Before becoming a Mom, I
sometimes scoffed at people who created elaborate playroom for their children. Make them go outside, I thought, or keep everything contained to the their bedroom, or don’t buy so many toys! Hahahahaha. Oh, you learn so much once you have a child.
Play rooms are great! Fantastic! Everybody should have one! That being said, we’re currently working on turning the never-used family room into a full-blown playroom. We have some bigger toys, like our IKEA slide, a play kitchen, and a train/activity table that just keeps getting moved around because we can’t find the perfect spot for them. I also want a place to do some more structured activities and crafts with Matthew, as well as have some crafting supplies that he can sit and do independently.
I’ve been pinning ideas for awhile, but here’s some of my favorites.
Check out much more inspiration on my playroom Pinterest board, and follow along while you’re there!
Things To Do:
- Kid-friendly art above mantel (to cover TV mount & jack from the TV that went into the Man Cave)
- Kid-friendly accessories for mantel and built-ins
- Arts & crafts supplies storage
- Off-season book storage
- Art above play kitchen
- Play kitchen storage for foods and utensils
- Art table & chairs
- Way to display Matty’s art
- Reading nook
- Place for
- Still room for roaming/spinning/jumping/toddler shenanigans
- Rug to cover bare floor
- Refinish train table surface (we bought it used and it’s a little beat up/warped)
- Touch up paint from previous art on walls and tv mount
- Caulk trim and touch-up nail holes from when it was rehung
We have a very small budget for this project–I’m thinking I’ll only need to buy a rug, curtains, and supplies to build a small table. Hopefully we’ll stick to our budget this time. We’ll see. 🙂
Any favorite play room inspiration pins? Play room must-haves?