Welcome back to Part II of How to Create the Perfect Playroom! If you missed Part II, I’ll wait here while you check it out HERE! To catch you up, I recently had a family from Texas contact me to design the perfect Lone Star Playroom: something rustic and neutral but with some pops of color. She also has a little boy AND a little girl, so she needed a space that was gender neutral and worked for both kids. She requested a TV watching area, a craft table, a reading nook, and a place to organize toys.
I always create two versions of the space for every project I work on, and they are made to mix and match! Version #1 had all of the same elements but had a totally different look. And today I want to show you Part II of How to Create the Perfect Playroom PLUS I have an amazing source to share with you for FREE PRINTABLES for your kid’s space!
Here is Playroom Version #2:
I always like to design a space that has neutral large pieces that are durable and have a style that will last. Then I fill in color, texture, and style in items such as rugs, pillows, and accessories that can be swapped out. This colorful rug (#1) was an item my client had on her Pinterest page (I have every client create one so I can see their specific style!). One big request was having a reading nook for her kiddos, so this neutral Land of Nod teepee (#5) can be paired up with this soft faux fur rug (#9) and these adorable adventure themed pillows from Land of Nod (#6 and #7) that work for a boy and a girl!
Currently the room had a “builder basic” ceiling fan. An easy swap to create a beautiful focal point is to replace it with this rustic chandelier (#2). Changing out a light fixture for a new one in the same location is easy and inexpensive for an electrician or the DIY handy.
Another request was having a craft table-a must for any Playroom where you have the space! I have three kiddos of my own and we have a craft table going 24/7 so I learned from my experience when choosing these furniture pieces for them. This table is not only rustic and sturdy but the dark, distressed finish is great for hiding stains and scratches (#10). In fact I have this exact table in my own house! Plus it comes in at the amazing price of just $199! I paired it up with these lightweight metal chairs (#11) that are easy for small kids to move around.
I also recommend putting more money towards large furniture pieces of great quality pieces that will last a long time. This Pottery Barn Kids console is the perfect match for a Playroom. I love this piece as it works for their media console PLUS holds baskets for toys and games (like these adorable faux bois Target bins-#18) AND it has closed storage. I think having a piece that has doors is a MUST when fitting for a Playroom. This is great for larger toys or items that aren’t easily put into bins. Plus, I’m thinking this is an easy place to stash those latchkey toys when unexpected visitors show up!
But this is my favorite part of this design…
All of this adorable, neutral artwork is COMPLETELY FREE! Can you believe it? Simply download, print from your home printer and frame. And if you are looking for even more options for free printables, this is your lucky day!
How about 60 Different Free Kid Printables?
Blogger Hello Bee created the cutest round-up of free kid’s artwork printables that would be perfect for a Playroom, Bedroom, or Homework Station. Check out the complete round-up HERE I chose four of them to create a Gallery Wall for above the kid’s craft table. I created this Elevation along with step-by-step directions in how to create and hang this artwork, and even gave her frame sizes to purchase (all part of her custom Shopping List).
When you have a room such as a Playroom, Family Room, or finished Basement level, you will most likely need to fit a lot of different activities into one room. So it is important to create mini “groupings” within a room to break up the different functions of the space! In this room, we made the most of every square foot but squeezing in:
TV with Sitting Area: The homeowners already had a brown leather sofa, so to save money we kept this in the room. I jazzed it up with some rustic looking pillows (#15 and #19). These are pillowcases which I love to use-you can buy inexpensive cases and switch them out for the season, or to be washed. I also found an rustic coffee table (#14) to finish out this grouping.
Craft Table: To maximize the floor space, I pushed the Craft Table against the wall and used the empty wall space to create a Gallery Wall of artwork using the free printables.
Reading Nook: This adorable Land of Nod teepee (#5) with rug and pillows creates a snuggly reading area. Two beanbag chairs can be flexible seating-they can be moved near the sofa for movie night, or used near the teepee for extra seating.
Play Area: The mother requested a small dress-up area or kitchen for her daughter-this little nook is the perfect spot to stash it.
Toy Storage: In this version, the toy storage is combined with a media console as a great multi-tasking furniture piece to save space.
In Version #1 I created a completely different layout with all of the same functions, check it out HERE
After creating both versions, I also created Step-by-Step Directions, Tutorials, and a Shopping List in her Postbox and mailed it right to her. She can click and purchase her entire room in under an hour, all over a glass on wine in her PJs:
Most people know what they like, they just don’t know how to pull it all together. As part of my Welcome Package I have all of my clients fill out a Design Questionnaire and create a Pinterest board so I can know their style and budget. Then I custom design their room for them at the fraction of the price as a by-the-hour designer. Best yet, they can pull together their entire room without ever leaving home, saving precious time in their busy schedules. Want to know about how Postbox Designs works? Check it out HERE or get a glimpse into everything that comes inside your Postbox HERE.
Email me and we can get started on your dream room today at firstname.lastname@example.org…I can’t wait to work with you!