It seems as though children’s interests change every week, right? Well over the course of the last few months, I was finding that our play time had become less focused and somewhat chaotic. So I decided it was time to take a closer look at the function of our playroom. It all started by rotating some toys out of our repertoire, which we try to do every 6 to 9 months. This allows us to highlight toys that will keep the kids more motivated to learn, explore and play in every stage of their development!
We have a fairly large basement which now functions a million times better for us, thanks to a few space planning tweaks and designated zones; a ‘chef’ nook complete with a pantry shelf for food storage, an activity table for drawing and tea parties, a dreamy camp-out tent and simple storage for books and select toys. We keep puzzles, blocks, art supplies and larger plastic toys neatly put away in a wardrobe the kids can access at any time.
A muted colour palette with some pops of light wood tones is what I envisioned for this space, so am really loving the overall bright yet warm vibe. I worked with most of the pieces we already had and simply added a few unique decor elements to create a more cohesive look. I love the gorgeous lemon, pear and rainbow art prints from Pretty in Print, they are the perfect addition to our little kitchen area! The fun lion head wall hanging brings so much texture to the room. And I just love how these beautiful rainbow wall decals totally transformed the room into an a dreamy space for my little ones! We’re 'over the rainbow' about it all…