Luxury Home Series: Kids’ Playroom
Any parent knows that the best way to keep their home clean and free of loose toys is to have a specific space for their kids to play in. A playroom gives you the space to have a clean and functional home, but it also gives the kids an area that’s all their own, dedicated to learning, playing, and growing. At Omega, we believe that a great playroom is a perfect way to foster learning and exploration, so we want to give parents our guidelines for designing the ideal luxury kids’ playroom for their little ones.
Although neutrals and colours like beige, brown, and grey are in for the rest of the home, remember that the kids’ playroom (luxury or not) is for the kids in your household and their taste, not the adults. When designing your playroom try to think of Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory or Sesame Street, a place that fosters creativity and imagination through play. Colours like sky blue, baby pink, grass green, or any other fun crayon colour are a great place to start.
Into The Woods
Creating a theme for your luxury kids’ playroom is a great way to incorporate colour and imagination while still maintaining a cohesive aesthetic. If you’re interested in creating a whole world for your child to play in, try a theme like into the woods. Paint the walls blue and add green rugs, paint or use tree decals, hang fluffy clouds from the ceiling, and decorate the space with woodland creatures. A woodland theme, a beach theme, an underwater theme, or even a space theme are all great ideas to get the imagination rolling.
Give Space For Performance
A great way for children to get the encouragement they need to pursue their dreams of dance, singing, or theatre, is to first try out performing in front of their siblings, parents, and other loved ones. Make every performance a special one when you give your child a special place to put on their show. Some playrooms might have a full stage with a curtain and seating, others may have a half-stage or even a puppet theatre. Having a space in your luxury kids’ playroom for your children to explore their communication, presentation, speaking, and theatre skills is always a hit!
An Incredible Mural
Regardless of your art skills, you can give your child a beautiful mural to help encourage play and imagination. Whether you decide to paint it yourself, team up with your kids to paint it, or hire a professional to paint something a bit more extravagant, a beautiful, wall-to-wall mural can take your child’s imagination and play to the next level. Some parents decide on a mural that fits the room’s theme (ie. a woodland mural for a woodland theme), but if your playroom doesn’t have a specific theme you can basically choose to do anything you’d like. A few popular mural themes include the savannah, under the sea, the Australian Outback, the circus, the zoo, or even a Candyland!
Rock Climbing Wall
Rock climbing walls are becoming more and more popular with child-friendly spaces as they encourage physical activity, hand-eye coordination, and muscle development. Obviously, a rock climbing wall in a children’s playroom would be short with a padded mat to avoid potential injury, but you’d be surprised how much play can come from such a small space. Not only do rock climbing walls encourage physical activity while saving floor space, but many parents find that a rock climbing wall of different sizes and colours can really add to the theme and aesthetic of their room. Choose rocks of any colour, including pink, blue, green, or even glitter or rainbow rocks.
Encourage a life-long love of reading with a reading nook in your luxury kids’ playroom. Carving out a specific space in the room for your child’s library as well as comfy places to read and cuddle can create a sense of quiet and safety in their playroom. Comfy chairs, beanbags, hammocks, and window seats are all great options to create a cozy space where children can build the comfort and confidence to learn to read or to take a quiet moment to themselves. Playrooms don’t always have to be about the go go go, sometimes great imagination and play happens quietly.
An Appreciation For Art
Adorning your kids’ luxury playroom with paintings, photographs, and even (unbreakable) sculptures is a great way to introduce your child to the appreciation of fine art, and a great way to encourage them and inspire them to do art themselves. Hanging your favourite art around the playroom gives you a chance to teach your kids about art and helps them to learn to love it themselves, plus it gives your playroom a beautiful and elegant touch.
Arts And Crafts
It’s not enough to just have art around the room, you also need to encourage your child to make art themselves! Even Picasso started somewhere, so help your kids along with an arts and crafts station including aprons and smocks, paint brushes, paint, paper, pastels, markers, clay, colouring books, and crayons.
Space To Play House
Kids love playing house. When kids play house, whether that means pretend cooking or cleaning, taking care of baby dolls, or pretend grocery shopping, they’re able to imagine themselves as adults and choose what they’d like to do in the future. Playing house encourages compassion, empathy, care, and thoughtfulness, and should definitely be encouraged through play. Try having a space in your playroom with a play kitchen, baby doll furniture, and dress up, and see where your kids take it.
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