla Area

Great post full of awesome tips. You're right about incorporating ways of keeping things organized but accessible.

Sep 12, 2014 04:37 AM
Sharon Parisi
United Real Estate Dallas - Dallas, TX
Dallas Homes

I love these ideas of themed playrooms!  Today there are many creative,  colorful, and safe products available for children's rooms. That makes it even more fun to decorate!

Sep 14, 2014 05:46 AM
Brian Sharkey
SharkeyRE LLC - Tequesta, FL
SharkeyRE - #SouthFloridaBroker

Keeping things Oragnized & Safe for my children is number one priority. Great tips, I think my kids are do for a new playroom. Thanks for a great post!

Sep 17, 2014 01:55 AM
Jeremy K. Frost
Keller Williams Realty - Dripping Springs, TX
Associate Broker, ABR,CNE,CRS,ePro,PSA,RENE,SRS

This is fantastic information. Thank you for sharing and best of luck!

Sep 20, 2014 02:05 AM
Lee Davenport
Sandy Springs, GA
Learn With Lee: Real Estate Coaching & Consulting

Great tips Right Choice Realty.  The colorful play rooms with designated areas is a great idea to help children prepare for school.  I also love the video - I thought I was the only one here going powtoons crazy :).

Sep 21, 2014 11:25 PM
Jeff Jensen
The Federal Savings Bank/Lending in 50 states - Greenwich, CT

It seems color and safety are really seizing the day.

Sep 22, 2014 08:10 AM
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

Key it seems is the "easily removed"  part of the decor which will change as the child matures or the house goes on the market.

Oct 06, 2014 10:20 PM

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