Tip 3: Color it bright.
If your basement isn’t filled with light, consider painting it in vibrant colors to brighten it up and create an inviting space for creative activity.3 Plus, colors can even have an impact on your children’s moods. For example, some psychologists say these colors may have an impact on kids:4
Bright colors like red tend to increase a child’s heart rate and energy. It’s perfect as an accent color, but may be overstimulating if used on the whole room.
It’s said that yellow indicates positivity, which is useful in already dark basements. Yellow is also known to help kids work and learn – making it perfect for their playroom.
Some psychologists say orange improves a child’s communication, confidence and cooperation abilities. Like red, orange is bright and stimulating, so best to also leave it as an accent color.
A soothing color that brings the outdoors inside. Some studies claim the color green improves a child’s reading skills.
The ultimate “calming” color. Research shows that blue lowers your heart rate and slows down breathing. Try to pair a blue room with upbeat/bright accents like red, yellow or orange.
Tip 7: Shop smart.
Remember, kids outgrow play spaces in just a few years. To keep things budget friendly, thrift store finds and discount stores are great sources for playroom gear. Refresh old chairs and tables with a coat of safe, nontoxic paint.
As your family grows, a once-spacious house starts to feel cramped. Make the most of your home by converting underutilized areas. When undergoing a major renovation, such as turning an unfinished basement into a children’s playroom, keep in mind the replacement value of your house may increase. Contact your homeowners insurance provider to make sure your policy is updated accordingly.