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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!

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