Set up a playroom for children

Children are full of joie de vivre and creativity. And play is extremely important for their personal, cognitive and social development. A playroom should give a child a lot of space and satisfy needs as well as promote development.

Set up a playroom for children

A playroom for children should primarily meet two requirements:

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  • meet age and personality needs
  • promote development

A child's room furnishing needs include, on the one hand, age-related factors. Of course, a toddler has other needs to dissipate and deal with as a 10-year-old child. And it looks like the spiritual state of development that must always be assessed individually.

Ideas for the playroom equipment

Flat-rate design concepts for a game room are difficult to formulate. Every child has a different personality, other interests and skills that want to be satisfied and promoted. Basically, however, the following ideas can be helpful:


When furnishing a game room you should orient yourself to the taste / preferences of the child.

A typical boy who is interested in vehicles, construction structures or football, will certainly be pleased about crates full of game cars and Lego, a street carpet or a bed with football subject bedding.

A typical girl may have a particular weakness for princesses, role-playing games or horses and will accordingly enjoy a fabric play castle, a doll collection with a doll's house or a large rocking horse.

Such furnishing styles certainly correspond to the classic gender clichés - in order not to artificially preform personalities and to force them into fixed gender roles, the child's natural inclinations should be observed and the furnishing should be adapted accordingly.


A playroom shouldn't have a lot of furniture. After all, the toys play the main role in it. A table and chairs are always worth something - even if the children are not particularly craft and painting fans, they can still offer valuable storage space and a versatile element for role play and acrobatics. Otherwise, there should be practical storage options in the form of shelves or cupboards with boxes for quick tidying up. The walls should also offer more space for creativity and be less permanently decorated with pictures or the like. This leaves space for handcrafted murals or iron-on bead figures. A large chalk board often proves to be a very productive source of play on the wall.


You shouldn't aim for a well-composed concept when it comes to color design. A friendly, light wall color, a soft carpet that might inspire jumping or role-playing games and the colorfulness of the toys are more important for an unrestricted play atmosphere.

Set up baby room

First of all, babies should not have their own separate room to play, but an area in the living room or the kitchen so that they can be directly involved in the adult's life. Because playing means for a baby to experience himself in relation to objects and, above all, caregivers. A playmat in warm, not too bright colors, perhaps a wooden play frame and a few lovingly designed, baby-friendly toys are the most important things. For teething rings, stuffed animals and rattles, soft, baby-friendly fabric boxes can be used for quick tidying up.