I mentioned a couple of posts ago that I am giving my playroom a little re-fresh! To be honest I never really decorated this room after we moved in. I just tossed in some furniture we kept from our previous house, organized the toy closet, set up the tepee and we were ready to roll. :)
This room has been such a fun space for my kids and their friends.
A happy room they have used to play and pretend and create and mess up and clean up and mess up again.
But my kids are getting older and the pretend play is slowing down (tear). Our theatre room is right next to this room and this space has become more of a teen hangout room when my kids have friends over. It was due for an update!
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So here is what this space looked like “before”.. when it was clean. :)
And this is what it’s looking like today! Obviously not done.. but progress has been made! The biggest progress was going through all of the toys and just keeping favorites and toys that Kole (my youngest) still plays with. An emotional job for me (and my girls!) but now that it’s done it feels so good to have space in this room to breathe. I gave my large yellow hutch to a close friend and feel so good that it’s in a happy home. It had become a junk collector in this room and was taking up so much space. I knew it had to go, but it was another sentimental item that was hard to part with. Letting go of sentimental items can be the hardest part of organizing, but it has to be done if we want to have homes that aren’t full of clutter and that truly serve our family’s current needs.
That’s what I keep reminding myself anyway. :)
So! Now that the hard part is over.. it’s time for the fun part. Decorating! The biggest change so far is the new couch! I considered a lot of different couches for this space and ended up going with this Cushy Lounge Sectional from PB Teen. I wanted something kid friendly and I love how this couch is modern, casual, comfy and low to the ground. It comes in lots of fabrics and colors and I chose the navy faux suede. So fun to mix it up and have a colorful couch!
Kenny and I camped out in the playroom late one night watching a movie and putting it together. Well. He put the couch together. I watched the movie and assisted. And by assisted I mean that I took pictures. :)
There are a few options for the base of this couch and I chose the Cushy Lounge Pedestal Base because I like the square legs. I chose Weathered White for the base color. It was pretty simple to assemble and the cushions just sit on top of the square bases.
I got an extra square for an ottoman..
but the coolest part of this couch is that you can slide the square cushions together and make one big couch bed. Kole is in heaven with this configuration. :)
I also couldn’t help snatching up this cute Awning Stripe Throw (on sale!). It comes in other colors and is so cute for summer! I know I’m jumping ahead of myself getting a throw for the couch before I’m finished with the main furniture, but those are the fun things I love looking for when I decorate a new space. I’m always anxious to get to the pillow and throw part of the job. :)
My next favorite find is this cute Callum Triple Wide Storage Set.
I knew once the yellow hutch was gone I would lose a lot of storage in this room. I didn’t need a lot more because I have the closet and pull out drawers in our wall, but I have plans for those and wanted a few extra spots for the kids’ stuff. This console is perfect! Drawers on the bottom for random toys.
And then I ordered 3 of these cute Shimmer Stripe Bins to go in the openings for additional storage. Perfect place to hide Kole’s video game controls.
I love how narrow this is on the side.. it’s perfect for wall space under a TV. It adds a lot of storage without taking up much room. I found and ordered this on-line when I ordered the couch and I’m so excited about them both!
The Foosball table is new and is staying in this room. We gave this to Kole for his birthday in March. He has wanted one for a while and we debated spending more on a really nice table for this room, but I just wasn’t sure how much Kole would actually play it. When I found this less expensive Foosball table with great reviews I decided to get it for now knowing we can update it later if he becomes a serious Foosball player. The funny part is that Addison and I are becoming the serious Foosball players. We honestly love this thing and play it every day! Ha. We’re trying to practice and get good enough to beat Kenny and Kole. It hasn’t happened yet but it will. We are determined. It will happen! I have no doubt our day will come. :)
I have a light fixture coming soon. I’m laughing at myself that I never bought one for this room! I thought I’d do it soon after we moved in. 5 years later.. one is on its way. :)
I also have a rug on its way. I’m not sure if I’ll love it in this room or not! I can’t ever really tell with rugs until they are in my spaces and I can see how they look. I mentioned before that I tried this diamond pattern rug that I love and is still sitting in the room, but it’s heading to my outdoor area.
So that’s where I’m at with the playroom! I hope you all like the updates so far. :) I’ll share pics of the rug and fixture when they come (if they are staying!) and I have some fun plans for the walls in this room that I need to get working on. We are wrapping up school this week and next and then I’m hoping I’ll have time to finish the playroom and theatre room (otherwise known as the kid zones!) so that they will be ready for ALL the friends coming over this summer.
Bring on the kids!
And send them upstairs.
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