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My Playroom Redesign Plans

You may or may not remember when I shared this photo with you of my kids’ playroom. This room originally went from office to play space right about the time our oldest was turning one. Now, after almost four years of play time, two more kiddos and A LOT more toys, it is time for a little “refresh.”

Kids playroom

Once you live in a space for a little while, your needs for function may change. Ours did, so with a little organizing and rearranging, this space will become functional in a whole new way.

I want to clean the design up a bit, scale back the color scheme and change out a few items that need some TLC. I went for two bold hues teamed with a soothing gray. I love patterns, so I kept the walls simple and added color and pattern in the throw pillows for the loveseat.

1. I am going to add this cool yellow chevron drum shade ceiling fixture to bring in some overhead light. 2. I have been checking out this floor lamp at Target since it arrived in stores, and now I finally have a need for it. 3. I love to design custom art; it adds such a personal touch. 4. This cart from IKEA is a super functional piece—right now I use it to store all of the pretend food, but I can see it transitioning into an art cart very soon. 5. Pillows are a quick and easy way to change the look of any room. I am a sucker for throw pillows—you may even say I’m a collector. I found these fab pillow covers on Etsy. 6. I love this rug—the stylized and bold pattern adds a bit of whimsy and a pop of color to the room and doesn’t break the bank. 7. The loveseat we have  is from IKEA, and I am going to change out the slipcover for $40.


Once I have the room updated, I will post follow-up pics. In the meantime, do you have a room redesign you want to share? Upload your pictures into the project gallery; you never know, your room may get featured!!

Marlene Ivler

Tuesday 29th of January 2013

I really love the colorful art you had in the old one. Are you gonna keep that?

Alison Mar

Saturday 26th of January 2013

I like the more subdued colors and it's nice that you're introducing patterns.

Amber Powers

Tuesday 15th of January 2013

The original playroom looks really fun and colorful. And seeing your plan, I really don't know which one looks better. They're both nice.


Friday 18th of January 2013

But of course, knowing Rebecca, I'm sure the redesigned room would be a much better version.

New Year…New Look

Wednesday 9th of January 2013

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Bri @ NiteNiteMommy Blog

Wednesday 9th of January 2013

I actually just redecorated my kids bedroom for the new year. At 5, my daughter ( believe it or not) is so much more mature than she was last year. Check out my post: