A playroom is so much fun to set up and use. It is one of my favorite areas of the home to organize. I love to make the space usable and fun for children’s imagination. Here are tips on creating zones in an organized child playroom a huge success. First, decide what areas you want in the play room. Of course, a toy section is necessary. Then, a TV/Video Gaming section is a must too. Dress-up areas are fun, as well as, playing house areas.
For small toys, you can add the different toys to one large bin like you can see in this image above. We also added pictures and product names on the labels.
For large toys, store them on the floor or on tall bookshelves with earthquake straps attached to the wall.
Place toys that need to be supervised when playing on the top shelve in a colored bin so the kids can’t see what is inside.
Here is a great dress-up area for kids from Amazon.
If you don’t want to get this fancy, you can include peg hooks and shoe shelves for a great affordable dress-up section.
PLAYING HOUSE ZONE
Have a kitchen and a table near each other.
In the playhouse area, using bins with open tops will help keep your pretend food in one place.
GAMING AND TV ZONE
All you really need in the TV / Gaming area is a place to sit and a place to store DVDs and Games. Beanbag chairs work nicely. Here is one from Amazon.
Here are a few places to store gaming supplies from Amazon.
If you have lots of small pencils, pens, crayons, markers, have them in lidded bin, just in case, they fall. You will not have a mess on your floor. Yuck! Also, storing small craft kits in one larger bin works well. This way, they will be in one place when your kids say, “I’m bored.” And, you want to pull out something out for them to do. Works every time for my kids. And, I don’t have to remember where the craft kits are. Easy peasy, right?
Add a great table with chairs for them to sit or easel for their masterpieces.
These drawers with wheels work nicely for Lego. I also like the adjustable tables for the kids to make their Lego Creations. It also gives them a place to display their creations when they are finished. Here is a more detailed Organizing Lego Pieces post for you to read.
READING/PLAYING SCHOOL ZONE
Bookshelves with books facing forward invite children to review the books. Place a comfortable chair nearby as well will remind them to sit and stay for a while. What fun!
Here is a bookshelf from Amazon:
BOARD GAMES ZONE
Store smaller games in one larger bin near the bottom. A bin with wheels works nicely if it gets too heavy. On the shelves above, you can store the other board games. I like to divide my board games by age group and/or the number of players.
Whatever zones you use for your child’s organized playroom, make the space fun and organized. If items need a bin, get a bin. If the kids need a table to use for their crafts, get one. The playroom should have everything possible the kids would need for the different zones. It doesn’t need to be large, it just needs to be functional. Enjoy the process of making this playroom.