Posts Tagged ‘kid decorating inspiration’

Creating a Play Zone

Written by creatingyourspace on . Posted in Design and Decorating, Family

17005847_SCreating a play and creative space for your kids in your home is important for both the kids and you. Having a space to play and be creative helps little minds grow and keeps your kids occupied. If you have a designated playroom, you are ahead of the game. If you have to carve out a play area in the family room or kids’ bedrooms, you face a little more of a challenge.

Having a play and creative zone that is not in the kids’ rooms can contain the clutter and chaos that comes with crafts and toys.  Depending on the size of your family room or living room, you may be able to set aside part of the room as the play zone.  The key to designing and creating a play zone is storage. Storage, storage and more storage will keep the toys and craft supplies from taking over your room.

If you have little crawlers and toddlers, you’ll want to have a soft surface underfoot for falls and tumbles. This can be colorful rubber mats, carpet squares, or even a few layers of area rugs.  Creating a safe place to play is important.  Poufs are great for the play area since they are easily portable and can be used as seating.

For crafting, a floor cover to protect your carpet or hardwood from glue and paint is a must. This can be a simple drop cloth, tarp or plastic sheet.  You’ll want something that is easy to fold up and wash after the crafts are over.

Remember When…..

Written by creatingyourspace on . Posted in Design and Decorating, Hints and Advice, Tips

Remember when you were a young boy or girl? What was your dream room? Perhaps it was something with castles, race cars, Disney characters, or construction trucks.  Wouldn’t it be amazing to be able to give your child a themed room that they’ll enjoy?  Take a look at some these pictures below for ideas:

A place to escape into a book.

Under the Sea.

A boat bed for sailing away!

An amazing space room to venture into the galaxy!

Want to play cowboys and Indians?

For the princess.

Who said you can’t play with Legos on the wall?

These concepts can be used in bedrooms and play areas.  Did the room ideas inspire you? If so, how did they?  Take a look at our Design Resource Center for more ways to help you design your next room.