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6 Ways to Know You’ve Hired the Right Playroom Designer

Designing the perfect playroom for your little ones isn't just about aesthetics; it's about creating a space that fosters creativity, learning, and pure childhood joy.

When you decide to hire a playroom designer, you're entrusting them with the task of turning your vision into reality. But how can you be sure you've found the right designer who understands your unique needs and aspirations for your children's play space?

As a playroom designer in Toronto with years of experience in both design and as an educator, I'm here to guide you through six surefire ways to know you've hired the right playroom designer.

Vanessa Silva from Be In Wonder designs standing in an organized, bright and modern kid's playroom. Playroom designer, GTA

1. They Prioritize Safety Without Compromising Fun

Safety always comes first, especially when it comes to designing a space for children. A skilled playroom designer will have a deep understanding of safety standards and will make sure that every element in the playroom is child-friendly. This includes secure furniture, soft edges, non-toxic materials, and proper anchoring for heavy items. At the same time, they won't sacrifice fun and aesthetics in the pursuit of safety. You'll see a harmonious blend of creativity and security in their designs.

A fun, bright and organized kid's playroom with a couch, climbing wall, rope swing and reading nook designed by Vanessa Silva, Be In Wonder designs. Playroom designer, GTA

2. They Understand Child Development

One of the key qualities that set apart an exceptional playroom designer is their knowledge of child development. Your chosen designer should have a background or experience in early childhood education and learning through play, like myself.

This expertise enables them to create play spaces that align with the cognitive, emotional, and physical needs of children at different developmental stages. They'll know how to design an environment that encourages learning through play, helping your child grow and thrive.

Vanessa Silva from Be In Wonder designs leaning over a kid's table in an organized, bright and modern kid's playroom. Playroom designer, GTA

3. They Listen to Your Ideas

A great playroom designer knows that the most important aspect of the project is you and your child. They will take the time to listen to your ideas, your child's interests, and your vision for the space. They'll ask questions and seek to understand your goals, ensuring that the final design reflects your family's unique personality and needs.

4. They Balance Aesthetics and Functionality

A well-designed playroom should be visually appealing and highly functional. Your chosen designer will strike the perfect balance between aesthetics and functionality. They'll consider the layout, storage solutions, and accessibility while maintaining a beautiful and inviting atmosphere that both you and your child will adore.

5. They Embrace Creativity

Children thrive in creative environments, and a top-notch playroom designer knows how to infuse creativity into every corner of the space. They'll use color, texture, and innovative design elements to spark your child's imagination and encourage exploration. The result? A playroom that's not only fun but also inspiring.

6. They Offer Lasting Value

Lastly, a great playroom designer doesn't just focus on immediate needs; they plan for the future. They will select durable, high-quality materials and furniture that can withstand the test of time and your child's growing needs. This ensures that your playroom remains a beloved space for years to come.

Hiring the right playroom designer is about finding someone who values safety, understands child development, listens to your ideas, balances aesthetics with functionality, embraces creativity, and offers lasting value. When you see these qualities in your chosen designer, you can rest assured that you've made a wise investment in your child's happiness and development.

Vanessa Silva from Be In Wonder designs leaning on a desk in an organized, bright and modern kid's playroom. Playroom designer, GTA

If you’re curious what working with me looks like, check out my Full-Service or E-Design options HERE.

Vanessa Silva, Designer

Toronto, Ontario

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I'm Vanessa

I’ve helped hundreds of families all over North America by designing playrooms, craft rooms, bedrooms and nurseries that blow their kid’s minds and spark a new sense of wonder!

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