Having a playroom in your home is a luxury many homeowners would adore, however, its often positioned at the bottom of the list when it comes to prioritising the space you have. Transforming that spare room into a space with more than one purpose is a hugely beneficial and practical option that enables you to utilise the space you have and make the most of your home. Whilst you need a guest bedroom for those select few weeks every year when family come to visit, it’s also really useful to have a playroom to keep all of those toys and books neatly in one place. With this in mind, combining your playroom with a guest bedroom has never been a better idea!
Invest in a Multi-Functional Bed
The most challenging part of creating a room that works as both a bedroom and playroom is the introduction of the bed. When designing your guest bedroom, one of the main aims is to ensure that the bed is cosy and comfortable, ensuring your guests feel and home and relaxed during their stay. Similarly, whilst the room is used as a playroom you want to be able to use as much floor space as possible, which a bed would usually require a lot of. The best way to work around this is to invest in a multi-functional bed. Whether you choose a sofa bed or a daybed, you can find so many beautiful styles that are still just as comfy and inviting used as a sofa, as they are when pulled out into the bed.
Maximise Your Storage
One of the most important features to a playroom is storage. With so many toys to store away, not to mention the books and stationary, not having enough storage space will result in a room that looks cluttered and untidy. There are so many great storage ideas to help keep your playroom tidy, such as closed cabinets, shelving units and even stacked toy boxes. The best way to keep things as neat and tidy as possible is to create a storage feature that is easy for your little ones to use too, so that they can help keep their room tidy. The benefit to closed cabinets is being able to hide away the toys and teddy bears when you switch your playroom to guest room. Having these areas hidden away will enable you to make the room feel a little more grown up and presentable.
Balancing out Your Décor
When it comes to the design of a playroom, you instantly think about bright, bold colours and whacky designs. It’s important, when designing your playroom, to remember that you want to create a warm and welcoming feel when you switch it over to the guest bedroom. Sticking to a balanced colour scheme combining a few bright colours will work really well, as you can keep the colour scheme flowing throughout your bedding, curtains and additional details like this. Try not to make the room too bold, as you want your guests to feel relaxed when it comes to going to bed. Investing in some coloured lighting is a great way of adding a pop of colour to the décor that can be used as and when you want it to be!
As mentioned above, the bed is one of the most important features within any bedroom, and investing in one that can be used as a sofa is a huge benefit. Similarly, other furniture pieces that can be used for a variety of different purposes is going to be really beneficial. Items such as an oak toy box that would double up as a bench, an oak dressing table that could be used as a desk for your little ones to do their homework and even adding in some additional seating will add character to the room as well as making it extremely practical yet stylish.
Whilst having a playroom combined with guest bedroom is a positive, beneficial way to utilise the space within one room, it’s important to remember certain safety features to ensure that the room is safe no matter what it is being used for. With items, such as the television, you may want to look at having a code added for use after 7pm, to ensure that your little ones only watch the channels you want them too. Similarly, using plug covers will ensure no fingers are going into sockets that are still required when the room is being used as a guest bedroom.