Left to their own devices a child’s bedroom or playroom can be a place of chaos. When toys are strewn across a carpeted floor it can also be a place of numerous unexpected foot injuries. This trouble is compounded if you have more than one child. Especially if they are close in age and prone to competing for the same toys.

Playroom Storage Ideas

Being able to give your child their own space, with some defined rules and boundaries can certainly help minimize mess as well as conflict. It also helps to have some thoughtful storage solutions in place to help with clean up and some reasonable sense of organization.

Kid Friendly Designs Give More Room To Play

Whether it is their own bedroom or a separate independent playroom, your child’s needs are going to change as they grow. Our designers can help you evaluate their needs for the stage they are in and things they are likely to need in the years ahead. This helps establish a baseline for the organization system options that will work best for where they are today, as well as what they might need tomorrow.

As they are making the transition from a crib to the mobile activity of toddlerhood, low shelves can invite constant chaos. It can also help to keep some essential diaper changing supplies close at hand. Being able to provide them with a simple, yet large toy box will limit the mess and also give you a place to quickly deposit toys and items with minimal struggle.

If you have more than one child in the same age range, it might also help to be able to place dividers between shelves and other storage areas. Each child might get their own cubby or basket system. Something as simple as being able to define the territory in the room might help minimize some of the usual sibling rivalry conflicts.

As they approach the school-age years, most children start to embrace a sense of independence and being able to do things for themselves. At this stage, providing them with lower shelves, and lower hooks can let them access what they want, without having to always call to you. It can also make it easier for them to clean up after themselves.

As time goes on places for books, a quiet reading area, and maybe even a pull-out homework desk might become priorities.

At Closettec, our designers have years of experience developing effective, versatile organization systems for children’s spaces, bedrooms, and playrooms. We can help you weed through the wide range of options available to you.

Every Child Is Unique

Defining Your Child’s Playroom Needs

That Grows With Them

Some of the more popular furniture and features for a child’s playroom might include:

  • Moveable toybox

  • A built-in toybox

  • Toy bin organizers

  • Adjustable or built-in cubbies

  • A play table with built-in storage space

  • A play table that doubles as a toybox

  • Adjustable bookshelf

  • Children’s seats

  • Children’s seats

  • Adult seating

  • Low hanger rods and coat hooks for clothes

  • Shoe Rack

  • A hanging or attached chalkboard

  • A hanging or attached whiteboard

  • Collapsible hamper

  • Pull out disposal bin

Designing A Playroom With Style And Theme

Of course, most children develop their own taste and favorite theme. For something might include colors and wall art with their favorite superheroes, and princesses. For others, it might just be about simple neutral colors and the ability to change out themed wall clings.

Closettec’s design team can help you pick out a theme that is perfectly in line with your child’s interests. We can also give you tips on how to make these changes as they grow into the next stage and beyond.

When A Playroom Evolves Into A Teenager’s Space

There comes a point where your child is going to outgrow the world of toys and childhood fantasies to pursue more adolescent interests. If you have an only child, or this is your last child, it might be time to transform that old, now-outdated playroom into the kind of space your teenager will enjoy using.

Ideally, you want them to use the room as a place to do their homework, and maybe explore some of their hobbies. It can be especially helpful if they have decided to try their hand and learning to play a new musical instrument.

In a situation like this, it can help to include your son or daughter in the design process. Letting them add their feedback into how the old “Playroom” can be transformed into their “Hangout Space” will go a long way toward keeping them encouraged.

Adding a built-in corner or fold out desk can give them a place to do their homework. Providing them with computer access, and other electronic devices can also help give them a place to feel at home.