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Creating an Instagrammable Playroom: A Guide to Style and Fun

In today’s world of social media, every corner of our lives seems to be picture-perfect, and our children’s playrooms are no exception. 

Designing an Instagram-worthy playroom isn’t just about aesthetics; it’s about creating a space where kids can unleash their creativity and imagination while also providing a visually stunning backdrop for your photos. 

From themed décor to colour schemes and aesthetic playmats, let’s dive into the elements that can transform any playroom into a dreamy space worthy of the ‘gram.

1. Choose a Theme and Colour Scheme

The foundation of any Instagrammable playroom begins with a cohesive theme and colour scheme. Whether it’s a whimsical woodland retreat, a cosmic adventure, or a vibrant jungle safari, selecting a theme sets the tone for the entire space. Consider your child’s interests and passions when choosing a theme; it could be based on their favourite storybook characters, animals, or even a specific hobby.Our Jungle Themed Playmat is ideal for any safari theme, bringing their animal adventures to life.

Once you’ve chosen a theme, selecting the right colour scheme is essential. Opt for calming pastels for a serene atmosphere or bold, primary colours for a playful vibe. Whatever you choose, ensure that the colours complement each other and evoke the mood you want to create.

colourful playroom
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2. Incorporate Aesthetic Toys and Decor

To elevate the aesthetic appeal of your playroom, invest in toys and decor that not only spark joy but also look visually pleasing. Opt for wooden toys with minimalist / Scandi designs or vintage-inspired playthings that add a touch of nostalgia to the space. Think geometric puzzles, eco-friendly building blocks, and plush toys in muted tones. Our Nordic inspired playmats are the perfect accompaniment to a collection of Scandi toys.

Incorporate decorative elements that tie into your chosen theme, such as wall decals, themed artwork, or custom-made signage. These subtle touches add personality to the room and make for captivating photo backdrops. Don’t forget to include plenty of storage solutions to keep toys organised and clutter-free, maintaining the room’s Instagram-worthy appearance.

3. Create a Cozy Reading Nook

A cosy reading nook is a must-have feature in any Instagrammable playroom. Design a snug corner filled with cushions, bean bags, and soft blankets where kids can curl up with their favourite books. Install bookshelves or display ledges to showcase a curated selection of storybooks, encouraging a love for reading from a young age.

Enhance the reading nook with decorative accents such as fairy lights, plush rugs, and floor cushions in coordinating colours with the room’s theme. This inviting space not only fosters a love for literature but also provides a charming backdrop for capturing precious moments of quiet time spent with your little ones.

Reading nook

4. Invest in Quality Playmats

Playmats are not only practical for providing a soft surface for playtime but can also serve as statement pieces in your Instagrammable playroom. Opt for playmats that feature engaging designs, whether it’s a whimsical spacescape, a serene Nordic forest, or a playful alphabet print. These eye-catching playmats not only add visual interest to the room but also inspire imaginative play.

Choose high-quality, non-toxic materials that are easy to clean and durable enough to withstand hours of play, such as the range from Playmats Direct. Look for reversible playmats with different designs on each side, allowing you to switch up the look of the room effortlessly. By investing in quality playmats, you’re not only creating a safe and comfortable play space for your little ones but also enhancing the overall aesthetic of the room.

Colourful playmate

5. Embrace Personalisation and DIY Projects

One of the best ways to make your playroom truly Instagrammable is by infusing it with personal touches and DIY projects. Get creative and involve your children in the process of decorating their space. Create custom artwork together, make DIY garlands or mobiles, or repurpose old furniture with a fresh coat of paint.

Incorporate elements that showcase your child’s personality and interests, whether it’s a gallery wall of their artwork, a display shelf for their favourite collectibles, or a DIY growth chart to track their height. These personalised touches not only add character to the room but also make it feel like a reflection of your family’s unique style and creativity.

Child helping paint a playroom
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