How To Convert Your Conservatory Into A Play Area

A conservatory is always a great addition to your home, having one gives you more usable space inside your home, connects you to your garden and will give your house a more homely feel to it.

While there are plenty of things you can do with your conservatory from using it as a coffee room or reading nook, conservatories can also make great play areas for your children and as they are away from other rooms, using your conservatory as a play room is a great way to contain mess that would otherwise spill out into other rooms in your home.

So, how can you convert your home’s conservatory from being just another room into it being a fully fledged play area for your children to play and relax in, lets find out!

Easy to Clean Flooring

In any area that you have children playing in, it’s important to make sure the flooring is easy to clean, even the best behaved child can be a mess machine. More so, as your conservatory will be connecting your home to your garden, your kids will likely track in mud and dirt.

So, you should look for some easy to clean flooring options, like laminate wooden flooring or lino flooring, these will both be easier to clean than carpet. Lino is also great for play areas as it can be made with a wide variety of fun kid-friendly designs, which can take your play area to the next level.

Conservatory Blinds

One of the few problems with conservatories is that they’re made mostly from glass and can act essentially like a greenhouse, so during the Summer time, it’s not uncommon for conservatories to get very warm, which obviously isn’t ideal for your children playing in there.

So, you should buy some blinds for your conservatory, to help keep it cooler during the Summer months, this also has two bonus effects, as the blinds will help insulate and keep the conservatory warm in Winter and the blinds will stop your little ones getting sun in their eyes whilst playing.

Child Sized Furniture

If you’re using the conservatory play room, to try contain your children’s mess into one room of the home, it’s a good idea to buy some child sized furniture like a small table & chairs or a small arm chair or sofa, which will help expand what activities your children can do in the playroom.

With a small table set, you can use that as an arts an crafts area for your children, a small sofa makes for a nice little reading nook and by using small furniture you can make small areas in your conservatory which are geared towards different activities.

Toy Boxes

And finally, what children’s playroom is complete without some toy boxes? If your child is going to be playing in the conservatory, it makes sense that you’d want to have some storage for them to keep their toys and teach them the value of tidying up after themselves.

So, you should buy some storage for their toys and equipment for their activities, big plastic boxes are perfect for this, as they allow you to use each box for certain things (1 box for art, 1 box for car toys, etc) and as they’re only plastic boxes, when your child inevitably get’s it dirty or damaged, they can easily be replaced.