(Closed) Designing a playroom

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I definitely recommend a child’s table to go in there! My daughter absolutely loves it. She sets her baby dolls and stuffed animals up for it for tea parties.

Target has some pretty reasonable priced ones!

http://www.target.com/b/ref=in_se_pagelist_top_1?ie=UTF8&node=14192921&searchSize=30&searchView=grid3&searchPage=1&rh=&searchBinNameList=target_com_category-bin,target_com_gender-bin,number_of_pieces,target_com_primary_color-bin,finish_types-bin,price,material_type&searchRank=salesrank

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I think a forest-y themed playroom would be awesome, keeping the colours neutral, with some olive tones thrown in … some tree decals as well, maybe a thick grass like area rug on the floor … 

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper

There’s a million ways you can go with it, and if you plan on more children, I guess the best way to make it less gender specific. I highly second the table and chairs. That’s my baby shower gift to all my neices and nephews children.  Some other comfy furniture for you, and lots of arts & crafts things…an easel is also a good thing to have as well as a toybox.

I found a bunch of pictures to give you some ideas.

This is the last set I bought that gets used every day.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2000

How fun! How about a painted tree on the wall and the branches can have hanging green hammocks that hold her stuffed animals?

Post # 9
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Helper bee

on petite mandoo’s blog i remember some floor covering she purchased for her daughter’s room…i went back a looked for it but i cant find it:P however, i did find a oage with pictures on it and you can see the floor mat, its like a jigsaw with numbers/ letters:) i think its a nice idea!

here’s the link:

it wont let me send it:( so im going to pm you with it if thats ok

actually i think what she used in zoe’s bedroom is different and actual floor covering but its along these lines to the best of my knowledge:)

i hope this helps

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I work as a nanny, and my best advice is some sort of toy rotation system. Tubs in a cupboard or in a shelf works great. One tub for dolls, one for trains, one for blocks etc. One in one out, so you don’t end up with toys wall to wall. While Cecilia is little, tubs for toy rotation are great so she doesn’t get bored with her toys. I’ve nannied for toddlers that have so many toys that they get so distracted and can’t focus enough to play with anything longer than a minute or two. Plus its so much easier to tidy if they only have a few toys out at a time!

Post # 11
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Helper bee

An alphabet wall: 

And maybe a chalkboard wall? I have seen some cute projects where there is a large frame  or multiple frames on the wall and the interior spaces are painted with chalkboard paint!

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Wow, LOVE that alphabet wall!

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

When we were young my parents left our living room as our playroom. It was literally just a couch and toys, and it was nice b/c everything was old and we didn’t have to worry about messing it up. We could use glue, glitter, whatever we wanted!

Post # 14
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Busy bee

@speechie: I loooove that alphabet wall!

Post # 15
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Sugar bee

Love the chalkboard wall, or I’ve seen people take the chalkboard paint and refinish the top of a table for a nice sit down drawing surface.

Post # 16
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Helper bee

oh! ive also seen cupboards with the outside done in a chalkboard finish. I actually saw it on a model kitchen but i thought it was a really cool idea, saves the walls from getting destroyed with crayons:P

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