Thursday, September 6, 2012

Ideas for Decorating a Boy’s Play Room {Guest Post}

Boys love to play – and what better way to keep them entertained than to give them their own space to play in? If you have a room in the house that’s currently sitting unused, turning it into a playroom is a great way to encourage the boys to have fun in their own space.

When you’re looking to decorate your boy’s playroom, here are a few ideas to keep in mind.

Buy a chest to put toys in

Every kid loves toys, but every kid also gets bored of toys…and when kids get bored of toys, they leave them on the floor, which can be a health hazard for everyone! If you’re looking for a way to store things in the playroom, buy a chest or a box for all of their toys to be placed in. Not only will it help de-clutter the floor, but it’ll also be a chance to teach your boys how to keep things neat and tidy. Remind them to put their toys in the chest when they’re done playing and every time they remember, reward them. They’ll soon catch on and before you know it, they’ll be tidying the entire house!

Get them involved

Each boy has their own favourite hobby or game. Is your boy a sports fanatic? Does he love playing with his Transformers or his racing cars? Or is he a bit more of a bookworm? No matter what your boy loves, it’s a great idea to incorporate this into the playroom – and what better way to do this than to ask them what they want? From choosing toys to put in the room, to choosing paint colours and other furniture, you’ll have an easier and more enjoyable time if you involve your boy. Plus, getting your kids involved also means you can spend some quality time together, and that’s always a bonus.

Inspire creativity

Kids love to use their imaginations, and whether you live in Yanchep or The Vale, they’ll probably still be dreaming of a land far, far away. You can help inspire them by adding a paint canvas and palettes to their playroom, or give them a chalkboard to let their imaginations run wild. If they’re more musical, throw in a keyboard or a mini jukebox for them to dance and get into the groove. Before you know it, you might have a little Beethoven or Van Gogh on your hands.

This was brought to you by Sarah Ashley in partnership with Amberton. Sarah Ashley is a mother of three boys who had the time of her life decorating their play room. Her oldest son now loves to draw on his chalkboard – surely this means he’s the next Picasso?


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