It’s a bit of a luxury having a playroom, I know, but with three children under seven when we moved into Little Wood, we decided to make it a priority. We’d had a small toy room in our previous house and found it invaluable for keeping all the toys and clutter in one space (as much as possible anyway!)
Our Playroom is situated at the front of the house, just off the hall and the light – with two windows and big French doors – is lovely all day long. We joke quite often that the kids have one of the nicest spaces, but then that’s always the way, isn’t it? 😉
Our main issue in here was always going to be storage and we opted for the Liatorp range from IKEA. The unit occupies the whole of one wall and houses books, storage containers (also IKEA!) our TV and a few big wooden toys that the kids have received over the years. It is one of the best investments we have made and I can see it adapting and changing to suit our needs even as the children grow.
We customised IKEA curtain wires to form a place to display all the kids’ art work (I call it the ‘washing line’) and I bought and decorated a wooden alphabet set for the wall, after a Pinterest project caught my eye. I used scraps of wallpaper, paint sample pots and pieces of old children’s clothes to cover them and then we attached to the wall with sticky Velcro pads. It’s a real talking point in this room and really appropriate too I think.
The kids love having a space devoted to them. And I love just closing the door at the end of the day! 😉