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Playroom Decor Changes Part 2

If you missed last week’s post, you haven’t heard that I changed the playroom around again. You can check it out here if you missed it! The biggest change came with moving our living room furniture up here and getting rid of the blue couch that was here. The kids have loved having the extra trampolines/fort building cushions/seating up here.

A living room filled with furniture

Of course I had just painted this room all white, before I found out I’d be moving the white couches up here which made me freak out that it would feel a bit like a padded cell (frankly might not be a bad idea to have on some days!). I decided if I added lot of color in other places I could get away with it, because who wants to repaint?!

A living room filled with furniture and a large window

The first big thing I added was this fun rug from Land Of Nod. I love all the colors in it and it also feels like a pot holder I once made when I was 8, so it had that going for it. Please tell me you made of those too? I’m sure my mom has a box of them rotting in her basement from my looming faze.

My kids are obsessed with sitting on it and counting the stripes, colors, and picking out their favorite sections. It really grounds the room having such a large rug in here too. Bonus – Buddy hasn’t tried to eat it or pee on it yet, so he must like it too.

A dog lying on a rug

I kept all my colorful pillows from Walmart, but you may notice that back wall got a change.

A sofa in a living room

A living room filled with furniture and a large window

I moved the big cork board art displays that used to be above the toy storage over to the other side of the room. They are right by the art closet and craft table now so it makes a bit more sense. Plus, now when you look in this room from the hallway you see just a few framed photos and the toy storage. It’s a little less busy for the eye when walking by.

A room filled with furniture and a table

Also, please a moment of silence for how sweet and tiny my little man used to be, I can’t even deal!

Colorful Playroom Storage

I also finally decided to paint the tv cabinet in here. I went with duck egg blue by Annie Sloan, mainly because I found a can of it that I forgot I had while rummaging around for my fall decorations.

Duck Egg Blue Tv Cabinet

A living room

The other thing I did was stain a few of these crates I had in the garage and add wheels to the bottom. They are perfect for some extra storage for random shaped things like light sabers and bongo drums that don’t fit anywhere else.

A living room filled with furniture and a flat screen tv

I actually love all the white now, I think it’s a quiet backdrop for all the energy the other fun and colorful elements bring to the room. I’m sure this won’t be the last time this room changes though, it seems to be the most ever changing room in the house, mainly because my kids are ever changing. The way they play and use this room keeps evolving, so I’m sure it will continue to grow up with them…until it eventually gets taken over by the Mr. into his man cave (sob!).

A living room filled with furniture



Couches – clearance section of a local store a zillion years ago sorry!

Bean Bags – PB Teen

Rug – Land of Nod

Pillows – Walmart, Land of Nod, Pottery Barn, Made myself with fabric from Online Fabric Store

Family Art – Ink Lane Design Co

Toy Storage – Ikea

Corkboards – HomeGoods

TV Cabinet – hand me down from my parents

Paint Colors – Silent White by Clark + Kensington, Thorwood by Graham



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  1. Hi! I love the look of this room! I’m looking for the storage cubbies for organizing toys and I don’t see it on Ikea’s website. Did you get it recently? Is it possible to provide the link?


    1. I got it when my daughter was born, so 8 years ago. Maybe they don’t have them anymore? Sorry I should have mentioned they were old!

  2. hi! we just bought our first house and are working to create a family room that looks just like this! do you have a link by chance for the “i love you” and “numbers” throw pillows – i would love to find those very ones, but can’t seem to find them anywhere. please help!? it would make my day! i’ll even buy yours if you’d be willing to part with them!

  3. Hi! I love all of your throw pillows on your couches in the playroom. Can you specify where each are from? The I love you, 123, grey and white striped and the initial one? Looking to do this exact same design for our playroom. Thank you!

  4. This space is fabulous!! We are in the process of creating a 3rd floor space for our kids and I love the look of yours. It’s so bright and airy. Would you be able to tell me where you got the table and chairs? I want to have something like that in our space as well.

    Thanks so much!!

  5. stunning space!!! I’m curious… where are your baskets from, within that cubby console? Thanks!

  6. Hey Kelly. I have this rug for our playroom (thanks to you) and really want the love and numbers pillow. I looked and can’t find them, do you know where you bought them and if they are still avail to buy?

    Thanks so much! LOVE YOUR HOME

  7. Wow, I just love this space. That rug is to die for and I totally made those little loom things when I was a kid too! Pretty sure I don’t have saved anywhere….ha!

    1. Thanks Christine! My daughter is now making them too, I could have saved some money and put her to work on making a rug ;)

  8. I LOVE the red door on the wall — it gives a great pop of color and takes up a lot of the white wall space. Great job with this latest re-design!

    1. Thanks Sabrina, it’s finally feeling like it coming together in here! It’s such an awkward shaped room it has always been the hardest spot in our house for me.

    2. Thanks Sabrina, it’s finally feeling like it coming together in here! It’s such an awkward shaped room it has always been the hardest spot in our house for me.

  9. How absolutely perfect and adorable! We have the Ikea shelves too, in white. I use them for our homeschool. God bless!

    1. Hi Sandra, the table was a thrift store find. I didn’t want to spend a ton on a table my kids would color all over. Secret tip I paint over the top every 2 or 3 months when it starts to get really bad ha ;) The chairs are from overstock.com

  10. It looks really cute. I love those four wooden frames with the cork and the children’s artwork. That is a really nice idea. Maybe I’ll try that in our mudroom over their hooks for their jackets and bags. I think I’ll pin it!

  11. The room looks great, but the big question is what did you put in the living room to replace the white sofa and loveseat??? I am so curious!!

    1. Oh hey Jil, more white furniture ha :) Of course! If you search new living room furniture the post should pop up on my blog.

  12. I love it! The furniture placement is really interesting. I never would have thought to put that couch in the middle (rather than on the wall), but I like how it defines the space. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Hey Laura, I know we tried the couch on the wall but it’s hard to tell with the opening of the room right there it was really awkward to walk right into the side of the couch upon entering the room. It works like this for now, but someday I will definitely be buying new furniture that fits the space a bit better. Someday when my kids don’t destroy things so easily ha

  13. This room is just wonderful! I love the white and pops of color. I think I could spend all day sitting in the bean bags reading a book…and what a cute puppy:)

  14. This room does it all! Great place to hang out. Love the separate spaces for creativity, relaxing and etc. The new rug is so fun. May I ask your source for kid’s table and chairs? Looking for a set that won’t soon be outgrown.

  15. Love the changes you’ve made Kelly. And…you didn’t break the bank. It is homey but kid friendly. Best of both worlds. Love the framed map of MI. Great job!

  16. The loom phase… I remember it well! The room looks great and your little man is precious still! That photo is adorable!! And yea for Buddy! Extra treats for you!! Maybe all the colors keep his mind pre-occupied on something other than peeing/pooping! :-). Thx for sharing. Have an awesome day ;-)

  17. How cozy!! And I’m so proud of Buddy — perhaps you’ve finally found his puppy taste. It seems like he likes color :-) Now, may I come over and just sit and read??? I’ll be really quiet – you won’t even know I”m there. Great job!!

  18. This looks so fresh & colorful for kids to enjoy- I love it. The rug is perfect (& yes, I had a loom phase. I think we all did.) ; )

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