With 3 kids and an in-home daycare, our playroom gets a lot of use! If you remember, our playroom used to look like this:
Which was absolutely adorable! The kids loved this room and it got a lot of use. And, it would still be fine – if they didn’t grow up. The old playroom had a little adorable white table and small pink reading chairs. It was the sweetest – full of preschool size furniture and toys! But, as Ella and Andrew got older and little Miss Sydney came along, we had to fit all of our needs into this one room. It was time for a playroom update!
So, our playroom has now turned into THIS!
We just love this updated playroom that is now suited for toddlers to elementary age kids! It’s not a whole lot different but, we’ve added a few different elements that now works for everyone. The adorable little white table now has a home in the back room by my computer so that Sydney can color and play while I’m working. And the little pink reading chairs, the desk and the computer have new homes. This space works much better for us now!
We now have a bigger table that has bigger chairs that can still be used by the little kids, but now the big kids are more comfortable while they color and play games. It’s by Kidkraft – I just love all their products! So durable and stylish!
We’ve also added a double sided easel in the corner. One side has an eraser board and the other has a chalk board. This was an excellent purchase since Ella LOVES to play school when she get home each day. It’s two years old and it has been used every single day since we got it. It’s nice and sturdy and a great size. I would definitely recommend it!
We still have the organization unit that has been so popular on the last post. It’s my Pottery Barn knock off by JC Penney. They don’t sell this exact one now, but they do have this ONE that you can check out. It has held up so well! I’m so glad we decided to give it a shot. Also, we still have the bins we bought originally to go with it. They still look great! Gotta love Target!
We organize each bin by the type of toys in each one – (from left to right) Light up toys, soft baby toys, pretend play, cars and trucks, dress-up and pull toys.
Behind the doors are puzzles and books, bins with little toys and instruments. This way of organizing has worked really well for us! The kids know where to put toys back since we’ve been doing it this way for years.
On top of the unit is Ella’s play school papers, coloring books, crafty stuff and other papers for drawing. This is not my ideal place for this little storage unit, but I have plans for this type of thing! Stay tuned!
I love this room! As you can see, it’s not magazine perfect but it works for us! It’s real life, real toys, real organziation. There’s a lot that needs to fit into this room and I think we’ve managed to do so without too much of a cluttered mess. There’s a bin for balls, a bin for soft toys, a new book display shelf and also little people houses sitting around. There’s also a corner by the kitchen set has a baby bed, high chair and stroller. This is Sydney’s favorite area! She spends a good part of her day here.
I also have the changing area by the door. It just makes sense for me to have this in here since I spend a great deal of my life changing diapers. ha!
Updating our playroom didn’t take a lot of money or time but it works perfectly for what we need. I’m not completely done yet. There’s always room for improvement! I’m dying to get a craft storage area in here! That’s up next!
But for now…I’m going to enjoy THIS sweet girl while she rocks her baby to sleep.
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