Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Playroom Ideas

So, one thing I love about our house is the open floorplan on the main level. It all flows so well together, and it's great for entertaining, something hubs and I do a lot. When we bought our house, we moved from an apartment, so we only had a kitchen table and chairs. Obviously, our new house had a formal dining room. Well, since then, we've gotten a new table and chairs in the kitchen area, but still have yet to do anything to the dining room. Or should I say playroom. Yes, this is my dining room:





Isn't it a shame Tinley is deprived of toys?! Ridic. '

Anyway, we've put in a new floor, painted the walls and trim, and installed a new light fixture, but that's as far as it goes. As I mentioned before, it's really convenient having the playroom downstairs right now; if I'm in the kitchen or the living room, I can still see and hear T playing, so I want this to stay the playroom for a few more years. But, I want to make it more like a playroom. Granted, hubs approves. So, here are a few ideas:








What do you guys think?!






22 comments:

  1. Love your ideas! We are looking for a house right now and my number one must is a playroom! :)

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    1. Thanks Ashley! It was definitely a must for us too!

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  2. You asked...Love the white. Use fun, different colors ~ turquoise, coral,etc. as accent colors. Even patterns like polka dots/stripes/chevron (Don't use pink, unless it's fiscia, even though we know how much pink T has. lol) Use wicker baskets with removable fabric inserts.It's great to be able to remove them for washing. I always liked them better than plastic bins. Did you check out IKEA yet? Lots of ideas there. Have fun. Can't wait to see it. Oh, and put some music in there! :) Love ya Kel!

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    1. Tracy, love ALL your ideas! Now, we just have to get Justin on board, haha! I've been dying to go to IKEA! :o)

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  3. Love all of your ideas!

    We recently redid our loft area to accomodate all of Ava's toys. I got the Ikea shelving like in your last picture, but I did the shorter/long (the 4x2 cubes) on one wall and a short square one (4x4 cubes)on the other to form an "L" and have a basket in the bottom row for small toys and put a bigger toy (her vanity, puzzles, books) in the top row. It has decluttered a ton and looks cute! I have big plans for our room - just trying to get the hubs on board ;) LOVE all of your ideas and can't wait to see Tinley's swimsuits next week.

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    1. Yes, I have been dying to go to IKEA, I know they have lot's of great organizational stuff! I sounds great, I'd love to see pics! :o)

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  4. I nominated you for a Liebster Award! Not sure if you have been nominated before?!!

    See post here!!!

    http://wordsaboutwaverly.blogspot.com/2013/04/liebster-award-part-two.html

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  5. I love the last inspiration. Probably because I love framed maps. You're such a good mama! Do what works for you. Who needs a formal dining room anyway!?! Ha.

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    1. I think the 2nd and last one are my two faves, maybe I can combine all of them together, haha! Awe, thanks Jess, you're so sweet! :o) And I agree about the formal dining room!

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  6. Oooo! I love the last one! I can't wait to have a bigger house some day so that we can have a designated play room & a designated grown up space!

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    1. Thanks Amy! I love them all! Just can't decide, haha!

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  7. Thanks so much Kelly for stopping by and checking out my son's first birthday monster bash party! I'm glad to know I am not the only one to go overboard on things like this, it's great to be in good company:) Can I just say your post above is awesome and perfect with timing. We are just now looking into designing an open floor type playroom area and I am so using some of your great inspirations! I really like the last one with the cool colors (I'm a big fan of green and blue); however, I know we would be putting in some orange too (it's my son's favorite color). I will definitely be following along as you make your decision and start designing I can't wait!!!

    -Shanna @thewandmakersmother

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    1. Shanna, his party was amazing! You should check out Tinley's birthday party I posted about in January, it will make you feel ever better, haha! Keep me posted on your progress, I'm still trying to get hubs on board! And let me know any inspiration you find! :o) I'm sure it will turn out amazing!

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  8. I love the last one! Can't wait to see how it turns out!I'm a little jealous, I wish we had room to have a playroom for Kinley! It will be a must when we buy a new house.

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    1. Thanks Kelsey, I just can't decide, haha! I agree, playrooms are a must! They need their own space.

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  9. aai really like the second photo...dont forget to come link up with our bloglocin hop:

    www.prettylittledahlia.com

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    1. Thanks, I will be sure to check out your blog hop! :o) And, I like the 2nd one the best also!

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  10. umm i love all of these ideas!!!! i want to design a playroom area for my sweet babe too and i love these inspiration boards. xoxo

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    1. Thanks Denise! I love the 2nd one the most, it's so sweet and feminine. Gigi definitely needs a playroom! :o)

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