From the Nursery to a Playroom

From the Nursery to a Playroom

Okay, so obviously I’m getting ahead of myself here, but as Alex and I start to think about Kennedy rolling around, then crawling soon, then getting to the point where she can independently play and walk out on the yard, we realize that we need a kid-friendly play space. Our house doesn’t really have an ideal space for a playroom, so for now, our living room will do just fine. It works out perfectly since it connects with our backyard that has been completely renewed with a brand new landscape design.

via Comfree Alberta

Similar to the space above, I’ve created a play area in the corner of our living room using foam squares.  I scored them at a consignment sale a while back but didn’t realize I’d be using them so soon.


I’ve always (pre-kids obviously) been anti-kid stuff in our living room.  “All of the neon & noisy toys can stay in her room,” I’d say.  But as Kennedy has been rolling over some and bouncing in her bouncer I knew that I needed another solution.  Even if it’s just temporary, she needs a space that’s soft underneath her to jump and roll on.


I am 100% glad that we did this.  It may not be the most attractive look, but for my little girl to get so much joy out of her play mat, it’s worth every neon square.Once Kennedy is older we’ll hopefully have a better space OUTSIDE of the living room that will be a true playroom.

While browsing inspiration pics, these caught my eye:

via Leighton Design

The giant apple print is my favorite part of the room. A close second are the bright ikat roman shades.  I’d go with white walls and more blues & greens, but it’s good inspiration.

Can you say boy’s playroom?  This gives me the slightest bit of desire to finish our basement.  Okay, maybe not.

via Eisner Design

These people did a great job with a long, skinny room.  Gotta use what ya got!