When decorating your home, it’s important to stay trendy but not break the bank. This especially applies for spaces around your home that are for the children.
Playrooms are convenient because you can store toys and other things your children may use on a regular basis, without cluttering your family room or entire home.
We want to help you create an amazing playroom on a budget and that’s why we talked to Lifestyle Expert and Interior Designer, Kecia Clarke.
Fun & Fab Playrooms on a Budget
“Playroom decorating can be a fun experience for the whole family. You can create endless possibilities based on your child’s passions and pleasures,” says Clarke.
Clarke suggests starting with a paint color that your child will love. She says to think of your child’s favorite movie or theme. Does he/she love superheroes? Use those facts to help you decide on a color for the walls.
Clarke also says you don’t have to break the bank to get a unique creation. There are plenty of students who are extremely talented and will work for far less than a pro.
“If you are not artistic have someone paint a colorful mural on the wall,” says Clarke. “Reach out to local arts schools, art programs at community colleges or even your area high schools to source an artist…A personalized wall mural is sure to inspire joy and comfort for your child!”
If you decide to go with the mural, Clarke suggests to paint the other three walls a nice solid color to complement that focal point.
Clarke says to create zones such as reading ‘nooks’ or sections, places for your child to draw or color etc.
“Use bean bags and little sofas and small area rug to zone out the space! Kids love a special place for quiet time. Include a small bookcase with his favorite books ready to read anytime,” suggests Clarke.
If you go with a TV zone, Clarke says to keep it simple by using comfy chairs and maybe a little table.
Since you want to make this transformation affordable. Clarke tells us that most furniture for play spaces can be purchased used at local consignment shops, estate sales or from discount stores, ensuring you’ll be saving money.
And don’t worry about getting too much. Clarke knows that children are very active so she says to leave some space for them to exercise.
Don’t Forget The Storage!
“Invest in storage bins so that clean up time is fun and easy. You may not believe this, but kids do like structure and a place for things to go,” says Clarke.
Plus, it makes cleaning up easy and if designed well, the playroom can inspire creativity and help your child stay motivated to keep their space clean and neat.
No matter what colors you use, or where you place the toys, get your child involved in the process and it will be something you both will enjoy and remember for years to come.