Creating a fun space for your children to be able to perform will allow them to show their creativity and express themselves in a fun and unique way. If you want them to be able to really feel like they are performing, consider creating a stage with curtains that they can open when they are ready for their big performance. The guide below walks you through a few tips for making a corner stage in the playroom of your home.
Measure the Corner
The first thing you need to do is to figure out how large of a stage you want to create. Determine how far out you want the stage to come from the corner and take measurements to ensure that you know the exact size the stage needs to be to fit into the space snugly.
Create the Stage
Take three pieces of wood and cut them down to the sizes you determined you need to create the triangle base for the stage. Nail the three pieces together in a triangular shape and then place them into the space where you want the stage to be located to ensure that they fit snugly. Cut more pieces of wood to place between the frame that you created to make a steady base for the stage. Once done, cut a piece of plywood to the same size as the base and attach it to the base with screws to ensure a secure fit. Paint the entire stage brown or black to give it a finished look. Once the stage is complete, you can simply place it right into the corner of the room.
Hang a Curved Shower Bar
Next, you want to create curtains for your children to be able to open and close when they want to perform. A curved shower-curtain bar can be a great way to make the most of the small space available to your children. Be sure to hang the bar four to five feet higher than the stage so that a child does not bump his or her head when climbing onto or off of the stage.
Choose the Curtains
Finally, you need to choose the curtains that you want to use to use in the performance area. Use curtains that are thick enough that light cannot easily shine through them but light enough for a child to easily be able to move them on their own. You may also want to have tiebacks for the curtains so that they can be held open with ease while a child performs. You can check out draperies from companies such as Shady Lady.
Once you are finished, your children will have a one-of-a-kind stage to perform on anytime they choose. You could add lights to the stage to make it even more glamorous if you wanted to. Your children will be able to have hours of fun on the stage.