I’ve always been the type of woman turned mom who swore my kids would never “take over the house.” I told myself my daughter’s nursery wouldn’t be screaming pink. And I just knew her toys wouldn’t be bright colored and plastic. Joke is definitely on me. As soon as Gemma was just a few months old, her toys and ‘gear’ seemed to be creeping into all corners of our home. And so began my desire to create dedicated playroom on our first floor, and my endless searching on Pinterest for playroom decor ideas and inspiration.
It took a bit of negotiating to convince my husband that we didn’t need a formal dining room anymore. But soon after the idea came to me, we stored the dining room table and chairs in the basement. We bought in a large area rug, dragged an extra couch up from the basement, and snagged a used changing table with underneath shelves from a neighborhood yard sale.
We still have room for improvement in terms of making the space feel like a true playroom, but having a dedicated space on our first floor is a lifesaver. It’s cozy, convenient, and helps this mama keep my house feeling clean and decluttered!
Playroom Inspiration, from Pinterest!
Here’s a round up of beautiful playrooms and dedicated play spaces, thanks to Pinterest! My idea of a beautiful space is mostly neutral in terms of decor. I’m okay with a pop of color, but think the toys will speak for themselves. I’m also keen on avoiding anything that will make reverting back to a dining room difficult down the road.
If you have other playroom decor ideas and inspiration, I’d love to hear from you! What’s your go to toy storage solution, and do you have a favorite kid sized table and chair set? Both of those are next up on my shopping list.