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Designing a Playroom for a Toddler

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Playrooms are always fun projects and are also a great DIY project for beginners. Still, it’s possible to make errors, especially when building one for a small child that is still growing. Things like accessibility and safety have to be embedded into the room’s design, and it has to look great as well. But, when you have the right tools and plan for the job properly, you should be able to build the perfect play environment for any child. Let’s take a look at how to design a playroom for a toddler.

Choose a Theme, But Be Careful
It’s important that you choose a particular style and look for the room that will serve as the foundation and will help you with color palettes, accessories, etc. However, you have to be careful not to pick something too specific, like movie themes or animated characters, for instance. That’s because a toddler’s preferences will change fast and they might outgrow whatever theme you chose, so make sure to pick a theme that will be timeless and that will last until they hit early childhood at least.

Choose the Right Flooring
Choosing the right flooring should be one of the first things you consider when building a room for a toddler. You want it to be safe, soundproof, and comfortable for someone who spends most of their on the floor.

In this case, carpeting is the best option. However, this would be a great time to go for something a little less traditional, and that will be a little plusher than what you’re used to. You also have to make sure that it won’t trigger any allergies. If you’re looking for great options, we suggest you check out They have lots of non-traditional and contemporary options to choose from, so you should have no trouble finding a great one for your child’s room.

Add Lots of Storage and Create Zones
Toddlers will get messy fast, and you want to have lots of storage in the rooms. You also want to build specific play zones. This way, you’ll be able to confine the mess to specific areas and make cleaning up easier. Zoning also allows the room to be more shareable if they’re going to be using it with one of their siblings.

Give them Something to Write On
Whatever happens, you can be sure that your toddler will want to write on the walls at some point in time. However, if you give them a specific space where they can let their creative juices flow, you will be able to confine it. It could be a drawing board, but if you really want something special, paint part of the walls with chalkboard paint and get them plenty of non-toxic chalk they can play with. This way, they will get over their fresco art stage, and clean-up will be easy as well.

These are some of the things that will allow you to create a perfect play space for your growing child. Make sure that you keep those tips into consideration, and don’t be afraid to do something out of the box if you really want the room to stand out.