“Play is what being a kid is all about and a playroom provides a wonderland for kids to make noise, host parties and play games together with friends or on their own,” says Dulux’s Colour Expert Bree Leech.
“Important elements to consider when planning a playroom makeover include theme, style and colour,” she says.
“For young kids, vibrant paint colours on walls such as bright blues, greens and yellows are popular and create an inviting and cheerful environment to play in. Using Dulux Metallic™ or Pearl™ finishes is also a great way to create visual interest.”
Bree suggests tying the room together with colourful accessories such as floor cushions or beanbags, throws, rugs and wall decals. “Painting furniture such as tables, chairs, shelving and wall units is a clever way to inject colour throughout the room, refresh tired pieces and complement existing colour schemes.”
Bree recommends involving children in the design process to make decorating the room an enjoyable activity for the whole family to get involved with. “Not only will this make the room more appealing for them to play in but will also reflect their personality. Keep it simple by offering them a choice of 3 favourite colours rather than overwhelming them with an entire paint chart.”
Try applying Dulux Chalkboard™ paint to table tops, walls or toy boxes to encourage your child’s artistic talents and imagination. “The beauty of chalkboard paint is that the surface can be erased with a damp cloth to create a blank new canvas,” says Bree.
Use a low VOC (Volatile Organic Compound) paint range such as Dulux Wash & Wear® on playroom walls which has less emissions and odour, making it safer for your children. Dulux Wash & Wear® protects walls and has an easy-to-clean finish that repels stains and is scuff resistant, ideal for walls which are more likely to get marked.
Let kids be kids in their own wonderland with the help of Dulux.
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Playroom Design Tips:
• Create stations; such as arts and crafts, construction corners, reading nooks and multimedia centres.
• Use child friendly VOC paint which is easy to clean.
• Storage crates, bins and shelves are ideal for keeping toys and books tidy and off the floor.
• Bean bags and cushions can also double up as cosy reading nooks.
• Be adventurous with your paint – try creating wide stripes or a simple graphic design for extra wow factor.
• Personalise the room with posters, children’s art pieces and photographs.