The advantage of turning your conservatory into a playroom is that you can just close the doors each night and essentially use the room as a giant closet. All the toys get kept in a single room instead of having them everywhere. And your kids can have a nice, open and naturally lighted area to play in. Odds are that they won’t want to play anywhere else if you make the playroom to their liking. So here are a few conservatory playroom ideas to get you started and to inspire a playroom in your conservatory.
Themed for Children
Many conservatories function as a place to hang plants and to decorate with natural elements. Instead of using messy plants though, you can use hanging mobiles and other children-themed decorations.
Instead of a planter in the corner, you can decorate with a standee of the kids’ favourite characters. And instead of outside benches to sit on, you can use soft, colourful sofas that are resistant to crayon and pencil marks. While many conservatories go for a very light look, using light creams and whites, you will want to be more mindful of the kind of damage kids would do to that sort of colour scheme. You can decorate with character prints or just fun, colourful shapes.
Make the Most of Your Wall Space
A lot of conservatories have large windows to allow in natural light. This is a great environment for kids to play in, especially as it makes the room less welcoming when it gets dark, signalling an end to playtime and letting them know it is time to get ready for bed. But with those large windows comes some limited space to line things up against the wall. That’s why you want to make use of the space you have available as best you can. If you have some wall spaces between the windows, you can fill it with large bookcases. You can use those cases to store toys as well as books, instead of cluttering up a lot of floor space with storage containers.
And if you have smaller children, you may want to use small step or moveable stepladders to help them reach the toys further up. If you are worried about them falling from being up a little higher than usual, then you can always opt for lower bookcases or take up some of your window space with these cases.
Now if you want to make sure that your windows are kept easily accessible and always letting in the most light possible, then you will want to work around them. You can do this by building shelves all around the borders of the winder. Under the windows can be shelves with heavy objects, and light objects can be stored on the tall shelves to each side of the windows.
And even if your windows take up a lot of space, you can still get a lot of storage space out of their edges. Just install shelves that fold out or drawers that your kids can pull out. This will also serve as a way to store away everything in the room without making the toys so obvious. So if you want to use the room as a guest bedroom or to entertain guests, it can still work without being a showcase for toys.