How To Refresh Your Kid's Playroom
Playroom Ideas That Will Keep Your House Looking Tidy and Fresh
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The first thing that you see when you walk in our front door is the playroom. Most of the time, our playroom looks well played-in. I have spent the last several months designing this space so that I can easily hide all the fun when I hear we have people coming over. Not that it’s a big deal if my house was not tidy, but I love for this space to look fresh as soon I or others walk in.
The following are my tips for keeping your space looking stellar!
1) Get a BIG toy box.
One of my most favorite additions to our playroom is this large Crate and Kids Writewood Toy Box. I have searched high and low for a statement toy box. Many of the toy boxes that I have found have been too small. This one is large with 36.5"w x 14.5"d x 13.75"h dimensions.
I try to keep our toy box free of small toys or cars. I use it to stash the larger toys. Since bringing this box into our home, I swear my son has been picking up his toys more than he had been in the past. WIN!
I routinely store all of the smaller toys in the bins that fit into my cube storage organizer. This is the 2-in-1 Eight Cube Bookcase from Crate and Barrel. I like the tall design because if gives added dimension to our space. We were sure to secure it well to the wall since we have small children. It’s also a great place to put a green plant and any stuffed animals that need a place to hang out.
3) Add a bookcase with a modern design.
I was lucky to have found this Danish White And Natural Wide Bookcase as a floor sample at my local Crate and Barrel (always check their sale area - I have routinely found great pieces!) The legs were very scuffed up when I purchased it, but the scuffs came off with ease when I used a magic eraser. This book shelf it perfect for storing books and toys that we like to have readily accessible at kid height.
4) Add a Statement Play Mat.
Little Nomad offers the best and most well-designed puzzle play mats on the market (in my opinion!) They have several adorably perfect designs that go very well with any space. The mats designed by Little Nomad are fun, unique, functional, and comfortable. We are constantly on the ground with our kids, and these mats make play time fun and cozy.
Our favorite is the Boho Dream play mat from their Adilah Collection, and it is available in three different sizes.
5) Add and Activity Chart.
This Gobs of Jobs Chart from Crate and Kids gives us a super fun way to track how well my son does with his daily routine. It comes with many interchangeable jobs and chores that are velcroed onto this felt activity chart. Adding starts to this chart has become an encouraging way for my son to be more engaged when it comes to picking up his toys, eating vegetable, brushing his teeth, and putting his clothes away in his laundry basket.
Our one year old enjoys reversing all of his progressing and taking down each and every star whenever she gets a chance. Little siblings.
We have been in our home for almost a year now, and I am just now starting to call this room “done”. I have had a lot of fun designing the space over the last several months. We use this room everyday, which in itself brings my heart joy.