The Kid’s Playroom

I cant even begin to tell you how much I love having a playroom. Seeing toys all over the house just drives me crazy. I guess I just need order to stay sane. Yes in the past I was unable to do anything about it, but now every toy has its own place and if need be, I can just slide one of those doors shut…love that!

The room is pretty small. It measures about 7′ x 8′, but really that is plenty of room to store all of their toys. My first plan was to buy new storage for the area, but once I started putting all of their toys and our old storage bins in there I realized we didn’t need any new storage. The hardest part I had when designing the layout for this space was the lack of walls to work with. There is only one wall to store anything on. Two of the other walls have windows on them and the last wall isn’t much of a wall due to the doorway. Plus the little wall on the left side of the doorways is off limits to hanging anything since that is where the hubby ran the drain pipes from the upstairs bathroom. That is one wall I will NEVER be sinking a hole into.
The larger storage bin was something I bought about 7 years ago from The Christmas Tree Shop and the little bin was something we got as a wedding gift for our bathroom. It is actually a large hamper, but it didn’t fit into the bathroom so I decided to take the top off and use it for storage. The large white cushion was a fun clearance find from Home Goods.
In our old playroom I hung the bags and plastic buckets on hooks to store all of their mega blocks and other small toys. I thought that the corners would be a good place to hang them. They are a little too high for the kids to reach on purpose. This way they have to ask for help and its a great way of keeping things from just being dump out for no reason. Funny how kids love to dump out baskets but hate to fill them back up. To hang the bags and plastic buckets I just bought a few of those heavy duty hangers at Walmart that are actually used to hang bikes on. They are super cheap and can hold a lot of weight.
With such a small space, I wanted to make sure I kept as much stuff off the floor as possible. And by hanging the bags and buckets it gives the kids the extra space they need to play on as well as keeping it all organized.
I ended up using the same shelves we had in our old playroom to store some of their art supplies and little toys that I want out of their reach. Eventually I want to find some old cabinets to line this wall with, but until then these shelves work fine.


The walls are painted Sunflower from Glidden paints. I like the color even though it is super bright. I have walked over to this room many a times to shut off the light just to find out that the light is not on and it is just the walls shining brightly.
I have to say, the kids love this little room but they still prefer playing with their toys under my feet. I guess even a new playroom doesn’t change some things.
And lastly how fun is this view…the playroom, living room and kitchen and all its bright colors?!
And just because I love seeing the before and after pictures. Here is what the playroom used to look like. It was a bit smaller then what the playroom is now and it was being used as a closet. It was also where the staircase was heading upstairs. (And sorry to the person in the picture…don’t worry you will remain anonymous. But I think some of you can guess who she is.)

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Comments

  1. Melissa G. says:

    Oh what a fun and cheerful playroom!

    I love all the bright colors in your home!

  2. it is great! love the colour, our son has got his room painted in a similar colour.
    also the different colours from play-room, living-room and kitchen are great!

    regards
    sjoe

  3. Jessica at Me Sew Crazy says:

    oh my goodness, i love it!!!! the colors are so fantastic, and i adore the buckets in the corner on the wall!!! go christina!!! another room down!

  4. I think my favorite part is that beautiful door! I love the whole room, but that door is awesome! You need to get a picture of the full thing.

  5. My name is Rita says:

    I love everything about it! the colors, the storage spaces.

  6. jabeybaby says:

    I just love the colors you pick for your house! What a happy little playroom!

  7. What a gorgeous playroom! I absolutely love it :)

  8. mustangkayla says:

    Wow! Love this! You did such fantastic job in there!

  9. Jess Judkins says:

    your playroom is gorgeous! and you totally can't even tell that its tiny. It looks pretty big to me :-)

  10. This space is just brilliant! You have done an amazing job of decorating, and your storage ideas are FABULOUS! I love it, absolutely fantastic!

  11. It looks awesome! I'm totally jealous. It looks so pretty and organized. Mine is far from that. I need to get cracking on that room!!

  12. Dollwood Farms says:

    I love your play room! I would so play in there too. Jealous too!
    We have bright colors like that in our house too. So glad to see someone else not afraid of color.

  13. Karen at Syzygy of Me says:

    I love all the bright colors you have chosen for your home, and you have inspired me to put more color on my walls. I am starting with turquoise and orange (but not in the same room!) I can't wait until the construction is done so I can finally have some color!
    Placing the hanging baskets out of tiny hands' reach was a brilliant idea!
    Thanks for all your inspiration!

  14. liZ evans says:

    I love it—so bright and cheerful and I am super jealous of a place to coral all your kids toys!
    liZ
    (simplesimon)

  15. Beautiful! What a lovely little play space.valx

  16. I'm finally commenting! I talked with Tanya today, and she said she saw you this afternoon! Many of our mutual friends say we need to meet!
    Cute playroom! I love the colors you used in you house!

  17. LaVonne @ Long Wait says:

    That Sunflower color is to die for. Thanks for sharing. The playroom looks great!

  18. Anonymous says:

    This is so cute! Thanks for sharing. Lots of inspiration on your blog. I love it!
    Alesha <3
    tobless.blogspot.com

  19. I love the colours in your house and the door, oh my the door!!!!

  20. Such a cheery fun playroom, I love the color!

  21. Simple, organized, bright, and inspirational. I love it.

  22. How fun! Love the buckets and the colors of your home!!!

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