3 Principles in Designing Kids’ Playroom

Attractive and Safe Kids' Playroom DesignPlaying is an important thing that should be done by children. Through playing, children will discover new things that will be useful for them to grow on. So, how should we design a kids’ playroom? What things do we need to consider? The following are three principles you need to know when designing a kids’ playroom.

Principle 1: A kids’ playroom should feel spacious
Children’s playroom doesn’t have to be large, but try to have enough space for them to give exercise for their motorist skills. It means that there should be enough places to train their leg muscles by walking or running. This is especially useful when the weather outside was not friendly, like a big rain or overpowering sun’s heat. What you need to do is to provide storage spaces such as containers or racks along the wall so that there will be no toy or other item cluttered on the floor. As a result, the children can explore the whole room more freely.

Principle 2: A kids’ playroom should be safe
Children cannot distinguish whether a surface is dangerous or harmful for them or not. They also do not understand yet that the angle of the sharp rectangular table and floor tiles or hardwood can be harmful to them. What you need to do is to avoid sharp corners or hard surfaces. If you want to put a small table in the children’s playroom, choose a table that does not have sharp corners, such as a circle or oval shaped table.

If you cannot find that kind of table, then create protective pads in the corners or edges of the table. In addition, you should also choose benches which are made of fabric. And for the floor, it is suggested installing a permanent carpet which would not make your children stumbled.

Principle 3: A kids’ playroom should look cheerful
Children’s sense of sight still needs stimulation. The selection of playroom furniture and wall paints with bright colors will stimulate their sense of sight then. What you need to do is to choose bright colors by considering the composition as well. Make sure that the color combination is not too striking or contrast which eventually make the children get dizzy. In addition, a cheerful shade will also appear from the right lighting setting, either from the artificial light design or the natural light from sunlight. Yet, make sure that the children’s playroom light is not excessive because it may cause the room feel hot instead.

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