Don’t have an extra room for a playroom? Turn your loft into one!
Below are 3 simple tips on how to use your loft as a playroom.
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TIP # 1 – HAVE AMPLE HIDDEN STORAGE FOR TOYS
If you put a playroom in your loft, you MUST have a place for your child’s toys when guests come over. Put the largest toys in a hall closet, and smallest toys in baskets or storage cubes. If you don’t have a built-in hall closet, I’d suggest putting up a stand-alone wardrobe like this one from CB2 or the PAX collection at IKEA.
Love my hidden storage cubes? Check out my IKEA Kallax cubby hack HERE
TIP # 2 – USE ALL AVAILABLE WALL SPACE, BUT LEAVE DOOR OPENINGS CLEAR
You need the openings to bedrooms, bathrooms and closet doors clear. Draw out the layout of your loft to see how many large items you can fit. In our playroom, we had three sizeable corner areas so I chose a teepee, storage cubes, and a sitting area.
A sitting area fit for a princess!
A kid’s teepee for reading and hiding out!
TIP # 3 – KEEP IT SIMPLE, LESS IS MORE
I learned from Ralphie of Simply On Purpose that too many choices are overwhelming to a child. The fewer the toys, the deeper the learning and creativity. You want to foster an imaginative environment; therefore the less the toys do, the more they can become, in play. An added bonus is that your loft isn’t completely overrun by toys!
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Before You Go
Have you seen my tutorial on how to build an organized kids closet system for $100?
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