When you have kids, you know how much stuff they need to keep them busy, entertained, and learning. What do you do with all of that stuff? You can create a kids' room in the house. Here, you'll find a few things to consider including in your interior design plans for your kids' multipurpose room.
The first thing to consider is what you're going to do with all of their stuff. Do you want to create different areas in the room, like a crafting zone, toy play area, dress-up spot, and education corner? If so, you'll probably want a few different storage options. If you want to keep everything together, you can do one huge shelving unit covering an entire wall in the room. The stuff that you don't want the kids to use without your supervision, like glitter and paint, can be stored on the top shelves where they're not accessible to the kids, but still in their space so you don't have to deal with it anywhere else in the house.
Window seats are another great option for storage. If you have lots of windows in the room, it's hard to find the wall-space to build a shelving unit. So, instead of utilizing the walls, use the space directly in front of the windows to install a window seat with storage inside. The kids can sit and read on the window seat and hide all of their toys in the bench under their bottoms.
Choose Flooring Carefully
In a kid-friendly space, waterproof and easy-to-clean materials are likely the best option. Look for laminate flooring that is waterproof. Not all laminate flooring is waterproof. Some kinds will swell in the cracks if water is left to sit on the surface for a little while. Waterproof laminate is super easy to keep clean and will withstand all of the abuse your kids will put it through.
If you want to give them a soft place to sit on the floor and play, you can pick up an area rug or use the snap-together foam tile blocks to create a floor-play area.
Carefully Consider Electronics and Video Games
Some kids do everything in their power to access the games and websites that their parents prohibit. Use careful consideration when deciding if you'll include video game consoles and electronics in the room. It may be better to keep these items in an area where the kids can be monitored while using them.
Talk with a professional interior design company for assistance with creating a kids' multipurpose room to get their stuff out of your space and into their own.