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Bringing Joy to Your Child's Life: How to Personalise Their Playhouse!

For parents, making sure our kids are happy, and safe and giving them enjoyment is a priority - a playhouse can be the perfect solution for creating a safe and fun environment for our children to play in.

A playhouse can provide a safe space for our children to explore, and it can also be personalised to ensure they get the most out of it.

In this blog post, we'll be discussing how to personalise your child's playhouse to bring some character and excitement to what will already be their favourite spot in the garden.

From fun playhouse lighting to a custom paint job and learning activities, here's how to make their playhouse special.

Introduction to Personalising Your Child's Playhouse

When it comes to personalising your child's playhouse, there are many options to choose from.

Depending on your child's age, you can opt for something more basic or elaborate. You may even want to consider customising the playhouse to reflect your child's personality and interests.

For instance, if your child is a fan of superheroes, you can paint the playhouse in their favourite character's colours and add superhero-themed decorations.

If you're looking for something more educational, you can turn the playhouse into a mini library, complete with shelves and books.

No matter what you decide to do, personalising the playhouse allows your child to make it their own and have a fun and unique place to explore.

Here are some super creative ideas to get you going.

Fun Playhouse Lighting

Lighting can make all the difference in a playhouse, especially when it comes to creating a fun and inviting atmosphere.

For instance, if you are looking to add a touch of magic to the playhouse, you could install fairy lights. Not only are they relatively budget-friendly, but they also come in so many different colours and styles.

If you want to give your child's playhouse a more modern feel, you could opt for LED light strips. These are perfect for brightening up the playhouse and creating a fun atmosphere.

You could even use the lights to create different shapes and patterns or spell out your child's name.

Add a Touch Of Colour To Your Child's Playhouse

When it comes to personalising your child's playhouse, a paint job can be a great way to add colour and life to the space.

We work closely with a specialist paint brand called Protek Wood Stain; they create many children and pet-friendly paint and have sent some useful information to share.

All of our paints are child friendly.  They are water-based with low VOCs (volatile organic compounds) and no hidden nasties or toxic odours, meaning you can paint with total confidence.  In addition, they all comply with EN71-3, which relates to child toy safety.  Moreover, cleaning up at the end of the day is easy as the brushes and skin can easily be washed under a tap.  So why not make the next little painting project a family one? We have found that our children have loved painting picket fences, doors, windows and playhouses. It has kept them occupied for hours. And don’t worry if it goes on the grass or the cat or dog; they are safe for all plants, pets, birds and even bees. Good luck with your grand design'' 

Protek Paint

You can choose to paint the entire playhouse or just certain parts.

For instance, you could paint the walls in your child's favourite colour, or you could even create a mural. 

If you're feeling creative, use stencils or stickers to add a unique touch to the playhouse.

You can even use chalkboard paint to create a fun and interactive space for your child.

Create A Sensory Experience

When creating a fun and sensory experience for your children, nothing beats a sensory playhouse!

A sensory playhouse can be decorated with fun and colourful accents, like fairy lights and bean bags, soft cushions, and things that interact and move.

These accessories can add an extra layer of excitement and fun to your child's playtime.

You can also add fun toys and games to make their playhouse even more fun and engaging, such as:

  • Soft pillows and cushions
  • Rubber balls
  • Beanbags
  • Cardboard boxes
  • Stuffed animals
  • Mirrors
  • Musical instruments

Keep in mind that the whole purpose of a playhouse is not only to provide a place for your children to play but also to help them develop their creative, motor, and social skills.

So it's essential to choose playhouses that are well-suited for your child's age and personality.

Make A Reading Corner

If you're looking to encourage your child to read, you can create a specific reading corner in the playhouse. 

This is a great way to get them interested in books and help them develop a love for reading.

You can start by finding a comfortable chair or bean bag for your child to sit in. You can also add a small table and shelves for books and other reading materials.

This will help create a comfortable and inviting atmosphere that is perfect for reading.

Feature Walls 

Feature walls are a really great way to add a unique touch to your child's playhouse. You can use the walls to showcase your child's artwork or even create a wall mural. You can use paints, stickers, or even fabric to create a unique and fun atmosphere.

You could also use the feature wall to display photos of your child and their friends. This will create a more personalised atmosphere and make it feel more like home.

Organise Educational Fun Playhouse Days

Organising educational playhouse days is a great way to encourage your child to learn and have fun at the same time.

You can use the playhouse to introduce your child to different topics, such as science or art.

For instance, you could arrange for a science day where you and your child build rockets or make volcanoes.

You could also arrange for an art day where you and your child create mini masterpieces or even have a picnic in the playhouse. 

Incorporating Fun Contemporary Decorations

When it comes to decorating the playhouse, you should opt for fun and contemporary decorations. You can find a wide range of decorations, such as wall art, posters, and even rugs.

You can also incorporate some fun furniture, such as stackable chairs or bean bags. These will help to create a more comfortable and inviting atmosphere in the playhouse.

Different Themes That Your Child is Interested In

If your child has specific interests, you can use these to create a themed playhouse.

For instance, if your child loves animals, you could decorate the playhouse with an animal theme. You could also use the theme to encourage your child to learn more about animals, such as the different species and their habitats.

If your child is interested in space, you could use this as the theme for the playhouse. You could even use it to teach your child about the different planets and stars. 

Include "Real House" Play Activities 

It's a good idea to include some "real house" play activities in your play house. This will help your child to understand what it's like to live in a real home and learn essential life skills.

You can set up a mini kitchen with play food and utensils, a dining table or lounge area, or even a pretend laundry room with a washing machine and dryer. 

You could even set up an area for your child to practice their maths and literacy skills.

Bean Bags and Other Comfortable Seating Ideas

Adding comfortable seating to the playhouse will help to create a more inviting atmosphere. Bean bags are a great way to do this, as they provide a comfortable and fun place for your child to relax.

You can also opt for soft cushions or even a mini sofa or futon. This will make the playhouse a more comfortable and inviting place to relax and play.

Seasonal-based Playhouse Activities

You can also create seasonal-based playhouse activities. For instance, during the summer months, you can arrange for mini water activities such as making a mini pool or installing a water slide.

For winter, you can set up an indoor snowball fight or even a mini-ice rink. This will help to make the playhouse a fun and exciting place for your child to explore and enjoy.

During the year, you can also celebrate occasions, such as Christmas, Easter, and their birthday with a seasonal transformation!


Personalising your child's playhouse is a great way to bring joy into their life. From fun playhouse lighting to paint jobs and comfortable seating, there are many ways to make the playhouse special and unique.

Whether it's a themed playhouse or educational activities, there's absolutely no limit to what you can do to personalise your child's playhouse. With a little creative imagination, you can create a fun and inviting space for your child to explore and learn.

So, what are you waiting for? Get creative and start personalising your child's playhouse today!

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