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Well hello there! I am so, so excited to share with you our playroom reveall! Almost exactly 6 months ago, we moved into our 1905 Victorian home and focused on redoing bedrooms, the kitchen, and the bathroom. Once the “important” rooms were livable, I was really excited to make a small room over into a playroom.
We feel really lucky to have the space to dedicate a whole room to play! And my three year son Don has been over the moon excited too! The room started out as basic (but dated)- the walls were plaster walls covered in paneling covered in red wallpaper. A pipe and chimney made figuring out a furniture layout tricky.
The space had zero storage and was just a glorified hallway leading to the bedrooms with no real purpose. Here’s some pictures from the listing of our home:
To begin the space, I created a mood board with all of the different elements I wanted to include. All of the furniture and most of the decor and textiles comes from The Home Depot! Their website is full of gorgeous furnishings for any space!
playroom mood board
Once I had a vision for the space, demo day started! We ended up tearing out the old chimney and taking the room down to the studs so that we could drywall and add in a closet. I installed a tiger wallpaper mural that really influenced all of the design choices for the room.
Drywall went up with the new closet. We painted the walls- mostly Ultra Pure White by Behr with an accent wall in Spring Reflection by Behr. Next, we added in a laminate floor from the Home Decorator’s collection in Quiet Oak (I have a full tutorial for laying those floors on my blog).
drywall, paint, floors
To really finish off the details of the room, I installed a new fan, baseboards, a shiplap ceiling, and crown molding. Finally, it was time to load in the furniture and decor! The best part!!! Ready for the reveal?!
Let’s start with a quick video tour of the room!
Ta da! Isn’t it a beautiful space?! Let’s talk about some of my favorite elements.
The wallpapered wall is my favorite! The La Petite Barrel Chair from The Home Decorators Collection adds some interest and is a cozy spot to sit for the adults. The details in the carving on this chair are beyond gorgeous!
To me, brass details add that little sparkle every room needs. The Sunburst Sculpture with the marble base adds a fun touch of whimsey to the console table.
This is a small room, but I wanted to pack it with storage. The Hamilton White Console Table is a beautiful piece (I love the plantation shutters). Best of all, it hides toys nicely- can you tell my son is obsessed with garbage trucks?! Pretty toy storage is my love language- so having some toys in seagrass baskets is perfect.
To encourage lots of play time, I added in a Modern Traditions neutral rug from Home Depot. It is really soft and I think the colors work nicely in the room and will hide dirt nicely.
I’ve always wanted to use a Chesterfield sofa in my home. I think it is the perfect traditional classic sofa and I love that Home Depot offers it for such a great price on their website! I ended up ordering the loveseat size since I have a smaller room.
The beautiful blue pillow cover on the sofa is from The Company Store via Home Depot! The embroidery on the pillow is exquisite! When doing a more neutral space, I like to add lots of interest with texture and this pillow really does the job nicely.
Next to the sofa is Nailhead Light Washed Oak end table. It matches with the coffee table and I like that I have two pieces that coordinate to add unity to the room. They both have tiers on them for extra storage. As our toy collection changes and expands, I can add baskets of toys on these shelves as needed.
Until then, I have the cutest tic tac toe brass and wood set on the shelf. Three cheers for beautiful and fun decor!
For the lamp, I stuck with the brass and marble accent theme with the Stephan Table Lamp.
Our old home is a bit drafty upstairs. Because of that, I was SO excited to see that the Home Depot has TV consoles with electric fireplaces built inside. Guys- this Hamilton Fireplace TV Stand is life changing! It turns on and off with a remote and you can choose the temperature. Plus, it really adds the cozy factor from the “fire.”
In a small space, you really need every element working for you. I LOVE that the play table opens up for additional storage! We have play doh, stickers, stamps, coloring books inside. And the best part? It closes to all the art items that can really clutter a space are hidden away!
Can we take a second and swoon over these kids chairs?! Aren’t the bentwood chairs just stunning?! They add a modern element while the finish is still nice and neutral. If you have to have kids chairs, might as well have pretty ones!
As you might have been able to tell from this post, I’m pretty serious about storage that is beautiful and functional! Here’s a sneak peek into the toy closet for some more examples. I made the dress up rack and it can wheel out of the closet during play time.
For me, Lego storage can be REALLY tricky! I’ve decided that for us, dividing them into different colors works best. I got creative with my storage containers and they’ve worked nicely! On the top shelf you can see that I’m using a condiment organizer for some of the colors (red, yellow, green, and blue).
For colors we don’t have as many of, I organized them into a tea bag box. Having the Legos organized by color makes it SO easy to find the pieces when building up the sets. We also have a bin of built pieces my son can play with when its not building time.
I’m a big lover of imaginative play! So when Don asked for a play kitchen, I dove in and made over an old entertainment center into a mini kitchenette for him. We both love it! I share the full tutorial for making it here.
Next, I have a little area where I can display Don’s art (we have a bigger area in his room too). I love this quote by Picasso- that “Every child is an artist.” So I made a little printable with the art. If you’d like this art too, you can sign up for my newsletter here and I’ll send you a link to my resource library with the printable in it!
The absolute best part about being finished with this room is playing in it! Our whole family loves to be in the space that was designed perfectly for our needs. I love that everything has a place and is organized! This makes cleaning up so much less of a chore.
All of the furniture, textiles, and rug from the Home Depot worked SO nicely together to build a cohesive room. Thank you to Home Depot for working with on my space to make all of my playroom dreams come true!
Little Lit books (the ones organized by rainbow color on the console)
Lion bookend (similar)
Elephant bookend (similar)
Seagrass baskets (set of 3)
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