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Giveaway: Playroom Inspiration From LON

There’s nothing like a playroom to bring on the arts and crafts! Unfortunately, not all of us are lucky enough to have an entire room to dedicate for playtime but the good news is, you don’t need one. A small area in the home ideally located in the family room or just off the kitchen is really all the space your kids need and you require to keep an eye on them! In fact, I recently determined that it was time to make our formal dining room a little less formal and much more functional. I then took my existing breakfast nook and converted it into a playroom – best move ever!


So when shopping for playroom products on the web, our first stop at Little Apple Design is always The Land of Nod…And not just for furniture but for wonderful inspiration!  Sure ample toy storage and a kids table are key for any play area but designating the space with your child’s art or creating inexpensive art of your own is just what you need to add a bit of playroom fun! Here’s how you can do it with a few LON faves….

Paper pom-poms are all the rage in some mommy circles so check out LON’s crafty “Loves Me, Loves Me Not Flower Making Kit“. Why not craft a few flower bouquets with your little girl for display? Hang them from eye-hooks and fishing line from the ceiling or fill recycled vases.

It’s holiday time but garlands can be used year round or inexpensively updated with the seasons. Kick the construction paper rings up a notch with flags or fun phrases. This holiday, try the warm mittens from the “Kids Felt Holiday Garlands” collection.

Now, you can spruce up your kid’s play area by winning both the Kids Flower Making Kit Toy and Mitten Felt Holiday Garland from The Land of Nod.

WIN IT: By commenting on this post with your favorite LON decor ideas from their fabulous website . Contest ends Monday, November 16th, 2009 at 11:59pm PST.

1. Become a fan of The Land of Nod and Project Nursery on Facebook and comment.
2. Follow The Land of Nod on Twitter and/or tweet about it and comment.
3. Subscribe or let us know you are a subscriber with a comment.
4. Post on our Forum and comment.
5. Blog it and comment.

*Please comment separately for each on this post!

CONTEST CLOSED – Congrats Aimee C.


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  1. […] the week with a great company, The Land of Nod and their crafty giveaway (you have until Monday to enter). We now look forward to finishing the week by giving away this very play shopping cart to one […]

  2. […] the week with a great company, The Land of Nod and their crafty giveaway (you have until Monday to enter). We now look forward to finishing the week by giving away this very play shopping cart to one […]

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  5. avatar Janet says:

    I like the 12 days of Christmas Ornament set!!

  6. avatar Holly G. says:

    I’d really like to have the Three Cube Bench. We could use several of them at our house.

  7. avatar Gianna says:

    Light Honey Bin Table :)

  8. avatar Zehra says:

    I love the globe and atlas theme…i’ve got a future world traveller…i hope;)

  9. avatar Chelsea says:

    I like the stackable storagepaloozas for storing toys and would like to win the cute mitten garland.

  10. avatar TRACY HEYER says:

    DIY Mini Workbench and Toolbox looks nice.

  11. avatar trixx says:

    I subscribe.

  12. avatar trixx says:

    The Spring Flowers Wall Stickers and One for the Books Animal Bookend would be lovely in my daughter’s bedroom!

  13. avatar Colby says:

    DIY Mini Workbench and Toolbox!!

  14. avatar Lisa says:

    I’m a subscriber

  15. avatar Lisa says:

    I really like their bankable bookcases, it keeps everything neat & organized. This would be a wonderful addition to my son’s playroom. I love the website, so many great decor ideas to peruse!

  16. avatar Christina S says:

    Easel Does It

  17. avatar lorene says:

    This is something my daughter would love

  18. avatar Wehaf says:

    I love the jungle wall stickers.

  19. avatar Linda says:

    12 days of Christmas Ornament set!!

  20. avatar Deb K says:

    I Follow The Land of Nod and Project Nursery on Twitter


  21. avatar Deb K says:

    I am a fan of The Land of Nod and Project Nursery on Facebook!

    Deb S

  22. avatar Deb K says:

    I love the Doll Dresses Bedding~such a cute pattern!!

  23. avatar Mary Somerville says:

    The Splat Mats are a great idea, especially since they are made of safe materials. The She’s a Ladybug Bath Pod would be a lot of help with bath toys, it lets them dry, so less worry of them getting germs. The bath toys are so cute, the Scrub-a-Dub-Dub Bath Toy Set, the Animal soap sacks, Tub Puppets, all would make bath time fun & easy!

  24. avatar Colleen Aubel says:

    Love LON and PN!

  25. avatar JoEllen says:

    I subscribe…

  26. avatar JoEllen says:

    My son would love this for Christmas!

  27. avatar Jennifer M says:

    I like the Home Sweet Play HOme. How fun and easy!

  28. avatar heather says:

    I’m also a fan of both Land of Nod & Project Nursery

  29. avatar heather says:

    I am following both you and Land of Nod on Twitter

  30. avatar heather says:

    I subscribe, one of my fave blogs!

  31. avatar Mackenzie Free says:

    I LOVE project nursery!! I subscribe to your daily emails and I am constantly inspired by the real life nursery’s submitted by your viewer. I am a interior design student and mother of one beautiful 15 month old baby girl, your website has given me many wonderful ideas for both myself and possible future client projects. Keep the good ideas coming!!

  32. avatar Allison M says:

    subscribe to blog

  33. avatar Allison M says:

    PN follower on FB

  34. avatar Allison M says:

    LON follower on FB

  35. avatar Allison M says:

    I love all the bookcases and am trying to figure out which would work best for my children’s rooms.

  36. avatar Jessica G says:

    I adore the LON Work of Art Bird Art Clips. My Daughter is forever creating a new masterpiece and these are now a MUST HAVE of ours. They would look so cute hanging on her bedroom walls, displaying her artwork!

  37. avatar Heather says:

    PN fan on FB

  38. avatar Heather says:

    LoN fan on FB

  39. avatar Heather says:

    Land of Nod twitter follower

  40. avatar Heather says:

    PN twitter follower

  41. avatar Heather says:

    PN subscriber

  42. avatar Abby Whittington says:

    I love the work of art clips!! Everything is so cute though!

  43. avatar Heidi says:

    I love the 12 days of Christmas Ornament set!!!

  44. avatar Cara says:

    Great ideas! Love the bookcase!

  45. avatar Steph says:

    I love the kid friendly prints! I also love the various products they offer to showcase MY kids’ artwork!

  46. avatar Jen says:

    I subscribe to your e-mails.

  47. avatar Jen says:

    I like the Playful Word Hand Puppets and the Hang in the Balance Board! :)

  48. avatar Carolyn S - Dallas says:

    I have ALWAYS been a subscriber, FB Fan and Twitter Follower of Project Nursery! And a loyal LON shopper…but just became a FB Fan and now following on Twitter. But my favorite LON item is definitely the Wolfgang Amadeus Jr. Piano – could there be such a cuter item? My little 8 month old daughter is getting that from Santa this year – will definitely be some music in our household in Dallas!

  49. avatar Lisa says:

    I’m a subsriber!

  50. avatar Ashley says:

    I am a subscriber.

  51. avatar Ashley says:

    I love the pennant banners and made my own version of them for our playroom!

  52. avatar Kathy K says:

    I became a fan of both Land of Nod and Project Nursery on Face Book.

  53. avatar Kathy K says:

    I beacme an email subscriber

  54. avatar Kathy K says:

    I love the floor cushions. Great for reading or just hanging out.

  55. avatar Eve says:

    I am a fan of The Land of Nod and Project Nursery on Facebook

  56. avatar Eve says:

    The hanging globe is the cutest idea to me. I l ove it.

  57. avatar Patricia says:

    I´m already a suscriber here!

  58. avatar Patricia says:

    I´m following LON on twitter!

  59. avatar Patricia says:

    I´m a fan of project on FAcebook!

  60. avatar Patricia says:

    I´m a fan of LON on Facebook!

  61. avatar Patricia says:

    LON is so inspiring!!! I love everything they sell, so lovely!!!
    I think one of my favourites is the Shop ‘Til You Drop Market, my girls would love to have it!! (and me!)

    This is a fantastic giveaway!


  62. avatar cindi says:

    I posted on the forum about the Real Simple Contest.

  63. avatar Cindi says:

    Email subscriber!
    Thanks, Cindi

  64. avatar Cindi says:

    Also, I follow The Land of Nod on Twitter!
    Again, many thanks, Cindi

  65. avatar Cindi says:

    I follow The Land of Nod and Project Nursery on Facebook.
    Thanks, Cindi

  66. avatar Cindi says:

    Both of the giveaway kits are great! How fun to make them with my children and then hand them in their rooms. There is so much to love on their site. The Walden Storage Bedroom is a favorite of mine. I love
    the Camp Pennants. Also, the Glad About Plaid Bedroom is wonderful. The Name Garland hung above the
    bed is super. Many thanks, Cindi

  67. avatar Ashley Stout says:

    I have loved the felt garlands and have lusted after them for a couple years!

  68. avatar Lea Martin says:

    This was a fun read. Thank you for this. More interesting art stuff over at for those interested :)

  69. avatar jjean says:

    I love the This Map is Your Map poster. Thanks!

  70. avatar Susan C says:

    I follow the Land of Nod on Twitter as ptowngirl.
    smchester at gmail dot com

  71. avatar Susan C says:

    I love the stacked Laying Low Cushions for a kids room-so colorful and fun!
    smchester at gmail dot com

  72. avatar Monique Rizzo says:

    I love the Pink home sweet home play home. My daughter would have a blast with this. Thanks so much for the chance.

  73. avatar Tess S. says:

    I love the market stand and their felt pretend food. the super adorable shopping cart. all of the artwork is just adorable. *sigh* i love land of nod.

  74. avatar aimee c. says:

    i also subscribe through google reader. love your blog! thanks again!

  75. avatar aimee c. says:

    i love the hanging globes. my son’s room has maps of the us, and the hanging globes would just be the perfect way to incorporate the world in his room. thanks!

  76. avatar Deedles says:

    I really like the 6-Cube Bookcase.

  77. avatar Linda says:

    I like the See Your Name in Varsity Font Wallpaper, what a neat idea for decorating the boys room.

  78. avatar Denise B. says:

    I like “The Fresh Scallops Collection”.

  79. avatar Kristie says:

    I like the 6-Cube Bookcase!

  80. avatar Sharon Harmon says:

    The wonderful Look! Up in the Sky! Personalized Artwork! is cute and very eye-catching! I collect anything to do with hot air balloons!
    Have a great day!

  81. avatar Kristi C says:

    My favorite decor is the Nodical Nautical.

  82. avatar Eileen says:

    Follow PN by email. THIs is gonna be FUN!!!

    ejrichter60 (at) gmail (dot) com

  83. avatar Eileen says:

    THe All Aboard Train Cases from the Adventureland area of the site is so cute and useful. My daughter would love this for storage for her ‘foofy’ things and also to pack up a load of fun and go to her BFF’s in the neighborhood for a day of crafts. Wow…very cool things not available when my older kids were younger…

    ejrichter60 (at) gmail (dot) com

  84. avatar sara says:

    follow LON on twitter saramama

  85. avatar sara says:

    I like the White Bin There Done That Book Bin because it is cute and serves a great purpose.

  86. avatar whitney says:

    follow both on twitter and tweet-

  87. avatar whitney says:

    email subscriber

  88. avatar whitney says:

    Love the idea of splat mats for not just eating, but for crafts or any type of messy activity in a play room (to protect your furniture!) And their mats are so cute and colorful!

  89. avatar Naomi says:

    I love the Ecotots easel and coatrack and the Home Sweet Play Home would make a room!

  90. avatar Elaine R says:

    I love the Personalised Artwork for kids rooms-lovely,bright images to make their room special!

  91. Love LON… hard to say what’s my fav – paper flowers? paper lantern?

  92. avatar Kiley Smith says:

    I subscribe!!!!!!

  93. avatar Kiley Smith says:

    I follow Project Nursery and Land of Nod on Facebook {Rob n’ Ki Smith}

  94. avatar Jill L says:

    I love the paper lantern idea in the Kaleidoscope Circles room. Easy to do and really changes the look of a plain room.

  95. avatar tiffany.gaffney says:

    i’m a subscriber!

  96. avatar tiffany.gaffney says:

    i love the bean bag seats and the table with the built-in roll of paper. it looks so comfortable and i can totally imagine my two sons enjoying hours in a room like that. wish we had the space for a whole room playroom but after seeing all the options in this post, i will definitely be re-examining every space in my house!

  97. avatar stephaniewoods26 says:

    I have fallen in love with the growth charts… specifically the griaffe chart!

  98. avatar susan varney says:

    i like the hassocks

  99. avatar Reiza says:

    I follow the LON on twitter (I’m ReizaM).

  100. avatar Reiza says:

    I’m a subscriber.

  101. avatar Reiza says:

    I’ve been lusting after the the Bin There Done That Floor Book Bin. I would love to have that in our playroom.

  102. avatar bdaiss says:

    And a (huge) fan on FB.

  103. avatar bdaiss says:

    And twittered…

  104. avatar bdaiss says:

    I subscribe! (Google reader)

  105. avatar bdaiss says:

    I love the Land of Nod site! I have a whole folder of ideas I’ve torn from the catalog. : ) My young ‘uns haven’t been quite old enough nor have we had the space for a dedicated playroom. But soon! I’m especially fond of their storage solutions.

  106. avatar Vicki Wurgler says:

    I love the Fire Truck Clock

  107. avatar Jenny says:

    i’m a subsriber. i have a little one on the way and have been drooling over everything on the LoN site. i especially love all their storage and shelving item as we grow from a family of 3 to a family of 4.

  108. avatar Jessie says:

    I love the website. I look at it weekly. I have a 3 year old with a new bedroom and a little girl on the way. I just was looking at window panels on the website today. Love it!

  109. avatar lace says:

    I love the Bin There Done That Floor Book Bin. I like that the kids can see the book covers and not just the spines.

  110. avatar Kimberly M says:

    Not only do I love these chairs, but I love the atari looking guys on the wall. I don’t have a huge house so this theme would be great to combine in an adult’s game room along with a child’s playroom.

  111. avatar Amanda says:

    I am following LON on my twitter account.

  112. avatar Amanda says:

    I am a Facebook Fan of Project Nursery

  113. avatar Amanda says:

    I am a subscriber!

  114. avatar Amanda says:

    I love the felt Christmas Countdown Calendar on the LON website. I’m thinking of getting it for my classroom.

  115. avatar Lisa Glowacka says:

    We are lucky enough to have the space in our house for a playroom. Our formal living room isn’t a space we’d use so we turned it into a playroom…it’s a work in progress but its always a hit and we spend a lot of time in there!

    They have so many great design ideas it’s hard to pick just one but I love how affordable their stuff is compared to their “competitor!” Just wish there was a store in AZ! And the fun names for their products makes it even better to shop!

  116. avatar JANICE R says:

    I like the kitchen appliances

  117. avatar Alicia says:

    I love their bookshelf/basket combinations… so many possibilities!

  118. avatar Andrea says:

    I’m an email subscriber!

  119. avatar Andrea says:

    I follow Land of Nod on Twitter and tweeted!

  120. avatar Andrea says:

    I love the What’s For Dinner Kitchen Appliances with the chalkboards on them. What a great idea!

  121. avatar Andrea says:

    I’m a subscriber!

  122. avatar Andrea says:

    I’m a FB fan of both Project Nursery and Land of Nod.

  123. avatar kathleen says:

    Following LON on Twitter under @katydidandkid

  124. avatar kathleen says:

    Facebook fan of both of you, Kathleen S. W.

  125. avatar kathleen says:

    Land of Nod is my favorite kids store. I just love their products and their clever little descriptions and titles.

    I really want that picture frame wall paper, but I also love the Shop Til You Drop Market.

  126. avatar Bibzees says:

    This one is easy….the accordian peg racks has always been my favorite. Purchased the pink one 6 years ago to hang in my daughters room to display and hang her purses, coats, and sweaters….then painted it white when my son was born for his baseball hats and jackets. The best thing is that it doubles as “art” for a large wall and very affordable!

  127. avatar sangeetha says:

    Like you said LON is truly an inspiration – seen the table with storage in so many ad’s, deco ideas and true homes. Love it