I’ve been meaning to write this post for awhile. Like a whole year:) Since Avery was born, I can’t quite get my act together to get anything more done than the basics of running a household with four kids. But, I finally have three kids in school this afternoon & one baby napping. So I’m taking this quiet moment to sit down and share this post with you! Last year, I had so much fun getting our playroom organized. I wanted the playroom to be fun and inviting, but also functional and organized. Today, I am going to give you a little tour of one of the kids’ favorite rooms in the house, our playroom. Come on in to our playroom tour…
This is our playroom! (And just so you know, the color in the photos may look funny because our playroom is in the basement. I did take the best photos I could, but this room does not have the best lighting for photography!) When you walk in, the first thing that many people notice is our giant book wall.
Yes, it’s a giant wall of books! We love books in our house. As a former teacher, I have to say that you can never have too many books:) I really wanted a fun way to display the books so my husband created rain gutter bookcases on one of the walls. It’s a great way to hold a lot of books & was an easy DIY project! Above the wall, you will notice a wide assortment of pictures and prints assembled in a gallery wall. Most of these were free printables that I found online and/or photos of my children.
The kids love to read & play in their teepee and we love this little house chair for another spot to sit in! The pillows are great for laying around in OR with two big boys, they may be used in some rainy day pillow fights! We also have two bright yellow tubs on the right hand side that hold stuffed animals for the kids to play with.
Now, it’s time to move on in our playroom tour! If you move to the next wall, you will find a closet that helps maintain all of the chaos of the room. See how nice and neat it looks when the doors are shut…
When you open the closet doors, you will discover most of our toys hidden in there. We have two smaller bookcases on the closet floor that sit next to each other that hold most of the toys. For the most part, we keep boy toys on one shelf & girl toys on another shelf just to make it easier to figure out where things go back after playing. Along the top, you will see various random toys stored up high. Most of these toys are toddler toys that the older kids have outgrown, but we are saving for their little sister to play with when she gets bigger. These are toys that we don’t get down very often so it’s totally fine to keep them up high!
On the wall opposite the books, you will find our wall of toys. We got this handy storage system at Ikea several years ago & it is wonderful for keeping toys organized and tidy. Each bin has a chalkboard label to name what is inside the bin to make it easier for cleaning and organization. These bins are great to hold and keep smaller toys organized. We keep a variety of toys in these bins including: action figures, Magnatiles, Lego Duplos, Barbie & doll accessories, Little People, and more. On top, we stack some of our bigger Imaginext and make believe sets that get played with frequently!
To decorate the wall, I cut out these simple primary colored circles using my Silhouette machine. They were super easy to create & hang up and give the room the bright and cheery look that I was going for in here!
Now, it’s time for the last wall of our playroom tour. We love the giant window that was built into this room which gives the playroom lots of natural light even though it is in the basement. For a simple curtain, I just draped a rainbow felt ball garland along the top to give the room a little more color.
Next to the teepee, we have our Lego table that I created for the kids. This Lego table has been great to hold all the various Legos that have taken over our house the past year. I glued Lego plates on top of the storage system so the kids can build right on top using all the Legos that are stored in the bins below!
The boys absolutely love to build Legos & as they have gotten older and aged out of some of the other toys, this gives them something to still play in the playroom while their younger sisters play with the other toys! I had plans to keep the Legos color-coded and super organized, but that was plan didn’t quite work so instead we just throw them in as fast as we can when we clean up!
I hope you enjoyed our bright & cheery playroom tour. For more ideas & inspiration, make sure to visit my post: Playroom Ideas & Inspiration. Many of the items used here are listed there in more detail. If you have any other questions, please feel free to comment below & thanks for joining along on our little playroom tour!