How to Decorate a Playroom on a Budget

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By Luciana Oliveira

When your children grow into toddlers they will need to spend a lot of time playing.

As any parent knows, finding the space for all of their toys can be hard. This is where having a playroom can make a huge difference.

A playroom is a dedicated area or room in your home where your toddlers can play.

As they grow, the playroom can be a space for them to do homework and hang out with their siblings.

The trouble is that decorating a playroom can be expensive unless you’re careful.

Do not worry, this article will show you how you can decorate a playroom while keeping the costs down. 

Consider Storage First

One of the first things you should do is to work on storage. Where are you going to put all of those toys?

Consider using storage bins or ottomans. You may also want to think about using storage that doubles as a seat or sofa. 

Bookshelves are also ideal for storing toys, books, stationary, and many other items.

You may also find some cheap storage bins that could hold crayons and craft items. 

Put Up Shelving

Shelving is not only good for getting things off the floor, but it can also be decorative.

Be sure to use adhesives such as Solvite so the shelves stick well. You should also consider putting up shelves that your little ones can reach.

Shelves that are too high up won’t be much good if your little ones can’t reach what’s on them. 

Create a Chalkboard Wall

Chalkboard walls can be a lot of fun for your little ones. They can encourage your children to be creative.

You can usually buy chalkboard paint from hardware stores. If paint such as this is too expensive, consider using chalkboard sheets.

Sheets such as these can stick to walls, cupboard doors, and benches. 

Re-purpose Old Furniture

You don’t have to go out and buy brand new furniture for the playroom. You can re-purpose old furniture.

Paint an old chest of drawers, varnish an old chair. Your children won’t feel hard done by if they don’t have completely new furniture. 

Bring old furniture such as tables back to life and add them to the play area.

Your little ones can sit at a table while they’re crafting, and enjoy being off the floor. 

Keep the Floor Comfortable

Your little ones will want to spend some of the time on the floor. When playing with toys, it can be easier to sit on the floor rather than at a table.

Make sure that the floor is a comfortable place for them to sit and play. Add rugs, pillows, and a comfortable carpet, and some beanbags. 

Use the above tips to help you decorate a playroom on a budget. If you don’t have a whole room to spare, dedicate a corner of a room.

Having a space to play gives your little ones the chance to relax, be creative, and have a lot of fun.

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Luciana joined our team as a mum blogger in 2020. A dedicated mum to a lively daughter and a dog, Luna, Luciana brings authenticity and passion to every post. Her expertise in parenting and lifestyle topics offers practical, relatable advice for real-life situations.

2 thoughts on “How to Decorate a Playroom on a Budget”

  1. Hi Luciana, your tips on decorating a playroom on a budget are fantastic! I love the idea of using storage bins, shelves, and a chalkboard wall for creativity. Re-purposing old furniture is a smart way to save money. Thanks for sharing these practical and budget-friendly ideas for creating a fun play space! 🎨🧸


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