Thursday, March 27, 2014

House to Home: Playroom

Thank you so much for all the awesome feedback on my post about our big purchase! It's such a thrilling time in our lives right now, we are looking forward to having a place that's our own. I still can't believe our dreams are coming true!

I loved all of your comments on my living room post (check it out here!) I've decided to create House to Home as a regular series as I look through inspiration. It will be all about decor and style, a different set of posts than what we are doing in the house to make it our own.

We were looking for a place that is child friendly and our home has a great loft we'll be making into a playroom for Ellie to call her own and can bring some organization to all the toy chaos. I'd love to create a place that's calming, but has pops of colors like pink, aqua, and lime. We'll have the couch we use now in the room, which is also a sofa bed which will be great for guests to stay on. We will eventually add a TV, but not anytime soon. I also want to put in a great play tent for her like the adorable teepees that are all the rage right now. I would totally be living through my child with a teepee. Having a small nook of your own is so awesome as a child and I remember building forts all the time with my mom growing up. A chalkboard accent would be cute too, but I don't want to paint an entire wall with chalk. Thankfully, I have a TON of chalkboards from our wedding so I'll just nail a large one on its side for Ellie to use. You know, because she can totally write her name already. Ha ha ha. Just thinking in both the long term and short term use for a playroom.

Here is some of the inspiration I've found on Pinterest, there's something great in each picture.
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Please tell me your thoughts! What makes for a great play area? Does chalk on a wall just create a big mess on the floor to clean up from the dust? What aspects of a room do your children enjoy most?
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