I look back at the evolution of this little room and it’s actually quite amazing how much it has transformed over the last five years. When we first moved into this home, Derrek turned this into his office with a glass desk and a love seat but it never felt like an office. The office furniture didn’t “fit” into the space and when Nolan turned six months old, we took that furniture out and made it a playroom for him. Of course, at that time we didn’t have a large income and his playroom consisted of a few hand me down toys, bright colored playmat from Walmart and a little pop up tent from Target.
Now, five years and three kids later, the playroom actually looks like a put together playroom. I created a chalkboard for them to draw on and practice their ABCs and 123s and every day, someone makes a big masterpiece on it. The chalkboard was SO easy to make, I took chalk paint and painted a square on the wall then framed it with tobacco sticks from an old barn. The kids have a cozy area in their TeePee from B.E. Little You and Me filled with pillows from Fin First and an area rug to lounge on.
There are a few recent additions to their playroom, like the hanging chair ($25 Facebook Marketplace purchase), toy organization from Amazon (that gives the kids just enough storage for their favorite toys) and a Ruggish Playrug. I searched for a few years, trying to find the best rug for their playroom and I love how comfy this playrug is. Not only that but the colors fit organically with the room and don’t make me cringe everytime I walk past this area.
You can also flip it over and find the cutest scene, perfect for using their imaginations and having a special type of playtime. Nolan likes to set up his race cars on it and speed around on the roads and Harper likes to play fairytale princesses with her figurines. I love toys that make the kids use their imagination and this playrug always does that. We aren’t parents that give them cell phone or iPads because they get addicted to it like sugar so I explore every option to help them grow mentally. You can use code: SW10 for 10% off of your Ruggish purchase!
I also knew that I wanted a diffuser in their playroom to help make it smell good and also so that I can diffuse calming peaceful oils for them while they play. I purchased this one off of Amazon and I’m impressed with how long it runs and also how it doubles as a night light because it lights up different colors.
Converting our playroom into a minimalistic and functional room for the kids has always been my goal, and now, I feel like my goal has been completed and the kids love it! I hope you like what I’ve shared and if you have any questions, as always, just ask!